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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 24 Leaf brassica biopesticide active substances

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

Biopesticides Brussels sprouts Cabbages Calabrese Other brassicas Total
  (ha) (%) (ha) (%) (ha) (%) (ha) (%) (ha) (kg)
Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki 1 0 17 6 0 0 0 0 18 0.4
All biopesticides 1 <0.5 17 6 0 0 0 0 18 0.4
Area grown 777   299   1,688   260   3,025  

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

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