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

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Area of commercial fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides applied, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1996 to 2006)
(Alberta)
  1996 2001 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
  number % change
Alta.          
Commercial fertilizer          
Area in hectares1 7,031,430 6,700,045 6,965,231 -0.9 4.0
Farm reporting 32,642 27,075 23,443 -28.2 -13.4
Percentage of total farms 55.3 50.5 47.4 -14.3 -6.1
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 215 247 297 38.1 20.2
Herbicides2          
Area in hectares1 6,049,680 6,623,945 6,417,539 6.1 -3.1
Farm reporting 27,198 25,019 20,482 -24.7 -18.1
Percentage of total farms 46.1 46.6 41.4 -10.2 -11.2
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 222 265 313 41.0 18.1
Insecticides2          
Area in hectares1 299,558 342,903 493,226 64.7 43.8
Farm reporting 2,187 2,607 2,895 32.4 11.0
Percentage of total farms 3.7 4.9 5.9 59.5 20.4
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 137 132 170 24.1 28.8
Fungicides2          
Area in hectares1 543,377 541,789 653,146 20.2 20.6
Farm reporting 2,329 2,198 2,309 -0.9 5.1
Percentage of total farms 3.9 4.1 4.7 20.5 14.6
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 233 246 283 21.5 15.0

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