FSOOTY entries open until January

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Entries to the Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year (FSOOTY) awards will remain open until after the LAMMA event in January, to enable more operators to enter over quieter months.

Syngenta application specialist, Scott Cockburn, highlighted with this season’s extended autumn spraying window of good conditions many operators have remained exceptionally busy. “Now, with most being well up to date, there’s a chance to take stock and the opportunity to enter FSOOTY.”

LAMMA is one of the key events for sprayer operators to view new machinery and technology, reported Scott. It’s also a perfect opportunity to visit the Syngenta stand to see new R&D and pick up the latest tips to achieve more timely and accurate application.

“We always welcome a lot of operators at the event, including many past participants and winners of FSOOTY. It’s a great time for those who haven’t considered entering in the past to find out more and put themselves forward,” he added.

Scott also urged farmers or contractors to put forward their operators for the awards and the chance to gain recognition for the essential role they fulfil.

Rewards top operators

FSOOTY seeks to reward the country’s top sprayer operators – whilst also sharing the practical tips and best practice that can help all operators enhance results and protect the environment. It’s open to all sprayer operators, with the initial stage involving just a few on-line questions.

Sprayer operators can enter FSOOTY through the Syngenta website www.syngenta.co.uk/fsooty  Entries close on Friday 14 January 2022.

The winner will be announced at Cereals Event 2022, with prizes to win including a trip to the 2023 Agritechnica event in Hannover, Germany.

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