NRoSO 2017-2018 Course Details


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Hutchinsons are very pleased to support the NRoSO (National Register of Spray Operators) annual training events, which are a major source of professional update training for operators and enable an ongoing awareness of best practice regarding pesticide application.

This year members are invited to participate in an interactive arable training event which covers ‘Water Protection’, ‘Application Techniques’ and ‘Sprayer maintenance and new technology’, along with the popular ‘Current issues’ session.

The course this autumn and winter 2017/18 will be awarded 10 CPD points for NRoSO members (plus 4 CPD points for BASIS members) and the 3 hours of training is divided into four sections:

  • Sprayers - The first section is Current Issues affecting sprayers and spraying. This will cover items that are in the national news that are felt worth discussing in more detail. This section will also cover specific local issues that presenters can tailor to their geographical area or crop production system.
  • Water - The second section is Water Protection. This section will consider how pesticides get in to water, the impact of pesticides in water, what operators can do to minimise water pollution and the delegates will produce a farm action plan.
  • Application - In this section the focus is on preventing drift, nozzles and application techniques.
  • Tips - The final section is Top Tips, Maintenance and Technology. This section will contain a collection of Top Tips from Farm Sprayer of the Year (FSOOTY) finalists, good practice for sprayer maintenance and a look at closed transfer systems for pesticides.


In supporting this valuable initiative, Hutchinsons will be offering interactive NRoSO training workshops on arable crops and fruit. During the session delegates will also have the opportunity to gather best practice techniques from their fellow operators, which they can adopt themselves for the future.

Details of our autumn and winter spray operator training programme, of over 60 road show events nationwide, are now available to book.

Book online and arrange for payment to be charged to your account or pay with a credit or debit card via PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account.

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