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.…


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…


22 February 2018 News

A brighter future for farming

Secretary of State Michael Gove set out the direction of travel for our farming industry this week at the NFU Farming Conference on 20 February 2018. Here is an excerpt from it, with a link to the full speech. “I believe that we should invest in research and development to…


13 February 2018 News

Grants now available for your precision farming kit

The RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors and help create jobs and growth in the rural economy. As Trimble authorised dealers for Northern UK, SoilEssentials can provide the precision farming hardware that can be purchased to qualify…


19 December 2017 News Research & Projects

Soil scientists blown away by SoilBio project

Vast amounts of soil quality knowledge has been generated and used to map soil complexity but science has not yet created useful ‘rules of thumb’ to cut through the complexity to deliver practicable guidelines for growers. If we want to manage soil quality and get our soils right, we need…


16 November 2017 News

Mapping out the future of farming

State-of-the-art computer software is helping to equip Scottish agriculture students with the skills they need to become the farmers of the future. A collaboration between Scotland’s Rural College, SAC Consulting and SoilEssentials, one of the country’s leading precision farming specialists, has seen the development of special student mapping software to teach…


13 November 2017 News

New web platform to revolutionise land use

SoilEssentials Ltd, the award-winning, Scottish precision ag specialists are ready to introduce their new cloud-based land management platform at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany 12-18th November. Three years ago they embarked on this ambitious project, supported by the European Space Agency (ESA) and in collaboration with Deimos Space UK, the British…


16 October 2017 News

Five Farms in Running for New Arable Award

Five farms are in the running for the first ever AgriScot Scottish Arable Farm of the Year Award. AgriScot Chairman, Andrew Moir, explains more about the new award: “It is great to have the new Scottish Arable Farm of the Year Award to add to our existing dairy, beef and…


10 August 2017 News

Order your Soil Sampling now!

SoilEssentials carry out GPS soilsampling for pH, nutrients and many others through their dedicated team of soil sampling technicians. If you are a current customer it is easy to check which fields have been sampled and when, through our online EssentialsMap portal making it a simpler process to order what…


03 July 2017 News

Farmers needed for new JHI study

This research is part of the Scottish Government’s Strategic Research Programme (2016-2020) The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, is currently undertaking a study of ‘farmer adaptation and global engagement’ in Angus and Skye/Lochalsh. This study is part of the Scottish Government’s Strategic Research programme (2016-2021), within the ‘rural industries’ theme.…

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