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Table 3 Glyphosate active ingredient applied to major crop in the U.S., 1990–2014

From: Trends in glyphosate herbicide use in the United States and globally

  1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2014
Soybeans 2,663,000 7,628,350 43,870,826 72,043,130 107,697,606 122,473,987
Corn 880,066 2,620,860 4,779,306 25,587,085 69,494,324 68,949,452
Cotton, upland 192,429 1,013,052 10,145,096 16,308,461 17,815,794 17,421,787
Wheat, winter 331,758 239,051 1,702,193 5,045,592 13,922,880 12,353,488
Alfalfa 381,525 402,666 422,334 469,539 479,184 8,853,600
Wheat, spring (excl. durum) 90,659 416,744 1,892,420 2,203,603 4,128,957 4,217,788
Sorghum 236,305 751,913 1,540,931 2,652,943 3,924,301 4,178,573
Sugar beets 36,130 59,012 87,439 118,139 2,226,610 2,763,075
Canola 0 0 552,632 647,368 1,284,317 219,392
Oranges 885,201 1,149,594 1,487,882 1,898,798 1,631,050 1,683,156
Wheat, spring durum 75,308 199,483 450,635 444,785 1,190,234 1,201,807
Barley 13,168 45,563 248,554 658,954 996,626 1,064,160
Other crops 1,897,522 2,733,922 3,736,751 4,249,288 4,648,224 4,526,043
Total crops 7,683,070 17,260,209 70,916,999 132,327,684 229,440,109 249,906,307
  1. Data are pounds of active ingredient applied
  2. National Agriculture Statistical Service. See Additional file 1: Table S17 for details