PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Prunes in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Prunes
Fruits and Nuts
AG
05006
5006

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for prunes are fairly accurate. In general, PUR estimates of acres planted for fruit and nut trees are more accurate than California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) estimates.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Prunes 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 941,213 1.60 58,209 587,882
Uses:
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 415,406 12.7 28,728 32,620
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
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 201,433 10.3 15,768 19,613
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 58,462 2.84 21,867 20,552
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 42,958 1.62 21,617 26,452
Uses: Herbicide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 39,173 2.73 15,971 14,365
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 32,180 1.31 24,953 24,657
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 21,437 333.8 411.0 64.2
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 12,921 2.94 4,282 4,390
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 11,934 0.33 25,810 36,227
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
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 10,943 2.32 9,652 4,726
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 9,316 0.92 12,670 10,150
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 6,311 0.98 11,164 6,450
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 6,104 0.32 25,250 19,156
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 5,893 2.47 4,552 2,390
Uses: Herbicide
Propiconazole (2276)
Azole Yes 4,629 0.11 34,030 42,727
Uses: Fungicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 4,512 0.56 7,289 8,085
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,973 0.29 14,434 13,763
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 3,952 5.74 748.0 689.0
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 2,695 0.85 3,468 3,172
Uses: Adjuvant
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 2,670 0.22 12,991 12,070
Uses: Fungicide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,272 0.20 10,622 11,459
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,718 0.29 4,649 5,957
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
Esfenvalerate (2321)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 1,661 0.05 31,986 31,750
Uses: Insecticide
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,635 1.08 1,613 1,508
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Myrothecium verrucaria, dried fermentation solids & solubles (3966)
Microbial Not Listed 1,576 6.57 300.0 240.0
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,303 0.56 1,320 2,329
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Flumioxazin (5802)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,301 0.39 6,333 3,344
Uses: Herbicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 1,249 0.66 2,077 1,884
Uses: Fungicide
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,196 0.14 6,871 8,856
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,175 0.10 12,389 12,244
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Nonyl phenoxy polyoxyethylene ethanol-iodine complex (870)
Iodine Compound, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,172 0.32 2,604 3,678
Uses: Microbiocide
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 1,160 0.22 4,627 5,368
Uses: Adjuvant
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,156 0.22 3,612 5,141
Uses: Adjuvant
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 1,153 14.1 154.5 79.2
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Methidathion (1689)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,143 1.93 449.0 592.0
Uses: Insecticide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 1,012 10.5 96.0 96.0
Uses: Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 997.5 33.2 30.0 30.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 984.3 1.83 695.0 539.0
Uses: Insecticide
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 905.2 0.73 655.0 1,245
Uses: Fungicide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 893.7 0.79 1,756 1,128
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
Captan, other related (90104)
Thiophthalimide Not Listed 853.1 0.06 15,967 14,365
Uses: Fungicide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 709.5 0.07 8,495 10,295
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Yes 688.2 0.24 3,651 2,845
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Coconut diethanolamide (1598, 5253)
Yes 662.4 0.22 2,622 3,040
Note! Data for Coconut diethanolamide summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 607.1 4.49 87.2 135.3
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Polyoxyethylene 20 sorbital trioleate (2814)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 592.7 0.29 2,398 2,044
Uses: Adjuvant
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 519.1 0.02 693.5 595.5
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Norflurazon (2019)
Pyridazinone Yes 509.6 1.64 845.1 311.3
Uses: Herbicide
Spirodiclofen (5857)
Keto-enol Yes 505.2 0.27 1,954 1,878
Uses: Insecticide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Prunes 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)
941,213 1.60 58,209 587,882 10,651
Sutter (51)
373,202 2.45 18,212 152,175 2,948
Butte (04)
159,531 1.39 8,960 114,763 2,032
Yuba (58)
138,025 2.24 8,128 61,633 849
Tehama (52)
58,426 1.21 6,213 48,403 1,333
Glenn (11)
46,096 0.95 5,076 48,502 810
Tulare (54)
38,809 0.77 3,411 50,010 1,093
Merced (24)
38,633 1.96 1,969 19,694 151
Madera (20)
25,819 1.15 1,106 22,393 246
Yolo (57)
21,597 0.88 1,785 24,616 320
Fresno (10)
21,085 1.18 1,402 17,832 249
Colusa (06)
8,978 0.70 933.0 12,698 277
Solano (48)
8,475 0.75 867.7 11,345 205
Shasta (45)
2,055 0.87 149.7 2,356 64
Kings (16)
356.5 0.33 19.3 1,081 45
Santa Clara (43)
70.7 14.1 5.00 5.00 1
Stanislaus (50)
40.2 0.11 29.7 374.4 9
Alameda (01)
10.0 - - - 2
Santa Barbara (42)
2.45 11.1 0.11 0.22 2
Sacramento (34)
1.57 - - - 6
Placer (31)
1.12 1.59 0.10 0.70 7
Sonoma (49)
0.12 5.84 0.0100 0.02 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.