PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Beans in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Beans, General
Field Crops
AG
28001
28001

PUR estimates of acres planted for beans are highly variable, probably due to real acreage variations as well as inconsistencies in categorization of different types of beans. There are four types of beans in the PUR data set. If farmers are inconsistent

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Beans 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 26,308 0.61 7,431 28,103
Uses:
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 14,946 9.60 - 602.0
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 2,557 1.65 1,462 1,554
Uses: Herbicide
Ethalfluralin (2166)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 1,753 1.47 1,082 1,190
Uses: Herbicide
Alachlor (678)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 1,017 2.91 891.2 349.2
Uses: Herbicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 754.5 0.96 1,611 790.0
Uses: Insecticide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 696.1 1.14 1,068 611.7
Uses: Herbicide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 695.7 1.70 488.0 410.0
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 387.2 0.49 1,473 795.6
Uses: Insecticide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 365.3 0.63 897.0 583.0
Uses: Herbicide
EPTC (264)
Thiocarbamate Yes 279.7 2.43 192.0 115.0
Uses: Herbicide
Metolachlor (1996)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 218.6 2.00 109.3 109.3
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 184.3 0.22 1,282 832.8
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 162.5 0.13 1,425 1,250
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
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 160.0 4.00 205.0 40.0
Uses: Herbicide
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 159.9 0.19 1,277 832.8
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 142.1 33.8 24.5 4.20
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 113.7 0.27 580.0 427.4
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethoprop (404)
Organophosphorus Yes 105.9 6.05 17.5 17.5
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 104.9 0.18 1,080 593.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 104.3 0.29 573.0 358.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 104.3 0.36 661.4 288.8
Uses: Adjuvant
Hexythiazox (2303)
Unclassified Yes 94.5 0.11 1,156 831.0
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Dicofol (346)
Organochlorine Yes 93.2 1.45 64.4 64.4
Uses: Insecticide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 88.9 0.17 1,080 510.2
Uses: Insecticide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 86.6 1.01 86.0 86.0
Uses: Insecticide
Bentazon, sodium salt (1944)
Unclassified Yes 81.5 0.81 140.0 100.0
Uses: Herbicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 72.9 0.22 324.4 324.4
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 49.6 0.07 1,437 721.1
Uses: Adjuvant
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 48.6 1.22 40.0 40.0
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
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 45.1 0.07 761.6 688.3
Uses: Insecticide
Acetamiprid (5762)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 40.4 0.09 840.0 469.3
Uses: Insecticide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 38.9 0.31 357.0 127.6
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 38.6 0.09 580.0 427.4
Uses: Adjuvant
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 34.8 0.10 573.0 358.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 30.5 0.07 580.0 427.4
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
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 30.1 0.13 487.0 224.0
Uses: Herbicide
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 30.1 0.19 543.0 159.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Esfenvalerate (2321)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 29.7 0.05 462.6 610.6
Uses: Insecticide
Flumioxazin (5802)
Unclassified Not Listed 28.6 0.05 668.0 589.0
Uses: Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 28.5 23.8 11.1 1.20
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 20.4 0.03 988.4 773.4
Uses: Insecticide
Polybutenes (1040)
Polymer Not Listed 20.3 0.05 580.0 427.4
Uses: Rodenticide
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 19.5 0.15 357.0 127.6
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 18.9 0.73 59.0 26.0
Uses: Fungicide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 16.6 0.03 573.0 623.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 15.8 0.04 405.0 405.0
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 15.6 1.30 20.0 12.0
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Cyhalothrin, lambda (2297)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 14.2 0.03 413.4 485.8
Uses: Insecticide
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 13.2 0.27 61.0 49.0
Uses: Fungicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Beans 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)
26,308 0.61 7,431 28,103 505
San Bernardino (36)
14,946 9.60 - 602.0 5
Glenn (11)
3,544 0.36 1,537 9,755 107
Ventura (56)
2,286 0.27 2,148 8,584 130
Butte (04)
1,823 0.58 558.0 3,160 59
Santa Barbara (42)
1,714 1.59 1,257 1,076 35
Fresno (10)
1,102 0.54 873.0 2,030 16
Santa Clara (43)
357.5 0.38 129.1 931.5 32
San Luis Obispo (40)
139.7 10.7 44.0 13.0 4
Tehama (52)
112.0 0.10 450.0 1,175 12
Yolo (57)
96.8 0.50 64.4 193.2 3
San Joaquin (39)
78.7 0.25 100.0 320.0 14
San Mateo (41)
59.1 0.27 77.0 220.0 35
San Benito (35)
30.9 1.51 126.1 20.5 9
Alameda (01)
8.39 3.73 28.5 2.25 5
Orange (30)
6.29 3.14 1.10 2.00 4
San Diego (37)
1.80 0.18 12.0 10.0 2
Santa Cruz (44)
1.75 0.29 17.5 6.00 3
Sonoma (49)
0.48 0.14 0.10 2.30 24
Amador (03)
0.14 - - - 5
Humboldt (12)
0.01 0.20 8.00 0.07 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.