28 November 2018 News

Rhynie Farm takes the arable crown

You could have heard a pin drop in the main ring at AgriScot as the winner of this year’s Scottish Arable Farm of the Year was about to be announced. The three finalists waited in anticipation after progressing through from nominations to shortlisting and then into the final stages which…

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31 October 2018 News

Finalists of Scottish Arable Farm of the Year Revealed

The three finalists, from Easter Ross, West Lothian and the Borders, all take very different approaches to their farming business, yet all three operate at a very high standard. They are: Rhynie Farm, near Tain, owned and managed by Donald Ross Learielaw Farm, West Lothian, owned and managed by Walter…

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04 October 2018 News

Introducing new KORE packages

SoilEssentials have introduced a simple pricing structure to make it easier and more straightforward for farmers to access the online precision farming platform, KORE. With access to satellite imagery, crop scouting tools, VRA mapping and more, it really is a valuable gateway to monitor and manage land use – and…

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17 July 2018 News Research & Projects

New project to put rural communities and industries first

SoilEssentials have won (as part of a large consortium) a new 10-month project to put rural communities and industries first, called 5G RuralFirst. The project is being run by Cisco, with some of the other organisations involved being Agri-EPI Centre, The BBC, Microsoft and Nominet. The project kicked off in…

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11 July 2018 News

KORE wins RHASS Technical Innovation Award

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has announced the 2018 winners of their Technical Innovation Awards, with SoilEssentials receiving a Certificate of Commendation for KORE – our cloud-based precision farming platform. Presented at this year’s Royal Highland Show, Ingliston, Edinburgh, SoilEssentials Sales Director, Robert Ramsay was extremely…

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18 June 2018 Latest from the Directors

Floridian farmers recognise opportunity

We had the great pleasure of hosting a leadership group from Florida this week. This was the 10th rural leadership group from the Wedgworth Leadership Institute in Florida. They had already travelled to Swaziland and for this leg, were meeting farmers and rural businesses in Scotland. I have personally joined…

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11 June 2018 News

Director to chair the Agricultural Science and Technology group

An industry led group to share, disseminate and encourage adoption of advances in agricultural science and technology has been established. The group will explore the opportunities surrounding agricultural technologies as a means of helping farmers maximise on farm efficiency and the subsequent economic and environmental benefits that this can bring.…

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06 June 2018 News

A perfect precision partnership at The Royal Highland Show

SoilEssentials are delighted to host the Agri-EPI Centre on their stand at this year’s Royal Highland Show at Ingliston from 21-24 June 2018. This Agri-Tech Centre, one of four established by the UK government, is a natural fit with SoilEssentials – a member since inception – and one of the…

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17 May 2018 Latest from the Directors

Confidence in the economic position of landbased economy

We should never underestimate how important we are and on the flip side how marginalised we have become. Recently at the Oxford Farming Conference Professor Dieter Helm gave a stark reminder of what a small proportion to the economy agriculture and land use provide; how that, in the grand scheme…

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05 March 2018 Latest from the Directors

A new ‘silent spring’?

But it’s not the birds that will be silenced, it’s the people. For the last fifty years chemicals and farming have been uneasy bedfellows. Talk to my grandfather’s generation and their introduction revolutionised food production, increasing yields, reducing the risk of disease and helping solve food shortages. But since the…

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