Pesticide Usage Reported

Pesticide Usage is reported annually to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture by certified commercial, non-commercial and government applicators, as required by the Pesticide Regulations. 

The Agency of Agriculture is publishing new annual reports for commercial pesticide usage data. The Agency has taken many steps to create these reports for the public and we hope you find them useful. A few notes about the data are below.

Data Determinations

For the purposes of reporting the following treatment groups include these types of pest control:

Treatment Types

Description

Animal

Moles, vole control and any permit activities.

Aquatic

Invasive vegetation/pest control (by permit); also includes sewer root control

Biocides / Disinfectants

Industrial water cooling systems, mold remediation; commercial and industrial disinfectants

Birds

Starlings and pigeons (by permit)

Corn, Field, & Forage

Commodity crops; corn, soybeans, small grains, and grasses

Forestry

Vegetation management and forest insect pest control

General Pest Control

Residential and commercial structural pest (rodents, insects) control

Golf Courses

Vegetation management and turf pest control (by permit)

Greenhouse / Nursery

Plant propagation and Christmas tree production

Highway & Railway

Rights-of-way vegetation management (by permit)

Lawn Care & Ornamentals

Commercial and residential landscaping

Mosquito

Outdoor treatments of larvacide and adulticide

Produce Production

Fruits and vegetable production pest control

Utilities & Wood Treatment

Rights-of-way corridor vegetation management and wood pole preservation activities in the corridor

 

In order to calculate usage as consistently and accurately as possible the following determinations were made:

  • Chemical names of active ingredients were translated to the most known name, this included synonyms, racemic mixtures/enantiomers.
    • For example, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid was reported as 2,4-D; and o/s-metolachlor mixture was reported as metolachlor.
  • All liquids were calculated at 10lbs to the gallon unless the volume weight was specified on the product label.
  • The acid equivalents of an active ingredient were used when stated on the label
  • Aerosols were considered as liquids -unless specified on product label
  • Gels were considered solids -unless specified on product label
  • Foggers were considered liquids -unless specified on product label
  • Foams were considered solids -unless specified on product label
  • When a single amount was listed for multiple counties the amount was divided equally between the counties listed.
  • When multiple categories were listed the product was added to the first category listed

Data Limitations

The data collected is self-reported by applicators. Reporting errors have been found and corrected in usage amount, EPA number, product name and county of application.

The usage data was reviewed:

  • 2018 = 100% *
  • 2011, 2015-2017 = 40%
  • 2010, 2012-2014 = 25%

* with complete secondary review

 

Summary Data: 2010-2018

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
802.828.2430

 

Program Contacts

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