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Table 5 Different selling practices reported by pesticide vendors during the survey

From: Rapid evolution of insecticide resistance and patterns of pesticides usage in agriculture in the city of Yaoundé, Cameroon

Variable Answer Percentage response (n)
Type of pesticide sold Insecticides 48% (72)
Fungicides 26% (39)
Herbicides 23.3% (35)
Nematicides and acaricides 2.7% (4)
Origin of pesticides sold Asia 86.7% (130)
Europe 8.7% (13)
Africa 2.7% (4)
America 2% (3)
Usage of pesticides and fertilizers Agriculture 96.7% (145)
Indoor spraying 3.3% (5)
Purchasing period March–June (rainy season) 93.8% (76)
July–August (dry season) 1.2% (1)
September–October (rainy season) 3.7% (3)
November–February (dry season) 1.2% (1)
Do you advise customers? Yes, regularly 100% (81)
No 0% (0)
Advise provided to customers Choice of product 70.4% (57)
Dosage 28.4% (23)
Personal protection 1.2% (1)
Do pesticides and fertilizers often perish? Yes 80.6% (65)
No 19.8% (16)
What do you do with expired pesticides and fertilizers? Return to suppliers 60% (39)
Used on the field 26.2% (17)
Sell them 6.2% (4)
Throw them in the trash 7.7% (5)