PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Kern 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 Kern

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Kern
Ted Davis
1001 South Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307-2857
Phone:661-868-6300
Fax: 661-868-6301
Email: agcomm@co.kern.ca.us
Web: http://www.co.kern.ca.us/kernag/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Kern 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 28,904,000 1.48 834,139 18,138,600
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,594,790 5.80 193,350 791,615
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 4,436,830 8.54 311,649 513,420
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 2,842,630 13.6 117,295 209,178
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
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 2,556,920 218.1 11,993 11,724
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 2,186,840 215.8 18,623 10,134
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 1,502,370 186.2 8,904 8,067
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 991,523 1.91 386,800 507,800
Uses: Herbicide
Calcium hydroxide (99, 3669)
Inorganic Not Listed 902,079 19.7 41,324 45,883
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
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 598,023 37.7 18,686 15,864
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 565,500 0.52 500,539 1,073,180
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
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 404,053 27.6 13,876 14,660
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Chlorine (131)
Inorganic Not Listed 360,626 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 349,061 2.28 224,291 152,851
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 323,880 1.30 124,126 152,314
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 298,352 1.15 225,909 259,795
Uses: Herbicide
Hydrogen cyanamide (2238)
Inorganic Not Listed 271,723 14.6 25,241 18,629
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Not Listed 219,283 347.4 - 1.00
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 218,390 2.62 61,797 83,480
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 203,124 1.64 123,280 123,972
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 197,815 168.1 3,799 1,177
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 183,080 1.08 189,208 167,286
Uses: Herbicide
Calcium carbonate (1007)
Inorganic Not Listed 159,158 - - -
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide
1-(alkylamino)-3-aminopropane (1830, 5068)
Alkyl Amino Propane Not Listed 157,809 7.15 - 1.00
Note! Data for 1-(alkylamino)-3-aminopropane summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Microbiocide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 143,091 0.57 175,486 243,703
Uses: Adjuvant
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 133,046 0.51 293,097 257,267
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 120,130 0.80 100,766 150,956
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 107,896 0.98 96,176 108,491
Uses: Adjuvant
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 104,814 1.67 44,505 62,505
Uses: Fungicide
Sulfur dioxide (561)
Inorganic Yes 103,896 - - -
Uses: Dessicant, Preservative
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 103,030 1.43 36,924 72,135
Uses: Fungicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 98,062 2.83 20,095 33,871
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Copper ethanolamine complex (3551)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 90,779 - - -
Uses: Algaecide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 89,574 8.72 10,875 10,277
Uses: Insecticide
Copper ammonium carbonate (1762)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 85,749 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 81,718 0.18 245,036 453,583
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 80,220 1.23 3,456 20,373
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Caprylic acid (2316)
Unclassified Not Listed 77,559 7.89 4,307 9,826
Uses: Microbiocide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 70,603 0.44 83,344 160,312
Uses: Adjuvant
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 66,564 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 62,748 0.23 100,121 268,487
Note! Data for Ethylene glycol polymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Buprofezin (3947)
Unclassified Not Listed 58,040 0.83 68,468 70,052
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 55,099 0.34 153,639 161,433
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Didecyl dimethyl ammonium carbonate and didecyl dimethyl ammonium bicarbonate (5840, 5839)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Not Listed 53,128 - - -
Note! Data for Didecyl dimethyl ammonium carbonate and didecyl dimethyl ammonium bicarbonate summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Microbiocide
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 52,852 1.04 36,587 48,082
Uses: Adjuvant
Capric acid (2315)
Unclassified Not Listed 52,806 5.37 4,307 9,826
Uses: Microbiocide
Modified phthalic glycerol alkyd resin (1159)
Polymer Not Listed 51,366 0.21 92,734 241,729
Uses: Adjuvant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 51,208 0.25 142,403 191,773
Uses: Fungicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 50,864 0.39 126,853 128,145
Uses: Insecticide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 46,520 0.27 161,517 167,307
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Kern 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)
28,904,000 1.48 834,139 18,138,600 197,748
Almonds (3001)
8,097,170 1.30 217,201 6,208,800 50,560
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
4,902,420 1.37 77,081 3,502,430 49,633
Carrots (29111)
3,319,840 12.6 29,232 263,056 3,221
Oranges (2006)
2,444,640 2.78 35,115 872,249 14,065
Pistachios (3011)
2,211,180 1.06 124,039 2,073,790 14,202
Tangerines (2008)
1,058,140 1.51 25,601 702,402 7,412
Potatoes (14013)
1,043,510 4.90 21,408 209,990 2,518
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
862,062 31.7 - 27.0 106
Wine Grapes (29143)
728,061 1.28 20,595 569,964 4,744
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
441,176 2.32 10,933 190,335 1,868
Pomegranates (6015)
433,036 1.83 10,410 236,449 1,090
Other Fumigation (91)
289,528 - - - 125
Right of Way (40)
289,471 - - - 1,636
Lemons (2004)
259,074 2.92 3,761 88,478 1,616
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
256,622 5.82 2,446 44,050 922
Cotton (29121)
227,949 0.28 23,817 825,239 6,067
Tomatoes (11005)
224,843 2.12 5,514 105,947 992
Cherries (5002)
220,823 1.42 5,178 155,913 2,812
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
150,513 1.25 24,874 120,240 863
Bell Peppers (11003)
149,608 2.53 1,986 59,100 754
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
149,353 0.33 41,149 456,987 3,552
Onions (14011)
108,564 0.62 6,329 174,324 1,714
Watermelons (10008)
70,552 2.89 1,673 24,414 297
Structural Pest Control (10)
67,735 - - - 9,300
Landscape (30)
67,282 - - - 1,411
Aquatic Area (65000)
65,454 0.73 - 25,964 95
Public Health Pest Control (50)
61,983 - - - 299
Corn for Forage (22005)
53,516 0.21 24,716 252,420 1,645
Peaches (5004)
53,370 2.00 758.2 26,642 408
Grapefruit (2002)
53,109 3.14 1,056 16,897 683
Blueberries (1009)
49,524 1.50 1,321 33,108 499
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
44,150 2.22 4,906 19,917 1,220
Chili Peppers (8050)
40,779 1.04 1,050 39,141 296
Irrigation Systems (65021)
39,448 3.01 - 43.0 16
Asparagus (16002)
35,210 6.18 385.5 5,700 37
Tangelos (2007)
31,328 1.95 714.1 16,052 366
Sweet Potatoes (14018)
30,750 3.80 886.2 8,090 145
Safflower (29129)
24,748 0.34 4,718 73,036 195
Wheat for Forage (22007)
21,595 0.07 36,338 310,619 1,960
Nectarines (5003)
17,440 11.5 300.0 1,514 39
Garlic (14007)
16,810 0.50 5,104 33,619 334
Commodity Fumigation (90)
15,513 - - - 68
Walnuts (3009)
15,345 0.43 2,288 35,695 488
Head Lettuce (13045)
14,606 2.08 1,629 7,019 366
Wheat (29139)
13,444 0.18 11,312 76,267 647
Sorghum (29131)
12,818 0.18 7,341 72,349 397
Beets (29109)
11,120 1.29 1,630 8,598 247
Apples (4001)
10,117 1.44 584.5 7,042 183
Figs (6005)
9,125 1.76 456.0 5,191 16
 
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.