Cotton Agricultural Chemical Use and Farming Practices in 1989

In this report. A 1989 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) survey of cotton producers reveals that 82 percent of cotton acreage was fertilized with nitrogen, 93 percent was treated with herbicides, and 67 percent was treated with insecticides. The survey also found cotton producers were using nonchemical pest management practices, including cultivation on 97 percent of planted acreage and pest scouting programs on 56 percent of planted acreage. Soil conservation was not as widely adopted, partly due to climate and topography in cotton-growing regions. About 60 percent of the surveyed acreage contained a well on the operation, but not many respondents knew if the well contained pesticides or nitrates


Issue Date:
1990-12
Publication Type:
Report
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/278364
Language:
English
Total Pages:
20
Series Statement:
AGES 9076




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