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 Please do not use the original version of this report as this has now been replaced by the revised 2020 report: Pesticide usage in Scotland 2016: soft fruit crops – revised 2020.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


Thanks are due to all the growers who provided the information for this report. Thanks are also due to Jackie Hughes ( SASA), Sarah Cook, Peter Gladders and Sacha White ( ADAS) for editorial assistance. In addition, the authors are grateful for the support from Mr David Garthwaite and his colleagues at Fera Science Limited, Mr Paul Gavin at the Scottish Government’s Agricultural Census Analysis Team and to Mr Adrian Roberts of Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland.


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