PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Blueberries in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Blueberries
Fruits and Nuts
AG
01009
1009

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Blueberries 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 66,770 0.60 4,614 110,461
Uses:
Hydrogen cyanamide (2238)
Inorganic Yes 9,122 10.4 1,078 877.1
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 6,391 20.2 316.2 316.2
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 5,718 2.27 2,265 2,518
Uses: Herbicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 4,683 212.8 22.0 22.0
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4,083 4.94 630.3 826.8
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 3,287 1.79 1,160 1,834
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 3,123 0.62 2,595 5,022
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 3,064 139.3 22.0 22.0
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 3,027 3.81 1,100 795.3
Uses: Herbicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 2,000 0.82 1,817 2,438
Uses: Herbicide
Fenhexamid (4032)
Anilide Not Listed 1,916 0.72 2,380 2,671
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,531 0.34 2,596 4,528
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
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,262 0.97 883.0 1,302
Uses: Insecticide
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 1,175 0.29 2,719 3,997
Uses: Fungicide
Alpha-(p-(1,1,3,3-tetramethyl butyl) phenyl)-omega-hydroxy poly (1932)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,079 0.24 1,081 4,500
Uses: Adjuvant
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 871.4 0.25 2,374 3,540
Uses: Insecticide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 805.5 0.90 935.0 895.0
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 796.1 0.79 726.7 1,012
Uses: Fungicide
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide, Inorganic Yes 785.1 1.59 325.5 493.5
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Fludioxonil (5027)
Unclassified Not Listed 783.7 0.20 2,719 3,997
Uses: Fungicide
Modified phthalic glycerol alkyd resin (1159)
Polymer Not Listed 757.2 0.13 1,693 5,803
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 684.8 1.55 348.0 442.7
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Norflurazon (2019)
Pyridazinone Yes 653.5 1.56 600.7 419.9
Uses: Herbicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 619.5 1.39 305.0 445.0
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 524.5 0.33 1,372 1,572
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 523.2 1.50 333.5 349.4
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 431.7 1.10 822.3 393.8
Uses: Herbicide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 411.2 0.21 1,278 1,960
Uses: Adjuvant
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 408.9 2.49 144.0 164.0
Uses: Fungicide
Yucca schidigera (5817)
Botanical Not Listed 361.3 0.59 211.9 612.5
Uses:
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 342.0 0.26 1,259 1,328
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
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 326.4 0.05 2,444 6,117
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Alpha-pinene polymer (3996)
Polymer Not Listed 299.4 0.17 676.6 1,729
Uses: Insecticide
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 260.5 0.06 1,580 4,442
Uses: Adjuvant
Fenpropathrin (2234)
Pyrethroid Yes 255.0 0.25 841.2 1,025
Uses: Insecticide
QST 713 strain of dried Bacillus subtilis (5447)
Microbial Not Listed 253.3 0.18 993.6 1,387
Uses: Fungicide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 249.2 4.56 54.7 54.7
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
Spinosad (mixture of Factors A and D) (3983)
Spinosyn, Macrocyclic Lactone Not Listed 237.9 0.10 1,595 2,498
Uses: Insecticide
Napropamide (1728)
Amide Not Listed 236.6 3.55 141.5 66.7
Uses: Herbicide
Glycerol (1147)
Not Listed 178.1 0.15 758.1 1,182
Uses: Adjuvant
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 169.0 0.29 503.5 583.1
Uses: Adjuvant
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 154.2 0.12 475.0 1,276
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 154.0 0.50 154.0 308.0
Uses: Insecticide
Flumioxazin (5802)
Unclassified Not Listed 150.5 0.26 740.1 569.9
Uses: Herbicide
Acetamiprid (5762)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 150.2 0.09 1,437 1,652
Uses: Insecticide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 143.9 10.3 40.0 14.0
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 132.7 0.31 603.0 429.5
Uses: Fungicide
Copper octanoate (5225)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 124.5 0.52 212.5 238.9
Uses: Fungicide
Reynoutria sachalinensis (5823)
Microbial Not Listed 123.9 0.24 544.8 526.0
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Blueberries 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)
66,770 0.60 4,614 110,461 2,092
San Joaquin (39)
23,296 0.72 1,194 32,172 347
Tulare (54)
11,844 0.32 1,330 37,273 452
Kern (15)
11,584 0.53 637.7 21,913 428
Fresno (10)
9,245 0.78 611.4 11,793 407
Ventura (56)
7,922 11.6 152.4 683.2 71
Kings (16)
653.4 0.33 150.5 1,995 75
Santa Barbara (42)
530.8 0.31 166.8 1,724 146
Merced (24)
495.0 0.50 34.5 993.0 40
Stanislaus (50)
486.8 0.68 23.0 712.0 22
Madera (20)
454.7 1.96 58.0 232.0 16
San Luis Obispo (40)
68.0 0.77 74.0 88.2 25
San Diego (37)
56.4 0.11 120.0 522.0 16
Santa Cruz (44)
49.3 0.23 34.6 215.9 26
Glenn (11)
42.1 0.32 15.0 130.0 6
Yolo (57)
30.5 6.09 3.00 5.00 5
El Dorado (09)
11.6 1.78 6.50 6.50 2
Monterey (27)
0.99 0.19 1.50 5.25 7
Shasta (45)
0.32 0.65 1.00 0.50 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.