News & Events
News from the Voluntary Initiative, our members and supporters. And anything else we think you might like to know about.
Joint CSF / VI Pesticide Check Sheet launched
01 December 2023
Catchment Sensitive Farming and the Voluntary Initiative have launched a joint Pesticide Check Sheet to help protect water
NRoSO and the VI at CropTec 2023
24 November 2023
The National Register of Sprayer Operators (NRoSO) and the Voluntary Initiative (VI) will exhibit at CropTec 2023. Sharing a stand with B...
VI to attend AgriScot
17 November 2023
With stand space kindly provided by VI sponsor NFUS, the Voluntary Initiative will exhibit at the AgriScot Event for the first time.
VI Sponsor AIC calls for launch of new committee
16 November 2023
To mark it's 20th anniversary, the AIC has commissioned a report. The findings call for an independent Food Security Committee to be esta...
IPM NET initiative launched
09 November 2023
ADAS are in the process of launching it's new Defra-funded Integrated Pest Management Initiative, IPM NET. The VI, with a number of othe...
BCPC Awards announced
07 November 2023
At it’s autumn annual Congress, BCPC presented two awards for outstanding services to the crop production industry to Hazel Doonan of AIC...
Think Water Advice sheet updated
26 October 2023
The Voluntary Initiative's Think Water! advice sheet which details important information helping farmers and sprayer operators to protect...
Pesticide Enforcement Officer Farm Visits
16 October 2023
HSE’s Pesticide Enforcement Officers (PEOs) will begin a programme of visits to farms from November 2023.
Autumn Water Stewardship Advice
09 October 2023
At this time of year, when many growers are sowing autumn arable crops, there are some key messages which are worth highlighting regardin...
New Scottish VI Chair appointed
07 September 2023
Amy Geddes, a farmer from Angus, has been appointed as the Voluntary Initiative Chair for Scotland.
Asian Hornet Week 2023
05 September 2023
The BBKA (British Beekeepers Association) is raising awareness, through a series of workshops, about the threats these invasive species p...