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Killer Weeds - Table 3

Attack of the Killer Weeds: Killer Weeds - Table 3

December 14, 1999

Table 3. California, Washington, and Oregon have received a combined total of more than 650 exemptions since 1993.

State Number of exemptions granted since 1993 Crops that received the greatest number of exemptions Percent of exemptions granted after FQPA was passed*
California 267 Tomato (19), Cucurbit Group (18), Cotton (13), Strawberry (13) 55%
Washington 203 Potato (16), Mint (15), Hop (14) 64%
Oregon 178 Grass (seed) (19), Hop (16), Potato (15) 59%
Texas 146 Cotton (15), Cucurbit Group (13), Rice (12), Sorghum (12) 61%
Idaho 122 Potato (18), Hop (14), Mint (13) 67%
Florida 108 Tomato (21), Potato (15), Citrus Group (12), Cotton (12) 47%
North Dakota 92 Canola (21), Potato (19), Wheat (13) 72%
Minnesota 84 Canola (21), Potato (20), Wheat (7), Wild Rice (7) 68%
Louisiana 79 Rice (19), Cotton (18), Sugarcane (12) 67%
Michigan 71 Asparagus (16), Potato (14), Apple (11) 63%
USDA 66 Aircraft Surfaces (8), Aircraft Surfaces, Containers (4), Equipment (3) 30%
Arkansas 62 Cotton (17), Rice (10), Wheat (9) 59%
Montana 62 Canola (22), Potato (11), Mint (7) 71%
Maryland 61 Potato (12), Tomato (10), Watermelon (10) 64%
New Jersey 60 Potato (13), Tomato (12), Blueberry (8) 67%
Wisconsin 60 Potato (18), Ginseng (9), Cranberry (6), Spinach (6) 60%
Arizona 56 Melon (11), Cucurbit Group (9), Cotton (6), Spinach (6) 45%
Georgia 54 Cotton (12), Grass, Bermuda (7), Tobacco (5) 60%
Virginia 54 Potato (12), Watermelon (9), Apple (6) 60%
Pennsylvania 51 Potato (13), Bean, Snap (9), Tomato (8) 51%
Mississippi 47 Cotton (22), Rice (8), Grass, Bermuda (4), Wheat (4) 60%
New York 45 Potato (13), Bean, Snap (11), Beet, Garden (4) 54%
Oklahoma 43 Cotton (10), Spinach (8), Sorghum (7) 60%
Alabama 42 Cotton (17), Potato (9), Grass, Bermuda (7) 62%
Colorado 42 Potato (10), Barley (6), Bean, Dry (6) 56%
Delaware 38 Potato (12), Watermelon (9), Spinach (5) 66%
Ohio 36 Potato (10), Onion, Green (4), Parsley (3), Tobacco (3) 68%
Nebraska 35 Potato (18), Bean, Dry (5), Corn (3), Sorghum (3), Sunflower (3) 72%
South Carolina 33 Cotton (8), Tomato (6), Tobacco (4) 72%
South Dakota 32 Potato (15), Mint (5), Wheat (4) 77%
Tennessee 31 Cotton (8), Tobacco (3), Bean, Lima (2), Brassica Leafy Vegetable Group (2), Cowpea (2), Leafy Vegetable Group (2), Mustard Greens (2), Pea, Southern (2), Strawberry (2), Watercress (2) 81%
Kansas 26 Sorghum (7), Potato (6), Bean, Dry (3), Sunflower (3) 64%
Massachusetts 26 Cranberry (9), Potato (9), Tobacco (4) 88%
North Carolina 26 Potato (9), Cotton (4), Tobacco (4) 79%
Nevada 25 Potato (15), Alfalfa (seed) (4), Alfalfa (2), Timothy (2) 59%
Maine 24 Potato (14), Bean, Dry (3), Blueberry (3), Strawberry (3) 70%
New Mexico 24 Sorghum (6), Pepper (4), Pepper, Chili (4) 60%
Hawaii 19 Watermelon (8), Pineapple (5), Cabbage (2), Cucurbit Group (2), Tomato (2) 58%
Indiana 19 Potato (6), Tobacco (3), Blueberry (2), Mint (2), Tomato (2), Tomato (transplant) (2) 79%
Missouri 18 Bean, Snap (5), Sorghum (4), Potato (3), Rice (3) 76%
Utah 18 Potato (10), Pear (3), Canola (2) 71%
Illinois 14 Horseradish (4), Bean, Snap (2), Corn (2) 54%
Connecticut 12 Tobacco (6), Pear (2), Strawberry (2) 82%
West Virginia 10 Apple (4), Tobacco (3), Watercress (2) 80%
Wyoming 9 Potato (3), Alfalfa (seed) (2), Bean, Dry (1), Beehive (1), Beet, Sugar (1), Sunflower (1) 75%
Iowa 7 Sunflower (2), Beehive (1), Corn (1), Corn (seed) (1), Corn, Seed (1), Onion (1) 100%
New Hampshire 4 Strawberry (2), Blueberry (1), Squash, Winter (1) 100%
Kentucky 3 Tobacco (3) 67%
Guam 2 Flowers/greenery (1), Spinach (1) 0%
USDI 2 Rats (2) 0%
Dept. Of Defense 2 Biocontainment Laboratories (1), Equipment (1) 0%
New Mexico 1 Sorghum (1) 0%
North Dakota 1 Bean, Dry (1) 100%
Puerto Rico 1 Tomato (1) 0%
Rhode Island 1 Beehive (1) 100%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from U.S. EPA data.