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SOYL Wins IAgrE Ivel Innovation Award

SOYL, of Newbury, Berkshire, who provide advice, services and support to growers using Precision Farming techniques, won the award for its retro fit depth control system for cultivators.

The award presented to David Whattoff of SOYL by Institution of Agricultural Engineers President Andy Newbold, is given annually to a product or innovation with the most positive impact on the environment.

David Whatoff of SOYL receives the Ivel Innovation Award from IAgrE President Andy Newbold

David Whatoff of SOYL receives the Ivel Innovation Award from IAgrE President Andy Newbold

The award was presented in recognition of SOYL’s work developing variable rate cultivation systems for farmers which can help them reduce fuel costs.

Receiving the award from IAgrE President Andy Newbold, David Whatoff of SOYL said, “ 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. The variable rate cultivation system could be the next big thing for farmers in terms of precision farming.”

A certificate of merit was also presented to Danny Crosbie of D & J Crosbie Engineering for the Crosbie trench former.

A special one-off award to celebrate IAgrE’s 75th jubilee anniversary, went to Richard Larrington Limited for its crop transfer trailer. This is a new rear-mounted, cross-conveyor and trailer body lifting system for its Ejector trailer, which transforms into a multiple use crop and material handling trailer. It enables the rear of the trailer to be raised to four metres high and the crop is then pushed out of the back of the body by the Ejector trailer’s sliding bulkhead.

“This is the first trailer to offer the idea of pushing loads upwards onto a discharge conveyor, while offering 20 tonnes capacity – far greater than any alternative trailer,” said Richard.

The IAgrE Johnson New Holland Award was also presented to Paul Quale for his final year project at Harper Adams University. Paul, from the Isle of Man, achieved a BEng (Hons) in Engineering Design and Development. His project was the development and optimisation of a cascade aerator for a reed bed water filter.

The judges commented that it was an interesting piece of work very well tackled. Paul had managed to combine theoretical principles with the practical, exploring workable options in a resourceful way. Well worth the award.

The Johnson New Holland Trophy Award was created to encourage and recognise innovation by students of subjects related to the application of engineering to the land based sector.

Institution of Agricultural Engineers


   
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