TABLE 5-2 Fruit and Vegetable Acreage Treated with Pesticides, Major Producing States, 1992 - 1997

 

1993

Herbicide

Insecticide

Fungicide

Fruit:

Grapes, all types

64

66

93

Oranges

94

90

57

Apples, bearing

43

99

88

Grapefruit

93

93

85

Peaches, bearing

49

99

98

Prunes

40

93

84

Avocados

50

12

10

Pears

44

98

92

Cherries, sweet

45

94

87

Lemons

71

88

14

Cherries, tart

49

98

99

Plums

70

89

79

Olives

67

27

33

Nectarines

84

98

95

Blueberries

75

91

81

 

Total Application, 1,000 lbs. (1997)

1,000s of Planted Acres

No. of States Surveyed

Herbicide

Insecticide

Fungicide

(1997)

 

Fruit:

Grapes, all types

1306.4

3552.7

39875.6

893.6

6

Oranges

3399.3

47361.1

2088.6

832.9

2

Apples, bearing

710.6

9459.5

5170

350.8

10

Grapefruit

518.7

10604.5

1056.7

159

2

Peaches, bearing

160.2

2014.6

4376.5

135.9

9

Prunes

90.2

1220

476.2

100.5

1

Avocados

68.8

84.3

95.8

62.5

2

Pears

132.3

4655.9

1335.3

67.9

5

Cherries, sweet

73.5

1108.4

633.7

48

4

Lemons

142.5

6813.2

147

49

1

Cherries, tart

48.6

157.2

872.3

32.4

4

Plums

64.3

1141.8

360.3

44

1

Olives

66.2

162.1

95

37.4

1

Nectarines

75.5

1153.9

273.9

38

1

Blueberries

61.7

127.2

234.5

34.2

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