PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Greenhouse Propagation in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Greenhouse, Propagation
Nursery Products
AG
00155
155

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Greenhouse Propagation 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 11,706 0.35 1,395 24,764
Uses:
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 2,098 1.39 776.5 1,026
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 1,241 0.63 1,008 1,535
Uses: Fungicide
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide, Inorganic Yes 677.8 2.84 229.0 104.2
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 585.3 0.59 327.8 405.5
Uses: Fungicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 542.9 0.42 479.0 1,219
Uses: Fungicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 384.6 240.4 1.60 1.60
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 356.2 0.31 368.7 985.3
Uses: Fungicide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 351.5 0.40 150.6 874.1
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 309.2 6.98 121.5 30.2
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Israelensis, strain AM 65-52 (5841)
Microbial Not Listed 303.3 3.76 56.1 79.7
Uses: Insecticide
Propamocarb hydrochloride (4022)
Other Carbamate Not Listed 273.9 0.96 501.3 246.7
Uses: Fungicide
Daminozide (7)
Unclassified Yes 254.8 1.00 312.1 11.7
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 254.0 0.46 285.2 497.1
Uses: Herbicide
Maneb (369)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU Yes 214.1 1.08 357.0 179.4
Uses: Fungicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 211.0 3.93 58.3 53.6
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 202.5 5.93 90.8 12.6
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
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 196.6 0.66 487.9 263.4
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 184.1 230.1 2.50 0.80
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 142.3 2.81 104.0 24.9
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
Fenhexamid (4032)
Anilide Not Listed 140.2 0.19 215.9 598.8
Uses: Fungicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 137.6 172.0 2.50 0.80
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 135.7 0.11 546.9 1,059
Uses: Insecticide
Streptomycin sulfate (3834)
Antibiotic Yes 131.4 0.12 458.6 1,055
Uses: Fungicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 115.1 0.46 335.1 58.0
Uses: Fungicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 93.3 4.00 98.6 2.00
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
nonanoic acid (2739)
Fatty acid Not Listed 85.2 28.4 - 3.00
Uses: Herbicide, Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 81.7 0.22 51.8 370.8
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
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 81.3 0.37 25.8 15.3
Uses: Molluscicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, Subsp. Aizawai, Strain ABTS-1857 (5879)
Microbial Not Listed 81.0 0.52 119.1 156.2
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 75.2 0.57 115.8 38.7
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 66.1 5.41 20.3 12.2
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
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 64.1 0.29 127.9 219.8
Uses: Fungicide
QST 713 strain of dried Bacillus subtilis (5447)
Microbial Not Listed 59.8 0.19 305.9 153.2
Uses: Fungicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 57.4 27.2 8.08 2.11
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 56.1 2.22 185.1 22.5
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Copper octanoate (5225)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 51.3 0.74 50.8 58.3
Uses: Fungicide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 51.2 0.04 586.1 1,036
Uses: Fungicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 49.2 0.62 5.00 80.0
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 45.8 0.11 250.1 305.0
Uses: Insecticide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Yes 43.1 0.03 446.1 1,234
Uses: Fungicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 39.7 2.13 187.0 17.2
Uses: Herbicide
Chlormequat chloride (1512)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Yes 39.2 0.43 130.1 12.6
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Spinosad (mixture of Factors A and D) (3983)
Spinosyn, Macrocyclic Lactone Not Listed 39.0 0.06 586.2 405.4
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 36.3 0.26 170.5 137.9
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Alkyl (60%C14, 30%C16, 5%C12, 5%C18) dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (1847)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Not Listed 35.6 0.15 107.6 227.1
Uses: Algaecide, Microbiocide
Alkyl (68%C12, 32%C14) dimethylethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (1854)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Yes 35.5 0.15 104.6 227.1
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Alkyl (50%C14, 40%C12, 10%C16) dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (1846)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Not Listed 33.1 0.05 21.1 18.4
Uses: Algaecide, Microbiocide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 31.9 1.94 36.1 11.6
Uses: Fungicide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 31.6 0.04 74.0 698.4
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Greenhouse Propagation 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)
11,706 0.35 1,395 24,764 15,689
San Luis Obispo (40)
2,154 0.65 41.7 2,642 4,270
Fresno (10)
1,659 0.28 70.3 5,813 639
San Diego (37)
1,459 0.20 91.0 1,716 5,215
Monterey (27)
1,384 0.30 625.4 1,035 2,172
Merced (24)
1,146 2.60 46.6 438.4 162
Stanislaus (50)
1,065 0.12 79.0 9,229 122
Santa Cruz (44)
782.0 1.22 15.2 572.2 709
San Joaquin (39)
645.4 0.38 40.5 1,697 155
Tehama (52)
332.8 12.9 2.50 25.7 55
Ventura (56)
305.5 0.29 32.5 1,050 619
Santa Clara (43)
267.3 - 90.0 - 674
Riverside (33)
96.2 0.75 40.3 115.2 222
Sonoma (49)
58.7 0.81 5.00 2.25 159
San Benito (35)
58.0 1.21 7.75 47.8 104
Sacramento (34)
55.5 0.37 5.00 152.0 64
Humboldt (12)
54.9 - 10.0 - 23
Yolo (57)
35.7 0.62 30.0 37.5 75
San Bernardino (36)
34.2 1.21 155.0 23.0 60
San Francisco (38)
31.7 0.60 - 52.4 4
Alameda (01)
28.1 0.59 - 48.0 1
Santa Barbara (42)
21.4 0.43 1.50 50.2 71
Tulare (54)
10.7 1.42 2.50 7.50 7
San Mateo (41)
8.82 - - - 3
Shasta (45)
8.26 - - - 39
Los Angeles (19)
2.52 0.20 1.50 8.00 11
Mendocino (23)
0.63 - 1.50 - 19
Sutter (51)
0.14 - - - 4
Nevada (29)
0.06 0.48 0.13 0.13 1
Orange (30)
0.04 0.36 0.02 0.12 6
Marin (21)
0.0074 - - - 24
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.