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

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Area of commercial fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides applied, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1996 to 2006)
(British Columbia)
  1996 2001 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
  number % change
B.C.          
Commercial fertilizer          
Area in hectares1 361,320 346,521 331,440 -8.3 -4.4
Farm reporting 9,312 8,219 7,172 -23.0 -12.7
Percentage of total farms 42.6 40.5 36.1 -15.3 -10.9
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 39 42 46 17.9 9.5
Herbicides2          
Area in hectares1 142,767 149,256 153,900 7.8 3.1
Farm reporting 4,570 4,547 4,109 -10.1 -9.6
Percentage of total farms 20.9 22.4 20.7 -1.0 -7.6
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 31 33 37 19.4 12.1
Insecticides2          
Area in hectares1 26,345 27,787 29,922 13.6 7.7
Farm reporting 3,074 2,723 2,242 -27.1 -17.7
Percentage of total farms 14.1 13.4 11.3 -19.9 -15.7
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 9 10 13 44.4 30.0
Fungicides2          
Area in hectares1 25,030 24,395 25,014 -0.1 2.5
Farm reporting 2,620 2,332 1,948 -25.6 -16.5
Percentage of total farms 12.0 11.5 9.8 -18.3 -14.8
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 10 10 13 30.0 30.0

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