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Pesticide Usage in Scotland: Outdoor Vegetable Crops 2015

Information from a survey of pesticide use on vegetable crops grown for human consumption in Scotland during 2015.

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Table 10 Leaf brassica biopesticide formulations

Area (ha) and percentage of crop treated

Biopesticides Brussels sprouts Cabbages Calabrese Other brassicas Total 2013
  (ha) (%) (ha) (%) (ha) (%) (ha) (%) (ha) (ha)
Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki 1 <0.5 17 6 0 0 0 0 18 0
All Biopesticides 1 <0.5 17 6 0 0 0 0 18 0
Area grown 777   299   1,688   260   3,025 2,626

Note: Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki is a bio-insecticide.

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