Sprayer Operator Courses

Issues, Ions and Ideas

Every year we run practical workshops for farmers, advisors and spray operators. The courses generally last half a day and attract NRoSO, CPD and BASIS points.

This year's NROSO workshop, Issues, Ions, Ideas is part of the farming and crop protection industry’s Voluntary Initiative to minimize the environmental impacts of pesticides. This workshop will attract 10 CPD points for National Register of Sprayer Operators (NRoSO) members and 8 CPD points for BASIS members.

A light lunch will be provided at the end or beginning of your course. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will also be provided.

Cost for NRoSO members is 45:00 plus VAT per person


Course details

Operators will have the opportunity to share tips and solutions that work for them and learn from their colleagues and others attending the event and hear best practice techniques that they could adopt in the future.

This year's event is divided into four sections:
  • Current issues This covers items that are in the national news and that we feel are worth discussing in more detail. This section will also cover specific local issues that your presenter will tailor to your geographical area or crop production system
  • Water Conditioning In this section we will look at water quality, its eefect on pesticide performance and the role of water conditioners.
  • Sprayer Maintenance In this section we will look at sprayer routine maintenance and filtration.
  • Top tips and technology In this section we will look at application technology and a collection of top tips from the Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year (FSOOTY) finalists.

Delegates will receive:

  • Delegate Work Book
  • Best practice guides
  • Tea and Coffee and a light lunch at the beginning or end of the session.


  1. Introduction
  2. Current Issues
  3. Water Conditioning
  4. Sprayer Maintenance
  5. Technology and Top-Tips
  6. Review and Reflection


Courses are popular and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
If you wish to reserve your place on-line, please use the form below. Alternatively please speak to your local Rutherfords depot or agronomist.

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Lunch will be provided.


45:00 (54 inc VAT) for NRoSO members

This workshop attracts CPD points and BASIS points. It is eligible for both the National Register of Spray Operators (NRoSO) and the BASIS Professional Register.


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