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SOYL has confirmed the dates and locations of this year's series of winter workshops.

Now into their fifth year, the workshops are proving increasingly popular, with more than 1000 growers attending last year's events. Simon Parrington, Commercial Director of SOYL has observed a continuing shift towards more precise and sustainable methods of farming. "Against a background of increasing price volatility, and more exacting environmental legislation, more and more growers are looking to precision crop production to help them get the best possible output from every hectare of their land with minimum environmental impact" he says. As a result of this increased interest SOYL will be running 19 workshops this year - 5 more than last year and there will be additional places available at each one.

The first of this year's workshops takes place in Norwich on Tuesday 25th November 2014. In the following weeks events will take place across England and Scotland before the final event at Goodwood on Friday 13thFebruary 2015. The full list of dates can be found below and on SOYL's website -

The free workshops give attendees the opportunity to learn more about the practicalities of precision crop production, discuss the benefits and see demonstrations of the latest technology. This year's events will cover a range of topics, focusing on the cost benefit analysis of precision crop production, the opportunities presented by variable rate applications of PGRs and results from SOYL's 2014 trials. There will also be the chance to see the latest features of MySOYL, the web-based system that allows users instant access to all of their precision crop production information, and to find out about variable rate cultivations.

"Bringing together like-minded growers to look to the future always generates stimulating conversation" says Simon. "It gives people the chance to share their experiences and discuss their options with other farmers who are in the same situation and location. And as always, members of the SOYL team will be on hand to share their expertise and offer advice."

To reserve your place call 01635 204190, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to our events page




Tuesday 25thNovember 2014

Norwich, Norfolk

Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 8PQ

Tuesday 2ndDecember 2014

Wetherby, North Yorkshire

The Bridge Hotel & Spa, Walshford, Wetherby, North Yorkshire LS22 5HS

Wednesday 3rdDecember 2014

Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Pyewipe Inn, Saxilby Road, Lincoln LN1 2BG

Tuesday 9th
December 2014

Steventon, Oxfordshire

Milton Hill House, Milton Hill, Steventon, Oxfordshire OX13 6AF

Wednesday 10th
December 2014

Maidstone, Kent

Kent Event Centre, Detling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF

Tuesday 16th
December 2014

Stafford, Staffordshire

Stafford Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD

Tuesday 6thJanuary 2015

Wansford, Cambridgeshire

The Haycock Hotel, Wansford, Peterborough PE8 6JA

Wednesday 7th January 2015

Colchester, Essex

The Holiday Inn, Abbotts Lane, Eight Ash Green, Colchester CO6 3QL

Monday 12thJanuary 2015

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 4SH

Friday 16thJanuary 2015

Knebworth, Hertfordshire

Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX

Monday 19thJanuary 2015

Dingwall, Ross-shire

Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd,  Humberston, Bailechaul Road, Dingwall, Ross-shire IV15 9TP

Tuesday 27thJanuary 2015

Berwick, Northumberland

The Marshall Meadows Hotel, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1UT

Wednesday 28thJanuary 2015

Perth, Perthshire

St Johnstone Football Club, Crieff Rd, Perth PH1 2SJ

Thursday 29thJanuary 2015

Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire

Lochter Activity Centre, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 0DZ

Tuesday 3rdFebruary 2015

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Ravenwood Hall, Rougham, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 9JA

Wednesday 4thFebruary 2015

Beverley, East Yorkshire

Tickton Grange  Country House Hotel, Tickton, Beverley, East Yorkshire HU17 9SH

Thursday 5thFebruary 2015

Towcester, Northamptonshire

Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury, Northamptonshire NN12 8QH

Thursday 12thFebruary 2015

Salisbury, Wiltshire

Salisbury Racecourse, Netherhampton, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 8PN

Friday 13thFebruary 2015

Goodwood, West Sussex

Goodwood Hotel, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PX

This project is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.


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