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It’s time to enter FSOOTY


Could you be the next Farm Sprayer Operator of the year? Entries are now open for the competition and next June it could be you lifting the coveted trophy in the Sprays & Sprayers Arena.

The FSOOTY award aims to recognise operators’ professional approach, to share their skills and experience and to help encourage further improvements. It’s not about having the latest kit, but the aptitude and attention to detail to consistently deliver the best possible results with every application.

For the full video interview, you’ll find the link at the end of this page.

FSOOTY 2019 finalists

Win a trip to Agritechnica

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.


FSOOTY is organised by Syngenta, in conjunction with the Voluntary Initiative and supported by Ei Operator.

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How to enter:

Go to

Or download the entry form HERE

Answer three straightforward questions and submit your entry by 30th November 2019.

Meet the FSOOTY 2019 champion

Simon Bailey from Norman Court Contracting from near Salisbury, Wilts is the 2019 Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year.

His 20 years’ spraying experience, superb organisational skills and many clever ideas pushed him to the top of a strong field of contenders in this year’s close fought competition.

For more information about Simon’s operation and to watch the full video interview, follow this LINK


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