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Syngenta’s Farm Sprayer Operator Of The Year awards are back for 2020 - to find and reward the top farm sprayer operators in the UK.

The application of crop protection products is one of the most complex jobs faced on the farm. From filling the sprayer, through to making the application, and then keeping the records, today’s operators are faced with many possible challenges, along with demands for ever greater accuracy and precision.

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The Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year (FSOOTY) award aims to recognise their professional approach, to share their skills and experience and to help encourage further improvements. 

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It’s not about having the latest kit, but the aptitude and attention to consistently deliver the best possible results with every application, reports Syngenta application specialist, James Thomas.

"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.

"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.

FSOOTY is run by Syngenta, in association with the Voluntary Initiative and support of Ei Operator.

Prizes to be won:

THE WINNER receives an all-expenses paid trip to Agritechnica 2021

SIX FINALISTS receive an expenses paid trip for two to Cereals 2020

20 RUNNERS UP receive a free ticket to Cereals 2020

PLUS all entrants get the chance to meet and share experiences with like-minded sprayer operators with a passion to enhance application techniques. FSOOTY finalists often become friends for life. 

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