PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Fresno in 2016, San Joaquin Valley 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 Fresno

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Fresno
Jerry Prieto
1730 S. Maple Ave.
Fresno, CA 93702-4596
Phone:559-456-7510
Fax: 559-456-7379
Email: fresnoag@co.fresno.ca.us
Web: www.co.fresno.ca.us/4010/agwelcm.htm

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Fresno 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 35,567,700 1.38 1,076,530 25,032,900
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 11,022,100 8.91 308,925 1,237,690
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 5,099,960 9.18 307,737 552,188
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
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 3,543,130 11.4 120,844 309,981
Note! Data for Mineral oil, unrefined summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Herbicide, Fungicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 2,565,890 265.9 15,430 9,650
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 2,254,720 148.0 36,569 15,236
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 1,113,620 1.97 411,896 556,619
Uses: Herbicide
Calcium hydroxide (99, 3669)
Inorganic Not Listed 788,750 19.4 34,018 40,606
Note! Data for Calcium hydroxide summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 715,900 1.78 243,440 294,541
Uses: Herbicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 564,216 132.8 4,994 4,219
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 501,551 27.0 15,295 18,572
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 408,776 2.36 253,910 172,599
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 316,924 0.20 678,702 1,570,380
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
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 290,761 1.26 173,916 230,396
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 238,564 2.85 56,164 83,714
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 214,958 0.52 264,383 411,549
Uses: Adjuvant
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 188,256 137.2 2,858 1,372
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 177,904 1.02 166,756 174,092
Uses: Herbicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 168,892 0.94 187,457 172,239
Uses: Herbicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 165,076 4.94 27,808 33,430
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 159,484 0.42 381,682 376,198
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 151,478 6.42 1,166 3,067
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 147,278 5.31 23,914 27,717
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 142,669 1.49 86,016 95,359
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 137,601 1.74 53,878 79,275
Uses: Insecticide
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Polyalkyloxy Compound, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 132,492 1.28 56,486 103,387
Note! Data for Silicone-polyether copolymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Not Listed 126,232 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Methylated fatty acids from canola oil (4025)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 122,710 1.87 55,943 65,381
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 121,238 1.47 42,938 82,389
Uses: Fungicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 117,518 20.2 5,437 5,816
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 113,297 1.53 47,104 73,881
Uses: Fungicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 94,744 0.25 198,215 371,509
Uses: Fungicide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 88,307 0.27 265,497 326,631
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 85,494 2.94 25,340 29,053
Uses: Fungicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 83,096 1.01 67,370 81,849
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 75,278 0.28 207,791 251,514
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 72,774 0.48 87,456 152,726
Uses: Adjuvant
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 71,934 0.19 261,167 366,850
Uses: Insecticide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 62,814 2.58 18,490 24,349
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 59,678 1.43 23,360 30,743
Uses: Insecticide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 59,586 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 57,463 0.54 98,457 106,767
Uses: Fungicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 55,383 0.57 40,290 97,937
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 55,025 0.78 56,708 67,577
Uses: Adjuvant
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Not Listed 54,920 5.97 150.0 100.7
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Hydrogen cyanamide (2238)
Inorganic Not Listed 54,336 14.1 4,971 3,841
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Urea dihydrogen sulfate (2270)
Inorganic Not Listed 53,925 1.01 46,720 53,498
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 53,730 0.10 270,270 515,828
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 53,316 0.16 186,473 313,153
Uses: Insecticide
Propionic acid (505)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 52,519 0.22 119,745 240,984
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Fresno 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)
35,567,700 1.38 1,076,530 25,032,900 355,554
Almonds (3001)
10,201,000 1.44 237,222 7,064,630 66,311
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
6,680,080 3.23 90,522 2,067,470 12,025
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
5,036,530 1.53 120,850 3,274,920 73,242
Wine Grapes (29143)
2,445,490 1.56 57,914 1,569,240 15,262
Oranges (2006)
1,422,700 2.76 25,956 502,471 15,113
Peaches (5004)
1,215,000 2.40 15,877 505,095 22,214
Pistachios (3011)
1,153,680 0.54 103,168 2,139,180 15,208
Tangerines (2008)
731,068 1.49 17,389 491,547 11,349
Onions (14011)
726,730 1.60 17,462 454,130 3,751
Cotton (29121)
670,804 0.29 68,919 2,294,270 14,653
Nectarines (5003)
668,127 2.25 9,812 295,852 16,349
Tomatoes (11005)
508,958 2.02 6,688 245,378 3,037
Plums (5005)
372,916 2.55 8,966 145,832 9,298
Right of Way (40)
366,347 0.37 134.0 3,058 2,199
Carrots (29111)
307,896 18.1 1,661 16,996 225
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
287,994 0.32 43,998 895,448 6,734
Walnuts (3009)
215,387 1.29 9,759 167,131 3,534
Cherries (5002)
169,262 1.24 4,401 135,475 3,662
Lemons (2004)
157,750 2.87 2,849 51,461 1,541
Soil Preplant (40008)
149,346 5.53 4,782 26,990 334
Bell Peppers (11003)
140,552 3.56 1,135 39,533 825
Head Lettuce (13045)
139,777 0.63 7,767 220,708 7,317
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
130,984 0.74 23,025 177,836 873
Irrigation Systems (65021)
108,018 - - - 11
Eggplant (11001)
106,702 11.4 918.0 9,356 980
Melons (29122)
93,168 0.50 8,479 185,830 1,469
Landscape (30)
84,558 0.73 17.0 48.0 2,252
Structural Pest Control (10)
83,000 - - - 14,107
Garlic (14007)
82,418 0.28 21,626 289,382 1,292
Pomegranates (6015)
75,962 1.07 3,965 68,267 711
Corn for Forage (22005)
75,769 0.38 24,663 197,328 1,844
Cantaloupe (10002)
55,993 0.25 14,057 224,743 2,598
Blueberries (1009)
50,039 1.43 1,079 34,896 1,007
Tangelos (2007)
49,653 3.27 878.7 15,164 657
Wheat (29139)
43,353 0.14 46,288 302,560 1,743
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
41,725 118.0 - 58.0 77
Pears (4003)
41,250 1.72 898.6 23,927 782
Public Health Pest Control (50)
40,264 - - - 403
Citrus (2000)
40,163 3.43 1,402 10,111 519
Watermelons (10008)
39,240 0.49 3,141 80,464 1,618
Corn (29119)
35,758 0.21 4,170 172,652 2,542
Prunes (5006)
34,401 2.82 969.0 12,212 249
Winter Squash (10014)
34,245 28.2 315.5 1,212 58
Apricots (5001)
34,242 1.40 1,263 24,433 1,380
Summer Squash (10013)
30,764 30.5 248.9 1,008 52
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
29,756 0.33 4,457 90,375 3,404
Garbanzo Beans (15032)
28,393 0.68 6,608 41,991 174
Grapefruit (2002)
27,019 2.26 560.1 11,452 532
Broccoli (13005)
26,432 0.20 4,879 131,224 1,085
 
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.