TABLE A.2 US Farm-Sector Sales of Pesticides and Seed for Major Crops, 1997

 

Chemical Expenditures per Acre, $

Seed Expenditures per Acre, $

Crop Area, millions of acres

Total Chemical Expenditures, millions of $

Share of Total Chemical Sales, %

Total Seed Expenditures, millions of $

Share of Total Seed Sales, %

Corn

26.87

28.71

80.2

2,155.70

24.4

2,303.32

34.3

Soybeans

28.21

19.66

70.6

1,991.63

22.6

1,388.00

20.7

Wheat

6.32

9.02

71.0

448.65

5.1

640.32

9.5

Cotton

59.47

16.80

13.6

808.79

9.2

228.48

3.4

Rice

68.32

24.15

3.1

208.79

2.4

73.80

1.1

Sorghum

11.71

6.57

10.1

118.27

1.3

66.36

1.0

Barley

9.81

8.96

6.9

67.69

0.8

61.82

0.9

Oats

1.83

9.11

5.2

9.52

0.1

47.37

0.7

Sugar beets

74.15

43.63

1.5

111.23

1.3

65.45

1.0

Peanuts

98.75

74.18

1.4

138.25

1.6

103.85

1.5

Fall potatoes

217.69

156.43

1.4

304.77

1.8

219.00

3.3

Total

     

8,827

 

6,711

 

Source: Per acre expenditures by crop from Economic Research Service (1999b).Crop Area from USDA (1999a). Total chemical aand seed expendituresfrom Economic Research Service (1999b).



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