SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE BOREAL FOREST

COMPETING REALITIES: The Boreal Forest at Risk



 


 

Pesticide

Hectares

Manitoba

1988

1182

Mostly bt; 'other' pesticide in 1994 -1996 for Manitoba. For 1994, 400 ha; for 1995, 1552 ha; for 1996, 230 ha sprayed with 'other' (likely 'Mimic').

1989

5400

1990

4362

1991

0

1992

0

1993

0

Source: National Forestry Database. Provincial Crown Land for all provinces.

1994

400

1995

16725

1996

7163

Saskatchewan

1988

0

1989

0

1990

0

Source: National Forestry Database and Saskatchewan ERM.

1991

0

1992

7800

1993

34000

1994

10500

1995

9000

1996

0

1997

37474

1998

113414

Alberta

1989

1000

In 1996, 362 ha sprayed with 'Mimic'; in 1997, 1682 ha sprayed with 'Mimic'.

1990

11500

1991

28298

1992

35100

Source: National Forestry Database & Alberta Land & Forest Service.

1993

8250

1994

14253

1995

112621

1996

105751

1997

21750

1998

8801



Pesticide

Hectares

Crown Hectares

Ontario

1988

28007

1989

48230

Almost exclusively B.t.; "other" insecticides in 1991 (1152 ha) and 1992 (626 ha).

1990

113007

1991

91207

1992

626

626

Source: 1994 and 1996 Compendiums of Canadian Forestry Statistics and National Forestry Database.

1993

291

291

1994

21499

21499

1995

51013

51013

1996

24672

24672

Quebec

1988

192073

B.t. the only pesticide used.

1989

221932

1990

486173

Source: 1994 and 1996 Compendiums of Canadian Forestry Statistics and National Forestry Database.

1991

137633

1992

5746

5446

1993

0

0

1994

0

0

1995

0

0

1996

0

0

Note: Private/Provincial Crown land breakdown not available for years prior to 1992.


9.  Herbicide Application


 

Herbicide

Hectares

Saskatchewan does not use herbicides. Provincial Crown land for all provinces.

Manitoba

1988

300

Source: National Forestry Database. Vast majority of herbicide is glyphosate; Manitoba has also applied hexazinone and triclopyr; Alberta has also applied hexazinone, triclopyr, 2, 4-D and 'other'. Fixed-wing, helicopter and ground application.

1989

575

1990

293

1991

85

1992

964

1993

786

1994

1164

1995

1965

1996

1994

Alberta

1988

0

1989

0

1990

0

1991

146

1992

481

1993

1837

1994

538

1995

6418

1996

9754



 

Herbicide

Hectares

Crown Hectares

Ontario

1988

75000

Vast majority of herbicide is glyphosate; in various years, also used 2, 4-D; hexazinone, triclopyr, and "other".

1989

90000

1990

103129

1991

76395

1992

70558

Source: 1994 and 1996 Compendiums of Canadian Forestry Statistics and National Forestry Database.

1993

54934

1994

78984

78784

1995

63936

63936

1996

84802

84802

Quebec

1988

35410

Vast majority of herbicide is glyphosate; In various years, also used hexazinone and "other".

1989

31160

1990

35746

1991

32729

1992

32776

19793

Source: 1994 and 1996 Compendiums of Canadian Forestry Statistics and National Forestry Database.

1993

33902

22425

1994

23576

13947

1995

13434

5641

1996

11838

7085

Note: Private/Provincial Crown land breakdown not available for years prior to 1994 (Ontario) or 1992 (Quebec).


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