Popularity of precision fuels further winter workshops

SOYL Winter Workshops 2014-15
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. 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 13th February 2015. The full list of dates can be found below.

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.”

Events run from 9.30am* to 12.30 followed by lunch and an opportunity to network for 2 hours. BASIS (3) and NRoSO (3) points are available on attendance.

*Chichester event starts at 10am

Norwich, Norfolk

Tue 25th Nov 2014

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

Wetherby, North YorkshireTue 2nd Dec 2014

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

Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Wed 3rd Dec 2014

Pyewipe Inn, Saxilby Road, Lincoln, Lincs. LN1 2BG

Steventon, Oxfordshire

Tue 9th Dec 2014

Milton Hill House, Milton Hill, Steventon, Oxon. OX13 6AF

Maidstone, KentWed 10th Dec 2014

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

Stafford, StaffordshireTue 16th Dec 2014

Stafford Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, Staffs. ST18 0BD

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Tue 6th Jan 2015

The Haycock Hotel, Wansford, Peterborough, Cambs. PE8 6JA

Colchester, Essex

Wed 7th Jan 2015

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

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Mon 12th Jan 2015

Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Glos. GL50 4SH

Knebworth, Hertfordshire

Fri 16th Jan 2015

Knebworth House, Knebworth, Herts. SG1 2AX

Dingwall, Ross-shire

Mon 19th Jan 2015

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

Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Tue 27th Jan 2015

*NEW VENUE* Berwick Rugby Club, 11 Derwentwater Terrace, Scremerston, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2QY

Perth, Perthshire

Wed 28th Jan 2015

St. Johnstone Football Club, Crieff Road, Perth, Perthshire PH1 2SJ

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Thu 29th Jan 2015

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

Bury St. Edmunds, SuffolkTue 3rd Feb 2015

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

Beverley, East YorkshireFri 6th Feb 2015Tickton Grange Country House Hotel, Tickton, Beverley, E. Yorks. HU17 9SHTowcester, NorthamptonshireThu 5th Feb 2015Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury, nr. Towcester, Northants. NN12 8QHSalisbury, WiltshireThu 12th Feb 2015Salisbury Racecourse, Netherhampton, Salisbury, Wilts. SP2 8PNChichester, West SussexFri 13th Feb 2015Goodwood Hotel, Goodwood, Chichester, W. Sussex PO18 0PX

To reserve your place, please call: 01635 204190, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click on the relevant link below to book online.

SOYL Winter Workshops supported by


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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