PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Public Health Pest Control in 2012

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

Identifying information about Public Health Pest Control, including commodity group and code number.
Top 50 pesticides used on Public Health Pest Control, 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 Public Health Pest Control 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 Public Health Pest Control

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Public Health Pest Control
Non-Agricultural
NONAG
00050
50

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

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Public Health Pest Control 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 861,444 - - -
Uses:
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 517,759 - - -
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
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Israelensis, strain AM 65-52 (5841)
Microbial Not Listed 169,225 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 49,394 - - -
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
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 28,958 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Poly (oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), alpha-isooctadecyl-omega-hydroxy (2216, 2738)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 16,779 - - -
Note! Data for Poly (oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), alpha-isooctadecyl-omega-hydroxy 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, Soap/Surfactant
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 15,695 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Synergist
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Israelensis, serotype H-14 (3857)
Microbial Not Listed 12,624 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus sphaericus, serotype H-5A5B, strain 2362 (2409)
Microbial Not Listed 8,802 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 5,888 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Phenothrin (2093)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 5,354 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 5,246 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Piperonyl butoxide, technical, other related (90486)
Unclassified Not Listed 3,702 - - -
Uses: Synergist
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 3,227 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Spinosad (mixture of Factors A and D) (3983)
Spinosyn, Macrocyclic Lactone Not Listed 2,594 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Formaldehyde (295)
Unclassified Yes 2,111 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
Pyrethrins (510)
Botanical Yes 1,878 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 1,594 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
S-Methoprene (5026)
Juvenile hormone mimic Not Listed 1,485 - - -
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Boric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,472 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Methoprene (1784)
Juvenile hormone mimic Not Listed 1,239 - - -
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 980.0 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 961.8 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 887.0 - - -
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
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 594.0 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Ethofenprox (2292)
Pyrethroid Ether Yes 495.5 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 321.1 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Imazapyr, isopropylamine salt (2257)
Imidazolinone Not Listed 295.5 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 189.5 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 139.5 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 121.6 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Hydramethylnon (2203)
Unclassified Yes 120.1 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 111.0 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 101.2 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 76.6 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 74.0 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Silica gel (3557, 529)
Inorganic Not Listed 73.7 - - -
Note! Data for Silica gel 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, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 66.6 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 56.2 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Sulfometuron methyl (2149)
Sulfonylurea Not Listed 47.5 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 47.1 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Kerosene (2071)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Not Listed 46.9 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Solvent
Diflubenzuron (1992)
Benzoylurea Not Listed 44.8 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Insect Growth Regulator
Sec-butyl alcohol (3078, 1482)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 44.5 - - -
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
Copper carbonate, basic (60)
Inorganic-Copper Yes 40.1 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide
Tall oil (2912)
Botanical Not Listed 32.0 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Oleic acid, ethyl ester (3933)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 30.9 - - -
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Adjuvant
Resmethrin (2119)
Pyrethroid Yes 29.8 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Pyriproxyfen (4019)
Juvenile hormone mimic Not Listed 29.7 - - -
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 27.4 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Public Health Pest Control 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)
861,444 - - - 5,966
Kern (15)
176,870 - - - 168
San Joaquin (39)
109,567 - - - 269
Tulare (54)
80,707 - - - 232
Stanislaus (50)
70,790 - - - 154
Merced (24)
68,947 - - - 96
Fresno (10)
60,682 - - - 307
Madera (20)
57,972 - - - 71
Glenn (11)
46,148 - - - 103
Orange (30)
27,902 - - - 174
Sutter (51)
15,990 - - - 96
Yolo (57)
15,786 - - - 177
San Mateo (41)
13,958 - - - 173
Kings (16)
13,126 - - - 144
Sacramento (34)
10,840 - - - 239
Butte (04)
9,696 - - - 114
Yuba (58)
8,758 - - - 62
Colusa (06)
8,393 - - - 36
Alameda (01)
7,087 - - - 228
San Diego (37)
5,815 - - - 79
Monterey (27)
5,274 - - - 63
Placer (31)
5,223 - - - 84
Napa (28)
4,984 - - - 130
Marin (21)
4,856 - - - 86
Contra Costa (07)
4,181 - - - 200
Los Angeles (19)
4,059 - - - 670
Riverside (33)
3,881 - - - 504
Santa Clara (43)
3,639 - - - 154
Sonoma (49)
3,277 - - - 82
San Bernardino (36)
3,246 - - - 287
Shasta (45)
3,218 - - - 141
Tehama (52)
1,876 - - - 90
Lake (17)
1,372 - - - 50
Solano (48)
769.6 - - - 66
Inyo (14)
693.8 - - - 49
El Dorado (09)
476.8 - - - 69
San Francisco (38)
429.1 - - - 35
Calaveras (05)
274.4 - - - 13
Santa Cruz (44)
245.6 - - - 174
Ventura (56)
180.3 - - - 25
Santa Barbara (42)
97.7 - - - 34
Mono (26)
68.3 - - - 5
San Benito (35)
46.7 - - - 18
Imperial (13)
37.2 - - - 8
Humboldt (12)
2.89 - - - 5
Amador (03)
1.47 - - - 1
San Luis Obispo (40)
0.97 - - - 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.