Top of the crops sprayers

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Farm sprayer operator, Andrew Chapman, has won a prestigious Syngenta Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year Award 2015.

Working for Chester and Dale at Copt Hewick, near Ripon, Andrew proved his high levels of skills and practical knowledge of safe and effective spraying techniques.

Farming 400-hectares of combinable cropping, fodder beet and maize, Andrew has continued to hone his experience over the past 13 years and was praised for using smart phone technology to enhance record keeping.

Presenting the Awards Syngenta Application Specialist, Ben Magri, said: “Andrew has consistently shown outstanding skills and works to very high standards to achieve the best possible results.”

“He has proved a worthy winner by demonstrating that best practice can deliver efficient, cost effective and, above all, safe crop spraying.

“Syngenta recognises that the skills of the sprayer operator are paramount in achieving the full potential from all our crop protection products.”