Pesticide Usage Survey (1986 -2015)

This survey by Fera is commissioned to conduct agricultural, horticultural and amenity pesticide usage surveys by the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) of the Health and Safety Executive. The reports have many important uses such as informing pesticide risk assessment (authorisation) processes, assessing the economic and/or environmental implications of the introduction of new active substances and the withdrawal/non-authorisation of pesticide products. The main use of reports is quantifying pesticide usage and changes in the use of active substances over time.

The Fera website provides references for reports from 1965 onwards but the downloadable content only starts from 1986. The reports between 1986-2010 are for Great Britain only, but after 2010 reports change to cover the whole of the United Kingdom.

Data is also downloadable in tabular format for specified region, pesticide, crop, etc.

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Provenance & quality

Below is a list of the range of reports published covering pesticide usage topics and the years in which they are published . Aerial applications (GB): 1998- 2002; Amenity pesticides (UK): 2012; Arable farm crops (GB): 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008; Arable farm crops (UK): 2010, 2012, 2014; Commercial grain stores (GB): 1998-99, 2003, 2008; Farm grain stores (GB): 1998-99, 2003, 2008; Grassland & fodder crops (GB): 1997, 2002, 2005, 2009; Grassland & fodder crops (UK): 2013; Hardy nursery stock (GB): 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009; Hops (GB): 2000, 2004, 2008; Mushrooms (GB): 1999, 2003, 2007; Orchards and fruit stores (GB): 2000, 2004, 2008; Orchards (UK): 2012, 2014; Outdoor bulbs and flowers (GB): 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009; Outdoor vegetable crops (GB): 1999, 2003, 2007; Outdoor vegetable crops (UK): 2011, 2013; Potato stores in (GB): 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010; Potato stores (UK): 2010, 2012, 2014; Protected crops (edible and ornamental) (GB): 1999, 2003, 2007; Protected crops (edible) (UK): 2011, 2013; Review of usage of pesticides in agriculture and horticulture (GB): 1986-1996; Rodenticide use on farms growing arable crops (GB): 1998, 2000; Rodenticide use on farms growing grassland and fodder crops (GB): 1997; Rodenticide use by local authorities: 1997, 2001; Soft fruit (GB): 1997, 2001, 2006; Soft fruit (UK): 2010, 2012, 2014.

Authors

Pesticide usage survey team
Fera

Spatial

Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Farming , Environment , Utilities / Communication
Keywords
Agricultural Practices Agriculture Environmental risk National