NASS to Release 2009 Chemical Use Data for Wheat
Issued May 12, 2010 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information, contact Theresa Varner at (202) 690-2284.
On May 19, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish data on fertilizers, pesticides and pest management practices used on wheat acres planted for the 2009 crop year.
NASS collected data for durum, other spring and winter wheat through the Agricultural Resource Management Survey in the fall of 2009. Results are based on 2,399 individual responses from producers in 16 states. Those states account for 89 percent of the wheat acres planted nationwide in crop year 2009.
NASS’s Agricultural Chemical Use program has now been fully reinstated, after being discontinued in 2007 due to budget constraints. The program is USDA’s official source of statistics about fertilizer and pesticide use and pest management practices nationwide.
The chemical use data for wheat will be available on May 19 at 3 p.m. ET through the QuickStats database on the NASS Web site: www.nass.usda.gov.