Table 1

Mean annual amount of agricultural pesticides used and mean area (in hectares) cultivated annually in two areas of Spain*, 1995–99

AreasMean number of tons of pesticides used annuallyMean number of hectares cultivated annually
*Estimates based on information provided by the Professional Association for Plant Protection and by the Ministry of Agriculture.
†Includes the following provinces: Alicante, Almería, Barcelona, Badajoz, Cádiz, Córdoba, Castellón, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Lleida, Málaga, Murcia, Sevilla, Tarragona, and Valencia.
Southern and eastern Spain†602233368.2689156136.6
Rest of Spain280806831.81193784263.4