PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Right of Way in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Right of Way
Non-Agricultural
NONAG
00040
40

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

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Right of Way 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 3,303,410 0.40 19,775 103,708
Uses:
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,272,410 0.96 11,479 10,181
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 266,314 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 242,908 2.12 5,753 7,408
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 188,651 0.61 813.0 2,792
Uses: Herbicide
Acrolein (3)
Aldehyde Yes 109,998 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Fumigant
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 94,194 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 64,968 0.08 8,014 6,114
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
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 64,586 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Copper carbonate, basic (60)
Inorganic-Copper Yes 57,758 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide
Borax (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 53,809 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 46,950 0.48 2,267 2,329
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
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 45,722 0.79 600.0 19.0
Uses: Herbicide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 40,510 1.03 616.0 521.0
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 31,929 0.29 3,977 1,223
Uses: Adjuvant
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 30,677 0.13 5,323 10,320
Uses: Herbicide
Dazomet (233)
Unclassified Not Listed 28,588 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 28,031 0.24 950.0 178.7
Uses: Herbicide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 27,925 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Copper (from triethanolamine complex) (1615)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 27,704 - - -
Uses: Algaecide
Aminopyralid, triisopropanolamine salt (5928)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 25,050 0.39 1,752 458.0
Uses: Herbicide
Copper ethylenediamine complex (3549)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 24,540 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 24,206 0.89 1,490 171.2
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 23,336 0.16 5,359 5,159
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Bromacil (83)
Uracil Yes 23,119 3.20 65.0 20.0
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 22,090 1.47 1,124 767.0
Uses: Herbicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 21,201 0.21 1,103 3,873
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 20,213 2.01 257.0 41.2
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 18,890 2.00 696.0 306.1
Uses: Herbicide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 15,378 0.89 53.2 30.0
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 15,230 - - -
Uses:
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 14,492 0.12 2,918 3,428
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper ethanolamine complex (3551)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 14,319 - - -
Uses: Algaecide
Dithiopyr (2308)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 13,582 0.23 150.0 11.0
Uses: Herbicide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 13,394 0.56 86.0 80.0
Uses: Herbicide
Dichlobenil (112)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 12,612 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Flumioxazin (5802)
Unclassified Not Listed 12,532 0.22 1,390 341.0
Uses: Herbicide
Endothall, dipotassium salt (1356)
Unclassified Not Listed 12,025 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Defoliant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 11,903 0.18 3,988 2,154
Uses: Fungicide
Endothall, mono [N,N-dimethyl alkylamine] salt (2056)
Unclassified Not Listed 11,316 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Defoliant
Isoxaben (2289)
Amide, Oxazole Not Listed 11,106 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Imazapyr, isopropylamine salt (2257)
Imidazolinone Not Listed 11,088 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfometuron methyl (2149)
Sulfonylurea Not Listed 10,537 0.08 22.0 48.0
Uses: Herbicide
Copper naphthenate (153)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 10,510 - - -
Uses: Wood Preservative, Insecticide, Fungicide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 8,508 0.18 2,444 786.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Polyoxyethylene sorbitol, mixed ethyl ester (1178)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 8,169 0.11 940.0 639.3
Uses: Adjuvant
Hexazinone (1871)
Triazinone Yes 7,360 0.72 45.0 27.0
Uses: Herbicide
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 7,219 1.30 15.0 5.00
Uses: Herbicide
Tebuthiuron (1810)
Urea Yes 5,473 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 5,241 0.42 2,218 1,098
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Right of Way 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)
3,303,410 0.40 19,775 103,708 37,662
Fresno (10)
361,077 0.57 32.0 517.0 1,760
Kern (15)
305,992 65.0 0.03 0.11 1,531
Imperial (13)
248,405 - - - 1,110
Kings (16)
196,072 0.11 2,185 34,834 1,444
Tulare (54)
192,324 1.10 1.00 11.0 1,620
Los Angeles (19)
184,735 - - - 1,801
Merced (24)
150,249 0.67 2,778 8,317 1,560
Stanislaus (50)
129,430 0.84 1,720 5,128 1,906
Riverside (33)
110,981 - - - 804
Monterey (27)
108,650 0.96 1.50 221.5 1,127
San Bernardino (36)
103,094 - - - 837
Colusa (06)
86,168 0.44 3,384 42,872 948
Glenn (11)
80,437 0.37 75.0 250.0 907
Solano (48)
75,153 - - - 797
San Joaquin (39)
70,602 0.63 1,500 596.2 1,291
Contra Costa (07)
69,519 - - - 1,008
Yolo (57)
67,414 - - - 1,391
San Diego (37)
63,474 - - - 833
Madera (20)
62,866 0.43 46.0 368.0 715
Orange (30)
61,471 2.21 50.0 33.1 973
Sacramento (34)
59,471 0.07 0.50 0.50 1,350
Sutter (51)
53,699 0.90 364.0 588.5 842
Ventura (56)
50,885 0.83 3,749 3,165 1,123
Alameda (01)
44,237 - - - 713
Yuba (58)
42,456 0.44 446.8 2,532 449
Butte (04)
33,268 1.25 5.00 10.0 881
Placer (31)
29,969 1.99 31.0 1.00 555
Santa Barbara (42)
29,617 2.67 155.0 47.5 885
Sonoma (49)
29,516 - - - 349
Santa Clara (43)
28,174 0.0004 500.0 50.0 715
Tehama (52)
23,075 0.59 236.0 2,660 508
Shasta (45)
21,825 1.08 60.0 50.0 596
San Luis Obispo (40)
20,075 0.62 11.0 44.0 898
Siskiyou (47)
13,797 0.25 10.0 20.0 271
El Dorado (09)
13,192 0.54 585.0 450.1 330
Calaveras (05)
10,115 1.31 2.00 13.2 227
Napa (28)
10,072 - - - 160
San Mateo (41)
8,024 - - - 427
Nevada (29)
7,876 0.16 30.0 31.0 194
Humboldt (12)
5,882 - - - 60
Marin (21)
5,777 - - - 90
Amador (03)
5,099 0.40 300.0 525.0 261
Santa Cruz (44)
4,870 - - - 267
Lassen (18)
4,720 1.77 20.0 73.0 121
Tuolumne (55)
3,569 1.95 2.00 4.00 243
Modoc (25)
3,426 1.61 640.0 102.0 27
Lake (17)
2,872 0.63 104.2 25.2 84
Inyo (14)
2,396 - - - 76
San Benito (35)
1,938 2.95 3.00 6.00 118
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.