Potential impacts arising from pesticide withdrawals to Scotland's plant health

KA Evans

Research output: Book/Report/Policy Brief/Technical BriefCommissioned report


Out of the 50 most applied active substances in Scotland to crops in the
Agriculture/Production Horticulture sector (based on the last Scottish Pesticide Usage
Survey), there are 12 active substances rated as at high risk of withdrawal, 19 active substances
rated medium risk of withdrawal, and 19 active substances rated No/low risk of withdrawal.
Alternatives for many of the active substances at risk of loss are either non-existent, are
limited, more expensive, or require a greater shift into the use of biological pesticides and
increased adoption of integrated approaches to achieve effective pest, weed and disease
management. Targeted pesticide use within an integrated pest management (IPM) system is
recommended to maintain effective management and conserve the remaining pesticides
though reducing risk of resistance and insensitivity
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPlant Health Centre
Commissioning bodyPlant Health Centre
Number of pages13
Publication statusFirst published - 2019


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