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USDA-ARS Pesticide Properties Database

  1. Albert E. Herner,
  2. Basil Acock

Published Online: 15 APR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/047126363X.agr237

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

How to Cite

Herner, A. E. and Acock, B. 2003. USDA-ARS Pesticide Properties Database. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .

Author Information

  1. USDA-ARS, Beltsville, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2003


The Agricultural Research Service Pesticide Properties Database (ARS-PPD) has been developed to provide water quality modelers and managers with a list of the pesticide properties most important for predicting the potential of pesticides to move into ground and surface waters under a range of weather and soil conditions. The ARS-PPD is a compendium of the chemical and physical properties of about 330 pesticides. The list includes pesticides currently registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as well as pesticides no longer in use.


  • Agricultural Research Service Pesticide Properties Database;
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;
  • water quality modelers;
  • pesticides;
  • Crop Life America;
  • groundwater;
  • surface water;
  • water quality manager