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Publication - Statistics Publication

Pesticide usage in Scotland: arable crops and potato stores 2016

Published: 31 Oct 2017
Part of:
Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781788512596

This publication presents information from a survey of pesticide use on arable crops and potato stores in Scotland during 2016.

178 page PDF

3.2MB

178 page PDF

3.2MB

Contents
Pesticide usage in Scotland: arable crops and potato stores 2016
Table 50 Response rate - 2016

178 page PDF

3.2MB

Table 50 Response rate - 2016

Response rates

The table below summarises the number of holdings who were contacted during the survey.

2016

% total

Target sample arable

350

100

Total achieved arable

288

82

Total number of refusals/non-contact

163

36

Total number of farms approached

451

Financial burden to farmers

In order to minimise the burden on farmers, the survey team used non-visit methods of collection such as email, post or telephone call, where possible.

To determine the total burden that the 2016 Arable Crop Survey and the Integrated Pest Management Survey placed on those providing the information, the surveyors recorded the time that 235 respondents spent providing the data during the surveys. This sample represents 82 per cent of growers surveyed. Information was recorded from all strata of the sample to ensure that the overall estimate of burden was representative. The median time taken to provide the information was 30 minutes.

The following formula was used to estimate the total cost of participating:

Burden (£) = No. surveyed x median time taken (hours) x typical hourly rate*

(* using median "Full Time Gross" hourly pay for Scotland of £13.48) ( 12)

The total financial burden to all growers resulting from participation in the 2016 Arable Crop Survey and the Integrated Pest Management Survey was calculated to be £1941.


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