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BCPC Congress 2015 - gets interactive with CRD

During this year's BCPC Congress in October CRD will be holding an interactive workshop, entitled, ‘Pesticide Regulation: What are we looking for and how do we get there?’ led by Sarah Shore, Head of Plant Protection Products at HSE, 

15 July 2015
BCPC Congress 2015 - gets interactive with CRD

BCPC Congress 2015 – Taking a positive outlook on EU crop protection regulation

Following two very successful years, the “BCPC Congress – EU Regulatory Affairs” will again be taking place at the Hilton Metropole, Brighton, UK on 6-7 October 2015.
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8 April 2015
BCPC Congress 2015 – Taking a positive outlook on EU crop protection regulation

BCPC welcomes EFSA's latest pesticide residues report

BCPC has welcomed EFSA's review on pesticide residues in EU foodstuffs. The Authority found that over 97% of samples were below Maximum Residues Limits (MRLs), with over 50% of samples having no residues at all. The Authority concluded that the presence of pesticide residues in food was unlikely to have a long-term effect on consumer health.

19 March 2015
BCPC welcomes EFSA's latest pesticide residues report

Online Resources & Publications

NEW -The Pesticide Manual 17th edition

Limited Print Run
October 2015
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  • Yes Internationally acclaimed compendium of pesticide data
  • Yes Built on over 40 years' experience
  • Yes 920 main entries plus 710 supplementary short entries
    Yes Verified information supplied by manufacturers worldwide

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NEW - Biotech Crops Info service


A one-stop shop for GM crops and non-GM methods such as genome selection and editing for anyone involved - or interested in - plant breeding, crop production, agronomy and biotechnology.

  • Yes Biotech Crops Manual - regulalry updated, searchable database
  • Yes Contains over 280 products on 21 crops worldwide
  • Yes Biotech Crops Monthly Report
  • Yes Biotech Crops Weekly Update

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Online Manual of Biocontrol Agents 

Regularly updated database now with over 250 actives substances and organism worldwide

  • Yes Last update includes 20+ new actives and 50+ new products
  • Yes Special focus on updates from Australia and New Zealand

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Online Pesticide Manual

A unique information source with detailed data on 1630 pesticides worldwide.

  • Yes Powerful search and download capabilities
  • Yes Full supplementary entry details
  • Yes Extended dataset including SMILES and additional products
    Yes Updated throughout the year

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The UK Pesticide Guide 2015

Stocks of The UK Pesticide Guide 2015 are running low.

To ensure that you have all the necessary information to hand for the 2015 spray season ORDER NOW

or keep one-step ahead by subscribing NOW to the online version at

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BCPC Training manuals

Spreading Fertilisers and Applying Slug Pellets

YesWritten for operators
YesExplains how spreaders and slug pellet applicators work
YesExpert guidance on calibration, spreading mechanisms and control systems

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Promoting the science and practice of sustainable crop production

The British Crop Production Council’s range of conferences, publications, online databases and working groups provides independent, authoritative science-based information to practitioners, researchers and policy-makers.
BCPC is a registered charity with a long-standing international reputation.
Technical News
Field-scale, government tests can help to abate pesticide fears

BCPC comments in Produce Business UK article


Next Event
BCPC Weeds Review 2015

The 2015 BCPC Weeds Review takes place at Rothamsted Research on 12 November 2015.


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