Appendix IX. Comparison of Total Active Ingredients Used on Major Crops and for Selected Pesticide Groupings, 1983, 1988, 1993, 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

Pesticide or Group
1983
1988
1993
1998
2003
2008
alachlor 614,680 940 - - - -
atrazine 1,719,840 999,410 585,208 573,721 499,253 448,071
glyphosate 4,140 17,210 71,862 70,924 125,016 527,952
metolachlor/
s-metolachlor
491,020 712,170 897,870 773,833 313,934 356,748
all herbicides 3,653,310 2,491,370 2,351,146 1,982,949 1,525,659 1,564,362

Soybeans

Pesticide or Group
1983
1988
1993
1998
2003
2008
alachlor 436,800 1,190 - - - -
metolachlor/
s-metolachlor
325,450 915,170 391,152 552,963 190,301 82,760
glyphosate 28,450 41,770 164,784 375,109 861,983 1,253,773
all herbicides 1,281,880 1,694,770 1,133,103 1,274,624 1,196,055 1,445,945

Grains

Pesticide or Group
1983
1988
1993
1998
2003
2008
all herbicides 376,140 491,320 443,620 356,641 407,125 497,721

Total Field Crops

Pesticide or Group
1983
1988
1993
1998
2003
2008
all herbicides 5,411,260 4,984,560 4,143,523 3,763,481 3,225,735 3,659,447
all pesticides 7,800,480 6,206,580 5,211,758 4,293,051 3,729,341 3,935,275

Total Fruit

Pesticide or Group
1983
1988
1993
1998
2003
2008
all fungicides 410,990 429,610 457,509 459,197 209,592 458,257
all pesticides 562,640 598,560 628,111 543,061 248,732 532,794

Total Vegetables

Pesticide or Group
1983
1988
1993
1998
2003
2008
all pesticides 356,120 396,330 406,573 331,363 204,416 337,629

Total Field Crops, Fruit and Vegetables

Pesticide or Group
1983
1988
1993
1998
2003
2008
all pesticides 8,719,240 7,201,470 6,246,442 5,167,475 4,182,489 4,805,698

 


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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