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Pesticide usage in Scotland 2016: soft fruit crops

Published: 31 Oct 2017
Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate
Part of:
Farming and rural

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 Please do not use the original version of this report as this has now been replaced by the revised 2020 report: Pesticide usage in Scotland 2016: soft fruit crops – revised 2020.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

Pesticide usage in Scotland 2016: soft fruit crops
Table 32: Mode of action/chemical group of herbicide active substances - 2016

Table 32: Mode of action/chemical group of herbicide active substances - 2016

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

Mode of Action Active substances Chemical Group HRAC Group Total Soft Fruit
(Ha) (Kg)
Inhibition of acetyl CoA carboxylase Cycloxydim Cyclohexanedione A 5 2
Fluazifop-P-Butyl Aryloxyphenoxy-propionate A 34 4
All inhibition of acetyl CoA carboxylase 39 7
Inhibition of photosynthesis at photosystem II Lenacil Uracil C1 7 14
Metamitron Triazinone C1 29 43
Metribuzin Triazinone C1 205 90
Phenmedipham Phenyl-carbamate C1 5 2
All inhibition of photosynthesis at photosystem II 245 149
Photosystem-I-electron diversion Diquat Bibyridylium D 1,404 595
All photosystem-I-electron diversion 1,404 595
Inhibition of protoporphyrinogen oxidase Carfentrazone-Ethyl Triazolinone E 218 8
All Inhibition of protoporphyrinogen oxidase 218 8
Inhibition of EPSP synthase Glyphosate Glycine G 262 370
All inhibition of EPSP synthase 262 370
Inhibition of glutamine synthetase Glufosinate-Ammonium Phosphinic acid H 73 45
All inhibition of glutamine synthetase 73 45
Microtubule assembly inhibition Pendimethalin Dinitroaniline K1 336 440
Propyzamide Benzamide K1 183 243
All microtubule assembly inhibition 519 683
Inhibition of VLCFAs Flufenacet Oxyacetamide K3 205 123
Napropamide Acetamide K3 555 1,261
All inhibition of VLCFAs 760 1,384
Inhibition of cell wall synthesis Isoxaben Benzamide L 609 97
All inhibition of cell wall synthesis 609 97
Action like indole acetic acid Clopyralid Pyridine carboxylic acid O 34 4
All action like indole acetic acid 34 4
All herbicides 4,163 3,342
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 Herbicide Resistance Action Committee ( HRAC) webpage (9) .