Industry News

sprayer testing

Keep on top of testing rules

While most sprayers are tested annually as part of crop assurance, other machines outside these schemes and more than five years old, are now likely to need a re-test soon. “It’s been a legal requirement, since 2016, that all pesticide application equipment requires testing and a re-test at specified dates thereafter,” says Ian Forman, of […]

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applying metaldehyde

Protect water from metaldehyde

Excessive levels of metaldehyde are already being detected in watercourses this autumn. This follows the wet and unsettled weather in July and August encouraging a late flush of weeds, which created ideal conditions for slugs. There’s now concern further wet weather may cause excessive water run-off and the industry urges growers to follow best practice […]

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FSOOTY 2021

FSOOTY 2021 – entry is open now

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 FSOOTY trophy in the Sprays & Sprayers Arena at the Cereals Event. Organised by Syngenta, in conjunction with the Voluntary Initiative and supported by Ei Operator, the FSOOTY […]

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