Appendix VI. Quantities of Active Ingredients of Each Type of Pesticide Used on All surveyed Crops in Ontario, 2008

 

Crop Herbicides
Triazine
(tonnes)
Auxinicb
(tonnes)
Sulfonylurea
(tonnes)
Other
(tonnes)
Field Corn 448.1 77.1 2.9 1,036.3
Soybeans 42.2 1.0 0.6 1,402.2
Dry Beans 0.3 0.1 - 87.7
Tobacco - - - 1.2
Grainsa - 242.1 0.2 255.4
Hay and Pasture - 8.5 - 29.7
Other Field Crops 0.7 2.8 - 20.3
Field Crops 491.3 331.6 3.7 2,832.7
Fruit 1.2 0.8 - 11.1
Vegetables 17.5 1.2 0.1 61.9
Other Crops 1.1 13.9 - 7.3
All Surveyed Crops 511.1 347.6 3.8 2,913.0

% of Usage by
Pesticide Grouping

10.5 7.1 0.1 59.9

 

Crop Insecticides
(tonnes)
Fungicides
(tonnes)
Nematocides
(tonnes)
Growth
Regulators
(tonnes)
Field Corn 1.2 0.5 - -
Soybeans - 0.4 - -
Dry Beans 1.5 6.7 - -
Tobacco 1.7 - 206.5 19.8
Grains a 6.4 28.5 - 0.4
Hay and Pasture - - - -
Other Field Crops 0.2 2.1 - -
Field Crops 11.0 38.2 206.5 20.2
Fruit 60.7 458.3 0.1 0.6
Vegetables 26.0 187.4 40.0 3.5
Other Crops 8.2 30.1 - -
All Surveyed Crops 105.9 714.0 246.5 24.3

% of Usage by
Pesticide Grouping

2.2 14.7 5.1 0.5

 

Crop Total Pesticides

Percentage of
Usage by Crop

Field Corn 1,566.0 32.2
Soybeans 1,446.3 29.7
Dry Beans 96.3 2.0
Tobacco 229.2 4.7
Grains a 533.0 11.0
Hay and Pasture 38.3 0.8
Other Field Crops 26.2 0.5
Field Crops 3,935.3 80.9
Fruit 532.8 10.9
Vegetables 337.6 6.9
Other Crops 60.6 1.2
All Surveyed Crops 4,866.3 100.0

% of Usage by
Pesticide Grouping

100.0  

a Includes wheat, oats, barley, mixed grain and rye.

b Includes phenoxy herbicides.

Note: Totals may not add due to rounding.

 


For more information:
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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