Amenity Spray Operator of the Year

The Amenity Spray Operator of the Year competition was launched at BTME last week by the Amenity Forum.

The Amenity Forum is the voluntary initiative for all in the amenity sector promoting best practice in all aspects of weed, pest and disease control. There are over 50 organisations in membership and this is growing.  

The importance of ensuring spray operations are carried out efficiently and effectively cannot be over stated. It is essential that those operating equipment, large or small, ensure it is set up properly and well maintained as well as ensuring they operate it correctly in a properly targeted way.

Professor John Moverley Chairman of the Amenity Forum said “So it is with real pleasure that we are announcing these new awards which seek to further promote this aim.  These awards seek to profile the importance of all who work in amenity and the vital tasks they undertake. They will highlight operators of spraying equipment who work to the highest standards.  We are extremely grateful to our sponsors, Syngenta and Everris, for making these awards possible and to Geoff Wilson, from Vale Engineering, who has relentlessly pushed forward the idea and made it happen.   I hope that as many people as possible will apply, demonstrating the sector’s commitment to best practice and the highest standards. We need to stand up and be proud of the tremendous work done in the amenity sector. “

The awards are split into three categories-:

Sports and amenity turf using boom sprayer
Hard and porous surfaces using vehicle mounted equipment
Hard and porous surfaces / Invasive weed species using hand held equipment

Successful entrants will be sent a series of short questions about spraying operations and techniques used from which a shortlist of finalists will be selected for judging.  Each winner will receive a Go Pro Hero action video camera, along with £250 of training vouchers.

Application forms can be downloaded from-;

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