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

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Area of commercial fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides applied, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1996 to 2006)
(Quebec)
  1996 2001 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
  number % change
Que.          
Commercial fertilizer          
Area in hectares1 991,062 1,001,733 1,043,634 5.3 4.2
Farm reporting 18,871 16,593 14,746 -21.9 -11.1
Percentage of total farms 52.4 51.6 48.1 -8.4 -7.0
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 53 60 71 34.0 18.3
Herbicides2          
Area in hectares1 640,071 848,220 876,970 37.0 3.4
Farm reporting 14,344 14,456 12,682 -11.6 -12.3
Percentage of total farms 39.9 45.0 41.3 3.5 -8.2
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 45 59 69 53.3 16.9
Insecticides2          
Area in hectares1 84,906 90,415 97,792 15.2 8.2
Farm reporting 3,654 3,037 2,646 -27.6 -12.9
Percentage of total farms 10.2 9.4 8.6 -15.7 -8.5
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 23 30 37 60.9 23.3
Fungicides2          
Area in hectares1 65,722 73,323 76,876 17.0 4.8
Farm reporting 2,853 2,448 2,198 -23.0 -10.2
Percentage of total farms 7.9 7.6 7.2 -8.9 -5.3
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 23 30 35 52.2 16.7

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