PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Carrots in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Carrot, General
Vegetables and Melons
AG
29111
29111

PUR estimates of acres planted for carrots may be higher than actual acreage due to double counting. For crops with a growing season that spans two calendar years, "acres planted" calculated from the PUR data may be higher than actual acreage because ac

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Carrots 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 7,185,890 11.0 160,278 651,221
Uses:
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 2,971,360 190.5 20,734 15,595
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 2,576,400 317.7 8,694 8,109
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 909,092 110.7 13,443 8,213
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 510,680 8.35 84,069 61,131
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Linuron (361)
Urea Yes 46,824 0.72 103,207 65,483
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 23,822 1.27 13,352 18,770
Uses: Fungicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 23,733 0.91 47,632 26,085
Uses: Herbicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 11,107 0.75 10,880 14,050
Uses: Fungicide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Yes 10,620 0.20 33,665 54,071
Uses: Fungicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 9,923 1.28 5,065 7,723
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
EPTC (264)
Thiocarbamate Yes 9,037 2.93 1,653 3,084
Uses: Herbicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 8,788 0.78 11,348 11,319
Uses: Herbicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 8,476 0.52 16,211 16,168
Uses: Adjuvant
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 6,355 0.58 8,647 11,000
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Polyoxyethylene sorbitol, mixed ethyl ester (1178)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,827 0.68 5,218 5,592
Uses: Adjuvant
Cyazofamid (5930)
Azole Not Listed 3,693 0.17 18,775 21,269
Uses: Fungicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 3,645 0.70 34,443 5,225
Uses: Adjuvant
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 3,644 0.13 35,514 28,938
Uses: Fungicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 3,362 0.40 8,102 8,482
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
Fluazifop-P-butyl (5815)
Aryloxyphenoxy propionic acid Yes 3,101 0.28 12,983 11,191
Uses: Herbicide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,995 0.18 16,560 16,604
Uses: Adjuvant
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,704 1.08 2,754 2,497
Uses: Insecticide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 2,640 0.17 20,289 15,996
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,497 0.14 38,764 17,645
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
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 2,336 0.70 32,274 3,325
Uses: Adjuvant
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,282 0.13 17,136 17,141
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
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 2,020 0.18 11,534 11,156
Uses: Fungicide
Fenamidone (5791)
Imidazole Not Listed 1,957 0.27 5,791 7,350
Uses: Fungicide
Polybutenes (1040)
Polymer Not Listed 1,514 0.09 16,211 16,168
Uses: Rodenticide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,434 1.81 990.7 790.2
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,356 2.09 743.6 648.8
Uses: Herbicide
Bentonite (1399)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,142 0.20 3,288 5,582
Uses: Adjuvant
QST 713 strain of dried Bacillus subtilis (5447)
Microbial Not Listed 1,058 0.16 3,959 6,524
Uses: Fungicide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 1,032 0.81 1,226 1,280
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
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 1,006 0.31 3,474 3,193
Uses: Insecticide
Metribuzin (1692)
Triazinone Yes 958.1 0.24 3,951 3,976
Uses: Herbicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 663.2 0.59 620.1 1,133
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 602.5 0.13 5,086 4,792
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 583.0 0.15 21,787 3,837
Uses: Fungicide
Alpha-alkyl-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) poly (oxyethylene), (1884)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 549.7 0.16 21,224 3,382
Uses: Adjuvant
Thiram (589)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 522.2 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Esfenvalerate (2321)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 500.4 0.04 10,490 11,523
Uses: Insecticide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 454.4 1.21 315.4 376.8
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 311.8 0.61 640.0 510.0
Uses: Insecticide
Gliocladium virens GL-21 (spores) (3854)
Microbial Not Listed 297.5 0.67 442.0 441.3
Uses: Fungicide
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 282.1 0.09 2,665 3,070
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
Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (6082)
Microbial Not Listed 257.2 0.32 884.0 813.4
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Reynoutria sachalinensis (5823)
Microbial Not Listed 251.4 0.16 1,008 1,613
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 246.6 0.09 2,457 2,748
Uses: Insecticide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Carrots 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)
7,185,890 11.0 160,278 651,221 10,543
Kern (15)
3,346,170 12.1 30,264 277,057 3,654
Imperial (13)
1,494,740 12.0 18,802 124,854 1,968
Santa Barbara (42)
1,200,390 14.8 13,089 81,350 873
Madera (20)
385,633 22.7 1,969 17,015 207
Monterey (27)
217,604 5.58 83,222 39,002 1,751
Fresno (10)
167,352 11.1 1,647 15,030 203
Merced (24)
122,017 13.3 535.0 9,151 138
Los Angeles (19)
85,260 5.64 1,948 15,115 187
San Luis Obispo (40)
54,493 3.76 2,791 14,478 167
San Joaquin (39)
39,347 8.23 485.0 4,783 75
Kings (16)
29,389 18.7 890.5 1,574 14
Riverside (33)
28,257 1.32 2,469 21,353 510
Sacramento (34)
7,235 2.70 235.0 2,684 46
Ventura (56)
3,202 0.76 496.2 3,259 144
Yolo (57)
1,934 0.15 393.6 12,644 304
San Benito (35)
861.9 0.52 470.4 1,654 58
Colusa (06)
729.3 0.11 252.2 6,769 100
Solano (48)
664.6 0.30 135.5 2,215 62
Santa Clara (43)
280.0 - - - 17
Sutter (51)
277.6 0.24 76.0 1,176 44
Glenn (11)
17.8 0.38 36.5 46.5 3
San Diego (37)
16.2 2.70 5.50 6.00 3
Santa Cruz (44)
12.0 4.00 55.0 3.00 1
Orange (30)
1.77 1.03 2.20 1.72 8
San Mateo (41)
0.02 - 0.25 - 4
Humboldt (12)
0.02 0.25 8.00 0.08 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.