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

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Area of commercial fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides applied, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1996 to 2006)
(New Brunswick)
  1996 2001 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
  number % change
N.B.          
Commercial fertilizer          
Area in hectares1 90,740 90,067 88,119 -2.9 -2.2
Farm reporting 1,926 1,806 1,436 -25.4 -20.5
Percentage of total farms 56.6 59.5 51.7 -8.7 -13.1
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 47 50 61 29.8 22.0
Herbicides2          
Area in hectares1 45,395 54,018 55,154 21.5 2.1
Farm reporting 918 995 843 -8.2 -15.3
Percentage of total farms 27.0 32.8 30.4 12.6 -7.3
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 49 54 65 32.7 20.4
Insecticides2          
Area in hectares1 26,190 29,118 28,828 10.1 -1.0
Farm reporting 656 640 508 -22.6 -20.6
Percentage of total farms 19.3 21.1 18.3 -5.2 -13.3
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 40 45 57 42.5 26.7
Fungicides2          
Area in hectares1 23,776 26,504 30,291 27.4 14.3
Farm reporting 470 436 402 -14.5 -7.8
Percentage of total farms 13.8 14.4 14.5 5.1 0.7
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 51 61 75 47.1 23.0

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