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 25: Cereals, comparison with previous years

Table 25: Cereals, 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 141,647 141,647 17,127 75,473 75,473 1,447 78,127 78,127 385
Molluscicides 11,155 11,155 1,184 18,520 18,520 2,436 29,439 29,439 3,322
Fungicides 1,877,867 3,069,096 454,831 1,762,377 2,879,227 463,707 1,710,838 2,659,346 450,428
Sulphur 9,482 9,482 19,050 8,412 8,412 22,980 1,339 1,339 2,261
Herbicides/desiccants 1,187,398 1,811,144 435,914 1,163,254 1,759,278 421,484 1,130,538 1,739,063 336,584
Growth regulators 525,448 635,135 204,358 488,976 582,317 204,053 448,775 537,939 188,943
Seed treatments 415,382 854,612 14,291 399,608 845,878 13,815 365,829 666,313 8,435
All pesticides 4,168,379 6,532,270 1,146,754 3,916,621 6,169,106 1,129,922 3,764,885 5,711,567 990,358
Area grown (ha) 461,474     432,077     425,674    

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.  Cereals crops include winter barley, spring barley, winter wheat, spring wheat, winter oats, spring oats and winter rye.  It should be noted that there may be minor differences in the range of crops surveyed between years.


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