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Fifty-five million pounds of pesticides were sprayed on
the 12.8 million acres of conventional cotton grown in the U.S. in 2003
(4.3 pounds/ acre), ranking cotton third behind corn and soybeans in
total amount of pesticides sprayed. (USDA)
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