• Time's up for Grandfather Rights

    Since last November everyone applying professional pesticides must hold a specified certificate of competence.

    The exemption allowing those born before 31st December 1964 to use professional pesticides without such a certificate no longer applies.

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    Grandfather Rights
  • Welcome

    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) 

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  • Help Protect Oilseed Rape Herbicides

    Farmers and sprayer operators are urged to take extra care to keep herbicides away from watercourses.

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    Help protect Oilseed Rape Herbicides
  • IPMP

    The new Integrated Pest Management Plan is now available

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  • Sprayer Testing

    From November 26th 2016 all pesticide application equipment in use needs to hold a valid NSTS test certificate.

    This includes trailed, mounted and self-propelled sprayers as well as foggers, misters, granular and slug pellet applicators.  


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    Pesticide application equipment testing