Publication - Statistics

Pesticide usage - arable crops and potato stores 2018: survey results

Published: 13 Nov 2019
Directorate:
Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate
Part of:
Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781839603099

Information from a survey of pesticide use on arable crops and potato stores in Scotland during 2018.

Pesticide usage - arable crops and potato stores 2018: survey results
Table 11: Potato insecticide and molluscicide formulations - 2018

Table 11: Potato insecticide and molluscicide formulations - 2018

Area (ha), weight (kg) and percentage of crop treated

Insecticides/nematicides Seed potatoes Ware potatoes Total 2018 Total 2018 2016(1) 2016(1)
ha % ha % ha kg ha kg
Acetamiprid 222 1 523 3 746 37 1,996 97
Esfenvalerate 18,034 63 4,567 23 22,601 109 26,467 126
Flonicamid 4,664 34 2,121 7 6,785 447 3,852 306
Fosthiazate 0 0 108 1 108 162 2,415 5,370
Lambda-cyhalothrin 29,655 70 11,470 41 41,126 280 27,729 189
Oxamyl 1,493 12 293 2 1,786 5,033 761 2,478
Pymetrozine 3,284 26 195 1 3,479 493 7,035 976
Thiacloprid 9,012 69 3,420 15 12,432 1,093 6,773 591
Thiamethoxam 1,023 8 600 4 1,622 21 1,101 22
All insecticides/nematicides 67,388 86 23,297 64 90,685 7,675 78,719 10,166
Molluscicides            
Ferric phosphate 2,200 11 6,256 19 8,456 1,330 6,068 653
Metaldehyde 3,137 17 10,084 38 13,220 1,624 27,364 2,854
All molluscicides 5,336 22 16,340 47 21,676 2,955 33,432 3,506
Area grown 12,091   15,268   27,359 27,526  

(1) For full list of formulations recorded in 2016 please refer to the 2016 report(3)


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