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 27: Oilseed rape, comparison with previous years

Table 27: Oilseed rape, 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 47,987 47,987 886 43,782 43,782 805 33,353 33,353 551
Molluscicides 18,098 18,098 1,705 16,234 16,234 1,846 23,917 23,917 2,439
Fungicides 160,020 237,183 27,642 100,681 154,974 19,361 109,052 169,723 18,933
Sulphur 1,072 1,072 3,426 2,973 2,973 12,995 223 223 401
Herbicides/desiccants 105,740 123,196 64,310 90,409 104,526 56,768 100,286 120,243 64,895
Growth regulators 3,692 7,383 702 5,965 11,931 1,098 5,139 10,279 938
Seed treatments 50,288 104,457 534 26,789 52,157 298 29,574 55,953 323
All pesticides 386,898 539,378 99,205 286,833 386,577 93,171 301,544 413,690 88,480
Area planted (ha) 36,419     30,142     32,735    

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.  Oilseed rape includes winter oilseed rape and spring oilseed rape.  It should be noted that there may be minor differences in the range of crops surveyed between years.


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