I am very pleased to welcome you to the Pesticides Forum website.
The UK Government is firmly committed to encouraging the responsible use of pesticides. It supports its commitment principally through a rigorous product authorisation system. However, many issues concerning pesticide use relate to the way products are handled and used. This is the area in which the Pesticides Forum, established in 1996, plays an important role.
The Forum's membership brings together a wide range of organisations representing those who make, use or advise on pesticides as well as environmental, conservation and consumer interests. Many of the members are already engaged in initiatives to promote best practice. The Forum provides a mechanism for exchanging ideas and for encouraging joint initiatives to address particular issues. It also provides advice to Government on pesticide usage matters. I hope that you find the information on these pages helpful in gaining a fuller picture of the Forum and its work. We are always keen to communicate with you and welcome your comments and questions. Please feel free to email me at: email@example.com
Chairman, Pesticides Forum