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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
Appendix 1: Estimated application tables

113 page PDF

2.9MB

Appendix 1: Estimated application tables

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

All Strawberry All Raspberry All Blackcurrant All other soft fruit All soft fruit
% sp apps % sp apps % sp apps % sp apps % sp apps
Insecticides/acaricides 92 3.0 81 1.6 92 2.4 81 2.5 88 2.6
Molluscicides 20 1.3 <0.5 1.0 0 0.0 9 1.9 12 1.3
Biologicals (1) 43 2.7 16 1.5 0 0.0 34 2.9 30 2.6
Fungicides 94 7.2 87 4.0 87 5.3 51 3.1 86 6.0
Sulphur 18 1.9 10 1.0 68 2.0 1 2.0 23 1.8
Herbicides 52 2.2 72 1.8 91 1.6 53 1.4 62 1.9
Physical control 1 2.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 2.1
Any pesticide 96 11.3 92 6.4 99 8.1 84 5.8 94 9.3

Cont…

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

Non-protected strawberry Protected Strawberry Non-protected raspberry Protected raspberry Non-protected other soft fruit Protected other soft fruit
% sp apps % sp apps % sp apps % sp apps % sp apps % sp apps
Insecticides/acaricides 2 1.0 99 3.0 52 1.1 >99 1.7 31 1.4 >99 2.6
Molluscicides 2 2.0 21 1.3 0 0.0 <0.5 1.0 0 0.0 12 1.9
Biologicals (1) 0 0.0 47 2.7 0 0.0 26 1.5 0 0.0 46 2.9
Fungicides 38 2.6 99 7.3 69 4.2 99 3.9 37 3.9 56 2.9
Sulphur 0 0.0 20 1.9 26 1.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 1 2.0
Herbicides 25 2.9 54 2.2 81 2.1 67 1.5 36 1.6 59 1.3
Physical control 0 0.0 1 2.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Any pesticide 41 4.3 >99 11.6 81 6.0 >99 6.6 41 4.9 100 6.0

Note: (1) Biologicals include biopesticides and biological control agents

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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