PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Alameda in 2016, Bay Area Region

Note: See Working with the Information on this Page section below for important notes about this data.

Basic Information about this county including contact information for the California County Agricultural Commissioner in this county.
Top 50 pesticides used in this county or region in 2016, with information on the identity, use type and toxicity of each pesticide, as well as gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.
Top crops and sites for chemical use in this county or region in 2016, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Basic County Information for Alameda

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Alameda
Dennis Bray
224 W. Winton Ave., RM. 184
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone:510-670-5232
Fax: 510-783-3928
Email: unavailable
Web: http://www.co.alameda.ca.us/cda/agric.shtml

For more detailed county agricultural contact information, see the CDFA County Ag Liaison Office.

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Alameda in 2016


Totals for 2003 and later may be under-reported due to omission of adjuvants in DPR's data since that time.
Chemical Name
(CA Chem Code)
Chemical Class PAN Bad Actor Gross
Pounds
Application Rate
Pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated
All Chemicals (NA, 00)
Not Listed 360,559 0.62 28,522 186,501
Uses:
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 64,336 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 50,997 3.44 3,619 14,829
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 37,338 1.60 3,796 5,021
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 26,702 1.57 708.0 1,127
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 25,378 4.85 2,143 3,653
Note! Data for Mineral oil, refined summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator, Insecticide, Adjuvant, Solvent
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide Not Listed 14,058 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 11,285 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 7,904 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Sodium percarbonate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,378 85.0 - 4.00
Uses:
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 5,024 326.2 20.0 15.4
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Sulfonic acids, C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene, sodium salts (5843)
Soap Not Listed 4,453 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 3,979 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 3,854 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,282 0.63 3,761 5,006
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Dichlobenil (112)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 3,215 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Orthoboric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,119 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,845 0.13 3,257 7,529
Note! Data for Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Plant Growth Regulator, Soap or Surfactant
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 2,645 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 2,626 3.09 278.0 237.8
Uses: Fungicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 2,552 1.31 1,101 1,187
Uses: Herbicide
Disodium tetraborate decahydrate (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,434 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,429 0.14 3,368 16,958
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,313 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate (1818)
Triazinetrione Not Listed 2,298 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,266 26.6 - 64.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 2,216 4.65 2.00 15.0
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 2,078 0.24 1,308 2,759
Uses: Fungicide
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 2,023 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
Indoxacarb, S-isomer (5331)
Unclassified Not Listed 2,001 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 1,811 1.57 - 3.50
Uses: Herbicide
Poly(oxyethylene) (dimethylimino) ethylene (dimethylimino) ethylene dichloride (1576)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,756 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,737 38.5 - 36.0
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 1,619 231.2 - 7.00
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 1,551 0.41 1,009 1,208
Uses: Insecticide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 1,517 1.17 616.7 599.0
Uses: Herbicide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 1,510 - - -
Note! Data for Limonene summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insect Repellent, Insecticide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,447 0.81 2,240 1,786
Uses: Herbicide
Trichloro-s-triazinetrione (407)
Triazinetrione Not Listed 1,292 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (6082)
Microbial Not Listed 1,203 4.41 273.0 273.0
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 1,153 36.3 - 4.00
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,086 0.36 1,582 885.1
Uses: Adjuvant
Petroleum distillates, aromatic (1814)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 1,085 0.61 2,042 1,793
Uses: Solvent, Herbicide, Insecticide
Isoxaben (2289)
Amide, Oxazole Not Listed 1,070 0.25 95.0 144.0
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 1,060 0.31 2,135 1,859
Uses: Herbicide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,056 0.21 449.0 265.7
Uses: Adjuvant
Peroxyacetic acid (2291)
Peroxide Not Listed 1,038 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Bromacil (83)
Uracil Yes 969.3 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 920.8 4.09 270.5 224.1
Uses: Fungicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 840.0 0.18 174.0 174.0
Uses: Insecticide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Alameda in 2016

Crop or Site
(Commodity Code)
Gross
Pounds
Application Rate
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
Count
All Sites (00)
360,559 0.62 28,522 186,501 33,607
Wine Grapes (29143)
101,982 0.67 3,625 152,681 11,677
Structural Pest Control (10)
89,836 - - - 13,397
Landscape (30)
78,484 - - - 5,682
Right of Way (40)
51,648 - - - 880
Public Health Pest Control (50)
13,320 - - - 239
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
4,967 33.3 - 94.0 150
null (13051)
4,508 - - - 9
Other Fumigation (91)
3,190 - - - 61
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
2,537 0.24 533.0 10,690 67
Almonds (3001)
1,762 0.38 780.2 4,053 54
null (65029)
1,703 231.2 - 7.00 8
null (33007)
1,393 1.09 - 1,263 102
Aquatic Area (65000)
691.2 5.24 - 131.9 35
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
684.0 0.70 99.0 983.5 171
Drinking Water (65015)
555.7 22.2 - 25.0 11
Rice (28072)
522.2 - - - 22
Commodity Fumigation (90)
514.4 - - - 31
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
377.9 0.71 45.0 532.0 21
Pistachios (3011)
320.8 0.09 146.0 3,635 27
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
317.2 - - - 84
Regulatory (100)
173.0 - - - 226
Oats for Forage (22006)
144.5 0.38 437.0 383.0 12
Walnuts (3009)
123.5 - - - 7
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
122.6 1.49 - 80.0 9
Wheat for Forage (22007)
119.1 0.19 327.0 640.0 9
County Ag Comm Sales (60)
103.7 - - - 2
Vetch for Forage (23010)
97.7 - - - 2
Olives (28014)
79.0 0.21 88.2 371.0 71
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
47.8 0.05 334.9 914.0 22
Cauliflower (13008)
44.2 0.63 54.5 70.0 40
Brussel Sprouts (13006)
37.4 0.31 24.0 120.0 5
Cotton (29121)
29.9 - - - 6
Commodity Research (99)
17.3 - - - 319
Chestnuts (3004)
17.0 - - - 2
Dried Beans (15001)
16.1 - - - 5
Grains (28078)
14.2 - - - 11
Prunes (5006)
14.0 - - - 2
Broccoli (13005)
8.89 0.71 33.5 12.5 10
Beehives (61008)
8.24 - 0.50 - 1
Strawberries (1016)
5.52 1.84 2.00 3.00 2
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
4.30 0.54 20.0 8.00 4
Sunflowers (29133)
4.00 - - - 1
Beans (28001)
3.50 - - - 1
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
2.28 0.35 2.00 6.50 3
Yams (14021)
2.00 - - - 1
Succulent Beans (15003)
2.00 - - - 1
Rangeland (28045)
1.67 0.0004 15,075 4,240 58
Okra (15015)
1.50 - - - 1
Pasture (28035)
0.84 0.0002 6,242 4,808 37
 
Working with the Information on this Page

* Complete 2001 data for Kern county was never submitted by the Kern County Agricultural Commissioners office. This missing data includes approximately 32,000 records totaling roughly 10 million pounds. An omission of this scale will significantly impact statewide trends.

** The 2005 data for Ventura county is incomplete because not all of the data was available at the time of DPR's release. Missing data includes mostly applications made in November and December. An estimate based on reported use in Ventura County during November and December from 2002 to 2004 suggests that the 2005 total pounds is underreported by approximately 500,000 pounds. The active ingredients most affected are captan and petroleum oil. See the DPR's 2005 PUR report for additional details.

NOTE! See methodology and documentation for California Pesticide Use Reporting for important qualifications on these numbers.

Click on the commodities name links for special caveats on the data for each commodity. For more detailed use information, including data for other years, search our California Pesticide Use database. Original source for all pesticide use data is the California Pesticide Use Report (PUR) dataset, collected and managed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Significant processing of the original dataset is required to generate the summary data presented here; see documentation for a full discussion of data handling.

NOTE! Comments on the accuracy of Acres Planted reflect PAN's analysis of acreage data from the California Agricultural Statistics Service (CASS) and Department of Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Use Reporting data. The method used to assess acreage accuracy is described in the documentation. Accuracy was evaluated for aggregate, statewide California acreage, but not for smaller regions (e.g., counties). See CASS acreage estimates for additional information.

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Definitions
  • Acres Planted is the planted acreage of the crop in the selected region where the selected chemical was applied. This figure may not be the total acreage of the selected crop. To obtain the total planted acreage for a crop or county, see the crop and county pages available from the Pesticide Use Search Page. See documentation for important distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Acres Treated is the acreage of the crop actually treated with the pesticide. Gross Pounds applied divided by Acres Treated is the application rate of the pesticide. The difference between Acres Planted and Acres Treated is best explained through an example:If a farmer has a 100-acre field and sprays 50 acres, then the Acres Planted will be 100 and the Acres Treated will be 50. If a farmer sprays 50 of their 100 acres three times, then the Acres Planted will remain at 100 acres, but now the value of Acres Treated will be 150. This figure may not be the total acreage of the selected crop. See documentation for further distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Application Count indicates the number of times this chemical was applied.
  • Application Rate indicates the total pounds applied to acreage divided by the total treated acres. Only pounds applied to acreage are used to calculate the application rate. This excludes pesticides used to fumigate stored commodities or other non-cropland applications. See documentation for important distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Chemical Class indicates the chemical classification of this chemical.
  • Chemical Code is the California Department of Pesticide Regulation code number assigned as an identifier for each chemical.
  • Chemical Uses indicates the major uses for this chemical, with the most common use listed first.
  • County Code is a code number that various California State agencies use to identify each California county. There are 58 total counties.
  • Field Count is the number of fields where this chemical was applied.
  • Gross Pounds indicates the total pounds used, including both pounds used on acreage and pounds used in other applications such as commodity fumigation.
  • PAN Bad Actor indicates whether this chemical belongs to the group of most toxic pesticides or not. See link for a full definition of this term.