October 20, 2018 8:00 PM

Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year 2019

Syngenta’s Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year is back again for 2019, with the same ethos as before, to find the best Farm Sprayer Operator in the UK.

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.
This competition is not about having the latest kit. If you can demonstrate ingenuity and an ability to meet these varying objectives by using agrochemicals sensibly, then you are in with a chance of winning.

As always, the competition winner will be announced at the Cereals show in June and there will be a finalists’ dinner the night before.

The Farming Forum are helping to promote the competition and the farmers themselves who take the time enter. It’s always nice to see TFF members in the finals!
Enter yourself now

If you are interested in entering this year please have a read of the below and feel free to ask any questions on our FSOOTY thread.

https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/farm-sprayer-operator-of-the-year-2019.252100/

Nominate someone you know

Is there someone you know that goes above and beyond to do an amazing job? Forward this email to them and let them know you think they should enter.

Prizes
Apart from the obvious fame of being involved in FSOOTY!

– The Winner receives an expenses paid study tour to a European country plus the coveted Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year trophy
– The 6 Finalists receive an expenses paid trip for two to Cereals 2019
– 20 runners up receive a free ticket to Cereals 2019

Good luck and we look forward to seeing you at Cereals 2019.

Entries close on 30th November 2018.

Last Year’s Winner Andrew Woolley found himself in the final for the third time. As arable manager at Puckshipton Farms, near Devizes in Wiltshire he is responsible for all the spraying using a 24m, Lemken Sirius front- and rear-mounted combination, which provides a total capacity of 3,000 litres.
Although he has been spraying for more than 35 years, Andrew is always keen to learn new things and look into the latest technology and techniques.

Andrew never stops coming up with new ideas to help improve efficacy and efficiency, such as mounting water sensitive paper on fencing stakes to assess how the spray is penetrating the crop.
He also now uses two white boards to monitor his spray stock, one in store and a portable one so he can cross products off as they’re used up. This is also kept outside the store, in a safe place in case of emergencies, such as a fire.

The Finalists
You can read about all the 2018 Finalists on the Syngenta website and view all their top tips in one place:
https://www.syngenta.co.uk/fsooty
So if you think this could be you holding the trophy at Cereals this year, then why don’t you enter Syngenta’s FSOOTY 2019?

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