News & Events
News from the Voluntary Initiative, our members and supporters. And anything else we think you might like to know about.
NRoSO to be administered by new provider
17 November 2022
Press Release: The Voluntary Initiative (VI) is pleased to announce the outcome of their tender process to administer the NRoSO scheme....
The VI at 21
17 November 2022
Formed in 2001, the VI celebrates its 21 birthday. The VI encompasses a programme of measures that are designed to reduce the impact of p...
The Voluntary Initiative at 21: Past, Present and Future
31 October 2022
Join the Q&A session with us as we celebrate 21 years in the Seminar Area at CropTec 2022. You can find this session in the seminar theat...
VI at AHDB Agronomists' Induction
21 October 2022
VI Chair Phil Jarvis will be speaking at the AHDB Agronomists' Induction meeting, introducing the Voluntary Initiative and explaining wha...
VI talking IPM at Yorkshire Water Event
13 October 2022
Featuring speakers from the Farming Advice Service, Catchment Sensitive Farming and Yorkshire Water, as well as Richard Bramley of the Vo...
Careful Stewardship is key
10 October 2022
The VI highlights the importance of careful use of blackgrass products/OSR herbicides to protect water
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