NASS Asks For Grower Help On Chemical Survey

Published online: Jul 13, 2006
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The USDA's NASS is asking growers nationwide to participate in a survey on chemical use of the 2005 crop.

The post-harvest survey will be taken of 1,200 storage units. This will enable public interest groups and the EPA to determine what kind and the quantity of chemicals being used by state and region. All responses will be kept confidential.

The survey will also aid the industry in marketing the crop, based on reduced chemical use and integrated pest management programs.

Grower organizations are asking those randomly chosen to fully cooperate in the survey.