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Pesticide usage in Scotland: rodenticides on arable farms 2016

Published: 31 Oct 2017
Part of:
Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781788512572

This report presents the results of a survey of rodenticide use on arable farms in Scotland in 2016.

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39 page PDF

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Contents
Pesticide usage in Scotland: rodenticides on arable farms 2016
Appendix 2 - Survey statistics

39 page PDF

1.1MB

Appendix 2 - Survey statistics

Census and sample information

Table 6 Distribution of arable holdings sampled in Scotland 2016

Size Group (ha) H&I and C&O Moray Firth Aberdeen Angus East Fife & Lothian Central Lowlands TV, SU & Solway Scotland
0.01 - 19.99 7 2 5 2 0 2 1 19
20.00 - 49.99 3 4 12 5 4 7 6 41
50.00 - 99.99 3 6 16 11 6 9 5 56
100.00 - 149.99 1 4 13 9 10 3 6 46
150.00 + 1 8 15 19 12 10 13 78
Total 15 24 61 46 32 31 31 240

H&I=Highlands & Islands, C&O=Caithness & Orkney, TV=Tweed Valley, SU=Southern Uplands

Table 7 Census distribution of arable holdings in Scotland 2016

Size Group (ha) H&I and C&O Moray Firth Aberdeen Angus East Fife & Lothian Central Lowlands TV, SU & Solway Scotland
0.01 - 19.99 1,351 375 888 288 199 574 515 4,190
20.00 - 49.99 131 244 600 304 185 334 294 2,092
50.00 - 99.99 52 156 431 317 240 198 183 1577
100.00 - 149.99 13 78 166 163 145 62 117 744
150.00 + 2 75 135 174 168 61 155 770
Total 1,549 928 2,220 1,246 937 1,229 1,264 9,373

H&I=Highlands & Islands, C&O=Caithness & Orkney, TV=Tweed Valley, SU=Southern Uplands

Table 8 Raising and adjustment factors for arable holdings

Region Size Group (ha) Adjustment factor
0-19.9 20-49.9 50-99.9 100-149.9 150 +
Caithness & Orkney and Highlands & Islands 193.00 43.67 17.33 13.00 2.00 1.0000
Moray Firth 187.50 61.00 26.00 19.50 9.38 1.0000
Aberdeen 177.60 50.00 26.94 12.77 9.00 1.0000
Angus 144.00 60.80 28.82 18.11 9.16 1.0000
East Fife & Lothian 0.00 58.72 50.79 18.41 17.78 1.2696
Central Lowlands 287.00 47.71 22.00 20.67 6.10 1.0000
Solway, Southern Uplands & Tweed Valley 515.00 49.00 36.60 19.50 11.92 1.0000

Note: The sampled data within a region and size group were multiplied by the appropriate raising and adjustment factors to create an estimate of national use (please refer to Appendix 5 for description of statistical estimation process). For example, a total recorded rodenticide use of 10 kg on 100-149.9 ha sized farms in Aberdeen would be multiplied by 12.77 (raising factor) and 1.00 (adjustment factor) to give an estimated rodenticide use in that region and size group of 127.7 kg

Survey response rates

Table 9 Response rates for rodenticide survey

  2016 Percentage of total
Target sample 350  
Total number of farms approached 451
Achieved rodenticide responses 240 53
Total number of refusals/non-contact 211  

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