The award was made in recognition of SOYL's work developing a variable rate cultivation system for farmers which could help them reduce their fuel costs. The IVEL Award, sponsored by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, is given for the product or innovation which has the most positive impact on the environment.
Receiving the award on behalf of SOYL, David Whattoff, development manager said: "We've had a great show at LAMMA this year with lots of grower interest in all our services but the variable rate cultivation system could be the next big thing for farmers in terms of precision farming and is attracting their attention already.
"At SOYL we put a great deal of work and investment into developing new techniques in precision farming and we're extremely proud to have those efforts recognised by the judges."
SOYL's variable rate cultivation system uses hydraulic technology to precisely control subsoiler depth in the field. SOYL's variable depth controller utilises compaction maps to effectively manage cultivations. This results in more efficient use of resources and potential fuel savings.