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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 12 Second adjustment factors -2016

178 page PDF

3.2MB

Table 12 Second adjustment factors -2016

Adjusts survey data to estimates of Scottish seed and ware potato production provided by AHDB Potatoes

Crop

Adjustment Factor

Seed

0.8944

Ware

0.9595

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 Potato Storage Survey placed on those providing the information, the surveyors recorded the time that 23 respondents spent providing the data during the survey. This sample represents 35 per cent of growers surveyed. The median time taken to provide the information was 10 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 2015 "Full Time Gross" hourly pay for Scotland of £13.48 (8))

The total financial burden to all growers resulting from participation in the 2016 Potato Storage Survey was calculated to be £146.


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