The NSP aims are to ensure responsible use of granular nematicides to protect the operator, environment and consumer.
The initiative has been developed by industry and includes partners from stakeholder organisations, agrochemical companies, manufacturers, distributors and research providers.
The NSP follows the principles of anti-trust guidelines when conducting any business with group members. Each meeting has an agenda and the minutes of the meeting, are circulated within one month of the meeting date.
Independent Chair Patrick Mitton
Andy Alexander, NFU
Simon Alexander, Red Tractor
Jeffrey Beever, McCain Foods (representing the PPA)
Pippa Blaylock, E Park and Sons (representing the FPSA)
Mark Britton, Syngenta UK Ltd
Craig Chisholm, Corteva Agri-science
Rob Clayton, AHDB
Sue Cowgil, AHDB
Rupert Weaver, NFU
John Keer, Richard Austin Agriculture Ltd
Anne Stone, AHDB
Mark Taylor, FPSA
Nick Winmill, Agrii
All Agrochemical company representatives.
Not less than 4 industry stakeholder members
Frequency of meetings
A minimum of 2 per year, with 3 recommended as optimal