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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 23 Leaf brassica herbicide active substances

Area treated (ha), percentage of crop treated and quantity (kg) of active substances for all crops

Herbicides Brussels sprouts Cabbages Calabrese Other brassicas Total
  (ha) (%) (ha) (%) (ha) (%) (ha) (%) (ha) (kg)
Clomazone 417 54 272 91 344 20 2 1 1,035 62
Clopyralid 16 2 0 0 343 15 0 0 359 39
Glyphosate 0 0 0 0 2,060 90 437 84 2,497 2,446
Metazachlor 417 54 272 91 1,595 94 221 85 2,504 1,832
Pendimethalin 776 100 194 65 556 33 0 0 1,526 1,791
Tepraloxydim 0 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 15 1
All herbicides 1,626 100 738 91 4,914 100 660 85 7,938 6,170
Area grown 777   299   1,688   260   3,025  

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