Every year, insect pests threaten the world’s food supply, as well as our homes, our health, and the livelihoods of growers. Because insects have a remarkable ability to adapt to changing farming practices and control measures, growers require access to a variety of tools to manage insect pests. Insecticides such as chlorpyrifos have played, and will continue to play, an important role in effective insect management strategy.
Chlorpyrifos is one of the most widely-used active ingredients in agricultural insect control products in the world. It was first registered in the U.S. in 1965 and has been on the market for more than forty-five years.
Today, chlorpyrifos is registered in about 100 countries worldwide, including the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and most other developed nations. More than 50 crops, many of which are dietary staples for entire nations, are protected from insect infestation with chlorpyrifos products. Learn more about how chlorpyrifos benefits key crops by controlling target pests.