Appendix X. Comparison of Total Active Ingredients Used per Hectare on Major Crops and for Selected Pesticide Grouping, 1983, 1988, 1998, 2003 and 2008

Table of Contents

  1. Field Corn
  2. Soybeans
  3. Grains
  4. Total Field Crops
  5. Total Fruit
  6. Total Vegetables
  7. Total Field Crops, Fruit and Vegetables

Field Corn

  Active Ingredient Used per Area Grown (kg/ha)
  1983 1988 1993 1998 2003 2008
all herbicides
3.47
2.90
2.90
2.28
1.77
1.90

Soybeans

  Active Ingredient Used per Area Grown (kg/ha)
  1983 1988 1993 1998 2003 2008
all herbicides
3.52
3.27
1.65
1.50
1.48
1.70

Grains

  Active Ingredient Used per Area Grown (kg/ha)
  1983 1988 1993 1998 2003 2008
all herbicides
0.44
0.58
0.72
0.56
0.58
0.69

Total Field Crops

  Active Ingredient Used per Area Grown (kg/ha)
  1983 1988 1993 1998 2003 2008
all herbicides
1.33
1.31
1.13
1.01
0.86
0.96
all pesticides
1.92
1.63
1.42
1.15
1.00
1.03

Total Fruit

  Active Ingredient Used per Area Grown (kg/ha)
  1983 1988 1993 1998 2003 2008
all fungicides
14.47
14.81
15.10
17.20
8.32
20.83
all pesticides
19.81
20.64
20.73
20.34
9.87
24.22

Total Vegetables

  Active Ingredient Used per Area Grown (kg/ha)
  1983 1988 1993 1998 2003 2008
all pesticides
4.89
6.01
5.91
4.72
2.65
5.40

Total Field Crops, Fruit and Vegetables

  Active Ingredient Used per Area Grown (kg/ha)
  1983 1988 1993 1998 2003 2008
all pesticides
2.10
1.85
1.66
1.35
1.09
1.23

 


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Author: Bill McGee - Statistics/OMAFRA; Hugh Berges - Manager, Horticultural Technology/OMAFRA; Denise Beaton - Crop Protection Team Lead/OMAFRA
Creation Date: April 2010
Last Reviewed: April 2010