Soil Scout to exhibit at the National Fruit Show 2022

Soil Scout is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting for the first time at both the National Fruit Show on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 November and The Vineyard & Winery Show on Wednesday 23 November. Both shows are located at the Kent County Showground (Maidstone), known as the ‘Garden of England’, Kent is well-known for its ideal fruit growing climate and fertile soil conditions. The National Fruit Show is now in its 89th year and the exhibition is dedicated to showcasing the best of British top and soft fruit and prides itself on being the show ‘by growers for growers’.

Soil Scout’s Agriculture & Horticulture Sales Specialist Lily Nuttall said; “We can’t wait to showcase our ground-breaking wireless soil monitoring solution in person to fruit growers at the National Fruit Show and The Vineyard & Winery Show.”

Lily continued; “This year's National Fruit Show has a particular focus on soft fruit which has proven to be a notable area where Soil Scout sensors have been extremely successful helping strawberry growers at Makela Farm in Finland produce a higher yield.”

Utilising smart farming techniques, Makela Farm has been able to grow strawberries efficiently and sustainably in a very competitive market. Soil Scout sensors are capturing essential moisture, temperature and salinity data throughout the growing season from spring into late summer with the farm using all three data points to support their decision making.

Soil moisture is the most critical data collection for the farm. The real-time data helps the farm to plan irrigation timings and makes sure they are putting the right amount of water on each section of their 40 hectares of strawberries. Monitoring soil temperature helps the farm to determine the optimal timing for planting. It also helps them protect against frost, the team has placed one sensor on the ground surface, and they receive an email notification automatically then the temperature drops below two degrees centigrade.

Finally, soil salinity data provided by the Soil Scout sensors is one the main tools that the farm uses for optimising the timing for adding fertilisers. Correct timing is critical when applying inputs to ensure efficient use of very expensive materials.

Click here to read more about Makela Farm

The Vineyard & Winery Show

The Vineyard & Winery Show, has been described as an unmissable event for anyone working in viticulture in the UK. The show has a particular focus on providing vineyard owners, winemakers and growers with a fantastic opportunity to keep up to date with the latest industry technology.

Lily added; “I’m really looking forward to meeting vineyard owners at the Winery Show and talking to them about how introducing Soil Scout sensor technology to their properties can help them reduce their operational costs and water consumption.”

Visitors to both events will be able to take advantage of Soil Scout’s special show offer!

We are offering 20% off our Soil Scout Starter Kit, which is the ideal soil monitoring solution for first-time installations. The kit comprises six sensors, one base station and all necessary antennas and cables. But that’s not all, this special offer package will also include one year’s subscription to the Soil Scout Hub and free online training from our expert technical team.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic introductory offer, we have limited Starter Kits available and the 20% discount is only valid during the days of the shows.

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James Baylis

Head of Creative Content at Soil Scout. With over 20 years experience in the design, media and photographic industries, James has a passion for promoting the Soil Scout solution through creative content and marketing.