PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Grapefruit in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Grapefruit
Fruits and Nuts
AG
02002
2002

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for grapefruit appear to be fairly accurate. High acreage in 1996 is probably incorrect due to errors in the original data. In general, PUR estimates of acres planted for fruit and nut trees are more accurate than Cali

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Grapefruit in California in 2016


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 254,453 2.02 9,612 125,155
Uses:
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 89,387 15.0 4,027 5,974
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
Calcium hydroxide (99, 3669)
Inorganic Not Listed 57,956 27.3 1,772 2,126
Note! Data for Calcium hydroxide summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 34,046 21.1 1,574 1,610
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
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 17,994 24.3 463.9 741.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 8,058 4.52 1,482 1,781
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 5,974 1.26 1,975 4,749
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4,759 1.83 2,788 2,597
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 3,529 0.79 2,542 4,448
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,244 11.0 294.8 295.0
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 3,171 317.1 10.0 10.0
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,090 2.55 2,159 1,214
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 2,453 0.47 5,397 5,195
Uses: Insecticide
Fenpropathrin (2234)
Pyrethroid Yes 2,064 0.31 4,377 6,667
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,851 0.37 3,671 5,002
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 1,655 2.42 626.3 684.9
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,164 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 907.9 1.79 778.5 508.0
Uses: Herbicide
Bentonite (1399)
Inorganic Not Listed 707.1 1.65 363.5 428.6
Uses: Adjuvant
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 544.3 0.10 3,958 5,365
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 or Surfactant
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 465.4 0.80 404.3 585.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Buprofezin (3947)
Unclassified Not Listed 455.9 1.98 243.4 230.4
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Caprylic acid (2316)
Unclassified Not Listed 455.3 6.60 16.0 69.0
Uses: Microbiocide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 425.3 12.9 33.0 33.0
Uses: Insecticide
2,4-D, isopropyl ester (810)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 385.2 0.08 4,248 4,546
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 380.7 0.95 485.5 401.4
Uses: Herbicide
Frontalin + alpha-pinene mixture (3996)
Pheromone Not Listed 378.0 0.61 635.4 623.0
Uses: Pheromone
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 373.0 0.09 4,743 4,388
Uses: Insecticide
Spirotetramat (5955)
Keto-enol Not Listed 355.1 0.15 3,339 2,321
Uses: Insecticide
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 354.6 0.41 827.1 870.0
Uses: Molluscicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 351.8 0.51 507.4 687.8
Uses: Herbicide
Imazalil (2084)
Azole Yes 323.7 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Capric acid (2315)
Unclassified Not Listed 310.0 4.49 16.0 69.0
Uses: Microbiocide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 289.7 3.80 75.3 76.3
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
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 267.6 6.30 67.5 42.5
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 256.7 0.51 392.0 508.0
Uses: Herbicide
Indaziflam (5999)
Triazine Not Listed 217.5 0.05 3,070 4,052
Uses: Herbicide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 214.3 0.10 1,087 2,203
Uses: Adjuvant
Polyether modified polysiloxane (5223)
Silicone Not Listed 196.4 0.19 1,070 1,036
Uses: Adjuvant
Oleic acid (1156)
Fatty acid Not Listed 194.8 0.28 562.3 702.1
Uses: Adjuvant
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 185.1 3.19 58.0 58.0
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Thiabendazole (587)
Benzimidazole Yes 183.3 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Rimsulfuron (3835)
Sulfonylurea Not Listed 180.1 0.05 2,552 3,484
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 177.8 2.64 120.5 67.4
Uses: Herbicide
Formetanate hydrochloride (111)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 162.9 0.95 171.5 171.5
Uses: Insecticide
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097, 2233)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 160.5 0.07 1,212 2,209
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
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Not Listed 157.0 0.32 669.0 496.0
Uses: Fungicide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 156.1 0.23 488.3 692.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Bromacil (83)
Uracil Yes 143.4 0.91 131.5 157.4
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 137.1 0.34 199.5 406.9
Uses: Fungicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Grapefruit in 2016

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)
254,453 2.02 9,612 125,155 5,220
Tulare (54)
81,674 3.49 1,625 23,231 1,507
Kern (15)
53,109 3.14 1,056 16,897 683
Imperial (13)
38,161 2.58 971.0 14,818 197
Fresno (10)
27,019 2.26 560.1 11,452 532
San Diego (37)
26,164 3.13 834.1 8,363 400
Riverside (33)
25,838 0.53 4,231 48,694 1,584
Ventura (56)
1,537 5.09 61.1 302.1 58
San Bernardino (36)
785.4 0.60 269.2 1,314 239
Madera (20)
156.8 1.94 4.50 81.0 15
Santa Barbara (42)
9.54 5.33 0.76 1.79 5
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.