PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Avocado in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Avocado
Fruits and Nuts
AG
28000
28000

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Avocado 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 691,600 3.06 56,806 225,895
Uses:
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 580,584 16.9 35,768 34,344
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
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 38,896 0.88 20,757 44,230
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 32,862 1.07 19,098 30,690
Uses: Herbicide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 16,771 1.50 9,911 11,216
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 9,532 13.8 1,088 691.6
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,952 1.44 1,934 1,352
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,342 15.1 549.6 88.8
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 901.9 0.12 7,852 7,595
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Trimethyl nonanol-ethylene oxide complex (1196)
Not Listed 687.2 0.34 2,216 2,005
Uses:
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Silicone, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 659.1 0.17 4,327 3,987
Note! Data for Silicone-polyether 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
Spirodiclofen (5857)
Keto-enol Yes 586.1 0.31 2,811 1,864
Uses: Insecticide
Avermectin (2254, 5916, 5917)
Botanical, Macrocyclic Lactone Yes 543.2 0.02 31,080 28,073
Note! Data for Avermectin summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 518.5 0.44 1,381 1,179
Uses: Adjuvant
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 496.1 0.09 5,631 5,658
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Molasses (744)
Carbohydrate Not Listed 483.1 24.2 30.0 20.0
Uses: Bait
Alpha-alkyl (C10-C16)-omega-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene) (5821)
Not Listed 473.7 0.22 2,306 2,196
Uses:
Etoxazole (5849)
Unclassified Not Listed 370.8 2.56 382.0 145.0
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 340.3 0.09 3,298 3,770
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
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 287.5 10.3 451.0 26.0
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Spinosad (mixture of Factors A and D) (3983)
Spinosyn, Macrocyclic Lactone Not Listed 260.3 0.16 2,770 1,580
Uses: Insecticide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 246.6 0.45 598.1 553.4
Uses: Fungicide
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 169.0 0.29 693.1 574.5
Uses: Molluscicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 155.9 2.82 2.30 55.3
Uses: Insecticide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 154.5 0.60 596.0 257.7
Uses: Adjuvant
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 148.2 - - -
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
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 139.4 0.24 745.1 588.2
Uses: Adjuvant
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 133.1 0.10 3,126 1,333
Uses: Insecticide
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 116.3 0.19 789.8 621.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 113.1 4.72 36.0 24.0
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 108.2 0.37 323.6 295.9
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Ethylene glycol (276)
Glycol Not Listed 100.0 0.40 162.1 252.5
Uses: Solvent, Adjuvant
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 97.2 0.39 109.0 250.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Heptamethyltrisiloxane ethoxylated (8 EO) (4009)
Silicone Not Listed 94.7 0.04 2,306 2,196
Uses: Adjuvant
Alpha-(p-(1,1,3,3-tetramethyl butyl) phenyl)-omega-hydroxy poly (1932)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 93.5 0.07 1,103 1,293
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 80.4 3.57 22.5 22.5
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Fenpropathrin (2234)
Pyrethroid Yes 72.6 0.38 393.0 152.0
Uses: Insecticide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 71.9 0.23 187.5 311.8
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 64.6 0.03 1,856 1,987
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Dodecylbenzene sulfonic acid (941)
Not Listed 61.9 0.05 1,056 1,224
Uses: Adjuvant, Microbiocide, Insecticide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 60.9 0.10 460.5 595.5
Uses: Herbicide
Alpha-pinene polymer (3996)
Polymer Not Listed 57.6 0.74 78.0 78.0
Uses: Insecticide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 51.1 1.44 133.6 35.4
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Calcium hydroxide (99, 3669)
Inorganic Not Listed 48.1 3.67 102.4 8.20
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
Bentonite (1399)
Inorganic Not Listed 42.9 0.35 643.2 123.2
Uses: Adjuvant
EDTA, iron chelate (5950, 6011)
Inorganic Not Listed 40.3 0.26 178.0 147.0
Note! Data for EDTA, iron chelate summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 34.7 0.35 152.5 99.5
Uses: Insecticide
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 33.1 0.14 340.0 236.8
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Copper ammonium acetate (6103)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 25.0 2.38 14.8 10.5
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 24.4 0.71 32.7 34.2
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Avocado 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)
691,600 3.06 56,806 225,895 13,954
Ventura (56)
254,626 3.10 17,530 82,160 4,459
San Diego (37)
249,545 3.25 24,537 76,865 5,136
Santa Barbara (42)
83,887 2.91 6,538 28,806 1,197
San Luis Obispo (40)
47,900 3.40 3,230 14,068 803
Riverside (33)
35,641 1.98 3,386 18,046 1,994
Orange (30)
17,208 4.66 1,277 3,696 217
Monterey (27)
2,273 2.62 166.0 868.0 32
Tulare (54)
399.7 0.43 77.5 939.5 58
San Bernardino (36)
100.4 0.28 50.6 354.5 40
Santa Cruz (44)
15.7 0.21 7.00 74.0 13
Los Angeles (19)
5.17 0.29 8.00 18.0 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.