PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Green Onions in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Onions (green)
Vegetables and Melons
AG
16004
16004

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Green Onions 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 6,876 0.57 5,327 11,272
Uses:
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 1,216 8.28 1,234 146.9
Uses: Herbicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 1,102 118.8 399.0 9.28
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 998.3 1.31 604.5 762.9
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
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 720.6 2.34 1,452 307.6
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Cyromazine (2286)
Triazine Yes 472.5 0.12 3,199 620.5
Uses: Insecticide, Insect Growth Regulator
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 436.5 1.48 3,242 295.2
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 309.0 2.45 862.0 126.0
Uses: Insecticide
Ethylene glycol (276)
Glycol Not Listed 241.1 0.40 514.0 609.2
Uses: Solvent, Adjuvant
Maneb (369)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU Yes 156.1 1.94 186.0 80.5
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 130.2 0.18 878.0 727.2
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
Pyrimethanil (5864)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 98.2 0.38 509.5 255.3
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, Subsp. Aizawai, Strain ABTS-1857 (5879)
Microbial Not Listed 69.0 0.54 217.0 127.8
Uses: Insecticide
Fenamidone (5791)
Imidazole Not Listed 67.1 0.17 2,645 385.1
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 67.0 2.01 232.0 33.4
Uses: Fungicide
Spinosad (mixture of Factors A and D) (3983)
Spinosyn, Macrocyclic Lactone Not Listed 65.3 0.10 1,248 642.2
Uses: Insecticide
Reynoutria sachalinensis (5823)
Microbial Not Listed 64.2 0.26 524.0 242.4
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 58.6 0.30 519.0 197.1
Uses: Fungicide
Fluopicolide (5949)
Not Listed 56.2 0.12 801.1 452.3
Uses: Fungicide
Thiram (589)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 49.1 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 44.0 0.07 829.5 627.4
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 41.4 4.14 163.0 10.0
Uses: Herbicide
Gliocladium virens GL-21 (spores) (3854)
Microbial Not Listed 37.8 0.60 492.0 63.0
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 33.6 0.07 2,342 478.0
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 32.9 0.05 3,476 679.2
Uses: Insecticide
Azadirachtin (2328)
Botanical Not Listed 25.4 0.03 1,076 902.4
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer (2816, 1698)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 24.5 0.10 353.0 246.9
Note! Data for Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block 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
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 23.1 1.78 13.0 13.0
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Mandipropamide (5961)
Not Listed 23.1 0.13 793.5 175.2
Uses: Fungicide
Methyl silicone resins (3689)
Silicone Not Listed 20.4 0.43 346.0 48.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Yes 20.0 0.14 3,178 140.8
Uses: Fungicide
Cypermethrin, zeta (3866)
Pyrethroid Yes 19.7 0.05 2,834 403.1
Uses: Insecticide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 15.7 0.15 658.0 105.1
Uses: Fungicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 14.2 1.42 10.0 10.0
Uses: Herbicide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 13.0 0.19 620.5 67.3
Uses: Fungicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 10.1 0.17 135.0 59.6
Uses: Herbicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 9.00 0.38 8.00 24.0
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 8.37 0.09 86.0 88.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Tebuconazole (3850)
Azole Not Listed 7.87 0.13 339.4 62.4
Uses: Fungicide
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 7.35 0.24 348.0 30.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 6.91 0.27 63.0 25.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Carboxin (1755)
Carboxamide Yes 6.38 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethomorph (4003)
Morpholine Not Listed 6.08 0.02 2,566 255.2
Uses: Fungicide
QST 713 strain of dried Bacillus subtilis (5447)
Microbial Not Listed 5.95 0.44 117.0 13.6
Uses: Fungicide
Copper octanoate (5225)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 5.82 0.26 399.5 22.2
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus pumilus strain QST 2808 (5770)
Microbial Not Listed 5.67 0.09 334.0 62.2
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Paecilomyces fumosoroseus Apopka strain 97 (3964)
Microbial Not Listed 5.56 0.08 162.0 73.5
Uses: Insecticide
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 3.57 0.18 10.0 20.0
Uses: Fungicide
Methyl parathion (394)
Organophosphorus Yes 2.36 0.10 8.00 24.0
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1.85 0.07 63.0 25.5
Note! Data for Poly oxyethylated tallow amine summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Green Onions 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)
6,876 0.57 5,327 11,272 1,249
Ventura (56)
3,711 0.57 857.0 5,733 567
Stanislaus (50)
1,129 8.38 399.0 134.7 106
Kern (15)
1,039 0.49 503.0 2,137 166
Monterey (27)
575.9 0.27 3,253 2,123 290
Santa Barbara (42)
216.9 0.84 113.0 259.7 22
Solano (48)
132.0 0.27 49.0 481.0 25
Sonoma (49)
27.0 9.00 15.0 3.00 1
Riverside (33)
22.6 0.09 90.5 261.5 19
Sacramento (34)
11.5 0.16 8.00 72.0 6
San Diego (37)
10.4 0.19 12.5 55.5 44
Imperial (13)
0.29 0.03 26.8 11.0 1
Fresno (10)
0.09 0.43 0.20 0.20 1
Santa Cruz (44)
0.0100 - - - 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.