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 Please do not use the original version of this report as this has now been replaced by the revised 2020 report: Pesticide usage in Scotland 2016: soft fruit crops – revised 2020.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 30: Mode of action/chemical group of insecticide active substances - 2016

Area (ha) and quantity (kg) of active substances for all crops

Mode of Action Active substances Chemical Group IRAC Group Total Soft Fruit
(Ha) (Kg)
Acetylcholinesterase (Ache) inhibitors Pirimicarb Carbamate 1A 88 25
Chlorpyrifos Organophosphate 1B 195 92
All Ache inhibitors 283 117
Sodium channel modulators Deltamethrin Pyrethroid 3A 273 2
Lambda-Cyhalothrin Pyrethroid 3A 1,360 13
Pyrethrins Pyrethrin 3A 190 12
All sodium channel modulators 1,823 26
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (naAChR) competitive modulators Thiacloprid Neonicotinoid 4A 1,163 140
All naAChR competitive modulators 1,163 140
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (naAChR) allosteric modulators Spinosad Spinosyns 5 115 10
All naAChR allosteric modulators 115 10
Glutamate-gated chloride channel (GluCl) allosteric modulators Abamectin Avermectins 6 1,035 7
All GluCl allosteric modulators 1,035 7
Chordotonal organ TRPV channel modulators Pymetrozine Pyridine azomethine derivatives 9B 284 57
All chordotonal organ TRPV channel modulators 284 57
Mite growth inhibitors Clofentezine Tetrazine 10A 601 77
Etoxazole Etoxazole 10B 162 5
All mite growth inhibitors 763 82
Mitochondrial complex I electron transport inhibitors Fenpyroximate METI acaricides/insecticides 21A 2 0
Tebufenpyrad METI acaricides/insecticides 21A 78 9
All mitochondrial complex I electron transport inhibitors 80 9
Inhibitors of acetyl CoA carboxylase Spirotetramat Tetramic acid 23 153 11
Spirodiclofen Tetronic acid 23 37 1
Spiromesifen Tetronic acid 23 5 1
All Inhibitors of acetyl CoA carboxylase 195 13
All insecticides 5,741 461
Area grown 1,876

Note: Active substances have been grouped by their mode of action. Full details on mode of action classification can be found on the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee ( IRAC) webpage (7) .


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