PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Regulatory in 2012

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

Identifying information about Regulatory, including commodity group and code number.
Top 50 pesticides used on Regulatory, 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.
Pesticide use on Regulatory by county for all counties in California, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Crop or Site information for Regulatory

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Regulatory
Non-Agricultural
NONAG
00100
100

Acres treated, acres planted, and number of fields do not apply to this category of pesticide use.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Regulatory in California 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 111,073 0.37 100.0 2.32
Uses:
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 33,258 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Phosphine (3541)
Inorganic Not Listed 30,081 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 15,471 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 8,056 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 3,840 - - -
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
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 3,663 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 3,286 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Fluridone (2279)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,664 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 1,341 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Copper ethylenediamine complex (3549)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 861.2 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester (1622)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 818.6 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 755.6 - - -
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
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 725.1 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 715.0 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 582.9 - - -
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
Polyoxyethylene 20 sorbital trioleate (2814)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 542.8 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 479.1 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 415.4 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 412.6 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Dicamba, diglycolamine salt (5007)
Benzoic acid Yes 344.6 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Borax (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 340.0 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 333.9 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 325.0 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, triisopropanolamine salt (5538)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Not Listed 308.0 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Aminopyralid, triisopropanolamine salt (5928)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 247.8 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Imazapyr, isopropylamine salt (2257)
Imidazolinone Not Listed 211.1 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, ethyl ester (3933)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 187.5 - - -
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Adjuvant
2,4-D, butoxyethanol ester (802)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester, Glycol Ether Not Listed 138.1 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 124.6 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Polyoxyethylene sorbitol, mixed ethyl ester (1178)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 96.5 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 94.7 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate (1503)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 91.8 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
2,4-D (636)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Not Listed 77.8 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 71.1 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 56.8 - - -
Note! Data for Cyfluthrin summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Sec-butyl alcohol (3078, 1482)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 56.8 - - -
Note! Data for Sec-butyl alcohol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Solvent
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 55.6 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 54.1 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Chlorsulfuron (2143)
Sulfonylurea Yes 49.8 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Clopyralid, monoethanolamine salt (5050)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 46.1 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 44.7 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 40.4 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
DDVP (187)
Organophosphorus Yes 40.3 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product, Impurity
Endothall, mono [N,N-dimethyl alkylamine] salt (2056)
Unclassified Not Listed 36.3 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Defoliant
Polyoxyethylene dioleate (3744)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 32.8 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 30.5 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Methylated fatty acids from canola oil (4025)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 27.5 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 25.5 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 25.4 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Regulatory in 2012

Region
(County Code)
Gross
Pounds
Application
Rate
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
Count
California (00)
111,073 0.37 100.0 2.32 1,447
Butte (04)
45,593 - - - 42
Los Angeles (19)
30,669 - - - 121
San Joaquin (39)
6,690 - - - 19
Fresno (10)
6,434 - - - 111
San Diego (37)
3,364 - - - 134
Kern (15)
2,569 - - - 6
Lake (17)
2,186 - - - 34
Siskiyou (47)
2,083 - - - 64
Sacramento (34)
1,541 - - - 64
Riverside (33)
1,523 - - - 29
Contra Costa (07)
1,324 - - - 38
Santa Clara (43)
1,206 - - - 28
Lassen (18)
1,137 - - - 27
San Bernardino (36)
816.3 - - - 61
Santa Barbara (42)
734.3 - - - 7
San Mateo (41)
720.8 - - - 19
Inyo (14)
639.4 - - - 25
Orange (30)
349.3 - - - 63
Kings (16)
260.8 - - - 16
Napa (28)
165.5 0.37 100.0 2.32 24
Tulare (54)
156.8 - - - 13
Alameda (01)
141.0 - - - 286
Merced (24)
133.3 - - - 23
Mariposa (22)
118.6 - - - 31
Shasta (45)
100.1 - - - 35
Yuba (58)
90.6 - - - 11
Calaveras (05)
89.7 - - - 22
Solano (48)
82.5 - - - 3
Plumas (32)
57.0 - - - 16
Marin (21)
35.9 - - - 4
San Luis Obispo (40)
29.9 - - - 27
Yolo (57)
17.6 - - - 9
Nevada (29)
7.71 - - - 1
Amador (03)
3.65 - - - 2
Sonoma (49)
3.45 - - - 8
Sierra (46)
0.92 - - - 7
San Francisco (38)
0.31 - - - 1
Placer (31)
0.24 - - - 5
Imperial (13)
0.21 - - - 6
Colusa (06)
0.20 - - - 5
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.