Pesticide Use in U.S. Agriculture: 21 Selected Crops, 1960-2008
by Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo
, Richard Nehring
, Craig Osteen
, Seth James Wechsler
, Andrew Martin, and Alex Vialou
Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-124) 86 pp, May 2014
Cover image for ERS report "Pesticide Use in U.S. Agriculture: 21 Selected Crops, 1960-2008" (EIB-124)
This report examines trends in pesticide use in U.S. agriculture from 1960 to 2008, focusing on 21 crops that account for more than 70 percent of pesticide use, and identifies the factors affecting these trends.
Keywords: Pesticide trends, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, corn, soybeans, cotton, potatoes, wheat
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