Pesticide management is embodied by a number of national and international regulations and policy conventions that govern all aspects of pesticide manufacturing, distribution, use and disposal. The International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management is the most comprehensive of these international instruments, and although its provisions are voluntary, the plant science industry is committed to adherence to its 12 articles ( The Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP) considers reduced reliance on pesticides as a principle element of its focus on Sustainable Production Intensification and Pesticide Risk Reduction. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programmes have demonstrated that pesticide use can often be reduced considerably without affecting yields or farmer profits (