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USDA to survey fruit growers about chemical use


By: NASS press release
9/20/2017 1:42:00 PM


The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey fruit growers in 12 states, including Georgia, Florida and South Carolina, for its biennial Fruit Chemical Use Survey.

The survey will collect information on bearing acreage, pest management practices, pesticide application, acres treated and rates applied for more than 22 fruit crops.

The Fruit Chemical Use Survey will provide information about current crop production practices in the United States. The results of this survey will paint a detailed picture of pesticide use as well as other pest management practices used by the fruit growers across the nation.

Within the next few weeks, NASS representatives will contact selected Florida, Georgia and South Carolina growers to arrange in-person interviews for conducting the survey. The results of this survey will be available in aggregate form only, ensuring that no individual operation or producer can be identified, as required by federal law.

Survey results will be published in NASS's online database, Quick Stats, in July 2018. This database and all NASS reports are available on the chemical use survey program website. For more information on NASS surveys and reports, call the NASS Southern Regional Field Office at 800-253-4419.


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