Vegetable Chemical Use Data is Now Available Online
Issued July 27, 2011 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For information contact Dale Hawks at (202) 720-0684.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) published the 2010 Agricultural Chemical Use survey data for vegetables today July 27, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The data, gathered in 19 states during the fall of 2010, are the result of 3,272 individual survey responses.
The information released today includes on-farm use of commercial fertilizers, agricultural chemicals, and integrated pest management practices by producers of targeted vegetable crops. Chemical application rates listed by active ingredient are featured in the release data. The agricultural chemical use estimates in this release focus on the acreage treated with herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and other pesticides for selected vegetable crops. The data are available online at www.nass.usda.gov/Surveys/Guide_to_NASS_
Surveys/ Chemical_Use/index.asp. For assistance, contact NASS Customer Service at 800-727-9540.