1979 PESTICIDE USE ON VEGETABLES IN FIVE REGIONS

According to a 1979 Vegetable Pesticide Survey, approximately 16 million pounds of pesticides (excluding mineral spirits) were used to control weeds, insects, diseases, and nematodes on 12 vegetable crops in five regions which included 18 States. The five regions are Northeast (NY, NJ), Southeast (NC, SC, GA, FL), Midwest (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI), Northwest (ID, OR, WA), and Southwest (AZ, CO, TX). The 12 vegetable crops include cabbage, cantaloups, carrots, celery, cucumbers, green peas, lettuce, onions, snap beans, sweet corn, tomatoes, and watermelons. Approximately 11.5 million acre-treatments were made ranging from a low of 137,500 treatments on 126,300 acres of cucumbers to a high of 3.2 million treatments on 555,900 acres of sweet corn.


Issue Date:
1984-01
Publication Type:
Report
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/276786
Language:
English
Total Pages:
125
Series Statement:
AGES 830920




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