Appendix II. Quantities of Specific Pesticide Active Ingredients Used on Field Crops in Ontario, 2008

Table of Contents

  1. Herbicides
  2. Insecticides
  3. Fungicides
  4. Nematocides
  5. Growth Regulators
  6. Grand Total

Herbicides

Field Corn

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
2,4-D amines
1,555
2,4-D ester
564
amitrole
525
atrazine
448,071
bentazon
2,971
bromoxynil
3,477
dicamba
74,869
diflufenzopyr
3,618
dimethenamid
51,658
flufenacet
748
foramsulfuron
1,474
glufosinate ammonium
13,561
glyphosate
527,952
isoxaflutole
8,082
linuron
977
mesotrione
23,490
nicosulfuron
674
pendimethalin
42,400
rimsulfuron
622
s-metolachlor
356,748
other
325
Total
1,564,362

 

Soybeans

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
2,4-D amines
1,002
aciflurofen
763
bentazon
30,680
chlorimuron ethyl
414
cloransulam-methyl
232
dimethenamid
9,086
fluazifop-p-butyl
455
flufenacet
1,181
flumetsulam
1,364
fomesafen
2,283
glyphosate
1,253,773
imazethapyr
8,470
linuron
1,169
metribuzin
42,194
pendimethalin
3,501
quizalofop-p-ethyl
1,325
sethoxydim
407
s-metolachlor
82,760
trifluralin
4,267
other
619
Total
1,445,945

 

Canola

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
2,4-D amines (post-harvest)
1,838
clopyralid
943
diquat
1,110
glufosinate ammonium
1,480
glyphosate
11,087
sethoxydim
1,071
other
191
Total
17,719

 

Tobacco

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
napropamide
1,212
Total
1,212

 

Wheat

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
2,4-D amines
30,911
2,4-D ester
29,460
2,4-DB (butyl ester)
3,189
amitrole
1,121
bromoxynil
62,272
dicamba
1,625
dichlorprop
29,265
fenoxaprop-p-ethyl
274
glyphosate
155,428
MCPA/MCPB
80,474
mecoprop-p
1,066
pyrasulfotole
234
tralkoxydim
255
other
328
Total
395,901

 

Oats

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
2,4-D amines
2,818
2,4-DB (butyl ester)
3,147
bromoxynil
543
dicamba
901
glyphosate
9,206
MCPA/MCPB
4,688
mecoprop-p
861
other
12
Total
22,175

 

Barley

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
2,4-D amines
4,024
2,4-D ester
370
2,4-DB (butyl ester)
10,910
bromoxynil
7,450
dichlorprop
394
glyphosate
6,588
MCPA/MCPB
13,885
tralkoxydim
419
other
183
Total
44,223

 

Mixed Grains

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
2,4-D amines
2,687
2,4-D ester
560
2,4-DB (butyl ester)
8,899
bromoxynil
1,065
glyphosate
6,167
MCPA/MCPB
6,316
other
28
Total
25,722

 

Rye

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
2,4-D amines
4,706
bromoxynil
926
glyphosate
3,185
MCPA/MCPB
870
other
12
Total
9,699

 

White Beans

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
bentazon
4,204
dimethenamid
2,301
fomesafen
1,966
glufosinate ammonium
317
glyphosate
18,054
imazethapyr
763
pendimethalin
2,020
s-metolachlor
6,119
trifluralin
4,764
other
440
Total
40,949

 

Other Dry Beans

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
bentazon
3,222
dimethenamid
9,874
diquat
1,069
fomesafen
866
glyphosate
18,661
imazethapyr
937
metribuzin
345
pendimethalin
5,690
s-metolachlor
642
trifluralin
5,714
other
139
Total
47,159

 

Hay

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
2,4-D amines
933
2,4-D ester
1,999
2,4-DB (butyl ester)
3,934
glyphosate
27,011
other
265
Total
34,143

 

Pasture

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
2,4-DB (butyl ester)
356
dicamba
823
glyphosate
2,717
other
214
Total
4,110

 

Sugar Beets

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
desmedipham
309
ethofumesate
1,069
glyphosate
1,386
phenmedipham
309
other
41
Total
3,116

 

Other Field Crops

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
atrazine
720
fluazifop-p-butyl
281
glyphosate
1,991
other
19
Total
3,011

 

Total

A total of 3,659,447 kilograms of herbicides were used on Ontario field crops.

Insecticides

Wheat

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
carbaryl
853
cyhalothrin-lambda
604
methomyl
1,426
other
174
Total
3,057

 

Rye

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
carbaryl
3,315
other
38
Total
3,353

 

Field Corn

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
carbaryl
665
tefluthrin
462
other
24
Total
1,151

 

Canola

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
carbaryl
210
other
15
Total
225

 

White Beans

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
dimethoate
1,210
Total
1,210

 

Other Dry Beans

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
dimethoate
287
Total
287

 

Tobacco

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
acephate
1,645
other
36
Total
1,681

 

Other

5 kilograms of insecticides were used on other field crops.

Total

A total of 10,969 kilograms of insecticides were used on Ontario field crops.

Fungicides

Wheat

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
azoxystrobin
540
propiconazole
6,781
prothioconazole
2,367
pyraclostrobin
2,584
tebuconazole
13,329
trifloxystrobin
1,969
Total
27,569

 

Barley

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
propiconazole
495
other
184
Total
680

 

Soybeans

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
pyraclostrobin
320
other
66
Total
386

 

Field Corn

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
pyraclostrobin
479
other
29
Total
508

 

Canola

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
boscalid
245
prothioconazole
438
Total
682

 

White Beans

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
boscalid
1,354
pyraclostrobin
259
Total
1,613

 

Other Dry Beans

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
boscalid
3,949
pyraclostrobin
659
vinclozolin
449
Total
5,057

 

Sugar Beets

Agent
Quantity (kg)
propiconazole
281
pyraclostrobin
386
thiophanate-methyl
786
Total
1,452

 

Other

219 kilograms of fungicides were used on other field crops.

Total

A total of 38,166 kilograms of fungicides were used on Ontario field crops.

Nematocides

Tobacco

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
1,3 dichloropropene
158,791
chloropicrin
32,426
metam-sodium
15,265
Total
206,483

 

Total

A total of 206,483 kilograms of nematocides were used on Ontario field crops.

Growth Regulators

Wheat

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
ethephon
401
Total
401

 

Tobacco

Active Ingredient
Quantity (kg)
fatty alcohol - N-decanol
19,809
Total
19,809

 

Total

A total of 20,211 kilograms of growth regulators were used on Ontario field crops.

Grand Total

A total of 3,935,275 kilograms of pesticides were used on Ontario field crops.

 


For more information:
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E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
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