Table 36: Total soft fruit crop, comparison with previous years
Pesticide usage 2016, 2014 & 2011/12 (1), total pesticide treated area (ha) of formulations, active substances (a.s.) and quantities used (kg)
|Formulations (ha)||a.s. (ha)||kg||Formulations (ha)||a.s. (ha)||kg||Formulations (ha)||a.s. (ha)||kg|
|Biological control agents||426||426||N/A||466||466||N/A||622||622||N/A|
|Area grown (ha) (2)||1,662||1,800||1,876|
(1) Note: 2014 was the first soft fruit report to contain both non-protected and protected soft fruit which makes data comparison with previous surveys difficult. Non-protected and semi-protected data from the 2012 Soft Fruit Crop survey have been amalgamated with protected data from the 2011 Protected Edible report to allow some comparison. Data users should be aware that there have been minor differences in crop range, crop areas and methods used for estimating pesticide use between surveys. Please see appendix 4 – survey methodology for changes in method between years.
(2) Area grown includes multi-cropping. N/A = not applicable.