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Estimated annual agricultural pesticide use for counties of the conterminous United States, 1992--2009

Data Series 752

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This report provides estimated annual agricultural pesticide use for counties of the conterminous United States for 459 compounds from 1992 through 2009 following the methods described in Thelin and Stone (2013). As described in Thelin and Stone (2013), U.S. Department of Agriculture county-level data for harvested-crop acreage were used in conjunction with proprietary Crop Reporting District (CRD)-level pesticide-use data to estimate county-level pesticide use. Estimated pesticide use (EPest) values were calculated with both the EPest-high and EPest-low methods. The distinction between the EPest-high method and the EPest-low method is that there are more counties with estimated pesticide use for EPest-high compared to EPest-low (Thelin and Stone, 2013). The estimates of annual agricultural pesticide use are provided in tab-delimited files and organized by compound, year, state Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code, county FIPS code, and kg (amount in kilograms). EPest-high county pesticide-use estimates were divided into tables 1 through 7 by pesticide name: Table 1: 2, 4-D through Chlordimeform Table 2: Chlorethoxyfos through Diflufenzopyr Table 3: Dimethenamid through Gibberellic acid Table 4: Glufosinate through Metriam Table 5: Metolachlor through Propazine Table 6: Propiconazole through Triazamate Table 7: Tribenuron methyl through Zoxamide EPest-low county pesticide-use estimates were divided into tables 8 through 14 by pesticide name: Table 8: 2, 4-D through Chlordimeform Table 9: Chlorethoxyfos through Diflufenzopyr Table 10: Dimethenamid through Gibberellic acid Table 11: Glufosinate through Metriam Table 12: Metolachlor through Propazine Table 13: Propiconazole through Triazamate Table 14: Tribenuron methyl through Zoxamide

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Estimated annual agricultural pesticide use for counties of the conterminous United States, 1992--2009
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
752
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Indiana Water Science Center
Description:
Pamphlet: iii, 1 p.; 14 Tables
Time Range Start:
1992-01-01
Time Range End:
2009-12-31
Country:
United States
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y