Publication - Statistics

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

Published: 13 Nov 2019
Directorate:
Agriculture and Rural Delivery 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.

130 page PDF

2.2 MB

130 page PDF

2.2 MB

Contents
Pesticide usage - arable crops and potato stores 2018: survey results
Table 26: Potatoes comparison with previous years

130 page PDF

2.2 MB

Table 26: Potatoes 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 102,147 102,147 11,361 78,719 78,719 10,166 90,685 90,685 7,675
Molluscicides 24,918 24,918 2,445 33,432 33,432 3,506 21,676 21,676 2,955
Fungicides 402,924 539,323 176,009 370,696 506,007 175,215 306,927 441,298 166,694
Sulphur 0 0 0 265 265 424 0 0 0
Herbicides/desiccants 115,397 116,130 47,548 121,927 124,952 49,369 113,567 117,357 43,202
Growth regulators 1,613 1,613 4,648 2,515 2,515 7,338 323 323 775
Seed treatments 29,663 35,752 11,911 24,828 27,973 11,014 25,048 25,048 7,239
All pesticides 676,664 819,884 253,922 632,381 773,863 257,032 558,227 696,387 228,539
Area grown (ha) 28,511     27,526     27,359    

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.  Potatoes include seed potatoes and ware potatoes.


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