The NSP Protocol is now an audited part of the Red Tractor Standard for potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and sugar beet.

To learn more on fresh produce protocol click here and to learn more on combinable crops protocol click here.

Nematicide Stewardship Programme

Nematode control is integral to the production of high quality, nutritious root crops and granular nematicides are a vital tool in an integrated strategy to control this pest.

The NSP’s role is to ensure a best practice approach across all aspects of their use, from delivery on farm through to operator handling, machinery set up and maintenance, to application and storage.

The NSP is a cross industry group, bringing together Corteva Agri-science and Syngenta, with support from the  AICFPSANFU, PPA, AHDB Potatoes and Richard Austin Agriculture, as well as many independent food groups.

What can I do to help?

The NSP, in conjunction with the NIAB training platform ARTIS, has funded a suite of online training courses with BASIS and NRoSO points available on completion.

This course is for anyone who applies granular nematicides and helps to:

  • Comply with Red Tractor assurance schemes
  • Protect yield through better pest control
  • Safeguard product availability

The NSP has also been working with the training group to help deliver physical training courses. Click here to register your interest.