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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 34 Principal active substances by weight

Quantity (kg) of the 20 most used active substances on all vegetable crops surveyed

  Active substance Type (1) 2015 2013 % change
1 Pendimethalin H 13,574 10,847 25
2 Sulphur SU 6,335 5,341 19
3 Prosulfocarb H 4,367 2,186 100
4 Glyphosate H 3,900 2,222 76
5 Metazachlor H 2,826 2,787 1
6 Linuron H 2,769 1,641 69
7 Azoxystrobin F 2,571 2,060 25
8 Boscalid F 2,291 1,486 54
9 Copper oxychloride F 2,047 1,015 102
10 Fenpropimorph F 1,984 1,446 37
11 Chlorothalonil F 1,812 1,291 40
12 Pirimicarb I 1,793 1,190 51
13 Metalaxyl-M F/S 1,778 1,446 23
14 Oxamyl I 1,764 1,895 -7
15 Bentazone H 1,661 1,074 55
16 Tebuconazole F 1,463 1,044 40
17 Prothioconazole F 1,414 1,462 -3
18 Cyprodinil F 1,336 631 112
19 MCPB H 1,190 880 35
20 Fludioxonil F/S 1,020 558 83

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

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