Syngenta launch new Application Academy
The pioneering world-first Syngenta Application Academy gives course managers and sprayer operators the chance to delve into the world of precision application.
Launching the Academy at BTME earlier this month (Harrogate 21-23 January), Syngenta Technical Manager and application specialist, Glenn Kirby, highlighted it 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,” he said.
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.
Application Academy syllabus modules include:
Understanding spray dynamics
Nozzle design and development
Biokinetics of plant physiology
Microscopy of droplet movement
Digital Innovations Laboratory
Product R&D trials and results
Setting-up testing and operating your sprayer
“The Application Academy is open to all golf course or sports facility managers or dedicated sprayer operators,” added Glenn.
It will be led by Syngenta specialists and independent experts in spray research and accurate application. Successful candidates will achieve Academy test certification.
ll applicants will get to join the Syngenta Application Club, providing iadvice and sharing best practice through the season. A selected short list of candidate applications will be invited to undertake a Skype interview.
Cost of the course, accommodation, subsistence and tuition is provided by Syngenta.