Using iSOYL for variable rate seed


Launched just over three years ago, iSOYL is an app that turns your Apple iPad into a variable rate application system, allowing you to manage your precision crop production tasks direct from the tractor cab.

Files created in MySOYL are transferred easily to iSOYL and can be used straight away in the field. As well as being easy to use, it's also compatible with a huge range of drills – something many growers often ask us about so they can ensure their own drill will support the system.

With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to provide a short summary of how iSOYL works and the key technical requirements. 

Two things need to exist for iSOYL to work with a drill controller:

  1. Physical connectivity through a socket on the controller which the iSOYL connector cable can plug into;
  2. Language compatibility which ensures that the iSOYL cable communicates the required seed rate in the right format.

Which drills are compatible?

​Amazone Amatron +
​ CCI-ISOBUS Controller branded Amazone, KUHN, Lemken and others       ​*
​Opico (Hatzenbichler)​*
​Great Plains (Mueller)​*
​Horsch Agtron​*
​Horsch Basic/ECO (Version 8.x job controllers only)​*
​Horsch 800/1200 ME TOUCH​*
​KUHN Quantron S
​Kverneland ISOmatch 'Tellus' and 'GO'
​Kverneland Focus 2
​ RDS Psi 8000 (Artemis and OEM variants)
​ RDS iCon​*
​ RDS isocan​*
​ Techneat​*
​ Vaderstad Control Station​*
​ Vicon Tellus/Focus

*Requires additional adaptor, cable or unlock code from manufacturer. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

With well over 1,000 units in circulation around the world, iSOYL is a proven and popular solution to growers who want low cost and ease of use.

New drills are added to our compatibility list regularly and, quite often, you might find one of the above controllers on a different brand of drill, so it is always work checking.For more detail about system requirements, you can also read our blog on compatible iPads for iSOYL.

For more information about iSOYL, pricing and how it could work on your farm, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 01635 204190 or contact me direct on 07850 468587. 

Simon Parrington

Commercial director

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