PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Cantaloupe in 2012

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

Identifying information about Cantaloupe, including commodity group and code number.
Top 50 pesticides used on Cantaloupe, 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 Cantaloupe 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 Cantaloupe

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Cantaloupe
Vegetables and Melons
AG
10002
10002

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for cantaloupe appear to be fairly accurate. Low acreage values in 1992-1994 are probably incorrect due to errors in the original data.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Cantaloupe 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 254,342 0.89 26,847 286,225
Uses:
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 104,230 40.5 2,761 2,573
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 48,665 8.17 5,028 5,958
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 28,428 46.8 619.0 608.0
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 12,625 74.6 272.5 169.3
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 10,929 3.75 3,179 2,916
Uses: Herbicide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 4,753 0.61 7,657 7,839
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 4,508 2.58 1,965 1,750
Uses: Herbicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 3,981 0.65 4,216 6,135
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 3,679 0.33 10,838 11,309
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 3,198 2.48 1,196 1,290
Uses: Herbicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 3,077 0.78 4,148 3,950
Uses: Herbicide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 1,756 0.15 8,323 11,682
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,718 0.08 12,053 20,671
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,537 0.09 11,529 16,334
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
Ethylene glycol (276)
Glycol Not Listed 1,331 0.26 2,487 5,045
Uses: Solvent, Adjuvant
Cottonseed oil (1015)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 1,130 0.98 1,033 1,149
Uses: Insecticide
Myclobutanil (2245)
Azole Yes 1,121 0.10 7,068 10,959
Uses: Fungicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,094 0.13 7,527 8,242
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 889.4 0.54 1,733 1,639
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
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 885.4 0.40 1,783 2,234
Uses: Insecticide
Thiamethoxam (5598)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 867.3 0.06 1,103 1,289
Uses: Insecticide
Dinotefuran (5822)
Neonicotinoid, Guanidine Not Listed 789.1 0.18 3,509 4,387
Uses: Insecticide
Oxamyl (1910)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 691.5 0.97 733.0 711.2
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 674.7 0.10 5,072 6,700
Uses: Fungicide
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 667.4 1.20 776.4 557.4
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 564.6 0.19 2,112 2,986
Uses: Adjuvant
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 533.5 0.94 477.4 568.6
Uses: Herbicide
Flubendiamide (5948)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 495.7 0.05 7,721 10,529
Uses: Insecticide
Acetamiprid (5762)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 477.1 0.08 3,654 6,227
Uses: Insecticide
Quinoxyfen (5787)
Quinoline Not Listed 451.8 0.08 4,668 5,730
Uses: Fungicide
Spiromesifen (5858)
Keto-enol Not Listed 348.8 0.11 3,190 3,095
Uses: Insecticide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 347.9 0.11 2,799 3,075
Uses: Adjuvant
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 338.2 0.11 3,355 3,191
Uses: Adjuvant
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Aizawai, GC-91 protein (3843)
Microbial Not Listed 333.8 0.54 220.0 615.0
Uses: Insecticide
Triflumizole (2260)
Azole Not Listed 332.8 0.16 1,784 2,047
Uses: Fungicide
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 297.9 0.17 1,496 1,723
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 273.9 0.04 4,018 6,745
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Buprofezin (3947)
Unclassified Not Listed 265.5 0.18 1,323 1,490
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 251.2 0.82 270.0 308.0
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
Avermectin (2254, 5916, 5917)
Botanical, Macrocyclic Lactone Yes 250.2 0.01 17,372 22,944
Note! Data for Avermectin summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 248.7 0.25 1,090 984.0
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 232.5 0.35 654.8 657.8
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 219.0 0.05 4,427 4,239
Uses: Insecticide
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 209.7 0.07 2,770 2,828
Uses: Adjuvant
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 206.1 0.92 227.8 225.0
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
Flonicamid (5886)
Unclassified Not Listed 202.4 0.09 2,172 2,329
Uses: Insecticide
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 202.1 0.44 455.8 455.8
Uses: Adjuvant
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 201.6 0.45 579.3 444.3
Uses: Insecticide
Endosulfan (259)
Organochlorine Yes 187.7 0.89 299.4 209.9
Uses: Insecticide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Cantaloupe 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)
254,342 0.89 26,847 286,225 3,784
Fresno (10)
153,973 0.95 14,459 162,607 1,905
Imperial (13)
50,911 0.74 5,591 68,388 1,079
Merced (24)
20,062 0.85 2,872 23,474 300
Kern (15)
17,121 3.30 598.0 5,194 68
Kings (16)
6,796 1.87 612.6 3,635 21
Stanislaus (50)
3,058 0.22 1,571 13,853 127
Monterey (27)
791.4 - - - 11
Riverside (33)
694.7 0.15 799.0 4,696 164
Yuba (58)
638.8 0.26 195.0 2,463 46
San Joaquin (39)
242.1 0.16 99.0 1,531 18
Ventura (56)
38.1 0.32 7.50 25.5 19
Colusa (06)
9.41 0.03 30.0 300.0 8
Sacramento (34)
4.20 0.12 6.10 36.1 4
Yolo (57)
0.94 0.09 1.50 10.5 4
Orange (30)
0.65 0.28 1.35 2.30 8
Glenn (11)
0.20 0.02 5.00 10.0 2
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.