PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Pecans in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Pecans
Fruits and Nuts
AG
03008
3008

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for pecans appear to be fairly accurate.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Pecans 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 12,148 0.41 2,828 28,268
Uses:
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,507 1.40 1,222 1,796
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 2,483 2.10 1,453 1,180
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 848.4 1.59 1,171 535.1
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 648.4 0.38 1,071 1,725
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
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 608.9 0.30 1,921 2,021
Uses: Insecticide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 563.0 0.76 585.1 736.1
Uses: Adjuvant
Propylene oxide (508)
Alcohol/Ether Yes 477.0 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 413.4 2.46 668.0 168.1
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 398.9 0.56 1,101 708.7
Uses: Adjuvant
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 275.2 1.04 357.0 264.9
Uses: Herbicide
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 222.9 0.26 358.0 842.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Modified phthalic glycerol alkyd resin (1159)
Polymer Not Listed 212.8 0.19 772.0 1,129
Uses: Adjuvant
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 211.6 0.33 1,225 641.1
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 200.2 4.47 106.0 44.8
Uses: Herbicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 170.8 0.46 318.0 370.0
Uses: Herbicide
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 169.7 0.62 240.0 274.0
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 136.9 0.49 994.0 280.9
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
Ethylene glycol (276)
Glycol Not Listed 127.0 1.81 35.0 70.0
Uses: Solvent, Adjuvant
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 96.1 0.75 276.5 127.5
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 91.9 0.35 316.0 260.3
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Acetamiprid (5762)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 90.7 0.12 757.1 782.1
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 79.6 0.18 283.0 453.0
Uses: Insecticide
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 77.3 0.16 1,128 490.7
Uses: Adjuvant
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 73.3 0.33 222.5 222.5
Uses: Insecticide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 57.3 0.13 384.5 453.3
Uses: Adjuvant
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 56.9 1.78 16.0 32.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 55.3 2.37 149.0 23.3
Uses: Herbicide
Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl),alpha-isodecyl-omega-hydroxy-phosphate (4008, 5006)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 53.3 0.24 170.0 224.6
Note! Data for Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl),alpha-isodecyl-omega-hydroxy-phosphate 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
Allyl oxy poly ethylene glycol monoallyl acetate (2376)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 47.9 0.10 312.0 497.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 43.4 0.64 55.0 68.3
Uses: Fungicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 36.4 1.73 25.0 21.0
Uses: Herbicide
Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer (2816, 1698)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 35.2 0.10 170.0 340.0
Note! Data for Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block 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
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 34.0 0.20 170.0 170.0
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Sec-butyl alcohol (3078, 1482)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 33.1 0.04 429.1 782.2
Note! Data for Sec-butyl alcohol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Solvent
Spirotetramat (5955)
Keto-enol Not Listed 32.3 0.02 1,915 1,940
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 30.8 0.28 128.0 110.0
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
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 28.5 0.13 188.0 225.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 25.2 0.36 57.0 69.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Heptamethyltrisiloxane ethoxylated (8 EO) (4009)
Silicone Not Listed 24.5 0.10 185.0 239.6
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 24.2 1.61 15.0 15.0
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 22.8 0.16 757.0 146.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Clothianidin (5792)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 21.8 0.10 225.0 225.0
Uses: Insecticide
a-(p-nonylphenyl)-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) with an average of 4.2 moles of ethylene oxide.the nonyl group is a propylene (2066)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 21.6 0.09 188.0 244.6
Uses: Microbiocide
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 20.5 0.02 1,152 914.1
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
Flumioxazin (5802)
Unclassified Not Listed 18.1 0.23 117.0 79.0
Uses: Herbicide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 17.6 0.06 261.0 299.1
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Pymetrozine (5232)
Triazine Yes 15.6 0.12 143.0 125.0
Uses: Insecticide
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 15.4 0.06 413.0 260.4
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 12.1 0.0077 864.1 1,579
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Pecans 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)
12,148 0.41 2,828 28,268 822
Tulare (54)
3,105 0.52 741.5 5,019 245
Kern (15)
3,076 0.67 578.0 4,624 150
Butte (04)
1,921 0.24 310.0 8,062 92
Glenn (11)
1,281 0.29 457.1 4,451 109
Tehama (52)
955.3 0.40 210.0 2,393 36
Fresno (10)
736.7 0.48 148.0 1,542 72
Colusa (06)
399.9 0.46 71.0 868.0 16
Stanislaus (50)
264.4 0.46 93.0 575.6 58
Kings (16)
204.3 0.48 42.0 422.0 18
Sutter (51)
89.7 0.52 137.0 173.5 18
Merced (24)
50.0 0.53 19.0 95.0 2
Madera (20)
43.3 1.31 17.0 33.0 3
Sacramento (34)
19.3 2.41 4.00 8.00 2
Contra Costa (07)
1.88 7.50 0.25 0.25 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.