Publication - Statistics

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 Please do not use the original version of this report as this has now been replaced by the revised 2020 report: Pesticide usage in Scotland 2016: soft fruit crops – revised 2020.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
Appendix 2: Survey statistics

Appendix 2: Survey statistics

Census and sample information

Table 37 Census crop areas 2016

Census area (ha) of arable crops grown in Scotland

Scotland 2016 Scotland 2014 % change
Strawberry 993 913 9
Raspberry 326 311 5
Blackcurrants 302 308 -2
Blueberries 132 45 192
Mixed and other soft fruits 122 166 -27
All soft fruit 1,876 1,744 8

Note: Data taken from the 2016 and 2014 June Agricultural Census.

All areas exclude multi-cropping.

It was estimated from crops encountered in the 2016 sample, that 7 ha of the mixed and other soft fruit categories in the census were raspberry, strawberry, blueberry or blackcurrant