UK Pesticide Guide 2014

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The UK Pesticide Guide 2014 - the perfect pesticide planning tool

If there's one book every practicing Groundsman / Greenkeeper, Manager of Public and Private Amenity land should have is a current edition of the UK pesticide Guide. This book is an essential guide to keep you up to speed with the latest approved pesticide products.

The book is an annual publication and provides a snapshot of what is approved at the time of publication.

The book is packed with over 750 plus pages of information and set out in six sections

Section 1 Crop/ Pest Guide
Section 2 Pesticide Profiles
Section 3 Products also Registered
Section 4 Adjuvants
Section 5 Useful Information
Section 6 Appendices

The UK Pesticide Guide 2014, jointly published by BCPC and CAB International, is the perfect planning tool for guiding you on responsible pesticide use this coming spraying season. Buying the book also means 2 CPD points can be earned for BASIS members.

The database, that is used to create the printed book, is also available as a web-based subscription service - Being online means more frequent updating is possible - the latest update went live on 13 January 2014. It is also searchable and contains far more information than could possible be squeezed between the covers of a book. "The new web based format, introduced in 2012 is so much easier to use than the previous version and I thoroughly recommend it," advises Mr Martin Lainsbury, editor of The UK Pesticide Guide.

There is still uncertainty from European Regulations on many essential pesticides currently in use but the new Guide, and the associated web-based resource, provide the most comprehensive and current information to keep you on the right track during the spraying season. "This year sees the first use of penthiopyrad mixtures for disease control in cereals," says Martin Lainsbury, "On the other hand we see the departure of flusilazole mixtures so what we gain with one hand with lose with the other. This edition lists 14 new active ingredient profiles countering the 16 profiles no longer listed in the main section of the book."

"Many of the products have been issued with revised expiry dates and hundreds of new Extension of Authorisation for Minor Uses - EAMUs are included which are vital for the production of the less mainstream crops," explains Martin. "Each active ingredient profile classifies the mode of action, which is important for managing the risk of resistance. And, with products being lost from the market place this guide will help identify what is still legal to use and what must be disposed of safely from pesticide stores."

pesticide guide 2014
Copies of The UK Pesticide Guide 2014 are now available priced £47.50 from: BCPC Publications Sales, 7 Omni Business Centre, Omega Park, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2QD UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1420 593 200 Email: Credit cards are accepted. Secure orders can also be placed online from the BCPC website on To subscribe to the web-based resource priced £65 per year visit

The UK Pesticide Guide 2014
ISBN 978 1 780644 10 3 (Book) c.780pp Pub: January 2014
A high resolution digital image of The UK Pesticide Guide 2014 is available on request from Moira Hart email:

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