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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

2.3MB

119 page PDF

2.3MB

Contents
Pesticide Usage in Scotland: Outdoor Vegetable Crops 2015
Appendix 1 - Estimated application tables

119 page PDF

2.3MB

Appendix 1 - Estimated application tables

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

Crop Fungicides Herbicides Insecticides Molluscicides
  % sp apps % sp apps % sp apps % sp apps
Vining peas 80 1.1 100 1.6 85 1.1 0 0.0
Broad beans 100 3.8 100 1.3 100 4.1 0 0.0
Brussels sprouts 100 5.6 100 1.6 100 5.5 100 5.9
Cabbage 84 2.8 91 1.7 96 4.2 84 1.7
Calabrese 99 3.9 100 2.5 99 1.5 <0.5 1.0
Other Brassicas 84 2.0 85 3.0 84 3.0 94 2.8
Carrots 81 7.2 93 3.8 92 4.6 0 0.0
Turnips & swede 98 2.0 100 1.6 88 1.9 44 1.1
Other vegetable crops 83 4.6 84 3.1 82 3.2 16 1.0
Total vegetable crops 86 3.2 98 2.1 90 2.5 12 3.2
Crop Sulphur Biopesticides Any pesticide (excluding STs) Seed treatments Any pesticide (including STs)
  % sp apps % sp apps % sp apps % %
Vining peas 15 1.0 0 0.0 100 2.5 100 100
Broad beans 0 0.0 0 0.0 100 6.3 100 100
Brussels sprouts 0 0.0 <0.5 1.0 100 14.2 0 100
Cabbage 0 0.0 6 1.0 97 7.6 25 97
Calabrese 40 1.9 0 0.0 100 7.7 <0.5 100
Other Brassicas 0 0.0 0 0.0 95 9.0 0.5 95
Carrots 0 0.0 0 0.0 93 10.6 93 93
Turnips & swedes 0 0.0 0 0.0 100 4.5 100 100
Other vegetable crops 29 1.0 8 1.1 94 7.6 65 94
Total vegetable crops 12 1.3 0.5 1.1 98 5.8 79 98

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).

Growth regulators accounted for less than one per cent of the total pesticide treated area; therefore they have been excluded from table 1. See tables 14 and 28 for details.


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