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Voluntary Initiative free webinars

Last updated: 18 Jun 2021

The Voluntary Initiative have launched a series of free webinars on various aspects of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and best practice in plant protection product (PPP’s) use over the spring and summer season. 

Follow the links to catch up on webinars you have missed or to register you interest in up and coming sessions. 

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IPM: Pests, Predators & Pollinators - 16 June 2021

Speakers included:

  • Dr John Holland, GWCT - BEESPOKE - reversing the decline
  • Dr Max Newbert, Syngenta - Operation Pollinator and Green Headlands
  • Neal Evans, Voluntary Initiative - BeeConnected, are you?
  • Robert Lockhart, Farmer and VI Champion - Spray Operator practices to make a difference
Protecting Water - 26 May 2021 


  • Jim Orson (NIAB and the VI Board) – How to stop water running downhill?
  • Sarah Jones (Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water) – PestSmart and weed wiping for rush control in grassland
  • Danny Coffey (Affinity Water) - Reducing OSR herbicides in water
  • Mark Buckingham (Bayer Crop Science) – Using Glyphosate successfully and responsibly for harvest management
  • Jim Egan (Kings Crops) – Buffers and the Environment.
Lets talk Oilseed Rape IPM: Seed, Site and Sprays - 28 July 2021


  • Alister Leggatt (Affinity Water) - Title to follow
  • Stephen Moss (Stephen Moss Consulting) -  'Curbing herbicide leaching: Results from latest studies on black-grass control'
  • Eddie Bardsley (Corteva Agriscience) - Title to follow
What’s going on in my Farmyard - 8 September 2021
  • Details to follow - please mark the date in your diary and check back for more details soon. 

Event Start Date:

26 May 2021 10:52

Event End Date:

10 Sep 2021 10:52