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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 11 Vegetables (excluding legumes and leaf brassicas) seed treatment formulations

Area treated (ha), percentage of crop treated and percentage of crop grown from transplants

Seed treatments Carrots Turnips & swedes Other vegetable crops (1) Total 2013
  (ha) (%) (ha) (%) (ha) (%) (ha) (ha)
Bacillus subtilis 0 0 30 2 0 0 30 486
Cymoxanil/fludioxonil/metalaxyl-M 2,312 80 0 0 433 59 2,745 2,025
Iprodione 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 43
Metalaxyl-M 317 11 0 0 0 0 317 0
Tefluthrin 1,465 50 0 0 9 1 1,474 1,454
Thiamethoxam 317 11 407 27 0 0 724 50
Thiram 317 11 979 65 60 8 1,356 1,555
Unspecified seed treatment (2) 0 0 229 15 0 0 229 0
All seed treatments 4,729 93 1,645 100 504 65 6,878 5,614
Crop grown from transplant 0 0 0 0 141 19 141 204
No seed treatment 216 7 0 0 37 5 252 1,381
Area grown 2,908   1,503   730   5,142 5,623

(1) Other vegetable crops include perennial rhubarb over one year old. Therefore, seed treatment and transplant information was not collected.
(2) Refer to Appendix 3 for definition.

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