Time's up for Grandfather Rights
From November 26th 2015 anyone applying a pesticide authorised for professional use will need to hold a specified certificate of competence.
The exemption allowing those born before 31st December 1964 to use professional pesticides without such a certificate will no longer apply.
The VI is an industry-led programme that promotes responsible pesticide use.
Key elements of the VI are the National Register of Sprayer Operators (NRoSO), the National Sprayer Testing Scheme (NSTS) and the Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPMP) replacing the Crop Protection Management Plan (CPMP)More info »
Watch Out for Illegal Pesticides
A campaign alerting farmers and advisers to the risks of illegal pesticides, what to look out for and how to report suspicious productsMore info »
The new Integrated Pest Management Plan is now availableMore info »
New metazachlor stewardship advice for Autumn 2015 from the Metazachlor Matters campaign.More info »