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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

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Contents
Pesticide usage in Scotland: arable crops and potato stores 2016
Appendix 1 – Estimated application tables

178 page PDF

3.2MB

Appendix 1 – Estimated application tables

Table 1 Percentage of each crop treated with pesticides and mean number of spray applications - 2016

Fungicides

Herbicides

Insecticides (2)

Molluscicides

%

sp apps

%

sp apps

%

sp apps

%

sp apps

Winter barley

96

2.8

95

2.3

28

1.0

4

1.1

Spring barley

93

1.8

96

1.7

8

1.0

<0.5

1.0

Winter wheat

99

3.7

98

2.2

27

1.2

12

1.3

Spring wheat

46

1.7

91

1.4

3

1.0

0

0.0

Winter oats

92

2.6

92

2.5

55

1.0

1

1.0

Spring oats

77

1.8

83

1.6

22

1.0

0

0.0

Winter oilseed rape

99

2.9

98

2.6

79

1.8

43

1.3

Seed potatoes

100

8.7

95

2.3

79

5.6

34

2.9

Ware potatoes

98

10.3

98

2.4

51

1.7

55

2.5

Legumes

85

1.6

84

1.8

20

1.3

12

1.0

Total arable crops (1)

94

2.9

96

2.0

23

1.7

8

1.7

Table 1 Percentage of each crop treated with pesticides and mean number of spray applications - 2016 continued

Growth regulators

Any pesticide (excluding STs)

Seed treatments

Any pesticide (including STs)

%

sp apps

%

sp apps

%

%

Winter barley

92

1.9

98

4.7

97

99

Spring barley

18

1.1

98

2.6

92

98

Winter wheat

98

1.9

99

5.3

95

99

Spring wheat

18

1.3

93

2.1

83

93

Winter oats

92

1.3

94

4.4

77

94

Spring oats

68

1.1

86

2.6

78

87

Winter oilseed rape

20

1.0

99

5.9

89

99

Seed potatoes

0

0.0

100

11.1

85

100

Ware potatoes

17

1.0

98

13.5

88

98

Legumes

0

0.0

89

3.3

4

89

Total arable crops (1)

46

1.6

97

4.2

91

98

(1) Includes winter rye and triticale

(2) Includes nematicides

Note: STs = seed treatments

The average number of spray applications is calculated only on the areas using each pesticide group and therefore the minimum number of applications is always going to be one (see Appendix 3 – definitions and notes for details).


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