Use of pesticides in agriculture
Data on use of pesticides are used to estimate the amount of used pesticides on different agricultural crops.
Data are collected in line with the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of 25 November 2009 regarding statistics on pesticides.
Terms and definitions
Plant growth regulators
The pesticides used to control (regulate) plant growth.
Substances (also microorganisms) having general or specific effect on harmful organisms or plants, parts or products thereof.
The pesticides used to kill and control fungal diseases.
The pesticides used to destroy unwanted vegetation, including weeds.
The pesticides used to kill insects.
Pesticides used on agricultural crops
Active substances or preparations supplied to users as a complete product and containing one or several active substances. The products are intended for protection of crops or crop products against all harmful organisms or influence thereof, as well as used to affect life processes of crops, for preservation of crop products, elimination of undesirable plants or plant/ crop parts, as well as prevention of undesirable crop growth.
Data collection and statistical processing
Survey method and data source
Data on use of pesticides on agricultural crops are acquired with the help of sample survey.
Economically active agricultural holdings.
Sample is formed as stratified simple random sample in a way to ensure that specific indicators may be presented on the country as a whole. Holdings are stratified by the location thereof (NUTS 3), total sown area, and definite sown area threshold for each crop to be registered.
When extrapolating data on the holdings surveyed to all agricultural holdings in the country, the number of similar holdings to be represented by the holdings surveyed, as well as actual response rate in each of the territories surveyed is taken into account.
Data are collected, calculated and published in compliance with Classification of the Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (CATTU).