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

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Area of commercial fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides applied, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1996 to 2006)
(Ontario)
  1996 2001 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
  number % change
Ont.          
Commercial fertilizer          
Area in hectares1 2,407,516 2,231,823 2,376,275 -1.3 6.5
Farm reporting 41,877 35,445 32,580 -22.2 -8.1
Percentage of total farms 62.0 59.3 56.9 -8.2 -4.0
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 57 63 73 28.1 15.9
Herbicides2          
Area in hectares1 1,995,098 2,208,982 2,198,983 10.2 -0.5
Farm reporting 33,373 31,544 27,034 -19.0 -14.3
Percentage of total farms 49.4 52.8 47.3 -4.3 -10.4
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 60 70 81 35.0 15.7
Insecticides2          
Area in hectares1 371,821 360,821 509,801 37.1 41.3
Farm reporting 11,418 9,370 9,129 -20.0 -2.6
Percentage of total farms 16.9 15.7 16.0 -5.3 1.9
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 33 39 56 69.7 43.6
Fungicides2          
Area in hectares1 182,877 194,149 264,578 44.7 36.3
Farm reporting 6,429 5,712 5,691 -11.5 -0.4
Percentage of total farms 9.5 9.6 9.9 4.2 3.1
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 28 34 46 64.3 35.3

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