Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Questions (697)

Matt Carthy

Question:

697. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the average amount of hedgerows in hectares; and the average amount of scrubland in hectares, per farm, by county, within bands (details supplied), in tabular form. [19218/20]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department maintains linear hedgerow data in relation to a subset of farmers who have Ecological Focus Area obligations under the Greening Scheme, However, it does not currently maintain a national dataset on the area of hedgerows per county.

The information relating to scrub is currently being collated and will be forwarded directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 51
As previously indicated, this Department does not hold nationwide data on the area of hedgerows.
With regard to the average amount of scrubland per county, the following tables show the average area of scrub in hectares broken down by county and by farm size, based on the area claimed by applicants in 2020. Approximately 90,000 holdings have some area of scrub on their holding.
Please note that the number of holdings with areas in excess of 300 ha is relatively small and hence, for many headings, there are no results. It should also be noted that the average area of scrub takes account of any partial reductions applied in the Department’s land mapping system (Land Parcel Identification System – LPIS). Therefore, an area of 1ha with 60% scrub is included in the figures as 0.6 ha.

County

<100

>=100 - <200

>=200 - <300

>=300 - <400

>=400 - <500

>=500 - <600

>=600 - <700

>=700 - <800

>=800 - <900

>=900 - <1000

>=1000 - <1100

>=1100 - <1200

>=1200 - <1300

>=1300 - <1400

>=1400 - <1500

>=1500 - <1600

County

<100

>=100 - <200

>=200 - <300

>=300 - <400

>=400 - <500

>=500 - <600

>=600 - <700

>=700 - <800

>=800 - <900

>=900 - <1000

>=1000 - <1100

>=1100 - <1200

>=1200 - <1300

>=1300 - <1400

>=1400 - <1500

>=1500 - <1600

Carlow

0.86

1.14

0.88

1.15

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cavan

0.73

1.75

16.40

3.16

1.22

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Clare

1.71

9.42

9.52

1.84

10.89

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cork

1.18

2.30

2.65

6.11

3.11

7.68

2.24

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Donegal

0.93

1.64

3.33

3.03

0.22

N/A

N/A

N/A

6.75

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Dublin

0.75

1.04

1.23

0.99

1.48

N/A

N/A

0.37

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Galway

0.94

2.24

3.27

3.88

1.34

1.64

3.15

1.95

N/A

N/A

N/A

14.10

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Kerry

0.90

1.74

2.69

1.54

4.95

3.38

4.33

17.28

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Kidare

0.45

1.02

2.38

4.25

1.46

2.47

9.41

4.00

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

4.48

Kilkenny

0.72

1.13

2.36

2.11

N/A

1.90

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Laois

0.77

1.04

1.94

3.53

0.43

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Leitrim

0.90

2.56

2.79

2.37

N/A

14.10

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Limerick

0.77

1.63

3.92

11.47

1.16

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Longford

0.59

2.66

5.84

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Louth

0.65

1.11

0.90

1.19

4.70

1.14

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mayo

0.71

1.41

1.39

2.41

1.94

0.71

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

3.22

Meath

0.42

0.68

1.04

0.91

2.43

1.58

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Monaghan

0.62

1.57

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Offaly

0.75

1.83

2.80

0.86

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Roscommon

0.62

1.78

2.70

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Sligo

0.75

1.74

2.28

1.66

3.83

N/A

1.09

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Tipperary

0.70

1.44

2.77

3.40

5.61

1.66

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

10.06

N/A

18.75

N/A

Waterford

1.04

1.98

3.71

3.42

2.83

1.22

N/A

6.83

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Westmeath

0.68

1.32

2.08

2.54

1.34

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wexford

0.47

1.01

2.17

1.81

4.13

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wicklow

0.97

1.87

3.57

2.74

N/A

0.44

10.97

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

County

<5

5 - 10

10 - 15

15 - 20

20 - 25

30 - 35

35 - 40

40 - 45

45 - 50

50 -60

60 - 70

70 - 80

80 - 90

90- 100

>100

Carlow

0.09

0.88

0.54

0.51

0.38

1.09

0.82

0.84

1.36

1.22

1.19

0.54

1.02

1.46

1.12

Cavan

0.25

0.74

0.43

0.56

0.60

0.75

0.95

0.96

1.01

0.99

1.40

1.66

1.27

2.38

2.25

Clare

0.48

1.73

0.86

0.92

1.40

1.62

1.80

1.86

2.07

2.74

2.98

4.18

6.23

6.34

9.32

Cork

0.34

1.22

0.82

0.85

1.03

1.19

1.27

1.42

1.38

1.35

1.50

1.77

1.94

1.62

2.40

Donegal

0.43

0.95

0.66

0.68

0.79

1.00

1.19

1.19

1.33

1.28

1.26

1.45

1.91

1.80

1.85

Dublin

0.46

0.77

0.64

0.52

0.71

1.35

1.00

0.93

1.06

0.58

0.97

0.82

0.70

0.50

1.10

Galway

0.41

0.96

0.67

0.66

0.81

1.14

1.08

1.29

1.17

1.32

1.34

1.88

1.65

1.90

2.44

Kerry

0.37

0.92

0.71

0.60

0.76

0.85

1.03

1.04

0.82

1.18

1.29

1.43

1.72

1.65

1.93

Kidare

0.28

0.46

0.32

0.46

0.37

0.43

0.35

0.62

0.30

0.61

0.51

0.67

0.55

0.54

1.44

Kilkenny

0.33

0.73

0.42

0.45

0.44

0.74

0.80

1.00

0.89

0.85

0.73

1.01

0.93

1.08

1.28

Laois

0.52

0.78

0.60

0.62

0.77

0.71

0.83

0.77

1.00

0.98

0.71

0.99

0.76

1.03

1.13

Leitrim

0.30

0.91

0.47

0.57

0.71

1.04

1.24

1.42

1.44

1.38

1.56

1.71

2.03

2.37

2.77

Limerick

0.62

0.78

0.53

0.53

0.57

0.81

0.86

0.63

0.97

1.02

0.98

1.04

1.42

1.76

1.88

Longford

0.19

0.60

0.34

0.38

0.50

0.56

0.61

0.99

0.81

1.25

0.99

0.77

1.21

1.40

2.94

Louth

0.41

0.66

0.35

0.52

0.70

0.40

0.71

1.00

0.83

0.94

1.05

1.48

0.67

0.51

1.18

Mayo

0.35

0.72

0.46

0.62

0.67

0.75

1.04

0.93

1.05

1.06

1.05

1.26

1.39

1.28

1.46

Meath

0.17

0.43

0.33

0.28

0.33

0.45

0.45

0.35

0.52

0.49

0.61

0.75

0.62

0.60

0.78

Monaghan

0.29

0.63

0.43

0.54

0.59

0.69

0.80

0.93

0.92

0.95

1.19

1.19

0.81

1.32

1.57

Offaly

0.44

0.76

0.40

0.58

0.65

0.61

0.98

0.74

0.94

0.79

1.26

0.85

1.05

1.17

1.94

Roscommon

0.24

0.63

0.51

0.40

0.47

0.68

0.75

0.74

0.94

0.73

1.14

0.99

1.63

1.34

1.84

Sligo

0.26

0.76

0.41

0.55

0.62

0.79

0.92

1.12

0.85

1.25

1.58

1.75

2.84

1.15

1.74

Tipperary

0.22

0.72

0.39

0.42

0.54

0.54

0.64

0.87

0.79

0.82

0.97

0.89

1.06

1.27

1.69

Waterford

0.36

1.07

0.60

0.80

0.92

0.91

0.93

0.87

1.22

1.20

1.42

1.48

1.44

1.41

2.25

Westmeath

0.35

0.69

0.54

0.67

0.50

0.61

0.68

0.74

1.04

0.87

0.88

0.82

1.13

1.08

1.43

Wexford

0.21

0.47

0.28

0.29

0.43

0.54

0.41

0.54

0.45

0.47

0.60

0.63

0.70

0.88

1.25

Wicklow

0.39

0.98

0.63

0.61

0.69

0.84

1.28

1.12

1.00

1.17

1.35

1.42

1.31

1.55

2.24