Complete your new IPM plan
If your farm or nursery enterprise uses professional pesticides to produce crops, ornamentals, fodder or feed including grassland and pasture, it’s time to fill in your integrated pest management (IPM) plan.
The NFU has worked with the Voluntary Initiative (VI) to replace the current IPM Plan with an improved plan that will develop users IPM practises and help inform future policy. The new plan will continue to help farmers meet the requirements of the Sustainable Use Directive, which requires professional users of pesticides to consider the principles of IPM before the use of chemicals.
Please complete this IPM plan if you farm any combinable, forage and/or field scale veg crops.
Please complete this IPM plan if you farm grassland as a main crop.
The new plan will provide users with scores for the different components of IPM, enabling improvements to be measured.
A new IPM plan for specialist horticulture growers is currently being developed and will be made available in the coming weeks. While this is still being developed, please complete the above plan for broad acre crops.
The plans should take approximately 30 minutes to complete and still counts towards BASIS/NRoSO accreditation:
- BASIS: please email the completed plan to Y3BkQGJhc2lzLXJlZy5jby51aw==, with the reference number CP/101097/2021/h and your BASIS membership number.
- NRoSO: please email the completed plan to bnJvc29jcGRAY2l0eWFuZGd1aWxkcy5jb20= with reference number NO464824g, your NRoSO membership number and date of birth.
Completing the plans offline
You can also download the new two IPM plans to complete offline. Please note that you will not receive an IPM score if completing the plan this way, although it will still be eligible for BASIS/NroSO accreditation.
For farmers in Scotland there is a Scottish version which is available here.