News & Events
News from the Voluntary Initiative, our members and supporters. And anything else we think you might like to know about.
Voluntary Initiative invites bids to operate NRoSO Scheme
01 July 2022
The Voluntary Initiative (the VI) is inviting bids from companies interested in operating its National Register of Sprayer Operators (NRo...
VI and NRoSO launch the COVID-19 Compassion Scheme
07 June 2022
Press Release - 7th June 2022, Scheme launched to help NRoSO members with CPD pointing issues
VI at ScotGrass
18 May 2022
To highlight the launch of a grassland specific Integrated Pest (Weed) Management Plan, the VI is attending ScotGrass for the first time.
Defra Q & A Advice on OCR
11 May 2022
Defra has published a Questions and Answers guide to help plant protection product (PPP's) users understand the Official Controls (Plant...
VI Advice on Bentazone Use
09 May 2022
Following continued concern about bentazone, the Voluntary Initiative provides advice on use in SPZ1 zones
Horticulture IPM Plans launched
25 April 2022
The VI, NFU and Plant Health Centre, Scotland announce that IPM Plans have been launched for specialist horticultural growers.
Spray Operator Volunteers sought
07 April 2022
HSE's Chemical Regulations Division (CRD) is looking for volunteers to take part in two studies to investigate sprayer operator exposure.
Safe disposal of metaldehyde products
24 March 2022
A reminder that metaldehyde slug pellets must be disposed of through a licensed waste contractor.
BeeConnected Free NRoSO Points
24 February 2022
You can now claim two free NRoSO points for being a member of BeeConnected
Use by date fast approaching - Propyzamide
25 January 2022
Don't forget, for most uses, it is illegal to use propyzamide after 31st January
Putting IPM into practice
21 January 2022
In a recent article published in CPM (Crop Production Magazine, January 2022) Phil Jarvis, VI Chair and Chair of Farming and Environment...