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Pesticide planning tool

Jointly published by BCPC and CAB International, The UK PesticideGuide 2014 is now available and is the perfect planning tool for guiding you onresponsible pesticide use this coming spraying season, say the publishers.

Buying the book also means 2 CPD points can be earned for BASISmembers, they add.

The database that is used to create the printed book is alsoavailable as a web-based subscription service plantprotection.co.uk. Beingonline means more frequent updating is possible the latest update went liveon 13th January 2014. It is also searchable and contains far more informationthan could possibly be squeezed between the covers of a book, says BCPC.

The new web-based format, introduced in 2012, is so much easierto use than the previous version and I thoroughly recommend it, advises editorof The UK Pesticide Guide, Martin Lainsbury. There is still uncertainty fromEuropean regulations on many essential pesticides currently in use but the newGuide, and the associated web-based resource, provide the most comprehensiveand current information to keep you on the right track during the sprayingseason.

This year sees the first use of penthiopyrad mixtures for diseasecontrol in cereals, continues Martin. On the other hand we see the departureof flusilazole mixtures; so what we gain with one hand with lose with theother. This edition lists 14 new active ingredient profiles countering the 16profiles no longer listed in the main section of the book, he explains.

Many of the products have been issued with revised expiry datesand hundreds of new

Extension of Authorisation for Minor Uses EAMUs are includedwhich are vital for the production of the less mainstream crops, explains Martin.Each active ingredient profile classifies the mode of action, which isimportant for managing the risk of resistance. And, with products being lostfrom the market place, this guide will help identify what is still legal to useand what must be disposed of safely from pesticide stores.

Copies of The UK Pesticide Guide 2014 are now available priced47.50 from BCPC Publications Sales, 7 Omni Business Centre, Omega Park, Alton,Hampshire GU34 2QD UK.

Tel: 01420 593 200; email: [email protected] Secure orderscan also be placed online from the BCPC website on: www.bcpc.org/bookshop. To subscribeto the web-based resource priced at 65 per year visit: www.plantprotection.co.uk.

 

 


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