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Online pesticide guide includes comparison tool

December 22, 2020 by  
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A host of new features are included in the latest Online UK Pesticide Guide published by the British Crop Production Council.

The online version of the UK Pesticide Guide – known as the ‘Green Book’ –  includes an easy-to-use product search and comparison tool. It details all pesticides, plant growth regulators and adjuvants that can be legally used in the UK.

The resource is used throughout the agriculture, horticulture, forestry, amenity and pest control sectors. It is an essential reference manual for sprayer operators, farmers, park and green-keepers, advisors, agronomists and industry professionals.

BCPC general manager Julian Westaway said: “Having access to the latest pesticide information is vital for all those involved in their use and application. This is the one-stop database for all pesticide products approved in the UK.

“The online version has undergone modifications to its look and feel as well as improved functionality to support your crop protection decisions, giving users access to in-depth product data, clearly presented for easy reference.”

The product comparison tool allows users to tailor their search by multiple attributes, which can be filtered and sorted. This makes it particularly useful when buying pesticides, allowing comparison between similar products.

Users can to select products with simpler buffer zone requirements to reduce the complexity of recent pesticide regulations and aid compliance. It is also useful for planning pesticide use, accessing product information and safety data sheets.

The 2021 UK Pesticide Guide print version, now in its 34th edition, goes on sale in January 2021, and includes a crop-pest index, pesticide profiles, suppliers and distributor contact information, and key information on pesticide use and legislation.

The new platform is optimised for PC and tablet use and regularly updated. An annual subscription to the Online UK Pesticide Guide costs £70+VAT. It is available at

The print version is available for £59.50 + P&P, with 50% discount for users with an online subscription. Up to three BASIS points and two NRoSO points are available depending on the purchase option.