Herbicide sales and use

Herbicides dominate the world market for pesticides and pervade the production of staple crops. Worldwide in 1997, $16.9 billion was spent for 1.0 billion kg of herbicide active ingredients, compared with $11.6 billion for 0.7 billion kg of insecticides and $6.0 billion for 0.2 billion kg of fungicides (Aspelin & Grube, 1999). Global herbicide sales are greatest for materials used for maize, soybean, wheat, and rice (Figure 1.2).

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