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 24: Total arable crop, comparison with previous years

Table 24: Total arable crop, comparison with previous years

Pesticide usage in 2014, 2016 and 2018, area treated with formulations and active substances (a.s.) and the weight (kg) applied

  2014 2016 2018
Formulations a.s. Weight Formulations a.s. Weight Formulations a.s. Weight
ha ha kg ha ha kg ha ha kg
Insecticides/nematicides 293,363 293,363 29,389 198,964 198,964 12,428 202,792 202,792 8,616
Molluscicides 54,171 54,171 5,333 68,645 68,645 7,843 75,033 75,033 8,716
Fungicides 2,445,034 3,852,458 660,121 2,239,796 3,550,384 660,809 2,128,624 3,273,378 636,729
Sulphur 11,468 11,468 24,353 11,879 11,879 37,467 1,562 1,562 2,662
Herbicides/desiccants 1,416,298 2,060,274 553,963 1,383,643 1,997,906 533,728 1,349,368 1,983,129 448,425
Growth regulators 530,753 644,131 209,708 497,456 596,763 212,489 454,237 548,541 190,656
Seed treatments 496,527 996,382 26,838 451,389 926,172 25,150 420,451 747,314 15,997
All pesticides 5,247,614 7,912,247 1,509,705 4,851,771 7,350,712 1,489,914 4,632,066 6,831,748 1,311,801
Total area grown (ha) 531,269     494,167     489,309    

Note: Unspecified treatments have been included in the formulation and active substance areas, however as their weights are unknown they cannot be included in the quantities applied.  Total arable crop includes cereals, oilseed rape, potatoes and legumes.  It should be noted that there may be minor differences in the range of crops surveyed between years.


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