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Syngenta to launch Application Academy at BTME

Glenn Kirby, Syngenta's technical manager and application specialist, with a water-sensitive paper test. Photo: Syngenta.

Syngenta's Application Academy will give turf managers and sprayer operators the chance to delve into the world of precision application.


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16 January 2020

Syngenta will launch their first Application Academy at the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) Turf Management Exhibition (BTME), taking place at the Harrogate Convention Centre, England, January 21-23.

Glenn Kirby, Syngenta’s technical manager and application specialist, said the academy will give a select group the chance to become an industry leader in accurate application – and get the very best from every turf treatment.

“The Syngenta Turf Application Academy gives an opportunity to really learn about the science behind the skills involved. Attending the academy will take spray application to a new level.”, said Kirby.

Focusing on scientific research and practical advice, the three-day Application Academy will be held in June, at the dedicated application laboratory of Syngenta Jealott’s Hill International Research Station, in Berkshire.

The Application Academy syllabus modules include:

  • Understanding spray dynamics.
  • Nozzle design and development.
  • Microscopy of droplet movement.
  • Digital Innovations Laboratory.
  • Setting-up, testing, and operating your sprayer.

The course will be led by Syngenta specialists and independent experts in spray research and accurate application. Successful candidates will achieve academy test certification.

“The Application Academy is open to all golf course or sports facility managers or (sic) dedicated sprayer operators”, said Kirby.

“All applicants will get to join the Syngenta Application Club, providing advice and sharing best practice throughout the season.”, he concluded.

Prospective candidates can visit Syngenta Stand 428 at BTME or register on GreenCast after the show in January to apply.

A selected short list of candidate applications will be invited to undertake a Skype interview. Costs of the course, accommodation, subsistence, and tuition is provided by Syngenta.

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