0 Get to the points

BASIS registered members can - from 16 June 2010 - obtain CPD points when they order either The UK Pesticide Guide or the comprehensive online resource www.plantprotection.co.uk produced by BCPC Publications.

Now nearly 4,000 people are registered as members of the BASIS Professional Register and earn CPD points each year. This helps to establish and assess standards in the pesticide industry relating to storage, transport and competence of staff.

"The provision to gain CPD points on these two products is excellent news for farmers, growers and advisors," explains Martin Lainsbury, editor of The UK Pesticide Guide. "With new legislation coming through keeping up-to-date with changes in the pesticide industry is vital.

The UK Pesticide Guide features over 1,300 products and, when purchased, will provide BASIS members with 2 CPD points. The on-line resource plantprotection.co.uk, which offers all that appears in the book plus more, and is regularly updated throughout the year, has been allocated 3 CPD points."

BCPC and CABI are the joint publishers of The UK Pesticide Guide 2010 which costs £43.95. Copies are now available from: BCPC Publications Sales, 7 Omni Business Centre, Omega Park, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2QD UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1420 593 200 Email: publications@bcpc.org. Credit cards are accepted. Secure orders can also be placed online from the BCPC website on www.bcpc.org/bookshop.

For further information, and to take out an annual subscription of the online version which is priced £60 + VAT, log onto: www.plantprotection.co.uk.

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