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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.

The UK Pesticide Guide 2016 – highlights new products

The UK Pesticide Guide 2016jointly published by BCPC and CAB International, contains 23 new active ingredient profiles plus hundreds of new Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMUs) – vital for the production of less mainstream crops.

14 January 2016
The UK Pesticide Guide 2016 – highlights new products

Barrie Hunt joins BCPC Board of Management

BCPC is delighted to welcome Barrie Hunt – Technical Development Manager for Monsanto's crop protection business in northern Europe – to its Board of Management.

2 December 2015
Barrie Hunt joins BCPC Board of Management

BCPC Weed Review explores – the true cost of weed control

Over 80 delegates attended the 52nd BCPC Weed Review at Rothamsted Research on 12 November 2015, chaired by Jason Tatnell, Herbicide Technical Manager from Syngenta.

26 November 2015
BCPC Weed Review explores – the true cost of weed control

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

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

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


New - Orson's Oracle - Blog
Next Event

The 1st Pests and Beneficials Annual Review will take place on Tuesday 16 February 2016 at NIAB Park Farm, Cambridge.


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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