NRoSO training 2023-24

December 2023 - April 2024

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We currently have a number of NRoSO courses running, to find out more information please speak to your local agronomist.

The Annual Training Event (ATE), now undertaken and managed by BASIS, has undergone a comprehensive revision compared to its previously. The objective is to introduce an annual professional update, complemented by a new NRoSO handbook packed with information tailored for the professional sprayer operator. This 3-hour course offers 10 points and requires no test, providing everything you need for the upcoming year.

Moving forward, the ATE 3-hour course will include the latest information, while the NRoSO Handbook will retain unchanged but still pertinent and indispensable information. If any of the information undergoes changes, it will be discussed in the ATE and incorporated into the NRoSO Handbook.

For this winter, the NRoSO Annual Training Event will be themed as follows:

Keeping safe, legal and productive



  • Industry statistics
  • Info from BASIS and introduction to the NRoSO handbook
  • NSTS (National Sprayer Testing Scheme) results and new sprayers sold in the UK for 2022
  • Official Control Regulations (OCR) in plant protection products
  • PA certificate review
  • Spray application recording and chemical store stock records
  • Personal safety, health and wellbeing
  • Clean water - catchment sensitive farming advice
  • Review of innovative technology
  • Discussion and feedback