Map Tracks Cases of Chemical Drift
Agriculture chemicals are a tool to keep pests out of fields or yards, but drifting pesticides or herbicides are a concern for farmers and their neighbors. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa farmers apply herbicide to 97 percent of corn acres and 95 percent of soybean acres. Nearly 77 percent of Iowa's 26 million acres of agriculture land was treated with pesticide. In that area, there are an average 78 cases of drift a year.