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Pesticides and Water Quality Jan. 2020

Pesticides are used extensively in agricultural production. Pesticides that are misapplied or misused can end up in water sources such as groundwater or surface water bodies. Proper handling, application and disposal of pesticides is very important. NDSU Extension has several publications that deal pesticide sprayer calibration, spray nozzle selection, pesticide drift and other topics. Look here for copies of these publications.

Other NDSU Extension Publications dealing with Pesticides:

Approved Landfills that may Accept Rinsed Pesticide Containers

The ND Department of Agriculture Pesticide Program NDDA administers a variety of regulatory and non-regulatory pesticide programs. The goal of the pesticide programs is to verify and improve compliance, as well as to promote the safe and legal distribution, sale, storage, and use of pesticides.

Surface and Ground Water Monitoring in ND for PesticidesFormerly called the Groundwater Program, the Pesticide Water Quality Program is focused on protecting groundwater and surface water from pesticide contamination. NDDA is the lead pesticide regulatory agency.



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