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Publication - Statistics Publication

Pesticide usage in Scotland: arable crops and potato stores 2016

Published: 31 Oct 2017
Part of:
Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781788512596

This publication presents information from a survey of pesticide use on arable crops and potato stores in Scotland during 2016.

178 page PDF

3.2MB

178 page PDF

3.2MB

Contents
Pesticide usage in Scotland: arable crops and potato stores 2016
Table 42 Potatoes, comparison with previous years

178 page PDF

3.2MB

Table 42 Potatoes, comparison with previous years

Pesticide usage in 2012, 2014 and 2016, area treated with formulations (Forms), active substances (a.s.) and quantity applied (kg)

2012

2014

2016

Forms (ha)

a.s. (ha)

kg

Forms (ha)

a.s. (ha)

kg

Forms (ha)

a.s. (ha)

kg

Insecticides & nematicides

85,246

85,246

20,085

102,147

102,147

11,361

78,719

78,719

10,166

Molluscicides

51,567

51,567

5,439

24,918

24,918

2,445

33,432

33,432

3,506

Fungicides

451,729

571,088

159,735

402,924

539,323

176,009

370,696

506,007

175,215

Sulphur

863

863

4,833

0

0

0

265

265

424

Herbicides/desiccants

126,444

130,181

54,561

115,397

116,130

47,548

121,927

124,952

49,369

Growth regulators

83

83

250

1,613

1,613

4,648

2,515

2,515

7,338

Seed treatments

31,427

37,722

13,741

29,663

35,752

11,911

24,828

27,973

11,014

All pesticides

747,359

876,750

258,644

676,664

819,884

253,922

632,381

773,863

257,032

Area grown (ha)

29,536

28,511

27,526

Note: Unspecified treatments have been included in the formulation and active substance areas, however as their weights are unknown they cannot be included in the quantities applied.


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