Grandfather rights are ending soon!
On the 26 November 2015, it will become a legal requirement for everyone applying plant protection products (PPP) authorised for professional use to have a certificate of competence. It will also be an offence for anyone to purchase PPPs authorised for professional use unless the intended end user has a certificate.
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 best practice advice on insecticide use has been developed by The Voluntary Initiative.
Read the VI's Insecticides: Best Practice advice for farmers and operators.