PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Tulare 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 Tulare

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Tulare
Gary Kunkel
4437 South Laspina Street
Tulare, CA 93274
Phone:559-685-3323
Fax: 559-685-3335
Email: GKunkel@co.tulare.ca.us
Web: http://agcomm.co.tulare.ca.us/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Tulare 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 18,609,100 1.54 710,480 11,630,900
Uses:
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 4,003,650 10.8 219,192 367,901
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
Calcium hydroxide (99, 3669)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,108,300 24.2 105,143 128,423
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
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,566,050 5.74 81,989 446,747
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 2,271,930 14.1 83,217 161,577
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 1,134,200 322.9 5,058 3,513
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 531,783 1.47 241,256 351,392
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 497,095 4.08 94,670 121,814
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 305,290 34.7 8,458 8,787
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 274,059 1.17 124,313 166,941
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 181,182 1.79 100,654 101,119
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 174,462 1.90 83,838 91,593
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 173,830 17.3 6,803 10,066
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 161,880 2.14 90,510 72,072
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 133,995 0.21 380,525 641,706
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
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 126,732 0.78 135,975 154,087
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Not Listed 121,348 194.2 45.0 12.1
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 119,338 5.57 16,833 21,439
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Sulfur dioxide (561)
Inorganic Yes 90,119 - - -
Uses: Dessicant, Preservative
Hydrogen cyanamide (2238)
Inorganic Not Listed 89,797 14.9 6,684 6,017
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 86,098 0.97 83,375 88,921
Uses: Herbicide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 78,860 10.8 9,515 7,284
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 78,554 0.51 99,504 148,341
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 74,827 2.09 24,012 35,790
Uses: Fungicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 72,704 9.70 798.0 1,274
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 68,581 0.08 278.0 167.7
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 66,517 6.88 10,057 9,673
Uses: Insecticide
Bentonite (1399)
Inorganic Not Listed 63,050 1.71 33,039 36,820
Uses: Adjuvant
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 56,704 0.46 125,842 118,731
Uses: Herbicide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 53,317 3.05 13,725 17,499
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 48,196 160.9 300.6 299.5
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 46,574 2.43 27,296 18,806
Uses: Herbicide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 43,955 2.41 20,839 18,217
Uses: Insecticide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 43,142 0.40 72,488 107,109
Uses: Adjuvant
Modified phthalic glycerol alkyd resin (1159)
Polymer Not Listed 40,523 0.23 67,019 179,804
Uses: Adjuvant
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 39,754 175.8 611.6 226.1
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Buprofezin (3947)
Unclassified Not Listed 39,519 1.12 36,592 35,412
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Frontalin + alpha-pinene mixture (3996)
Pheromone Not Listed 36,514 0.57 41,738 62,410
Uses: Pheromone
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 35,803 228.6 117.3 122.9
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 32,628 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 31,708 0.60 53,291 52,982
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 31,294 0.32 80,769 95,800
Uses: Insecticide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 29,800 286.1 625.0 104.2
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 27,846 2.38 9,071 11,713
Uses: Fungicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 27,790 0.57 29,492 31,634
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 26,317 0.20 92,972 120,238
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Propylene oxide (508)
Alcohol/Ether Yes 25,940 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 25,760 0.77 32,488 33,270
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 23,461 0.97 25,902 23,754
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 22,552 0.26 62,576 85,120
Uses: Fungicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Tulare 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)
18,609,100 1.54 710,480 11,630,900 284,008
Oranges (2006)
6,929,660 3.30 96,210 2,088,800 71,714
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
2,873,040 1.55 45,867 1,792,530 29,864
Almonds (3001)
1,646,600 1.15 57,236 1,391,790 17,490
Soil Preplant (40008)
1,086,950 252.5 5,686 4,305 239
Tangerines (2008)
911,096 1.72 24,302 530,408 14,924
Peaches (5004)
708,733 1.73 12,151 408,823 23,693
Nectarines (5003)
543,196 1.56 9,220 345,700 20,104
Walnuts (3009)
522,262 0.96 40,403 539,671 12,222
Pistachios (3011)
505,188 0.48 53,740 969,837 11,019
Lemons (2004)
457,841 2.94 8,545 154,163 7,296
Wine Grapes (29143)
336,098 1.43 7,847 235,735 3,806
Corn for Forage (22005)
266,911 0.33 95,859 803,209 8,739
Plums (5005)
263,364 1.42 7,554 184,383 11,310
Right of Way (40)
198,041 7.21 73.0 825.5 1,817
Tangelos (2007)
151,817 3.37 2,289 44,941 2,498
Cotton (29121)
114,696 0.28 15,363 410,679 4,729
Cherries (5002)
104,155 1.68 2,820 61,938 2,036
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
103,077 0.28 37,548 369,264 3,465
Olives (28014)
102,370 2.12 7,269 48,232 1,555
Food Processing (71000)
89,573 - - - 12
Grapefruit (2002)
81,674 3.49 1,625 23,231 1,507
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
57,420 2.97 870.0 19,302 159
Prunes (5006)
55,135 0.91 2,593 60,602 1,320
Public Health Pest Control (50)
50,687 - - - 273
Wheat for Forage (22007)
47,468 0.08 92,705 582,251 6,144
Kiwis (6018)
42,666 1.28 1,636 33,302 363
Structural Pest Control (10)
34,973 - - - 6,823
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
32,041 2.40 - 2,527 57
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
30,356 1.48 1,552 20,510 8,112
Pomelo (2012)
28,401 4.74 470.2 5,998 467
Sorghum for Forage (22004)
24,697 0.24 14,119 102,808 836
Apricots (5001)
17,138 1.04 655.4 16,421 1,255
Dried Beans (15001)
15,164 0.32 4,197 45,481 729
Rangeland (28045)
14,674 0.26 12,126 55,416 81
Commodity Fumigation (90)
13,610 - - - 73
Landscape (30)
12,063 - - - 1,275
Blueberries (1009)
11,732 0.69 1,909 17,084 532
Sorghum (29131)
10,512 0.40 6,654 26,584 337
Irrigation Systems (65021)
9,962 - - - 10
Potatoes (14013)
9,925 2.04 392.8 4,868 62
Pomegranates (6015)
8,698 0.80 908.4 10,824 414
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
8,312 0.58 3,703 14,319 284
Citrus (2000)
7,785 1.49 244.5 1,008 371
Pecans (3008)
7,063 0.49 1,366 14,268 427
Other Fumigation (91)
6,938 - - - 13
Commodity Research (99)
6,393 0.81 17.0 17.0 58
Aquatic Area (65000)
5,444 4.93 1.00 1,105 40
Apples (4001)
5,253 1.46 62.5 3,604 141
Wheat (29139)
4,449 0.08 10,730 56,291 449
 
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.