PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Pumpkins in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Pumpkins
Vegetables and Melons
AG
10011
10011

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for pumpkins appear to be fairly accurate.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Pumpkins 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 76,458 1.43 6,746 53,312
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 66,222 25.3 2,511 2,617
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,236 0.77 1,554 1,596
Uses: Insecticide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,082 7.76 433.9 139.5
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 929.8 1.41 837.9 660.1
Uses: Fungicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 755.4 0.25 1,638 3,052
Uses: Adjuvant
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 754.1 0.52 1,116 1,442
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 660.4 0.34 2,063 1,960
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 418.8 0.09 2,958 4,530
Uses: Insecticide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 394.1 0.20 1,771 2,019
Uses: Insecticide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 318.5 0.78 425.3 410.4
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 300.4 0.13 1,977 2,278
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
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 294.7 1.00 384.6 294.5
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Ethalfluralin (2166)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 282.0 0.76 514.5 369.0
Uses: Herbicide
Myclobutanil (2245)
Azole Yes 234.7 0.12 2,632 1,955
Uses: Fungicide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Yes 169.2 0.16 1,076 1,066
Uses: Fungicide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 160.9 0.12 1,256 1,291
Uses: Adjuvant
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 138.9 1.68 472.8 82.5
Uses: Herbicide
Trimethyl nonanol-ethylene oxide complex (1196)
Not Listed 130.3 0.05 1,040 2,469
Uses:
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 122.4 1.27 96.0 96.0
Uses: Insecticide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 114.7 0.18 1,052 627.9
Uses: Fungicide
Heptamethyltrisiloxane ethoxylated (8 EO) (4009)
Silicone Not Listed 106.6 0.04 1,040 2,469
Uses: Adjuvant
Acetamiprid (5762)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 95.7 0.09 1,773 1,104
Uses: Insecticide
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 95.4 0.08 1,251 1,215
Uses: Adjuvant
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 67.9 1.35 53.5 50.5
Uses: Herbicide
Peroxyacetic acid (2291)
Peroxide Yes 64.1 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 61.0 0.27 972.0 222.0
Uses: Fungicide
Oxydemeton-methyl (382)
Organophosphorus Yes 60.1 1.04 193.0 57.7
Uses: Insecticide
Flonicamid (5886)
Unclassified Not Listed 57.3 0.09 1,040 663.5
Uses: Insecticide
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 53.0 0.05 714.0 1,142
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Indoxacarb, S-isomer (5331)
Unclassified Not Listed 52.9 0.08 622.0 649.0
Uses: Insecticide
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide, Inorganic Yes 47.2 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Avermectin (2254, 5916, 5917)
Botanical, Macrocyclic Lactone Yes 47.1 0.01 2,874 3,496
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
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 43.9 0.98 85.5 45.0
Uses: Herbicide
Cottonseed oil (1015)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 43.2 0.18 244.0 244.0
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl silicone resins (3689)
Silicone Not Listed 42.7 0.17 350.0 244.4
Uses: Adjuvant
Quinoxyfen (5787)
Quinoline Not Listed 42.6 0.09 365.5 465.5
Uses: Fungicide
Triflumizole (2260)
Azole Not Listed 41.4 0.24 184.0 171.0
Uses: Fungicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 40.3 0.18 579.0 218.2
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 39.3 0.25 116.8 157.1
Uses: Adjuvant
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 39.2 0.17 288.3 227.0
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 32.9 0.0075 2,035 4,397
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Ethylene glycol (276)
Glycol Not Listed 32.1 0.16 54.0 201.0
Uses: Solvent, Adjuvant
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 29.3 2.29 290.6 12.8
Uses: Fungicide
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 28.2 0.24 915.0 118.0
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 27.1 1.29 60.8 21.0
Uses: Herbicide
Thiamethoxam (5598)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 24.4 0.08 443.6 185.3
Uses: Insecticide
Trifloxystrobin (5321)
Strobin Not Listed 22.7 0.07 322.4 310.8
Uses: Fungicide
Difenoconazole (5024)
Azole Not Listed 21.8 0.11 312.3 204.0
Uses: Fungicide
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 21.8 0.12 115.0 189.0
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/Surfactant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Pumpkins 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)
76,458 1.43 6,746 53,312 1,345
San Joaquin (39)
70,279 1.68 2,848 41,934 578
Ventura (56)
1,900 0.81 857.8 2,358 116
San Benito (35)
1,270 1.28 427.3 992.3 150
Solano (48)
1,034 1.29 99.3 804.0 57
Monterey (27)
701.1 0.93 530.0 746.0 43
Santa Clara (43)
313.3 0.17 195.5 1,846 49
Sutter (51)
163.9 0.23 277.0 232.0 20
Riverside (33)
142.6 0.49 106.0 292.0 4
Sacramento (34)
125.6 0.11 117.0 1,123 40
Stanislaus (50)
114.7 0.11 64.2 1,040 51
Los Angeles (19)
68.3 1.45 42.0 47.0 10
Colusa (06)
61.9 0.16 118.1 382.4 49
Yolo (57)
44.8 0.14 88.5 327.0 39
Lassen (18)
39.7 3.97 10.0 10.0 2
Yuba (58)
38.7 0.21 181.5 181.3 22
San Bernardino (36)
33.4 1.36 228.0 24.5 14
Sonoma (49)
30.2 0.34 15.0 88.0 5
Fresno (10)
22.7 0.07 23.0 307.0 15
Tulare (54)
13.2 0.11 24.0 120.0 6
Butte (04)
11.3 0.11 177.0 104.0 7
Kern (15)
10.3 0.11 5.00 95.0 13
San Luis Obispo (40)
5.92 0.37 54.9 16.2 9
San Mateo (41)
5.44 0.12 11.0 44.0 4
Santa Cruz (44)
5.19 0.22 5.00 24.0 12
Merced (24)
4.90 0.05 13.0 108.0 11
Orange (30)
4.49 1.12 8.00 4.00 1
Santa Barbara (42)
3.73 0.42 183.0 8.80 4
San Diego (37)
3.66 1.17 4.00 3.12 5
El Dorado (09)
3.60 1.20 3.00 3.00 1
Glenn (11)
3.07 0.07 29.0 45.3 7
Mendocino (23)
0.02 0.01 1.50 1.50 1
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.