Latest UK Pesticide Guide released

The UK Pesticide Guide 2016, jointly published by BCPC and CAB International, is now available. 

The new edition has 23 new active ingredients, along with hundreds of new Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMUs), which are important for the production of less mainstream crops. The Guide is available as a printed book, or as an online resource,, which is accessible on Smart phones and tablets. BASIS members will earn two CPD points when they buy the book and three CPD points when they subscribe to the online resource. 

Martin Lainsbury, editor of The UK Pesticide Guide, comments: “2015 has been a good year with more gains in active ingredient profiles than losses. The biggest change this year is that all products are going through a renewal process as the Hazard Classifications and Safety Phrases are standardised with the rest of the world under the CPL Regulations. Not all products have undergone this update process yet but they need to be updated by June 2017. 

“For 2016 the book includes: two new herbicides, for use in winter cereals and potatoes, two new fungicides, spearmint oil as a sprout suppressant in potatoes and garlic extract for nematode control. We have, however, lost oxadiazon, and 11 profiles have been demoted to the Products Also Registered (PAR) section.  

“I would strongly recommend users of The UK Pesticide Guide take advantage of the package of both the hard copy and the online version, This online resource enables us to run frequent updates, add appropriate EAMUs and include new approvals as they come on stream.” 

The UK Pesticide Guide 2016 is available priced at £51, or £99 for the combined package, from BCPC Publications Sales, 7 Omni Business Centre, Omega Park, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2QD UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1420 593 200 Email:

To subscribe to the web-based resource only, priced £65 per year, visit