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Published February 22, 2010, 07:43 AM

Pesticide use in N.D. set record in 2008

The number of acres in North Dakota treated with pesticides reached a record level in 2008, a recently released study shows. The study conducted by North Dakota State University and the federal Agriculture Department’s statistics service found that pesticide-treated acres in the state two years ago reached 32.6 million, up 45 percent from the previous study four years earlier.

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