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Publication - Statistics Publication

Pesticide Usage in Scotland: Outdoor Vegetable Crops 2015

Published: 5 Oct 2016
Part of:
Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781786524676

Information from a survey of pesticide use on vegetable crops grown for human consumption in Scotland during 2015.

119 page PDF

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119 page PDF

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Contents
Pesticide Usage in Scotland: Outdoor Vegetable Crops 2015
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119 page PDF

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Table 35 Total vegetable crop, comparison with previous years

Pesticide usage in 2011, 2013 and 2015, area treated with formulations and active substances (a.s.) and the quantities (kg) applied

    2011     2013     2015  
  Formulations (ha) a.s. (ha) kg Formulations (ha) a.s. (ha) kg Formulations (ha) a.s. (ha) kg
Insecticides 32,701 33,949 2,612 41,273 41,273 3,992 44,468 44,468 4,240
Molluscicides 8,692 8,692 2,136 7,589 7,589 1,313 6,589 6,589 1,081
Biological agents (1) 314 314 N/A 154 154 N/A 0 0 0
Biopesticides 25 25 1 0 0 0 82 82 2
Fungicides 45,711 62,263 18,892 42,753 58,228 13,796 58,702 81,890 20,429
Sulphur 1,645 1,645 3,751 1,495 1,495 5,341 2,556 2,556 6,335
Herbicides 37,124 44,480 24,061 41,424 48,880 26,379 50,079 58,701 33,513
Growth regulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 104 104 500
Physical control 0 0 0 312 312 1,048 0 0 0
Seed treatments (1) 12,292 31,043 1,049 14,622 33,141 1,153 16,373 37,444 1,203
All pesticides 138,504 182,411 52,500 149,623 191,073 53,022 178,953 231,834 67,303
Area grown 15,318 (2)     15,968 ( 3)     16,672 (4)    

(1) No weights can be calculated for biological control agents and biological seed treatments.
(2) Includes 72 hectares of multi-cropping.
(3) Includes 66 hectares of multi-cropping.
(4) No multi-cropping was encountered in 2015.


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