Pesticide usage in Scotland 2016: soft fruit crops

A revised version of this report has been issued to correct inaccuracies in active substance application weight data that were overestimated in the original report. This issue only affects certain herbicide active substances in relation to quantity applied. Please do not use the original version of this report as this has now been replaced by the revised 2020 report: Pesticide usage in Scotland 2016: soft fruit crops – revised 2020.

This publication presents information from a survey of pesticide use on soft fruit crops grown in Scotland during 2016.

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Table 10: Blackcurrant insecticide and acaricide formulations - 2016

Area (ha) and percentage of crop treated

Insecticides/acaricides Blackcurrants 2014 (1)
(Ha) (%) (Ha)
Deltamethrin 1 <0.5 0
Lambda-cyhalothrin 387 68 435
Spinosad 57 19 0
Spirotetramat 153 27 67
Thiacloprid 345 72 279
All insecticides/acaricides 943 92 1,656
Area grown 304 341

(1) For full list of formulations recorded in 2014 please refer to the 2014 report (3)

Note: no biologicals were recorded on blackcurrants


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