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

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Area of commercial fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides applied, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1996 to 2006)
(Saskatchewan)
  1996 2001 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
  number % change
Sask.          
Commercial fertilizer          
Area in hectares1 10,015,619 9,908,559 10,890,856 8.7 9.9
Farm reporting 37,817 28,929 25,149 -33.5 -13.1
Percentage of total farms 66.4 57.2 56.7 -14.6 -0.9
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 265 343 433 63.4 26.2
Herbicides2          
Area in hectares1 10,851,288 12,326,981 11,790,345 8.7 -4.4
Farm reporting 40,244 35,681 27,046 -32.8 -24.2
Percentage of total farms 70.6 70.5 61.0 -13.6 -13.5
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 270 345 436 61.5 26.4
Insecticides2          
Area in hectares1 1,453,052 930,481 785,242 -46.0 -15.6
Farm reporting 11,027 5,282 3,398 -69.2 -35.7
Percentage of total farms 19.3 10.4 7.7 -60.1 -26.0
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 132 176 231 75.0 31.3
Fungicides2          
Area in hectares1 532,060 913,961 981,604 84.5 7.4
Farm reporting 3,237 4,857 3,519 8.7 -27.5
Percentage of total farms 5.7 9.6 7.9 38.6 -17.7
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 164 188 279 70.1 48.4

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