Pesticide active ingredients applied by U.S. agricultural producers, 1980-2007

millions of pounds of pesticide active ingredient

Area graph with 28 groups and 5 items per group.

Group 1, 1980, Total value of 1053.
Item 1, herbicides value of 504 which is 47.9% of 1980.
Item 2, insecticides value of 163 which is 15.5% of 1980.
Item 3, fungicides value of 59 which is 5.6% of 1980.
Item 4, other conventional value of 100 which is 9.5% of 1980.
Item 5, other value of 227 which is 21.6% of 1980.
Group 2, 1981, Total value of 1046.
Item 1, herbicides value of 513 which is 49.0% of 1981.
Item 2, insecticides value of 152 which is 14.5% of 1981.
Item 3, fungicides value of 62 which is 5.9% of 1981.
Item 4, other conventional value of 104 which is 9.9% of 1981.
Item 5, other value of 215 which is 20.6% of 1981.
Group 3, 1982, Total value of 1011.
Item 1, herbicides value of 503 which is 49.8% of 1982.
Item 2, insecticides value of 141 which is 13.9% of 1982.
Item 3, fungicides value of 59 which is 5.8% of 1982.
Item 4, other conventional value of 101 which is 10.0% of 1982.
Item 5, other value of 207 which is 20.5% of 1982.
Group 4, 1983, Total value of 941.
Item 1, herbicides value of 455 which is 48.4% of 1983.
Item 2, insecticides value of 131 which is 13.9% of 1983.
Item 3, fungicides value of 59 which is 6.3% of 1983.
Item 4, other conventional value of 100 which is 10.6% of 1983.
Item 5, other value of 196 which is 20.8% of 1983.
Group 5, 1984, Total value of 988.
Item 1, herbicides value of 516 which is 52.2% of 1984.
Item 2, insecticides value of 122 which is 12.3% of 1984.
Item 3, fungicides value of 56 which is 5.7% of 1984.
Item 4, other conventional value of 100 which is 10.1% of 1984.
Item 5, other value of 194 which is 19.6% of 1984.
Group 6, 1985, Total value of 961.
Item 1, herbicides value of 501 which is 52.1% of 1985.
Item 2, insecticides value of 113 which is 11.8% of 1985.
Item 3, fungicides value of 59 which is 6.1% of 1985.
Item 4, other conventional value of 94 which is 9.8% of 1985.
Item 5, other value of 194 which is 20.2% of 1985.
Group 7, 1986, Total value of 927.
Item 1, herbicides value of 481 which is 51.9% of 1986.
Item 2, insecticides value of 105 which is 11.3% of 1986.
Item 3, fungicides value of 59 which is 6.4% of 1986.
Item 4, other conventional value of 94 which is 10.1% of 1986.
Item 5, other value of 188 which is 20.3% of 1986.
Group 8, 1987, Total value of 846.
Item 1, herbicides value of 425 which is 50.2% of 1987.
Item 2, insecticides value of 98 which is 11.6% of 1987.
Item 3, fungicides value of 52 which is 6.1% of 1987.
Item 4, other conventional value of 91 which is 10.8% of 1987.
Item 5, other value of 180 which is 21.3% of 1987.
Group 9, 1988, Total value of 867.
Item 1, herbicides value of 450 which is 51.9% of 1988.
Item 2, insecticides value of 91 which is 10.5% of 1988.
Item 3, fungicides value of 54 which is 6.2% of 1988.
Item 4, other conventional value of 95 which is 11.0% of 1988.
Item 5, other value of 177 which is 20.4% of 1988.
Group 10, 1989, Total value of 873.
Item 1, herbicides value of 460 which is 52.7% of 1989.
Item 2, insecticides value of 85 which is 9.7% of 1989.
Item 3, fungicides value of 54 which is 6.2% of 1989.
Item 4, other conventional value of 113 which is 12.9% of 1989.
Item 5, other value of 161 which is 18.4% of 1989.
Group 11, 1990, Total value of 884.
Item 1, herbicides value of 455 which is 51.5% of 1990.
Item 2, insecticides value of 82 which is 9.3% of 1990.
Item 3, fungicides value of 50 which is 5.7% of 1990.
Item 4, other conventional value of 133 which is 15.0% of 1990.
Item 5, other value of 164 which is 18.6% of 1990.
Group 12, 1991, Total value of 848.
Item 1, herbicides value of 440 which is 51.9% of 1991.
Item 2, insecticides value of 77 which is 9.1% of 1991.
Item 3, fungicides value of 47 which is 5.5% of 1991.
Item 4, other conventional value of 144 which is 17.0% of 1991.
Item 5, other value of 140 which is 16.5% of 1991.
Group 13, 1992, Total value of 884.
Item 1, herbicides value of 450 which is 50.9% of 1992.
Item 2, insecticides value of 78 which is 8.8% of 1992.
Item 3, fungicides value of 45 which is 5.1% of 1992.
Item 4, other conventional value of 150 which is 17.0% of 1992.
Item 5, other value of 161 which is 18.2% of 1992.
Group 14, 1993, Total value of 864.
Item 1, herbicides value of 425 which is 49.2% of 1993.
Item 2, insecticides value of 72 which is 8.3% of 1993.
Item 3, fungicides value of 47 which is 5.4% of 1993.
Item 4, other conventional value of 154 which is 17.8% of 1993.
Item 5, other value of 166 which is 19.2% of 1993.
Group 15, 1994, Total value of 939.
Item 1, herbicides value of 485 which is 51.7% of 1994.
Item 2, insecticides value of 80 which is 8.5% of 1994.
Item 3, fungicides value of 48 which is 5.1% of 1994.
Item 4, other conventional value of 163 which is 17.4% of 1994.
Item 5, other value of 163 which is 17.4% of 1994.
Group 16, 1995, Total value of 933.
Item 1, herbicides value of 461 which is 49.4% of 1995.
Item 2, insecticides value of 85 which is 9.1% of 1995.
Item 3, fungicides value of 49 which is 5.3% of 1995.
Item 4, other conventional value of 170 which is 18.2% of 1995.
Item 5, other value of 168 which is 18.0% of 1995.
Group 17, 1996, Total value of 955.
Item 1, herbicides value of 481 which is 50.4% of 1996.
Item 2, insecticides value of 81 which is 8.5% of 1996.
Item 3, fungicides value of 51 which is 5.3% of 1996.
Item 4, other conventional value of 190 which is 19.9% of 1996.
Item 5, other value of 152 which is 15.9% of 1996.
Group 18, 1997, Total value of 955.
Item 1, herbicides value of 470 which is 49.2% of 1997.
Item 2, insecticides value of 79 which is 8.3% of 1997.
Item 3, fungicides value of 53 which is 5.5% of 1997.
Item 4, other conventional value of 165 which is 17.3% of 1997.
Item 5, other value of 188 which is 19.7% of 1997.
Group 19, 1998, Total value of 936.
Item 1, herbicides value of 465 which is 49.7% of 1998.
Item 2, insecticides value of 69 which is 7.4% of 1998.
Item 3, fungicides value of 54 which is 5.8% of 1998.
Item 4, other conventional value of 136 which is 14.5% of 1998.
Item 5, other value of 212 which is 22.6% of 1998.
Group 20, 1999, Total value of 956.
Item 1, herbicides value of 428 which is 44.8% of 1999.
Item 2, insecticides value of 93 which is 9.7% of 1999.
Item 3, fungicides value of 45 which is 4.7% of 1999.
Item 4, other conventional value of 140 which is 14.6% of 1999.
Item 5, other value of 250 which is 26.2% of 1999.
Group 21, 2000, Total value of 948.
Item 1, herbicides value of 432 which is 45.6% of 2000.
Item 2, insecticides value of 90 which is 9.5% of 2000.
Item 3, fungicides value of 44 which is 4.6% of 2000.
Item 4, other conventional value of 156 which is 16.5% of 2000.
Item 5, other value of 226 which is 23.8% of 2000.
Group 22, 2001, Total value of 907.
Item 1, herbicides value of 433 which is 47.7% of 2001.
Item 2, insecticides value of 73 which is 8.0% of 2001.
Item 3, fungicides value of 42 which is 4.6% of 2001.
Item 4, other conventional value of 127 which is 14.0% of 2001.
Item 5, other value of 232 which is 25.6% of 2001.
Group 23, 2002, Total value of 919.
Item 1, herbicides value of 417 which is 45.4% of 2002.
Item 2, insecticides value of 97 which is 10.6% of 2002.
Item 3, fungicides value of 40 which is 4.4% of 2002.
Item 4, other conventional value of 127 which is 13.8% of 2002.
Item 5, other value of 238 which is 25.9% of 2002.
Group 24, 2003, Total value of 921.
Item 1, herbicides value of 426 which is 46.3% of 2003.
Item 2, insecticides value of 80 which is 8.7% of 2003.
Item 3, fungicides value of 43 which is 4.7% of 2003.
Item 4, other conventional value of 120 which is 13.0% of 2003.
Item 5, other value of 252 which is 27.4% of 2003.
Group 25, 2004, Total value of 937.
Item 1, herbicides value of 425 which is 45.4% of 2004.
Item 2, insecticides value of 82 which is 8.8% of 2004.
Item 3, fungicides value of 43 which is 4.6% of 2004.
Item 4, other conventional value of 145 which is 15.5% of 2004.
Item 5, other value of 242 which is 25.8% of 2004.
Group 26, 2005, Total value of 885.
Item 1, herbicides value of 421 which is 47.6% of 2005.
Item 2, insecticides value of 73 which is 8.2% of 2005.
Item 3, fungicides value of 47 which is 5.3% of 2005.
Item 4, other conventional value of 119 which is 13.4% of 2005.
Item 5, other value of 225 which is 25.4% of 2005.
Group 27, 2006, Total value of 866.
Item 1, herbicides value of 407 which is 47.0% of 2006.
Item 2, insecticides value of 69 which is 8.0% of 2006.
Item 3, fungicides value of 46 which is 5.3% of 2006.
Item 4, other conventional value of 121 which is 14.0% of 2006.
Item 5, other value of 223 which is 25.8% of 2006.
Group 28, 2007, Total value of 877.
Item 1, herbicides value of 442 which is 50.4% of 2007.
Item 2, insecticides value of 65 which is 7.4% of 2007.
Item 3, fungicides value of 44 which is 5.0% of 2007.
Item 4, other conventional value of 133 which is 15.2% of 2007.
Item 5, other value of 193 which is 22.0% of 2007.

Source: Estimates for 1980-1987 are from Donaldson et al., and the estimates for 1988-2007 are from Grube et al.