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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.

A unique opportunity to interact with the UK Regulator on Brexit

Delegates to the BCPC Congress at Brighton, UK, on 4 – 5 October, will have a chance to join an interactive workshop run by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD).

16 September 2016
A unique opportunity to interact with the UK Regulator on Brexit

BCPC joins the drive to protect pollinators

The Crop Protection Association (CPA), working with the NFU and the British Beekeepers Association, has developed a new VI web based tool – Bee Connected to help minimise the risk to bees and other pollinators.

28 July 2016
BCPC joins the drive to protect pollinators

Brexit: now let's base regulatory approaches on robust risk assessment

Brexit will provide a unique opportunity for the UK to base its regulatory approaches to crop protection chemicals on robust risk assessment. This can provide win/wins for food production, human health and the environment – and economic benefit.

21 July 2016
Brexit: now let's base regulatory approaches on robust risk assessment

Online Resources & Publications

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 2016

UKPG 2016

The UK Pesticide Guide 2016 

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

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BCPC Training manuals

Field Scale Spraying - new edition

YesUpdated in line with current regulations
YesExpert guidance on calibration, spraying mechanisms and control systems
YesAdvice on safe practices for applying pesticides


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Next Event

The 53rd Annual BCPC Weed Review "Changing practices: improving weed control" will take place on Thursday 10 November 2016 at Rothamsted, Harpenden, Herts.


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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