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2000/2001 Market Estimates: Usage (Table 3.4)

Year
Herbicides/
Plant Growth
Regulators
Insecticides/
Miticides
Fungicides
Nematicide/
Fumigant
Other Conventional (1)
Total
Sector Mil lbs
of a.i.
% Mil lbs
of a.i.
% Mil lbs
of a.i.
% Mil lbs
of a.i.
% Mil lbs
of a.i.
% Mil lbs
of a.i.
%  
2000
Agriculture 432 80% 90 74% 44 59% 131 84% 25 78% 722 78%  
Ind/Comm/
Gov
48 9% 17 14% 19 26% 24 15% 6 19% 114 12%  
Home & Garden 62 11% 15 12% 11 15% 1 1% 1 3% 90 10%  
Total 542 100% 122 100% 74 100% 156 100% 32 100% 926 100%  
2001
Agriculture 433 78% 73 70% 42 58% 102 80% 25 83% 675 76%  
Ind/Comm/
Gov
49 9% 15 14% 19 26% 24 19% 4 13% 111 13%  
Home & Garden 71 13% 17 16% 12 16% 1 1% 1 3% 102 11%  
Total 553 100% 105 100% 73 100% 127 100% 30 100% 888 100%  

Note: Totals may not add due to rounding. Table does not cover industrial wood preservatives, specialty biocides, chlorine/hypochlorites, and other chemicals used as pesticides (e.g., sulfur and petroleum oil). The abbreviation "a.i." stands for active ingredient.
Source: EPA estimates based on Croplife America annual surveys, USDA/NASSexit EPA disclaimer, and EPA proprietary data.
See Tables 5.5 to Tables 5.8 for 1982-2001 estimates.
(1) "Other Conventional" pesticides include rodenticides, mulluscicides, aquatic and fish/bird pesticides, and other miscellaneous conventional pesticides.

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