EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 1998 Num. article: 1998/58

BBCH Growth Stage Keys

The BBCH Growth Stage Keys provide a standard and uniform description of the clearly visible growth stages of plants. Keys have been prepared for many important crops, such as cereals, rice, maize, rape, potato, fruit trees, small fruits, vegetables, etc. In 1997, they were recommended by the EPPO Working Party on Plant Protection Products and by Council for use in EPPO countries. They thus replace the previously recommended EPPO Growth Stage Keys. The BBCH Growth Stage Keys are available in two different forms:

1) As BBCH Monograph, published by Blackwell, in four languages (English, Spanish, French and German) combined in one volume. The price of one book is GBP 50.
Orders can be addressed to:
Blackwell Science
Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0EL, UK
Tel: (44) 1 865 206206 Fax: (44) 1 865 206 219

2) As plastified booklets, published by Novartis and BASF in four languages (English, Spanish, French and German) in 4 separate volumes which can conveniently be used in the field.

Price for + 6 copies
Price for - 5 copies
Send order to
CHF 20.00
CHF 40.00
Novartis Crop Protection AG
att. M. C. Dachler
CP 2.1 Rosental
4002 Basel
Fax: (41) 61 697 85 21
DEM 30.00
DEM 50.00
BASF Agrarzentrum Limburgerhof
att. Dr H. Bleiholder
Carl-Bosch-Strasse 64
67117 Limburgerhof
Fax: (49) 623 660 954


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