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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 25 Vegetables (excluding legumes and leaf brassicas) seed treatment active substances

Area treated (ha), percentage of crop treated and grown from transplants and quantity (kg) of active ingredients for all crops

Seed treatments Carrots Turnips & swedes Other vegetable crops Total
  (ha) (%) (ha) (%) (ha) (%) (ha) (kg)
Bacillus subtilis 0 0 30 2 0 0 30 N/K
Cymoxanil 2,312 80 0 0 433 59 2,745 2
Fludioxonil 2,312 80 0 0 433 59 2,745 1
Iprodione 0 0 0 0 2 <0.5 2 <0.5
Metalaxyl-M 2,629 90 0 0 433 59 3,062 3
Tefluthrin 1,465 50 0 0 9 1 1,474 72
Thiamethoxam 317 11 407 27 0 0 724 66
Thiram 317 11 979 65 60 8 1,356 4
Unspecified seed treatment (2) 0 0 229 15 0 0 229 N/K
All seed treatments 9,354 93 1,645 100 1,370 65 12,368 148 (1)
Crop grown from transplant 0 0 0 0 141 19 141 N/A
No seed treatment 216 7 0 0 37 5 252 N/A
Area grown 2,908   1,503   730   5,142  

(1) The total weight of seed treatments excludes unspecified seed treatments as their weight is unknown.
(2) Refer to Appendix 3 for definition.
N/K = Not known.
N/A = Not applicable.

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