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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 33 Principal active substances by area treated

Area treated (hectares) with the 20 most used active substances on all vegetable crops surveyed

  Active substance Type (1) 2015 2013 % change
1 Lambda-cyhalothrin I 18,622 16,277 14
2 Metalaxyl-M F/S 15,433 13,240 17
3 Fludioxonil F/S 14,762 11,180 32
4 Pendimethalin H 13,138 11,272 17
5 Pirimicarb I 12,990 8,706 49
6 Azoxystrobin F 12,786 9,224 39
7 Cymoxanil S 10,535 9,259 14
8 Boscalid F 9,528 6,021 58
9 Pyraclostrobin F 9,528 6,021 58
10 Linuron H 9,500 6,137 55
11 Tebuconazole F 8,694 6,146 41
12 Imazamox H 7,768 5,008 55
13 Prothioconazole F 7,373 7,634 -3
14 Clomazone H 5,804 4,190 39
15 Copper oxychloride F 5,409 2,831 91
16 Deltamethrin I 5,086 6,623 -23
17 Glyphosate H 4,265 2,027 110
18 Metaldehyde M 4,250 3,124 36
19 Cyprodinil F 4,227 1,920 120
20 Metazachlor H 3,856 3,921 -2

(1) Pesticide type = F: Fungicide, H: Herbicide, I: Insecticide, M: Molluscicide, S: Seed treatment

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