Pesticide Use in U.S. Agriculture: 21 Selected Crops, 1960-2008

Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-124) 86 pp, May 2014

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by Richard Nehring, Craig Osteen, Seth J. Wechsler, Andrew Martin, Alex Vialou, and Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo

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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