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1998/1999 Market Estimates: Usage (Table 3.4)

Table 3.4
U.S. Pounds of Conventional Pesticide Active Ingredient
By Pesticide Type and Market Sector, 1998 and 1999 Estimates
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.
%
1998
Agriculture
465
84%
69
67%
54
63%
111
82%
25
78%
724
79%
Ind/Comm/
Gov
41
7%
21
20%
24
28%
24
18%
6
19%
116
13%
Home & Garden
49
9%
13
13%
8
9%
1
1%
1
3%
72
8%
Total
555
100%
103
100%
86
100%
136
100%
32
100%
912
100%
1999
Agriculture
428
80%
93
74%
45
57%
115
82%
25
76%
706
77%
Ind/Comm/
Gov
52
10%
19
15%
24
30%
24
17%
7
21%
126
14%
Home & Garden
54
10%
14
11%
10
13%
1
1%
1
3%
80
9%
Total
534
100%
126
100%
79
100%
140
100%
33
100%
912
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.
Source: EPA estimates based on ACPA annual surveys (http://www.usda.gov/nassexit EPA disclaimer), and EPA proprietary data.
See Tables 5.5 to Tables 5.8 for 1980-1999 estimates.
(1) "Other Conventional" pesticides include rodenticides, mulluscicides, aquatic and fish/bird pesticides, and other miscellaneous conventional pesticides.

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