A competition to find the best farm sprayer operator in the UK is now open for entry to the 2020 awards.
Syngenta’s Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year (FSOOTY) award aims to reward the country’s top sprayer operators, while sharing tips and best practice that could help operators enhance their results and protect the environment.
The application of crop protection products is one of the most complex jobs faced on the farm, Syngenta says. Today’s operators are faced with many possible challenges, along with demands for ever greater accuracy and precision.
Application specialist James Thomas says it’s not about having the latest kit, but the aptitude and attention to consistently deliver the best possible results with every application.
“The use of plant protection products is under constant scrutiny, so it is important to use them safely and efficiently in a way that meets crop needs, as well as public, operator and environmental safety,” he adds.
“It’s a tricky balance, but for many operators it comes as second nature. FSOOTY seeks to recognise and reward operators’ skills.”
All operators who can demonstrate ingenuity and an ability to meet these varying objectives by using agrochemicals effectively, are in with a chance of winning.
The winner will receive a trip to Agritechnica in 2021, with all expenses paid. Six finalists will get an expenses-paid trip for two to Cereals 2020, while 20 runners up will get a free ticket to Cereals next year.
All entrants also enjoy the chance to meet and share experiences with like-minded sprayer operators.
Enter FSOOTY 2020 here: www.syngenta.co.uk/fsooty