PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Outdoor Container Nursery in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Nursery, Outdoor Containers
Nursery Products
AG
00154
154

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Outdoor Container Nursery 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 715,612 1.62 26,413 436,533
Uses:
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 287,692 229.9 1,993 1,252
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 166,892 223.3 748.8 747.3
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 43,775 2.61 12,016 16,600
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 36,591 5.34 10,261 6,797
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
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 34,665 68.0 1,152 509.6
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 6,226 0.89 7,344 6,763
Uses: Molluscicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 6,093 1.59 7,128 3,788
Uses: Fungicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 5,876 2.11 8,538 2,771
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 5,692 6.04 1,148 942.2
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 5,234 0.76 3,145 6,679
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 5,066 1.79 5,945 2,791
Uses: Herbicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 4,824 1.02 6,444 4,600
Uses: Fungicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 4,706 1.23 5,734 3,814
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 3,935 1.43 8,311 2,550
Uses: Fungicide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 3,790 2.05 6,547 1,606
Uses: Fungicide
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 3,623 0.79 6,448 4,549
Uses: Herbicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,515 1.08 9,394 3,044
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,477 0.15 8,236 22,549
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
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 3,232 0.91 8,069 2,896
Uses: Fungicide
Daminozide (7)
Unclassified Yes 3,229 2.78 3,149 939.2
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Isoxaben (2289)
Amide, Oxazole Not Listed 2,888 0.62 8,464 4,571
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,811 1.75 5,788 1,600
Uses: Insecticide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 2,459 1.54 4,427 1,562
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 2,413 2.22 3,601 1,059
Uses: Herbicide
Methiocarb (375)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 2,307 1.22 5,733 1,703
Uses: Insecticide, Molluscicide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Yes 2,282 0.24 9,334 9,339
Uses: Fungicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,185 30.6 194.0 71.3
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 2,182 0.92 6,608 2,318
Uses: Herbicide
Dazomet (233)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,837 411.1 157.0 4.47
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Napropamide (1728)
Amide Not Listed 1,809 1.85 1,414 976.1
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 1,741 0.20 11,703 8,273
Uses: Insecticide
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 1,672 6.93 2,689 230.1
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 1,646 0.53 4,559 3,085
Uses: Fungicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,530 35.3 133.0 43.0
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,475 0.33 4,804 4,349
Uses: Insecticide
Oxadiazon (2017)
Unclassified Yes 1,298 1.97 2,329 656.2
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 1,291 0.95 3,870 1,330
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,189 0.70 1,698 1,690
Uses: Adjuvant
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 1,137 5.37 854.8 179.4
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
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 1,046 0.06 6,636 16,467
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Flumioxazin (5802)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,019 0.27 4,173 3,748
Uses: Herbicide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 938.3 2.27 558.5 414.2
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 938.2 0.50 4,500 1,732
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Glyphosate (2997)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 910.2 2.51 728.5 362.5
Uses: Herbicide
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 910.2 8.09 160.0 112.5
Uses: Herbicide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 898.7 7.07 286.5 127.1
Uses: Insecticide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 889.2 0.15 2,241 5,888
Uses: Insecticide, Synergist
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 858.7 0.37 4,131 2,325
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 854.9 1.08 3,269 771.7
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Outdoor Container Nursery 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)
715,612 1.62 26,413 436,533 82,044
Kern (15)
254,530 3.66 3,686 69,511 1,553
Stanislaus (50)
170,042 2.23 1,871 76,250 1,953
San Diego (37)
49,744 0.85 4,686 54,931 23,143
Madera (20)
34,852 2.64 852.2 13,194 216
Merced (24)
33,419 4.48 743.0 7,467 533
Placer (31)
32,101 8.52 682.2 3,767 1,524
Ventura (56)
25,379 0.80 1,859 31,603 9,083
Tulare (54)
21,169 1.17 1,239 18,162 6,758
Riverside (33)
20,734 0.28 2,743 72,842 6,851
Orange (30)
15,382 0.64 948.0 24,094 8,199
San Joaquin (39)
9,975 1.20 1,484 8,323 740
Los Angeles (19)
7,489 1.21 877.4 5,126 5,778
Fresno (10)
5,667 2.22 274.9 2,551 1,428
Solano (48)
5,204 1.02 448.5 5,082 1,443
Santa Barbara (42)
4,411 0.30 1,141 13,989 2,181
Sutter (51)
4,344 2.30 100.5 1,887 235
Sacramento (34)
4,200 0.65 461.0 6,476 2,713
Santa Cruz (44)
2,958 0.38 189.5 6,975 2,090
San Mateo (41)
2,755 2.17 144.5 876.8 894
Yolo (57)
2,340 0.43 733.5 5,486 373
El Dorado (09)
1,954 29.3 163.5 66.7 59
San Bernardino (36)
1,814 1.89 247.7 955.9 578
Santa Clara (43)
1,483 1.19 179.2 1,248 374
Monterey (27)
1,017 0.48 151.0 1,433 972
Alameda (01)
563.0 0.33 142.0 1,662 222
San Luis Obispo (40)
551.1 1.13 207.4 484.0 462
Butte (04)
452.2 3.44 31.0 131.4 37
Contra Costa (07)
370.1 0.56 14.5 587.9 489
Sonoma (49)
315.9 0.22 60.5 670.7 702
Del Norte (08)
236.2 - 10.0 - 134
San Benito (35)
53.9 7.75 5.00 6.95 10
Napa (28)
43.7 1.11 7.00 39.5 58
Mendocino (23)
17.1 0.33 - 11.0 89
Calaveras (05)
16.3 1.11 23.0 9.00 28
Mariposa (22)
13.6 0.36 1.00 38.0 38
Shasta (45)
7.55 0.12 4.00 62.0 37
Marin (21)
7.15 1.74 2.80 2.48 42
Imperial (13)
1.52 0.0003 - 531.0 25
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.