PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Landscape in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Landscape
Non-Agricultural
NONAG
00030
30

Acres treated, acres planted, and number of fields do not apply to this category of pesticide use.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Landscape 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 1,572,050 0.54 3,661 6,484
Uses:
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 397,038 1.13 2,240 495.9
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 129,678 3.44 718.8 23.2
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 97,157 7.75 1,058 78.1
Uses: Fungicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 49,671 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 45,672 0.67 132.0 17.0
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
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 44,301 0.81 305.0 205.0
Uses: Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 40,254 0.74 278.0 52.2
Uses: Fungicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 34,424 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 28,347 0.79 98.5 2.50
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 25,947 1.16 743.5 108.8
Uses: Herbicide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 24,034 0.04 432.6 214.9
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 22,673 1.19 790.2 176.4
Uses: Herbicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 22,234 0.98 8.00 1.00
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 22,017 - - -
Uses:
Sodium metaborate tetrahydrate (4013)
Inorganic Not Listed 21,266 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Trichloro-s-triazinetrione (407)
Triazinetrione Yes 20,738 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 19,869 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 19,324 3.84 255.0 6.50
Uses: Fungicide
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 19,192 - - -
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 18,427 3.34 850.0 56.9
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 18,423 - - -
Note! Data for Cyfluthrin summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 16,238 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
nonanoic acid (2739)
Fatty acid Not Listed 15,251 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Fungicide
Bromacil (83)
Uracil Yes 15,178 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate (1818)
Triazinetrione Yes 14,912 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 14,835 0.42 210.0 25.0
Uses: Herbicide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 14,412 0.82 235.0 40.5
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 13,024 16.8 300.0 15.0
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 12,802 - 190.0 -
Uses: Fungicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 12,169 5.09 355.0 7.85
Uses: Fungicide
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 12,135 - - -
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 11,899 0.35 177.0 57.1
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 11,865 0.31 590.0 175.2
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 11,500 0.15 194.0 53.5
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
Endothall, dipotassium salt (1356)
Unclassified Not Listed 11,484 1.41 95.0 12.6
Uses: Herbicide, Defoliant
Dithiopyr (2308)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 11,448 0.26 355.0 19.0
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, monoammonium salt (2301, 2319)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 10,411 - - -
Note! Data for Glyphosate, monoammonium salt summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester (1622)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 9,896 0.81 287.0 24.6
Uses: Herbicide
Flutolanil (2305)
Anilide Not Listed 9,217 9.00 345.0 15.6
Uses: Fungicide
Ethofumesate (1900)
Unclassified Not Listed 8,977 1.29 195.0 2.00
Uses: Herbicide
Copper ethanolamine complex (3551)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 8,774 9.81 150.0 20.0
Uses: Algaecide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 6,545 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Spinosad (mixture of Factors A and D) (3983)
Spinosyn, Macrocyclic Lactone Not Listed 6,429 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Propiconazole (2276)
Azole Yes 6,125 0.54 1,058 101.9
Uses: Fungicide
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 6,124 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Trinexapac-ethyl (2345)
Unclassified Not Listed 4,932 0.08 1,308 959.0
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Sulfur dioxide (561)
Inorganic Yes 4,830 - - -
Uses: Dessicant, Preservative
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 4,565 - - -
Uses: Molluscicide
Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione (205)
Triazinetrione Yes 4,487 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Landscape 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)
1,572,050 0.54 3,661 6,484 151,166
Los Angeles (19)
163,437 - - - 17,339
San Bernardino (36)
150,664 0.08 40.0 105.0 6,899
Riverside (33)
139,341 0.13 33.0 4.00 10,970
Santa Clara (43)
127,033 0.53 201.0 1,482 7,807
Orange (30)
101,284 - - - 13,578
San Diego (37)
99,203 - 7.00 - 15,115
Sacramento (34)
69,279 1.16 23.5 20.8 5,320
Alameda (01)
63,816 1.12 50.0 2.00 6,506
Contra Costa (07)
62,964 - - - 6,745
San Mateo (41)
49,872 - - - 4,320
San Joaquin (39)
39,694 0.76 20.0 55.0 2,600
Lassen (18)
34,486 - - - 124
Kern (15)
34,341 - - - 1,552
Marin (21)
33,506 - - - 2,267
Monterey (27)
30,514 0.60 81.0 38.7 3,427
Solano (48)
30,513 - - - 2,640
Placer (31)
28,955 0.70 360.0 958.9 3,937
Sonoma (49)
26,284 - - - 3,711
Fresno (10)
24,774 0.0003 2.00 10.0 2,121
Stanislaus (50)
22,904 0.91 500.0 28.0 2,202
Ventura (56)
21,451 0.70 459.9 130.4 3,461
Yolo (57)
20,398 - - - 2,028
Santa Barbara (42)
19,590 0.55 428.5 475.8 2,969
Lake (17)
17,275 0.76 89.0 202.8 408
San Luis Obispo (40)
17,262 0.13 10.5 5.00 3,310
Butte (04)
17,242 - - - 1,976
Merced (24)
11,801 0.33 600.0 1,883 1,123
Nevada (29)
11,300 0.39 290.0 869.2 569
Tulare (54)
10,858 - - - 1,491
El Dorado (09)
10,833 1.13 84.4 18.4 2,005
Napa (28)
9,884 - 10.0 - 1,310
Tuolumne (55)
8,139 1.18 9.00 10.0 718
Shasta (45)
7,428 - - - 1,723
Calaveras (05)
6,632 - - - 828
Imperial (13)
5,052 - - - 67
Humboldt (12)
4,924 20.0 0.10 0.40 365
Sutter (51)
4,386 - - - 621
San Benito (35)
4,032 5.09 300.0 67.5 498
Kings (16)
3,936 - - - 582
Tehama (52)
3,763 - - - 510
Madera (20)
3,611 - - - 759
Yuba (58)
2,894 - - - 488
San Francisco (38)
2,398 - - - 1,222
Amador (03)
2,246 - - - 401
Siskiyou (47)
2,071 0.72 10.0 112.5 273
Santa Cruz (44)
2,065 0.0094 2.00 4.00 1,003
Mendocino (23)
1,785 0.12 50.0 1.00 233
Glenn (11)
1,631 - - - 334
Plumas (32)
1,155 - - - 141
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.