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Publication - Statistics Publication

Pesticide usage in Scotland 2016: soft fruit crops

Published: 31 Oct 2017
Part of:
Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781788512589

This publication presents information from a survey of pesticide use on soft fruit crops grown in Scotland during 2016.

113 page PDF

2.9MB

113 page PDF

2.9MB

Contents
Pesticide usage in Scotland 2016: soft fruit crops
Table 36: Total soft fruit crop, comparison with previous years

113 page PDF

2.9MB

Table 36: Total soft fruit crop, comparison with previous years

Pesticide usage 2016, 2014 & 2011/12 (1), total pesticide treated area (ha) of formulations, active substances (a.s.) and quantities used (kg)

2011/12 (1) 2014 2016
Formulations (ha) a.s. (ha) kg Formulations (ha) a.s. (ha) kg Formulations (ha) a.s. (ha) kg
Insecticides/acaracides 7,744 7,744 1,340 9,435 9,435 1,480 5,741 5,741 461
Molluscicides 747 747 193 412 412 109 293 293 68
Fungicides 19,007 22,071 14,240 18,505 21,498 13,436 13,788 16,940 7,055
Sulphur 1,131 1,131 3,171 1,964 1,964 5,913 781 781 3,687
Herbicides 3,309 3,386 1,949 4,246 4,549 3,110 3,958 4,163 3,342
Biological control agents 426 426 N/A 466 466 N/A 622 622 N/A
Biopesticides 1,787 1,787 153 1,759 1,759 136 852 852 70
Physical control 347 347 289 42 325 447 6 24 47
All pesticides 34,498 37,639 21,183 36,828 40,407 24,494 26,041 29,416 14,729
Area grown (ha) (2) 1,662 1,800 1,876

(1) Note: 2014 was the first soft fruit report to contain both non-protected and protected soft fruit which makes data comparison with previous surveys difficult. Non-protected and semi-protected data from the 2012 Soft Fruit Crop survey have been amalgamated with protected data from the 2011 Protected Edible report to allow some comparison. Data users should be aware that there have been minor differences in crop range, crop areas and methods used for estimating pesticide use between surveys. Please see appendix 4 – survey methodology for changes in method between years.

(2) Area grown includes multi-cropping. N/A = not applicable.


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