The Voluntary Initiative is presenting at the Crop Production in Northern Britain Conference

The VI will present a poster on IPM Plan development and data analysis.

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Integrated Pest Management Plans – Plan development and analysis of data 2021-2023

The VI will attend and present a poster at the Crop Production in Northern Britain conference later this month. 

The poster presents a brief history of the Voluntary Initiative (VI) and highlights some of our prominent work streams in best practice use of plant protection products (PPP’s). These include the National Register of Sprayer Operators (NRoSO)(currently with 21K members) and the National Sprayer Testing Scheme (NSTS)(annually testing 18K+ agricultural sprayers and associated equipment). The poster also mentions work in the water industry (the “Think Water” campaign) and BeeConnected (a scheme that connects Beekeepers and farmers to inform beekeepers of potential insecticide applications). But the focus of the poster highlights the development of the VI / NFU and Scottish Plant Health Centre (PHC) Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plans. Click here to see more info in the IPM Plans.

CPNB 2024 ("The Dundee Conference") is the foremost Conference concerning environmental management and crop  production and associated topics in northern environments. It will be held at the Apex Hotel Dundee on 27th and 28th February this year. The scientific presentations at CPNB are divided into sessions on  'Agriculture and the Environment'  'Combinable Crops' and 'Potatoes'. The full programme and details are on the link below.

Summary - Crop Production in Northern Britain 2024 (