Fill in your integrated pest management (IPM) plan

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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.

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.

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.


Complete the IPM Plan for Grassland Crops

Please complete this IPM plan if you farm grassland as a main crop.


Complete the IPM Plan for specialist Horticultural Crops

Please complete this IPM plan for specialist horticultural crops (e.g. ornamentals, salads, fruit and vegetables).

This new specialist horticultural plan was designed to incorporate a range of crops including ornamentals, salads, fruit, vegetables as well as other specialist crops. It will allow users to document their implementation of IPM and provide users with scores for the different components, enabling improvements to be measured.

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

  • BASIS: please email the completed plan to [email protected], with the reference number CP/101097/2021/h and your BASIS membership number.
  • NRoSO: please email the completed plan to  [email protected] 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, see the Scottish IPM Assessment Plan.

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