Pesticides in the water remain level with 10 years ago
November 30, 2009
The USGS has conducted a study which concludes that concentrations of pesticides in the waters of the Corn Belt
(of which Iowa and Nebraska are anchors) are at roughly the same levels
as they were ten years ago, and have even declined in some cases. The most impressive part of this news is that the pesticide rates appear to have remained stable even as production has risen by about 30%
. Irrigation -- especially for corn production -- is the single biggest use for water
in Nebraska. Public water supply
and domestic use aren't even close.
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last revised November 2009