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Table 3 Farmer’s various pesticide usage practices as reported by respondents during the survey

From: Farmers’ pesticide usage practices in the malaria endemic region of North-Western Tanzania: implications to the control of malaria vectors

Variable Options Percentage (%) Response
  Pesticide labels 17.1
Pesticides retailers/ dealers 45.7
Farmers source of information Agricultural extension officers 5.7
Fellow farmers/neighbours 25.7
News (Tv, radio, magazines) 0
Others/Unknown 5.7
Total 100
1–5 times per season 10
Pesticide application frequency 5–8 times per season 12.5
8–12 times per season 42.5
12–15 times per season 22.5
More than 15 times per season 5
Do not know/remember 7.5
Total 100
Environmental pollution 55
Impact of pesticides Killing of non-targeted species 25
Pest resistance 12.5
Others 7.5
Total 100
Pesticides singly applied 20
Two pesticides mixed 34.28
Pesticide mixing Three pesticides mixed 28.5
Four or more pesticides mixed 17.14
Do not know 0
Total 100
Poured into rivers, lake/ bushes 22.8
Fate of pesticide leftovers Apply in excess (even when not required) 34.28
Store for the next application 11.42
Dispose on the ground/soil 31.42
Total 100
Sources of pesticides Provided by the government 0
Pesticide retailers shop 85.7
Others 14.3
Total 100