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 22: Principal active substances by area treated

Table 22: Principal active substances by area treated

Area treated (1000 ha) with the 50 most used active substances, including seed treatments, on all crops surveyed

  Active substance Type(1) 2018 2016 % change
1 Prothioconazole S/F 677 719 -6
2 Chlorothalonil F 551 532 4
3 Tebuconazole S/F 381 383 -1
4 Epoxiconazole F 276 256 8
5 Chlormequat G 201 231 -13
6 Metsulfuron-methyl H 178 173 3
7 Fluxapyroxad F 169 139 22
8 Thifensulfuron-methyl H 169 155 9
9 Glyphosate H 166 196 -15
10 Fluroxypyr H 163 142 15
11 Diflufenican H 155 158 -2
12 Trifloxystrobin F 149 138 8
13 Trinexapac-ethyl G 148 158 -7
14 Pendimethalin H 130 127 2
15 Fenpropimorph F 128 102 26
16 Mecoprop-P H 126 191 -34
17 Tribenuron-methyl H 121 123 -2
18 Lambda-cyhalothrin I 118 113 4
19 Imazalil S 105 36 190
20 Ipconazole S 102 32 220
21 Mancozeb F 94 82 15
22 Cymoxanil F 90 137 -34
23 Picolinafen H 87 75 17
24 Flufenacet H 87 87 <0.5
25 Florasulam H 87 70 24
26 Bixafen F 85 92 -7
27 Halauxifen-methyl H 84 0.26 32,228
28 Fluoxastrobin F 81 95 -15
29 Spiroxamine F 73 164 -56
30 Prochloraz S/F 72 258 -72
31 Fludioxonil S 72 35 106
32 Pyraclostrobin F 70 82 -15
33 Prohexadione-calcium G 62 44 41
34 Boscalid F 59 62 -4
35 2-Chloroethylphosphonic acid G 58 73 -21
36 Mepiquat chloride G 57 51 10
37 Cyazofamid F 55 62 -12
38 Fluopyram S/F 51 119 -57
39 Metaldehyde M 49 58 -15
40 Cyflufenamid F 49 17 196
41 Pinoxaden H 48 45 7
42 Proquinazid F 45 73 -38
43 Dimethomorph F 43 32 34
44 Diquat H 40 58 -30
45 Dicamba H 40 69 -42
46 Cyprodinil F 35 51 -31
47 Azoxystrobin F 33 34 -1
48 Mandipropamid F 33 40 -18
49 Esfenvalerate I 31 31 1
50 Thiram S 28 32 -13

(1) Pesticide type = F: Fungicide, G: Growth regulator, H: Herbicide, I: Insecticide, M: Molluscicide, S: Seed treatment.


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