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Summary of Changes to '98 and '99 Pesticide Sales and Use Databases
Reports
Pesticide Annual Reports Submitted to the NYS Legislature
Product Information Search
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In our continuing effort to make the Pesticide Sales and Use data as accurate and useful as possible, Cornell and the DEC have re-analyzed the data submitted for calendar years 1998 and 1999. The computer application programs were modified to identify additional EPA Product Registration numbers that were previously classified as "invalid". In addition, changes were made to the way that dates of applications and sales were captured in 1998, to make them consistent with the protocols by which dates were captured for subsequent years. Also, sales were reported as restricted use pesticides in 1998 and 1999, that in fact were subsequently identified as general use pesticide sales. As a result of these changes, the data tables for 1998 and 1999 have been amended to reflect the newly identified data. The following is a summary of the resulting changes to the data, which are also reflected in more detail on the accompanying chart. For even greater detail, see the revised data base tables.


The following changes occurred to the 1998 data :
    Products were identified for:
    • 71,462.36 gallons of previously unidentified pesticide sales and/or applications
        and
    • 103,015.89 pounds of previously unidentified pesticide sales and/or applications
    • 104 previously unidentified pesticide products were identified

The total amount of "invalid" pounds as reported by commercial pesticide applicators in 1998 has increased, despite having identified an additional 103,015.89 pounds of previously unidentified pesticide products. This is due to a change in the way that dates of application have been captured. For report year 1998, if a range of application dates was reported in which either the start date or the end date was not in 1998, the data were not included in the data summaries for that year. (For example, if an applicator reported applications made between May 7, 1997, and June 30, 1998, these data were not included in the pesticide application data summaries).

As a result of an informal poll of applicators and businesses that submitted these data with the wrong year, it was determined that most of the applications were actually made during 1998 and a different year had inadvertently been recorded by the person filling out the form. Beginning in 1999, data fitting these profiles were included in the application and/or sales data summaries for the year they were submitted. The change has now been made retroactively to the 1998 data tables, to bring them into conformance with the subsequent years. This change has resulted in an increase in the total amount of "invalid" pounds reported by commercial applicators from 2,992,876.9 pounds to 3,397,725.1 pounds, an increase of 404,848.2 pounds.

Also due to the above referenced changes, the Grand Total quantities reported as applied for the year 1998 by commercial pesticide applicators has increased. The volume of reported pesticides applied has risen from 3,608,305.22 gallons to 3,779,542.49 gallons, an increase of 171,237.27 gallons and the weight of reported pesticides applied has risen from 23,551,785.7 pounds to 25,422,978.4 pounds, an increase of 1,871,192.77 pounds.

In addition, 75 products that were originally reported as restricted use pesticide sales to permit holders for resale in 1998, were determined to be general use sales that were erroneously reported as restricted use. This accounts for a change of 17,484.40 gallons and 883,283.86 pounds. The new totals for the amount of restricted use pesticide sales to permit holders for resale in 1998 are 378,353.81 gallons and 5,200,154.02 pounds.

Also in 1998, 184 products that were originally reported as restricted use pesticide sales for end use, were determined to be general use sales that were erroneously reported as restricted use. This accounts for a change of 18,598.48 gallons and 59,346.17 pounds. The new totals for the amount of restricted use pesticide sales for end use in 1998 are 154,667.13 gallons and 904,443.54 pounds.


The following changes occurred to the 1999 data :
    Products were identified for:
    • 281,056.27 gallons of previously unidentified pesticide sales and/or applications
        and
    • 582,924.26 pounds of previously unidentified pesticide sales and/or applications
    • 42 previously unidentified pesticide products were identified

As a result of the capture of previously unidentifiable data, Surchlor, a sodium hypochlorite ready-to-use disinfectant solution, is now the largest volume product reported as applied by commercial applicators in 1999 on the "Relative Use (Gallons) of the Reported Top Ten Pesticide Products Applied by Certified Commercial Applicators during 1999" report. 178,358.00 gallons of Surchlor were reported as applied in 1999 by commercial pesticide applicators.

In addition, 130 products that were originally reported as restricted use pesticide sales to permit holders for resale in 1999, were determined to be general use sales that were erroneously reported as restricted use. This accounts for a change of 233,285.50 gallons and 154,385.87 pounds. The new totals for the amount of restricted use pesticide sales to permit holders for resale in 1999 are 367,792.86 gallons and 3,622,063.12 pounds.

Also in 1999, 243 products that were originally reported as restricted use pesticide sales for end use, were determined to be general use sales that were erroneously reported as restricted use. This accounts for a change of 30,620.83 gallons and 478,558.78 pounds. The new totals for the amount of restricted use pesticide sales for end use in 1999 are 82,101.36 gallons and 816,524.54 pounds.

The following tables provide the major changes in the '98 and '99 Pesticide Sales and Use Data Bases :

Data updated May, 2002



reports

•  Sales Data (Commercial Permittee holders)
  1. Annual Report for Pesticide Sales to Certified Private Applicators, Statewide

  2. Annual Report for Pesticide Sales to Certified Private Applicators, Summarized by County

  3. Annual Report for Pesticide Sales to Certified Private Applicators, Summarized by Zip Code


•  Manufacturers, Compounders, and Importers Sales Data


  1. Annual Report for Restricted Pesticides Sales for Resale

  2. Annual Report for Restricted Pesticides Sales for End Use

•  Usage Data

  1. Applicator/Technician Pesticide Annual Report, Statewide

  2. Applicator/Technician Pesticide Annual Report, Summarized by County

  3. Applicator/Technician Pesticide Annual Report, Summarized by Zip Code

•  Product Name Data
  1. Pesticide Products by Name and EPA Registration Number



NYS annual pest report

For a copy of the 1999 annual pesticide report submitted to the New York State Legislature, click the link below.
      1999 Pesticide Annual Report Submitted to the NYS Legislature




PIMS database link

The NYS Pesticide Product Ingredient and Manufacturer System (PIMS) database is designed to aid the user in searching for pesticide product information as supplied to the Pesticide Management Education Program (PMEP) by the New York State Pesticide Registration Section within the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Using the EPA Registration Number you may search PIMS for more detailed product information.



download section

For your convenience we are providing the above reports in plain text format for download. The plain text format is suitable for importing into spreadsheets or databases. These files are compressed, using Stuffit compression for Macintosh and zip compression for DOS/Windows users. You will need a decompression utility such as "Stuffit Expander" or "WinZip" to unpack these files. The readme file in each archive contains record layout (column header) information for the eight report files and one dictionary file.


Report Title Mac Download DOS/Windows
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All Reports (this includes all of the reports in one archive) allreports.sit allreports.zip
Commercial Permittee Annual Sales Report for Restricted Use Pesticides and General Use Agricultural Pesticides in New York State sales_all.sit sales_all.zip
Commercial Permittee Annual Sales Report for Restricted Use Pesticides and General Use Agricultural Pesticides in New York State Summarized by County sales_cnty.sit sales_cnty.zip
Commercial Permittee Annual Sales Report for Restricted Use Pesticides and General Use Agricultural Pesticides in New York State Summarized by Zip Code sales_zip.sit sales_zip.zip
Restricted Pesticides Annual Report for Commercial Permittees (Including Importers, Manufacturers and Compounders) for Sales to Commercial Permit Holders for Resale in New York State sales_resale.sit sales_resale.zip
Restricted Pesticides Annual Report for Commercial Permittees (Including Importers, Manufacturers and Compounders) for Sales, including Purchase Permit Sales to Commercial Applicators for End Use in New York State sales_reuse.sit sales_reuse.zip
Commercial Applicator Pesticide Use Annual Report for New York State use_all.sit use_all.zip
Commercial Applicator Pesticide Use Annual Report Summarized by County use_cnty.sit use_cnty.zip
Commercial Applicator Pesticide Use Annual Report Summarized by Zip Code use_zip.sit use_zip.zip
Pesticide Products by Name and EPA Registration Number prodnames.sit prodnames.zip