Time to fill in your integrated pest management plan

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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.

Click here to complete the IPM Plan for Broad Acre Crops

Please complete this IPM plan if you farm any combinable, forage and/or field scale veg crops.

Click here to complete the IPM Plan for Grassland Crops

Please complete this IPM plan if you farm grassland as a main crop. The grassland IPM plan is currently only available as a download. Please download and return the completed plan to the email address specified within the document.

The new plan will provide users with scores for the different components of IPM, enabling improvements to be measured.

New IPM plans for specialist horticultural growers are currently being developed and will be made available here in the coming weeks. While these are still being developed, please continue to complete the original assesssment plan, which can be found here.

The plans should take approximately 30 minutes to complete and still counts towards BASIS/NRoSO accreditation:

For farmers in Scotland there is a Scottish version which is available here

Farmer and grower input needed for new ELMs IPM project

The NFU is currently running an ELMs Test&Trial and is calling for members to sign up before the end of January by completing an IPM plan, above.

The project will look at how Integrated Pest Management (IPM) actions could be supported under Defra’s future Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme. Read more about the scheme here.

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