The Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year awards are open for entries to the 2020 competition.
The aim is to find and reward the country’s best sprayer operators, with the additional objective of helping to enhance the work and results of all sprayer applications across UK farming.
The FSOOTY (Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year) contest is designed to recognise the professional approach of the country’s top operators, enabling them to share their skills and experiences and to help encourage further improvements.
“It’s not about having the latest kit, but the aptitude and attention to consistently deliver the best possible results with every application,” said James Thomas, application specialist with Syngenta, who run FSOOTY in association with the Voluntary Initiative.
“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.”
Pictured above are last year’s finalists