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Agricultural Pesticide Use Estimates for the USGS National Water Quality Network, 1992-2014


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Baker, N.T., 2016, Agricultural Pesticide Use Estimates for the USGS National Water Quality Network, 1992-2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


IMPORTANT NOTE: On February 6, 2016, it was discovered that duplicate pesticide use values were inadvertently included for site 07144100 "Little Arkansas River near Sedgwick, KS". In addition, users of the data requested that pesticide use estimates for glyphosate and glufosinate be included in the data release. The duplicate records were deleted and estimates for the two compounds were made in Version 2 of this data release. Two compound names, "cis-Permethrin" and "Paraoxon-ethyl", which were labelled incorrectly in this version, were changed to "Permethrin" and "Parathion" respectively in Version 2. The total count of pesticide compounds, including glyphosate and glufosinate, for which use is estimated is 116. In this version the [...]


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Nancy T Baker
Originator :
Nancy T Baker
Metadata Contact :
Nancy T Baker
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Office of Water Quality

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Annual agricultural pesticide use estimates for watersheds (1992-2014) is provided to help understand the relation between compounds applied on the land and constituents measured in rivers and streams monitored by the USGS, NWQN. Use estimates provide in this data release are for the corresponding watersheds and general time period for data published in the USGS Data Release authored by Deacon, J.R., Lee, C.J., Norman, J.E., and Reutter, D.C., 2016, "Nutrient and pesticide data collected from the USGS National Water Quality Network and previous networks, 1980-2015"



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DOI doi:10.5066/F7FF3QHP

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