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

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Area of commercial fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides applied, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1996 to 2006)
(Nova Scotia)
  1996 2001 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
  number % change
N.S.          
Commercial fertilizer          
Area in hectares1 88,552 88,374 81,917 -7.5 -7.3
Farm reporting 2,643 2,336 2,095 -20.7 -10.3
Percentage of total farms 59.4 59.5 55.2 -7.1 -7.2
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 34 38 39 14.7 2.6
Herbicides2          
Area in hectares1 26,621 29,686 28,523 7.1 -3.9
Farm reporting 1,286 1,215 1,120 -12.9 -7.8
Percentage of total farms 28.9 31.0 29.5 2.1 -4.8
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 21 24 25 19.0 4.2
Insecticides2          
Area in hectares1 11,668 16,183 12,145 4.1 -25.0
Farm reporting 714 713 619 -13.3 -13.2
Percentage of total farms 16.0 18.2 16.3 1.9 -10.4
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 16 23 20 25.0 -13.0
Fungicides2          
Area in hectares1 10,950 12,034 10,776 -1.6 -10.5
Farm reporting 570 534 509 -10.7 -4.7
Percentage of total farms 12.8 13.6 13.4 4.7 -1.5
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 19 23 21 10.5 -8.7

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