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Table 8
Quantities of Most Commonly Used Conventional Pesticides in U.S. Agricultural Crop Production
(Approximate Quantities in 1997, 1995, 1993, and 1987)
      Earlier Years
1997 1995 1993 1987
Pesticide Type Rank   Mil lbs
of a.i
  Rank Mil lbs
of a.i
Rank Mil lbs
of a.i
Rank Mil lbs
of a.i
Atrazine
1
 
75 - 82
 
1
68 - 73
1
70 - 75
1
71 - 76
Metolachlor
2
 
63 - 69
 
2
59 - 64
2
60 - 65
3
45 - 50
Metam Sodium
3
 
53 - 58
 
3
49 - 54
8
25 - 30
15
5 - 8
Methyl Bromide
4
 
38 - 45
 
4
39 - 46
3
49 - 57
---
NA
Glyphosate
5
 
34 - 38
 
7
25 - 30
11
15 - 20
17
6 - 8
Dichloropropene
6
 
32 - 37
 
5
38 - 43
6
30 - 35
4
30 - 35
Acetochlor
7
 
31 - 36
 
11
22 - 27
---
0
---
0
2, 4 - D
8
 
29 - 33
 
6
31 - 36
7
25 - 30
5
29 - 33
Pendimethalin
9
 
24 - 28
 
9
23 - 28
10
20 - 25
10
10 - 13
Trifluralin
10
 
21 - 25
 
10
23 - 28
9
20 - 25
6
25 - 30
Cyanazine
11
 
18 - 22
 
8
24 - 29
5
30 - 35
7
21 - 25
Alachlor
12
 
13 - 16
 
12
19 - 24
4
45 - 50
2
55 - 60
Copper Hydroxide
13
 
10 - 13
 
16
7 - 11
20
4 - 7
40
1 - 2
Chlorpyrifos
14
 
9 - 13
 
14
9 - 13
13
10 - 15
14
6 - 9
Chlorothalonil
15
 
7 - 10
 
13
8 - 12
14
10 - 15
19
5 - 7
Dicamba
16
 
7 - 10
 
18
6 - 10
16
6 - 10
23
4 - 6
Mancozeb
17
 
7 - 10
 
13
6 - 9
19
4 - 7
21
4 - 6
EPTC
18
 
9 - 13
 
16
7 - 11
12
10 - 15
8
17 - 21
Terbufos
19
 
6 - 9
 
19
6 - 9
17
5 - 8
11
8 - 10
Dimethenamid
20
 
6 - 9
 
40
2 - 4
---
NA
---
NA
Bentazone
21
 
6 - 8
 
23
4 - 8
18
4 - 7
15
6 - 9
Propanil
22
 
6 - 8
 
17
6 - 10
15
7 - 12
13
7 - 10
Simazine
23
 
5 - 7
 
29
3 - 5
23
3 - 8
28
3 - 4
MCPA
24
 
5 - 6
 
28
4 - 5
22
4 - 5
25
4 - 5
Chloropicrin
25
 
5 - 6
 
33
3 - 4
39
2 - 4
---
NA

Source: EPA estimates based on proprietary data.
Note: List is limited to conventional pesticides. Does not include sulfur usage
(50-75 mil. lbs. in 1997) and petroleum oil/distillates usage (65-75 mil. lbs. in 1997).

Table 9
Quantities of Pesticides Most Commonly Used in
Non-Agricultural Sectors of U.S.
(Approximate Quantities, 1995 / 1996)
Home and Garden Market (1) (Homeowner Applications)
Pesticide Millions of Pounds
1. 2,4-D
7 - 9
2. Glyphosate
5 - 7
3. Dicamba
3 - 5
4. MCPP
3 - 5
5. Diazinon
2 - 4
6. Chlorpyrifos
2 - 4
7. Carbaryl
1 - 3
8. Benefin
1 - 3
9. Dacthal
1 - 3
Industrial / Commercial / Government (2) (Owner and Hired Professional)
Pesticide Millions of Pounds
1. 2,4-D
16 - 18
2. Glyphosate
9 - 12
3. Copper Sulfate
5 - 7
4. Chlorpyrifos
4 - 7
5. MSMA
4 - 5
6. Methyl Bromide
3 - 6
7. Pendimethalin
2 - 4
8. Chlorothalanil
2 - 4
9. Malathion
2 - 3

Source: EPA estimates based on a variety of sources.
(1) Does not include moth control: Paradichlorobenzene (30-35 mil. lbs./yr.) and naphthaline (2-4 mil. lbs./yr.). Also does not include insect repellent: N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide (5-7 mil. lbs./yr.)
(2) Does not include usage of sulfur and petroleum/oils.
Includes applications to homes and gardens by professional applicators.

Table 10
U.S. Conventional Pesticide Usage
Total and Estimated Agricultural Sector Share, 1964-1997
Year
Total U.S.
Agricultural Sector
Non-Agricultural
Sectors
Mil lbs
of a.i.
%
Change
Mil lbs
of a.i.
% of
total U.S.
%
Change
Mil lbs
of a.i
%
Change
1964
617
-
366
59%
-
251
-
1965
658
6.6%
396
60%
8.2%
262
4.4%
1966
682
3.6%
414
61%
4.5%
268
2.3%
1967
712
4.4%
429
60%
3.6%
283
5.6%
1968
742
4.2%
457
62%
6.5%
285
0.7%
1969
763
2.8%
491
64%
7.4%
272
-4.6%
1970
760
-0.4%
499
66%
1.6%
261
-4.0%
1971
793
4.3%
528
67%
5.8%
265
1.5%
1972
843
6.3%
575
68%
8.9%
268
1.1%
1973
882
4.6%
607
69%
5.6%
275
2.6%
1974
964
9.3%
688
71%
13.3%
276
0.4%
1975
1013
5.1%
729
72%
6.0%
284
2.9%
1976
1041
2.8%
753
72%
3.3%
288
1.4%
1977
1084
4.1%
794
73%
5.4%
290
0.7%
1978
1106
3.4%
813
74%
2.4%
293
1.0%
1979
1144
3.4%
843
74%
3.7%
301
2.7%
1980
1121
-2.0%
826
74%
-2.0%
295
-2.0%
1981
1123
0.2%
831
74%
0.6%
292
-1.0%
1982
1096
-2.4%
805
73%
-3.1%
291
-0.3%
1983
1040
-5.1%
749
72%
-7.0%
291
0.0%
1984
1085
4.3%
801
74%
6.9%
284
-2.4%
1985
1052
-3.0%
780
74%
-2.6%
272
-4.2%
1986
1025
-2.6%
755
74%
-3.2%
270
-0.7%
1987
917
-10.5%
658
72%
-12.8%
259
-4.1%
1988
954
4.0%
699
73%
6.2%
255
-1.5%
1989
973
2.0%
722
74%
3.3%
251
-1.6%
1990
976
0.3%
728
75%
0.8%
248
-1.2%
1991
955
-2.2%
716
75%
-1.6%
239
-3.6%
1992
967
1.3%
735
76%
2.7%
232
-2.9%
1993
929
-3.9%
706
76%
-3.9%
223
-3.9%
1994
999
7.5%
786
79%
11.3%
213
-4.5%
1995
973
-2.6%
771
79%
-1.9%
202
-5.2%
1996
1009
3.7%
806
80%
4.5%
203
0.5%
1997
975
-3.4%
770
79%
-4.5%
205
1.0%

Note:Conventional pesticides only, excluding sulfur, petroleum oil, wood preservatives, biocides, etc.
Source: EPA Estimates.

Figure 10a
U.S. Conventional Pesticide Usage
Agricultural and Non-Agricultural Sector Share, 1964-1997
Stacked Area Graph: Millions of Pounds by Year. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 10)

Figure 10b
U.S. Conventional Pesticide Usage
Agricultural Sector Share, 1964-1997
Stacked Area Graph: Millions of Pounds by Year. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 10)

Figure 10c
U.S. Conventional Pesticide Usage
Non-Agricultural Sector Share, 1964-1997
Stacked Area Graph: Millions of Pounds by Year. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 10)
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