PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Mint in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Mint
Spices and Herbs
AG
28012
28012

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Mint 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 10,966 0.29 3,397 37,908
Uses:
Bentazon, sodium salt (1944)
Unclassified Yes 1,690 1.00 1,552 1,685
Uses: Herbicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 1,185 169.3 104.0 7.00
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 1,178 0.79 1,594 1,496
Uses: Herbicide
Bifenazate (5657)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,128 0.71 1,700 1,590
Uses: Insecticide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 946.5 1.26 837.5 753.0
Uses: Herbicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 462.0 116.1 4.70 3.98
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 456.7 0.97 528.0 473.0
Uses: Insecticide
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 404.8 4.02 25.1 100.8
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 329.1 1.90 173.0 173.0
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 324.6 0.26 1,135 1,263
Uses: Adjuvant
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 289.7 0.29 979.0 988.0
Uses: Herbicide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 225.6 1.88 120.0 120.0
Uses: Insecticide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 223.1 0.73 309.0 304.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 209.6 0.05 2,663 4,618
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
Sulfentrazone (5923)
Triazolone Not Listed 182.4 0.25 861.5 718.0
Uses: Herbicide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 163.8 1.98 90.7 82.6
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
Ethoprop (404)
Organophosphorus Yes 147.0 5.25 28.0 28.0
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 139.8 0.14 1,078 995.3
Uses: Fungicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 133.2 3.55 78.5 37.5
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 104.5 0.05 1,603 1,917
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 95.6 0.20 582.0 484.0
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Clopyralid, monoethanolamine salt (5050)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 91.6 0.13 746.0 699.0
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 88.6 0.06 1,520 1,425
Uses: Insecticide
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 82.0 0.09 769.0 903.5
Uses: Herbicide
Urea (662)
Inorganic Not Listed 71.7 0.15 582.0 484.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Polyethylene glycol, monooleate (2800, 3332)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 71.6 0.04 1,684 1,750
Note! Data for Polyethylene glycol, monooleate summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Alpha-alkyl (C10-C14)-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) (1844)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 62.0 0.04 1,282 1,427
Uses: Adjuvant
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 45.0 0.15 321.0 304.0
Uses: Fungicide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 42.2 0.37 12.5 113.8
Uses: Insecticide, Synergist
Fatty acids derived from tallow (5204)
Fatty acid Not Listed 41.8 0.02 1,604 1,917
Uses: Adjuvant
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 32.9 0.67 78.5 49.5
Uses: Insecticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 31.4 0.99 35.7 31.7
Uses: Insecticide
Dialkyl dimethyl ammonium polynaphthyl amine (5181)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Not Listed 30.9 0.02 1,684 1,750
Uses: Microbiocide
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 30.4 1.22 65.0 25.0
Uses: Molluscicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 24.5 2.10 50.2 11.7
Uses: Fungicide
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Silicone, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 16.2 0.01 1,135 1,263
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
2,4-D, butoxyethanol ester (802)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester, Glycol Ether Not Listed 15.2 0.15 102.0 102.0
Uses: Herbicide
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Yes 14.8 0.01 1,362 1,447
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Avermectin (2254, 5916, 5917)
Botanical, Macrocyclic Lactone Yes 14.2 0.01 1,470 1,348
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
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 14.1 7.04 12.5 2.00
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
Iron phosphate (5014)
Inorganic Not Listed 11.2 0.40 90.0 28.0
Uses: Molluscicide
Piperonyl butoxide, technical, other related (90486)
Unclassified Not Listed 10.6 0.09 12.5 113.8
Uses: Synergist
C9-C11 alkyl, oligomeric D-glucopyranoside (4006)
Not Listed 10.1 0.02 582.0 484.0
Uses:
Pyrethrins (510)
Botanical Yes 8.84 0.04 55.7 223.6
Uses: Insecticide
Reynoutria sachalinensis (5823)
Microbial Not Listed 8.66 1.03 43.6 8.39
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
2,4-D (636)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Not Listed 8.54 0.08 102.0 102.0
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Alpha-alkyl (C12-C16)-omega-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene) (5863)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 7.71 0.0054 1,282 1,427
Uses: Adjuvant
Thiamethoxam (5598)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 7.53 0.05 234.5 161.2
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 7.19 0.22 83.9 32.6
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

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Mint 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)
10,966 0.29 3,397 37,908 811
Modoc (25)
4,861 0.25 1,440 19,629 166
Siskiyou (47)
4,377 0.27 1,310 16,113 207
San Diego (37)
593.8 1.09 13.5 546.8 93
Stanislaus (50)
468.4 6.16 143.3 76.1 52
Shasta (45)
285.6 0.35 222.0 805.0 14
Ventura (56)
173.2 1.28 132.5 135.5 90
Riverside (33)
83.4 0.64 95.6 130.8 19
Imperial (13)
76.7 0.27 5.65 278.9 104
Santa Barbara (42)
32.5 0.59 14.0 55.0 43
Santa Clara (43)
12.1 0.09 15.7 134.7 18
San Bernardino (36)
1.90 0.95 4.00 2.00 2
Los Angeles (19)
0.02 0.04 1.00 0.50 1
Fresno (10)
0.0068 0.01 0.30 0.60 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.