On Oct. 3, the USDA’s Agricultural Statistics Service will visit 135 Florida vegetable growers to gather information for the Vegetable Chemical Use Survey. The survey will help ensure that chemicals critical to crop production remain available on the market. Information on pesticides and fertilizers used, acres treated and rates applied to more than nine vegetable crops will be collected.
Growers can use the data to compare their own practices with aggregated data from growers in Florida and around the nation. Results will be published in NASS’s online database,in July 2017. .