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Publication - Statistics Publication

Pesticide Usage in Scotland: Outdoor Vegetable Crops 2015

Published: 5 Oct 2016
Part of:
Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781786524676

Information from a survey of pesticide use on vegetable crops grown for human consumption in Scotland during 2015.

119 page PDF

2.3MB

119 page PDF

2.3MB

Contents
Pesticide Usage in Scotland: Outdoor Vegetable Crops 2015
Page 50

119 page PDF

2.3MB

Response rates

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

Table 46 Response rate

  2015 % total
Target sample vegetables 60 100
Target sample vining peas 30 100
Total achieved vegetables 60 100
Total achieved vining peas 30 100
Total number of refusals/non-contact 20  
Total number of farms approached 110  

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 2015 Outdoor Vegetable Crop Survey and the Integrated Pest Management Survey placed on those providing the information, the surveyors recorded the time that 71 respondents spent providing the data during the surveys. This sample represents 79 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 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 "Full Time Gross" hourly pay for Scotland of £13.45) ( 9)

The total financial burden to all growers resulting from participation in the 2015 Outdoor Vegetable Crop Survey and the Integrated Pest Management Survey was calculated to be £159.


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