PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Tangerines in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Tangerines
Fruits and Nuts
AG
02008
2008

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for prunes are fairly accurate. In general, PUR estimates of acres planted for fruit and nut trees are more accurate than California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) estimates.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Tangerines 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 1,382,560 1.20 52,514 1,151,940
Uses:
Calcium hydroxide (99, 3669)
Inorganic Not Listed 354,092 13.8 25,679 25,597
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 (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 272,049 8.65 19,527 31,450
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 136,169 49.0 2,307 2,778
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 97,883 3.48 27,794 28,094
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 96,370 1.54 22,752 62,606
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 90,684 1.41 20,978 64,447
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 28,275 2.04 12,076 13,880
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 23,896 2.50 8,657 9,553
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 21,608 0.87 13,507 24,968
Uses: Adjuvant
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 21,374 331.8 70.0 64.4
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 21,246 1.47 15,860 14,476
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Modified phthalic glycerol alkyd resin (1159)
Polymer Not Listed 19,197 0.37 14,340 51,997
Uses: Adjuvant
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 14,755 2.95 6,445 4,993
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 14,503 0.81 6,764 17,966
Uses: Fungicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 12,082 0.42 27,184 28,736
Uses: Insecticide
Bentonite (1399)
Inorganic Not Listed 8,135 0.81 10,418 10,061
Uses: Adjuvant
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,717 7.88 904.0 978.9
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 7,291 0.26 8,761 28,303
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 6,539 1.68 4,015 3,901
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 5,652 0.29 13,814 19,548
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
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 5,628 6.52 665.7 862.7
Uses: Insecticide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 5,562 0.38 4,030 14,607
Uses: Insecticide
Bromacil (83)
Uracil Yes 5,476 1.04 4,291 5,272
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 5,313 0.89 5,393 5,937
Uses: Herbicide
Pyridaben (3959)
Unclassified Not Listed 4,826 0.86 7,318 5,609
Uses: Insecticide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 4,233 105.8 40.0 40.0
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Copper (714)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4,067 2.66 1,604 1,528
Uses: Fungicide
Fenbutatin-oxide (1876)
Organotin, Heavy metal Yes 3,926 1.32 3,266 2,967
Uses: Insecticide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 3,830 2.51 1,715 1,525
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki strain SA-12 (3970)
Microbial Not Listed 3,758 0.67 5,610 5,619
Uses:
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 3,027 0.06 18,941 50,128
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,505 10.9 395.0 229.0
Uses: Insecticide
Norflurazon (2019)
Pyridazinone Yes 2,476 1.97 921.2 1,259
Uses: Herbicide
Spirodiclofen (5857)
Keto-enol Yes 2,456 0.29 9,584 8,369
Uses: Insecticide
Chenopodium ambrosioides var. ambrosioides (5973)
Microbial Not Listed 2,447 0.73 3,164 3,337
Uses:
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,419 0.07 11,373 35,926
Uses: Adjuvant
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 2,193 0.09 12,256 25,112
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Buprofezin (3947)
Unclassified Not Listed 2,164 1.91 1,168 1,132
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,150 0.35 3,725 6,124
Uses: Adjuvant
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Yes 2,131 0.24 9,631 8,892
Uses: Fungicide
Formetanate hydrochloride (111)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 2,103 0.97 2,268 2,162
Uses: Insecticide
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 2,099 0.07 25,451 29,467
Uses: Insecticide
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 1,679 0.26 4,608 6,531
Uses: Molluscicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 1,581 6.51 284.0 243.0
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,395 0.88 1,953 1,579
Uses: Insecticide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 1,395 1.28 941.6 1,093
Uses: Herbicide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,341 0.08 16,230 15,802
Uses: Adjuvant
Hexythiazox (2303)
Unclassified Yes 1,301 0.17 9,621 7,704
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 1,269 0.07 18,330 16,995
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Tangerines 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)
1,382,560 1.20 52,514 1,151,940 21,577
Kern (15)
511,264 1.12 19,372 457,379 4,594
Tulare (54)
411,535 1.23 14,318 333,814 7,804
Fresno (10)
282,622 1.10 11,220 257,378 7,317
Riverside (33)
71,104 3.23 1,496 21,991 478
Madera (20)
61,241 1.26 2,822 48,793 496
Imperial (13)
26,798 1.54 994.0 17,394 209
Ventura (56)
12,854 1.24 1,457 10,325 405
Kings (16)
2,104 1.46 60.2 1,444 60
Santa Barbara (42)
1,699 2.78 85.0 610.7 20
San Diego (37)
838.5 0.38 622.0 2,185 129
San Luis Obispo (40)
396.1 0.77 32.5 515.0 20
Placer (31)
47.6 0.93 17.0 51.2 19
Orange (30)
32.1 1.89 4.25 17.0 4
Sutter (51)
13.6 0.60 2.50 22.6 16
Yuba (58)
5.43 0.45 10.5 12.1 4
San Joaquin (39)
4.54 0.45 2.00 10.0 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.