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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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Last updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014

For more information contact: Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo, Richard Nehring, Craig Osteen, Seth James Wechsler, Andrew Martin, and Alex Vialou

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