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

    Research output: Book/Report/Policy BriefCommissioned report

    Abstract

    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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