21 February 2020
New UK Pesticide Guide launched
Having the latest pesticide information is vital for those involved in pesticide use and application. The UK Pesticide Guide 2020, now in its 33rd edition, is the most authoritative reference in the industry.
Updated for 2020, this essential reference for all pesticide products and adjuvants approved for use in agriculture, amenity, forestry and horticulture, includes some new active ingredient profiles and many new formulations for a wide selection of different crops.
“2019 has seen the impending loss of a number of key active ingredients including, most notably, the fungicide chlorothalonil which is used on its own and in mixture with a number of other actives,” explains Mr Martin Lainsbury, editor of The UK Pesticide Guide. “For 2020 there are more product losses than gains but it is positive that we see the launch of a new triazole (mefentrifluconazole) from BASF. It will need protecting against fungal resistance if we are to keep that activity. We also see a new residual herbicide aclonifen for use in potatoes and a new insecticide, sulfoxaflor for control of aphids and whitefly on Curcurbitae and ornamentals under protection.”
“The content of the book is a snapshot of products valid for approval when the Guide went for typesetting in mid-October 2019,” says Mr Lainsbury.
“For those needing the most up-to-date pesticide information I would recommend the online subscription resource ukpesticideguide.co.uk. This is a searchable database providing more information than could be squeezed into the book. The online resource is undergoing an upgrade and will be relaunched during 2020.”
If CPD points are important to you then BASIS members can benefit by earning 2 CPD points when purchasing the book.