Herbicide: Phenoxy hormones Use in New Zealand

SUMMARY:
Herbicide: Phenoxy hormones Use in New Zealand

Extracted from:
Trends in Pesticide Use in New Zealand: 2004 
Report to the Ministry for the Environment, Project SMF4193
Manktelow D, Stevens P, Walker J, Gurnsey S, Park N, Zabkiewicz J, Teulon D and Rahman A.
November 2005 
Executive Summary of {full report} {click Here}

Trends in Pesticide Use:

CEREAL SILAGE OR BALAGE Total area (ha) 41,066

Herbicide Phenoxy hormones} {page 55 of report}

2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, a phenoxy herbicide

53.90 Tonnes a.i./yr

57.07% Agchem class as % of total

1.31 Mean loading (kg a.i./ha)

Pastoral sector-based pesticide use estimates

DEER Total area (ha) 215,000

Herbicide Phenoxy hormones} {page 54 of report}

2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, a phenoxy herbicide

23.89 Tonnes a.i./yr 

94.53% Agchem class as % of total 

0.11 Mean loading (kg a.i./ha)

SHEEP AND BEEF Total area (ha) 5,800,000

Herbicide Phenoxy hormones} {page 54 of report}

2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, a phenoxy herbicide

644.53 Tonnes a.i./yr

94.53% Agchem class as % of total

0.11 Mean loading (kg a.i./ha)

DAIRY Total area (ha) 1,463,281

Herbicide Phenoxy hormones} {page 54 of report}

2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, a phenoxy herbicide

191.69 Tonnes a.i./yr

48.86% Agchem class as % of total

0.13 Mean loading (kg a.i./ha)

WHEAT Total area (ha) 42,187

Herbicide Phenoxy hormones} {page 54 of report}

2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, a phenoxy herbicide

55.37 Tonnes a.i./yr

49.16% Agchem class as % of total

1.31 Mean loading (kg a.i./ha)

BARLEY Total area (ha) 78,097

Herbicide Phenoxy hormones} {page 54 of report}

2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, a phenoxy herbicide

82.00 Tonnes a.i./yr

47.67% Agchem class as % of total

1.05 Mean loading (kg a.i./ha)

Total national use estimates for

Phenoxy hormones: {page 51 of report}

MCPA 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid

Total Tonnes a.i./yr:  446.7

Percentage of  total a.i.use: 10.48%

2,4-D 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid

Total Tonnes a.i./yr: 282.2

Percentage of  total a.i.use: 6.62%

mecoprop methylchlorophenoxypropionic acid (MCPP)

Total Tonnes a.i./yr: 178.4

Percentage of  total a.i.use: 4.19%

MCPB 2,4-MCPB, 4-(4-chloro-o-tolyloxy)butyric acid

Total Tonnes a.i./yr: 173.7

Percentage of  total a.i.use: 4.08%

Sector main group 

Phenoxy hormones: {page 49,50 of report}

PASTORAL FARMING

Total Tonnes a.i./yr: 914.01

Percentage of total : 25.66%

ARABLE

Total Tonnes a.i./yr: 137.37

Percentage of total: 3.86%

Agrichemcial groups {HERBICIDES} {page 48 of report}

Phenoxy hormones

Total Tonnes a.i./yr: 1051.38

TOTAL HERBICIDES USE: Total Tonnes a.i./yr:   2131.57

Pesticide active ingredients grouped {page 39 of report}

HERBICIDES: Phenoxy hormones 

  • 2,4-D
  • 2,4-D amine
  • 2,4-D ester
  • 2,4-DB
  • MCPA
  • MCPB
  • mecoprop
  • dichlorprop
  • dichlorprop-p
  • mecoprop-p

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