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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.

Harper Adams student has won BCPC award

Aidan Thomas, from Newbury Berkshire, has won the BCPC Award for his outstanding work during the MSc in Integrated Pest Management course at Harper Adams University.

Prof Simon Leather is pictured awarding the Prize Certificate to Aidan 

4 November 2015
Harper Adams student has won BCPC award

New Pesticide Manual published – limited print run

The seventeenth edition of BCPC’s keystone publication –The Pesticide Manual  is now available priced £350. It is an indispensible tool for academics, manufacturers, students and regulators and a unique illustration of the continued evolution and success of science meeting increasing demands in terms of land use, inputs and food sources for an increasing world population.

28 October 2015
New Pesticide Manual published – limited print run

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

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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NEW The UK Pesticide Guide 2016

UKPG 2016

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The UK Pesticide Guide 2016 
for despatch Jan 2016

To ensure you have the information to hand for the 2016 season ORDER NOW

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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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Technical News
Field-scale, government tests can help to abate pesticide fears

BCPC comments in Produce Business UK article


Next Event

The 2nd Annual Diseases Review – Crop diseases - Are we losing control? will take place at the NIAB Conference Centre, Histon, Cambridge on Thursday 3 December 2015.


Expert Groups

BCPC has established a number of working groups which comprise invited members from a wide range of industry areas, including research, education, manufacturing and regulatory.

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