The latest editions of The UK Pesticide Guide and The e-UK
Pesticide Guide now offer farmers and growers, particularly
those growing minor crops, the latest and most comprehensive
information on specific off-label approvals (SOLAs) in one printed
A total of 705 new SOLAs have been added this year to what is
the most authoritative and invaluable pesticide guide, of UK approved
products, for agriculture, horticulture, forestry and amenity use.
Both publications offer invaluable, detailed information on over
1,300 pesticide products in active use, including nine new active
ingredients such as prosulfocarb, aminopyralid, dimethenamid and
There is also reference to over 1,000 more products
that are registered. The latest developments, following the conclusion
of the first five years of the Voluntary Initiative programme,
are also covered.
“This bumper 20th edition The UK Pesticide
Guide, contains 40
more pages than last year, and aims to ensure that users have all the
most up-to-date information available to them throughout the main spraying season,” explains
the editor, Dick Whitehead. “As approved uses on product labels do not
cover every pest or crop eventuality you may not be able to control a pest using
a current on-label approval and a SOLA may need to be applied for.
That is why,
for the 2007 UK Pesticide Guides, we have focussed on helping users
meet their Statutory obligation to posses a SOLA notice before
treatment and the CD-Rom version provides direct links to the SOLA
notices at the Pesticides Safety Directorate (PSD) website as well
as to the online database on Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs).
The Guides also contain information on the latest legislative
changes and environmental guidance to help users complete Crop
Protection Management Plans. And, to ensure that users have access
to the latest information all the year round, free online news
updates will be shown on the dedicated website at www.ukpesticideguide.co.uk.”
“The e-UK Pesticide Guide 2007,
contains everything that can be found in the book and more,” says
Mr Whitehead. “The powerful search functionality of the CD-ROM
makes it easy for the user to find products for a particular crop
or pest either on-label or off-label. Other factors such as LERAP
category, chemical type or supplier can be added to make the search
even more detailed. Unique to the CD-ROM are plant growth stage
illustrations, a glossary, comprehensive background information
and a range of internet links for those who wish to research in
A free guided tour of The e-UK Pesticide Guide 2007 is available
on-line at www.ukpesticideguide.co.uk or a demonstration can be downloaded from
the BCPC online Book Shop at www.bcpc.org/bookshop.
BCPC and CABI, are the joint publishers of the 2007 editions of these publications. The
UK Pesticide Guide 2007 costs £37.50 and The e-UK
Pesticide Guide 2006 costs £61.69 (inc. VAT) for a single
use copy. Prices for network users are available on request.
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