Mark Turner FSOOTY '19 finalist

Facebook helps operator and neighbours stay friends

This is the third year Mark Turner has made the finals. An enthusiastic operator, he not only takes pride in his work, but also works hard to keep neighbours informed and reassured about applications close to them.

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Martyn Smith FSOOTY finalist 2019

New operator makes FSOOTY finals first time

Martyn Smith, is a relative newcomer to spraying, having only qualified three years ago. Today he is responsible for most of the applications on 1,800ha of arable crops at Ratcheugh Farm, near Alnwick with a 32m, Sands Horizon 4000.

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Angus Russell FSOOTY finalist 2019

Skills and ideas bring success for youngest finalist

While at 25 Angus Russell was the youngest finalist, he says he has learned a lot in the past five years, spraying 400ha of arable crops at the family’s Toft Farm, Kites Harwick, near Rugby. To this he adds a further 400ha of contracting.

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