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

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Area of commercial fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides applied, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1996 to 2006)
(Prince Edward Island)
  1996 2001 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
  number % change
P.E.I.          
Commercial fertilizer          
Area in hectares1 119,541 110,102 112,193 -6.1 1.9
Farm reporting 1,534 1,232 1,075 -29.9 -12.7
Percentage of total farms 69.2 66.8 63.2 -8.7 -5.4
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 78 89 104 33.3 16.9
Herbicides2          
Area in hectares1 91,367 92,732 87,699 -4.0 -5.4
Farm reporting 1,212 1,087 876 -27.7 -19.4
Percentage of total farms 54.7 58.9 51.5 -5.9 -12.7
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 75 85 100 33.3 17.6
Insecticides2          
Area in hectares1 46,898 45,260 40,164 -14.4 -11.3
Farm reporting 691 605 478 -30.8 -21.0
Percentage of total farms 31.2 32.8 28.1 -9.9 -14.3
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 68 75 84 23.5 12.0
Fungicides2          
Area in hectares1 44,369 44,548 41,839 -5.7 -6.1
Farm reporting 588 519 425 -27.7 -18.1
Percentage of total farms 26.5 28.1 25.0 -5.7 -11.0
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 75 86 98 30.7 14.0

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