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

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Area of commercial fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides applied, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1996 to 2006)
(Newfoundland and Labrador)
  1996 2001 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
  number % change
N.L.          
Commercial fertilizer          
Area in hectares1 6,464 6,415 6,143 -5.0 -4.2
Farm reporting 392 352 279 -28.8 -20.7
Percentage of total farms 52.8 54.7 50.0 -5.3 -8.6
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 16 18 22 37.5 22.2
Herbicides2          
Area in hectares1 702 1,067 1,575 124.4 47.6
Farm reporting 151 140 121 -19.9 -13.6
Percentage of total farms 20.4 21.8 21.7 6.4 -0.5
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 5 8 13 160.0 62.5
Insecticides2          
Area in hectares1 490 641 531 8.3 -17.2
Farm reporting 152 151 100 -34.2 -33.8
Percentage of total farms 20.5 23.5 17.9 -12.7 -23.8
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 3 4 5 66.7 25.0
Fungicides2          
Area in hectares1 159 310 225 40.9 -27.5
Farm reporting 40 61 37 -7.5 -39.3
Percentage of total farms 5.4 9.5 6.6 22.2 -30.5
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 4 5 6 50.0 20.0

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