A NEW website offering growers an on-line library of off label pesticide approvals has been launched by the Pesticides Safety Directorate (PSD).

The free site replaces the old Specific Off Label Approval Database (SOLAWEB) and aims to be more user-friendly and easier to use, said developers.

Growers can search all of PSD‘s off label approvals by product name, registration number, field of use (fungicide, herbicide, insecticide), crop type and particular pest or disease.

“The new service will be a significant improvement over the previous database in terms of its speed, reliability, completeness and clarity,” said PSD approval support manager, Rachel Brown.

“Information will be simpler to search, more clearly presented and easier to follow.”

The new database is included within the off-label uses page of the PSD‘s main website and can be accessed directly at https://secure.pesticides.gov.uk/offlabels.