The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is encouraging corn and soybean growers to take part in its annual pesticide and fertilizer use survey.
This year, the phone survey is directed at these crop producers. The data helps MDA track the use of agricultural chemicals on Minnesota farms and provides guidance to education and research programs.
The survey began Feb. 3 and concludes Feb. 21.
Questions will focus on the 2019 growing season and pesticide and fertilizer applications on corn and soybeans grown in Minnesota.
The annual survey is voluntary, and producers are not asked any personal questions.
The survey is conducted for MDA by the USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service out of their regional offices in Missouri.
Minnesota farmers may be getting calls from multiple agencies and companies conducting a variety of surveys this time of year, MDA noted. However, information gathered from this survey is critical for research purposes.
If you have questions about the MDA’s annual survey or if you wish to view results of previous surveys, visit the MDA website.
Producers also may call MDA at 651-261-1993 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.