FSOOTY Competition Questions - Should you have Entered?

What is the correct procedure to fill a sprayer with liquid chemical?

  • a. Fill with water, add chemical and agitate

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • b. Add chemical, fill with water and agitate

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • c. Half fill with water, add chemical, agitate and fill with water

    Votes: 12 32.4%
  • d. In accordance with manufacturer’s instructions

    Votes: 25 67.6%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .

Chris F

Staff Member
As part of the FSOOTY Competition the entrants answered questions about spraying as set by James Thomas from Syngenta. So we thought we would add some of the 14 questions here and see how you do with them.

Have a go at answering them, in about a week James from Syngenta will announce the correct answer and why.

So here we go:


New Member
Well done to the 25 of you who correctly answered the question above.

The reason this is correct:
As stated in the Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products, section 4.5.2. What precautions should I take when filling equipment? When mixing and loading a pesticide into any equipment you must always check the manufacturer's instructions on the product label.

An example of this, which differs from the second most popular answer C., is the Reglone product label which states:

"Fill the spray tank nine tenths full of clean water, then start agitation. Add the recommended quantity of REGLONE to the sprayer using a filling device (e.g. induction hopper), or by direct addition to the spray tank."



NFFN Member
My answer to the thread question? No, I shouldn't have entered FSOOTY. My practice is nowhere as good as the winners of the competition. I've had the privelige of meeting a former winner and I was in awe of his attention to detail.

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...