BCPC has launched a brand new website – www.plantprotection.co.uk.
This website replaces the annual production of The e-UK Pesticide
Guide but offers far more facilities to subscribers, than the previous
The core database for the site is that of The UK Pesticide
Guide 2008 which was published in January this year. However,
the key feature of the website is that it will continue
to evolve throughout the year so keeping pace with industry
changes and new product introductions.
At launch www.plantprotection.co.uk
provides invaluable, detailed information on over 1,300
pesticide products in active use. Details of new actives
will be uploaded to the site as soon as they are announced.
who has edited The UK Pesticide Guide since 1994, welcomes
this new initiative, “As technology
has improved and there is now widespread access to broadband
we have been able to respond to customer demand and offer
a valuable online product. Logging onto www.plantprotection.co.uk
will ensure that users are never more than a few key strokes
away from being able to access the information that they
need to plan their product use on-farm.
“We hope that the site will be the first place that
people will go to find out about the latest pesticide news
and product developments, and for farmers and growers wanting
to keep up-to-date with the latest information during the
main spraying season,” he adds.
Subscribers to www.plantprotection.co.uk
will find the powerful search functionality easy-to-use
ensuring that answers to on-label and off-label problems
can be found quickly and easily.
More detailed queries can be performed
by adding LERAP category, chemical type, supplier or harvest
interval to the search. There are also direct hyperlinks
to the relevant SOLA notices on the Pesticides Safety Directorate
(PSD) website, as well as to the PSD online database of
Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs).
Mode of action codes published by
the Fungicide, Herbicide and Insecticide Resistance Action
Committees, are available to help farmers and advisers
make effective and sustainable product choices to prevent
the development of resistance. There is also a wealth of
background information about the legislation covering approvals,
storage of products, the sale and use of pesticides, as
well as guidance on environmental protection and the latest
developments following the conclusion of the first five
years of the Voluntary Initiative.
BCPC and CABI, are the joint publishers of www.plantprotection.co.uk.
Subscribing to www.plantprotection.co.uk, costs a market
leading price of £75 + VAT, with a 25% discount being
offered to purchasers of the e-UK Pesticide Guide CD-ROM
from 2005 onwards. To subscribe log onto www.plantprotection.co.uk.
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