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 Please do not use the original version of this report as this has now been replaced by the revised 2020 report: Pesticide usage in Scotland 2016: soft fruit crops – revised 2020.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.

Table 24: Blackcurrant insecticide active substances - 2016

Area (ha), Quantity (kg) and percentage of crop treated

Insecticides/acaricides Blackcurrants
(Ha) (%) (Kg)
Deltamethrin 1 <0.5 <0.5
Lambda-cyhalothrin 387 68 4
Spinosad 57 19 5
Spirotetramat 153 27 11
Thiacloprid 345 72 41
All insecticides/acaricides 943 92 62
Area grown 304


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