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2006-2007 Market Estimates: Usage (Table 3.4)

Year
Herbicides/
Plant Growth
Regulators
Insecticides/
Miticides
Fungicides
Nematicide/
Fumigant
Other Conventional (1)
Total
Sector Mil lbs % Mil lbs % Mil lbs % Mil lbs % Mil lbs % Mil lbs %  
2006
Agriculture 407 82 69 70 46 63 96 79 25 83 643 78  
Ind/Comm/Gov 45 9 14 14 20 27 24 20 4 13 107 13  
Home & Garden 46 9 16 16 7 10 1 1 1 3 71 9  
Total 498 100 99 100 73 100 121 100 30 100 821 100  
2007
Agriculture 442 83 65 70 44 63 108 81 25 83 684 80  
Ind/Comm/Gov 46 9 14 15 19 27 24 18 4 13 107 12  
Home & Garden 43 8 14 15 7 10 1 1 1 3 66 8  
Total 531 100 93 100 70 100 133 100 30 100 857 100  

Note:Totals may not add due to rounding. Table does not cover wood preservatives, specialty biocides, chlorine/hypochlorites, and other chemicals used as pesticides (e.g., sulfur and petroleum oil).

Source: EPA estimates based on USDA/NASS and EPA proprietary data. See Tables 5.5 to 5.8 for 1988–2007 estimates.
(1) “Other Conventional” pesticides include rodenticides and other miscellaneous conventional pesticides.

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