PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Olives in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Olives
Fruits and Nuts
AG
28014
28014

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for olives appear to be fairly accurate. High acreage in 1991 is probably incorrect due to errors in the original data. PUR reported acres planted for olives is less than California Department of Food and Agriculture (

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Olives 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 410,682 1.34 39,541 306,505
Uses:
Calcium hydroxide (99, 3669)
Inorganic Not Listed 92,812 15.1 6,040 6,130
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 63,951 8.04 9,411 7,954
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
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 54,686 2.71 15,579 20,158
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 47,709 1.33 19,673 35,853
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 46,978 11.2 3,920 4,207
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 14,057 1.58 7,062 8,876
Uses: Herbicide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 13,979 3.39 4,908 4,126
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 11,465 2.09 7,573 5,476
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 9,148 19.8 462.0 462.0
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 6,578 1.34 6,513 4,898
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 6,359 2.68 3,714 2,377
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 5,016 1.52 3,715 3,290
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 4,228 0.38 13,363 11,254
Uses: Herbicide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4,083 4.49 787.2 909.2
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 3,010 0.98 5,770 3,058
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,962 0.21 10,930 14,440
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,536 0.29 9,825 8,730
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
Bentonite (1399)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,513 1.69 1,544 1,492
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 2,349 1.15 2,159 2,046
Uses: Fungicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,730 0.78 2,449 2,206
Uses: Adjuvant
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,668 6.52 170.0 256.0
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,116 0.16 5,388 7,033
Uses: Adjuvant
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,079 0.16 7,379 6,924
Uses: Adjuvant
Alpha-pinene polymer (3996)
Polymer Not Listed 656.8 0.62 823.1 1,068
Uses: Insecticide
Poly-i-para-menthene (1314)
Unclassified Not Listed 582.3 0.88 1,040 665.0
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Buprofezin (3947)
Unclassified Not Listed 578.6 1.63 419.0 354.0
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Coconut diethanolamide (1598, 5253)
Yes 566.4 0.81 706.0 695.0
Note! Data for Coconut diethanolamide summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 503.4 0.04 8,593 12,022
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Nonyl phenoxy polyoxyethylene ethanol-iodine complex (870)
Iodine Compound, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 386.9 0.24 1,313 1,620
Uses: Microbiocide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 377.4 0.15 1,770 2,448
Uses: Adjuvant
NAA, ammonium salt (1344)
Naphthalene acetic acid derivative Not Listed 362.7 0.26 2,284 1,375
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 361.2 0.14 2,499 2,502
Note! Data for Ethylene glycol polymer 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
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 314.6 0.24 1,492 1,288
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 310.1 0.15 2,728 2,083
Uses: Adjuvant
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Yes 301.4 0.11 3,492 2,748
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Carfentrazone-ethyl (5130)
Triazolone Not Listed 295.9 0.02 9,173 13,367
Uses: Herbicide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 236.8 0.06 3,849 3,757
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Metconazole (5983)
Azole Not Listed 218.0 0.81 268.0 268.0
Uses: Fungicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 213.0 0.18 1,427 1,187
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 207.5 1.24 313.5 168.0
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
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 204.9 0.56 422.9 368.7
Uses: Adjuvant
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 203.8 1.06 192.0 192.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 200.2 0.10 1,946 2,036
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Isoxaben (2289)
Amide, Oxazole Not Listed 198.1 0.72 332.1 274.5
Uses: Herbicide
Lactose (1400)
Carbohydrate, Animal derived Not Listed 186.5 0.13 1,544 1,492
Uses:
Casein (1075)
Animal derived Not Listed 180.9 0.12 1,544 1,492
Uses: Adjuvant
Modified phthalic glycerol alkyd resin (1159)
Polymer Not Listed 156.9 0.32 384.0 494.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 150.7 0.05 2,775 2,844
Uses: Adjuvant
Methidathion (1689)
Organophosphorus Yes 125.0 2.19 57.0 57.0
Uses: Insecticide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Olives 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)
410,682 1.34 39,541 306,505 8,774
Tulare (54)
184,978 2.41 10,473 76,896 2,588
San Joaquin (39)
61,971 2.74 2,879 22,635 536
Glenn (11)
48,967 0.75 7,793 65,143 2,005
Tehama (52)
33,571 0.51 7,534 65,836 1,352
Yolo (57)
27,682 1.07 2,585 25,822 280
Fresno (10)
13,216 0.98 1,403 13,465 331
Madera (20)
10,097 0.95 1,611 10,625 110
Stanislaus (50)
7,373 3.26 532.0 2,264 26
Butte (04)
7,307 0.74 1,496 9,923 253
Colusa (06)
4,069 1.57 316.5 2,588 35
Yuba (58)
3,116 3.01 150.0 1,036 10
Kern (15)
2,897 2.10 622.0 1,380 32
Sutter (51)
1,738 0.97 795.0 1,787 32
Marin (21)
1,029 0.79 89.0 1,304 224
Mariposa (22)
576.0 0.79 44.0 732.0 41
San Luis Obispo (40)
563.3 0.42 614.5 1,354 139
Kings (16)
527.4 0.83 71.8 638.5 11
Sonoma (49)
355.3 0.41 88.5 856.3 129
Solano (48)
246.4 0.50 153.0 497.4 14
Sacramento (34)
136.3 2.43 28.1 56.1 3
Merced (24)
87.3 1.18 78.0 74.0 2
Santa Barbara (42)
84.0 0.26 51.8 325.4 66
Napa (28)
33.5 0.08 190.3 434.8 318
Amador (03)
19.9 0.35 19.0 57.5 25
El Dorado (09)
17.7 0.39 4.60 45.0 48
Calaveras (05)
16.4 0.63 2.00 26.0 9
Monterey (27)
6.73 0.26 5.00 25.5 24
Placer (31)
0.26 - - - 3
Contra Costa (07)
0.07 0.0024 5.50 28.0 11
Ventura (56)
0.03 0.0004 28.8 81.5 29
Alameda (01)
0.03 0.0003 59.9 86.7 8
Santa Clara (43)
0.03 0.0001 31.7 251.7 25
Los Angeles (19)
0.02 0.0012 8.00 16.0 4
Santa Cruz (44)
0.01 0.0001 13.0 141.0 26
San Benito (35)
0.0080 0.0003 5.00 25.0 5
Mendocino (23)
0.0078 0.0006 7.00 14.0 2
San Diego (37)
0.0063 0.0005 3.00 13.2 15
Shasta (45)
0.0010 0.0001 15.0 15.0 1
Lake (17)
0.0001 0.0000 3.00 6.00 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.