Area of commercial fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides applied, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1996 to 2006) (Canada)

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Area of commercial fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides applied, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1996 to 2006)
(Canada)
  1996 2001 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
  number % change
Canada          
Commercial fertilizer          
Area in hectares1 24,942,635 24,014,814 25,348,013 1.6 5.6
Farm reporting 162,257 134,120 118,226 -27.1 -11.9
Percentage of total farms 58.7 54.3 51.5 -12.3 -5.2
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 154 179 214 39.0 19.6
Herbicides2          
Area in hectares1 23,264,691 25,900,911 24,820,210 6.7 -4.2
Farm reporting 137,184 126,850 103,496 -24.6 -18.4
Percentage of total farms 49.6 51.4 45.1 -9.1 -12.3
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 170 204 240 41.2 17.6
Insecticides2          
Area in hectares1 2,935,144 2,225,938 2,394,382 -18.4 7.6
Farm reporting 39,087 27,742 23,874 -38.9 -13.9
Percentage of total farms 14.1 11.2 10.4 -26.2 -7.1
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 75 80 100 33.3 25.0
Fungicides2          
Area in hectares1 1,818,436 2,572,388 2,859,798 57.3 11.2
Farm reporting 22,022 22,482 19,629 -10.9 -12.7
Percentage of total farms 8.0 9.1 8.6 7.5 -5.5
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 83 114 146 75.9 28.1

For more information on the concepts, methods and quality of the data contained in this table, consult the 2006 Census of Agriculture.