PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Bell Peppers in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Peppers, Bell
Vegetables and Melons
AG
11003
11003

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for peppers appear to be fairly accurate. High acreage in 1996 is probably incorrect due to errors in the original data.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Bell Peppers 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 1,794,240 3.75 39,374 478,205
Uses:
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 739,139 230.0 3,379 3,214
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 586,139 153.8 3,634 3,812
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 128,750 9.80 5,410 13,136
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 117,173 82.7 1,888 1,416
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 75,180 56.6 1,774 1,329
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 36,761 7.41 3,261 4,962
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 13,539 3.24 2,266 4,178
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
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 10,136 34.1 2,378 297.2
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 4,621 1.82 2,469 2,543
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4,415 0.59 5,487 7,538
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 4,093 0.59 3,366 6,977
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
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 4,008 0.23 24,532 17,291
Uses: Insecticide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,333 0.78 5,342 4,287
Uses: Insecticide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 2,667 1.24 1,413 2,155
Uses: Fungicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 2,444 0.85 5,070 2,867
Uses: Herbicide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Yes 2,441 0.31 7,161 7,899
Uses: Fungicide
Oxamyl (1910)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 2,314 0.64 3,587 3,638
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Myclobutanil (2245)
Azole Yes 2,110 0.11 22,742 19,209
Uses: Fungicide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 2,000 0.18 6,871 11,179
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,965 0.13 10,295 14,694
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
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Silicone, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,796 0.21 2,388 8,724
Note! Data for Silicone-polyether copolymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,689 3.39 479.0 498.6
Uses: Herbicide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 1,601 1.11 3,465 1,439
Uses: Herbicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 1,593 0.75 4,017 2,121
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Poly-i-para-menthene (1314)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,566 0.35 2,014 4,512
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 1,487 0.27 5,028 5,570
Uses: Fungicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,457 0.35 6,710 4,211
Uses: Adjuvant
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 1,410 0.91 5,442 1,551
Uses: Herbicide
Chenopodium ambrosioides var. ambrosioides (5973)
Microbial Not Listed 1,352 0.71 995.5 1,897
Uses:
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 1,332 1.14 1,176 1,170
Uses: Fungicide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,196 0.15 7,087 7,921
Uses: Adjuvant
Napropamide (1728)
Amide Not Listed 1,157 1.84 842.6 628.8
Uses: Herbicide
Alpha-pinene polymer (3996)
Polymer Not Listed 1,157 0.24 2,359 4,905
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,154 1.60 3,698 723.3
Uses: Herbicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,153 0.25 3,436 4,595
Uses: Adjuvant
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 1,058 7.49 2,643 141.1
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 967.3 0.05 18,181 21,007
Uses: Insecticide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 929.1 0.51 2,158 1,808
Uses: Herbicide
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 905.4 0.71 357.5 1,277
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Difenoconazole (5024)
Azole Not Listed 896.5 0.11 4,974 8,417
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 891.2 0.23 6,028 3,904
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 863.2 0.31 6,849 2,763
Uses: Adjuvant
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 831.7 0.06 9,923 14,886
Uses: Insecticide
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 789.6 0.20 3,324 3,865
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Nonyl phenoxy polyoxyethylene ethanol-iodine complex (870)
Iodine Compound, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 780.8 0.48 809.9 1,634
Uses: Microbiocide
Ethylene glycol (276)
Glycol Not Listed 762.3 0.31 1,328 2,444
Uses: Solvent, Adjuvant
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 722.2 2.24 484.0 322.5
Uses: Fungicide
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 720.0 0.07 7,184 9,710
Uses: Adjuvant
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 715.9 0.17 5,911 4,135
Uses: Fungicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Bell Peppers 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)
1,794,240 3.75 39,374 478,205 12,227
Riverside (33)
566,604 6.06 5,139 93,486 2,755
Santa Clara (43)
274,836 4.27 2,171 64,318 1,892
Kern (15)
267,059 6.04 2,564 44,211 749
San Benito (35)
173,408 4.18 1,976 41,448 1,425
Fresno (10)
166,732 3.73 1,870 44,672 402
Ventura (56)
164,758 2.07 4,071 79,723 1,330
Contra Costa (07)
69,647 5.43 504.5 12,819 503
Yolo (57)
31,859 6.98 494.5 4,565 131
Orange (30)
19,753 5.16 704.6 3,827 156
Monterey (27)
17,714 0.85 14,585 20,933 882
Solano (48)
13,454 1.29 556.7 10,409 349
Santa Barbara (42)
12,753 1.50 1,850 8,499 242
Los Angeles (19)
7,811 0.58 342.3 13,469 182
San Luis Obispo (40)
3,554 0.32 1,022 11,054 609
San Joaquin (39)
1,853 0.17 551.3 10,749 150
Merced (24)
1,592 0.18 346.8 8,608 249
Stanislaus (50)
358.7 0.17 291.0 2,108 40
Imperial (13)
248.3 0.09 91.5 2,388 42
Tulare (54)
152.7 0.25 140.0 613.0 19
San Diego (37)
42.0 0.60 10.2 69.9 83
Sacramento (34)
41.6 0.19 46.1 214.1 20
Santa Cruz (44)
10.9 0.54 39.0 20.0 10
Sutter (51)
0.05 0.05 2.00 1.00 1
Amador (03)
0.02 - - - 2
Humboldt (12)
0.02 0.11 8.00 0.14 2
Yuba (58)
0.0020 0.01 0.10 0.20 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.