Assessment of Environmental and Economic Impacts of Pesticide Use

  • David Pimentel
  • H. Acquay
  • M. Biltonen
  • P. Rice
  • M. Silva
  • J. Nelson
  • V. Lipner
  • S. Giordano
  • A. Horowitz
  • M. D’Amore


Worldwide, about 2.5 million tons of pesticides are applied each year with a purchase price of $20 billion (PN, 1990). In the United States approximately 500,000 tons of 600 different types of pesticides are used annually at a cost of $4.1 billion (including application costs) (Pimentel et al., 1991).


Natural Enemy Pesticide Residue Integrate Pest Management United Nations Environment Programme Crop Loss 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Pimentel
    • 1
  • H. Acquay
    • 2
  • M. Biltonen
    • 3
  • P. Rice
    • 4
  • M. Silva
    • 5
  • J. Nelson
    • 6
  • V. Lipner
    • 7
  • S. Giordano
    • 6
  • A. Horowitz
    • 6
  • M. D’Amore
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Entomology and Section of Ecology and Systematics New York State College of Agriculture and Life SciencesCornell UniversityIthaca
  2. 2.Department of Natural ResourcesCornell UniversityIthaca
  3. 3.Department of HorticultureCornell UniversityIthaca
  4. 4.International AgricultureCornell UniversityIthaca
  5. 5.Department of MicrobiologyCornell UniversityIthaca
  6. 6.New York State College of Agriculture and Life SciencesCornell UniversityIthaca
  7. 7.College of Arts and SciencesCornell UniversityIthaca

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