PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Imperial in 2012, Southeast Interior 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 2012, 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 2012, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Basic County Information for Imperial

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Imperial
Stephen L. Birdsall
150 South 9th St.
El Centro, CA 92243-2850
Phone:760-482-4314
Fax: 760-353-2561 or 760-353-9420
Email: agcom@imperialcounty.net
Web: http://co.imperial.ca.us/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Imperial in 2012


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 5,840,940 0.90 501,887 6,170,820
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,097,490 22.8 73,843 91,883
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 1,031,000 161.4 6,436 6,388
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 383,235 94.2 4,212 4,068
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 223,662 1.71 109,166 130,856
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 217,680 1.27 30,246 43,228
Uses: Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 155,701 42.9 3,554 3,631
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 118,847 0.59 137,838 183,594
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
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 116,381 1.54 67,283 75,337
Uses: Herbicide
Polyoxyethylene sorbitol, mixed ethyl ester (1178)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 103,545 1.17 73,708 88,196
Uses: Adjuvant
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 101,261 4.40 25,868 23,037
Uses: Herbicide
EPTC (264)
Thiocarbamate Yes 93,417 2.44 29,390 37,213
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 83,198 0.52 106,995 159,830
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 56,333 5.11 11,399 11,022
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 52,549 1.53 18,613 21,314
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 50,482 1.26 33,908 40,176
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
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 47,350 0.55 53,319 86,601
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Orchex 796 oil (5179)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 36,947 1.05 24,403 35,100
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 34,693 0.08 214,249 411,609
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/Surfactant
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 34,321 0.35 76,185 78,972
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Bromoxynil octanoate (834)
Hydroxybenzonitrile Yes 32,097 0.54 59,982 59,621
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 30,592 1.29 23,449 22,520
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 30,398 1.33 22,859 22,899
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 28,397 0.41 58,204 69,340
Uses: Insecticide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 27,688 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 24,154 0.21 59,986 113,303
Uses: Adjuvant
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 23,484 0.38 62,026 59,842
Uses: Adjuvant
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 21,102 1.28 13,375 16,491
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 20,129 1.22 11,404 16,476
Uses: Fungicide
2,4-DB, dimethylamine salt (838)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Not Listed 19,614 0.71 27,722 27,491
Uses: Herbicide
Atrazine (45)
Triazine Yes 19,199 1.26 15,397 15,296
Uses: Herbicide
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 17,863 0.19 89,773 93,098
Uses: Herbicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 16,686 54.3 320.0 307.1
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 16,625 0.30 43,304 54,990
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 16,319 0.22 42,112 73,830
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 16,134 0.27 56,549 58,782
Uses: Insecticide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 14,532 2.03 6,083 7,166
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 12,972 0.15 42,187 84,482
Uses: Adjuvant
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 11,932 0.11 87,339 107,112
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium dimethyl dithio carbamate (548)
Dithiocarbamate-DIME Yes 11,726 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Nabam (417)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU Yes 11,726 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Herbicide
Benfluralin (53)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 10,984 1.02 10,899 10,767
Uses: Herbicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 10,745 0.17 48,529 62,008
Uses: Insecticide
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 10,354 0.44 6,744 23,413
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Propyzamide (694)
Amide Yes 10,231 0.67 14,588 15,384
Uses: Herbicide
Linuron (361)
Urea Yes 9,890 0.70 12,324 14,053
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione (205)
Triazinetrione Yes 9,612 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Ethofumesate (1900)
Unclassified Not Listed 8,764 0.79 10,986 11,129
Uses: Herbicide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 8,618 1.13 5,200 7,636
Note! Data for Neem oil summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Indoxacarb, S-isomer (5331)
Unclassified Not Listed 8,213 0.07 81,423 110,094
Uses: Insecticide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Imperial in 2012

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)
5,840,940 0.90 501,887 6,170,820 82,229
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
1,691,650 0.69 160,519 2,459,240 20,514
Carrots (29111)
1,494,740 12.0 18,802 124,854 1,968
Sugarbeets (29135)
793,617 1.24 46,119 639,750 6,534
Right of Way (40)
248,405 - - - 1,110
Bermudagrass for Forage (22017)
236,879 2.57 20,084 92,150 893
Onions (14011)
129,799 0.49 19,590 264,806 2,926
Wheat (29139)
126,903 0.40 69,051 314,743 3,278
Potatoes (14013)
115,869 8.48 3,224 13,661 216
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
102,606 0.27 27,390 378,041 9,876
Watermelons (10008)
101,568 3.64 1,364 27,899 428
Lemons (2004)
101,542 2.11 3,944 48,150 788
Corn (29119)
100,195 0.23 10,595 444,965 4,271
Head Lettuce (13045)
85,492 0.25 18,836 348,449 6,902
Broccoli (13005)
77,462 0.33 13,477 234,568 3,419
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
71,312 0.54 22,332 132,429 1,311
Cantaloupe (10002)
50,911 0.74 5,591 68,388 1,079
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
29,746 - - - 17
Cotton (29121)
29,427 0.25 3,447 119,026 2,403
Grapefruit (2002)
27,683 2.31 1,263 11,961 186
Tangerines (2008)
26,798 1.54 994.0 17,394 209
Tangelos (2007)
19,782 5.10 317.0 3,879 83
Sudangrass for Forage (22011)
18,693 0.63 7,646 29,884 248
Spinach (13024)
18,445 0.21 10,129 88,587 2,999
Melons (29122)
14,561 1.22 1,404 11,929 330
Cauliflower (13008)
14,124 0.21 4,856 66,663 1,013
Corn for Forage (22005)
10,889 0.51 3,221 21,335 167
Forage Grasses (22000)
9,985 0.48 5,760 20,799 236
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
9,217 0.77 240.0 11,910 45
Cabbage (13007)
9,207 0.22 2,100 41,631 945
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
8,976 1.56 366.0 5,751 231
Celery (29113)
5,851 0.20 1,573 29,317 673
Broccoli Raab (13052)
5,399 0.32 1,253 17,003 262
Landscape (30)
5,052 - - - 67
Oranges (2006)
5,052 5.36 283.0 942.3 43
Oats (29125)
4,467 0.64 2,304 6,963 74
Mangoes (6007)
3,794 3.68 150.0 1,030 10
Pasture (28035)
3,143 0.87 1,230 3,617 43
Irrigation Systems (65021)
2,342 0.53 - 120.0 5
Citrus (2000)
2,269 - - - 39
Tomatoes (11005)
2,232 0.97 66.0 2,298 74
Perennial Ryegrass for Forage (22035)
1,876 0.26 990.4 7,085 53
Arrugula (13056)
1,818 0.34 1,153 5,390 468
Endive (13015)
1,706 0.37 630.7 4,579 348
Mustard (29123)
1,425 0.76 1,830 1,877 205
Structural Pest Control (10)
1,351 - - - 1,716
Chinese Cabbage (13010)
1,272 0.25 227.0 5,153 222
Cilanto (13501)
1,180 0.53 588.8 1,959 90
Bok Choy (13502)
1,005 0.37 405.2 2,753 370
Beets (29109)
992.6 0.42 374.4 2,135 217
 
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.