PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Aquatic Area in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Aquatic Area
Non-Agricultural
NONAG
65000
65000

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Aquatic Area in California in 2016


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 389,007 2.32 8,725 92,690
Uses:
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 192,715 4.31 1,858 16,522
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Sodium percarbonate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 50,708 26.5 0.25 941.8
Uses:
Copper ethanolamine complex (3551)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 34,571 5.84 2,727 4,914
Uses: Algaecide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 19,943 4.15 3,364 4,763
Uses: Herbicide
Endothall, mono [N,N-dimethyl alkylamine] salt (2056)
Unclassified Not Listed 19,082 8.01 5.00 1,591
Uses: Herbicide, Defoliant
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 12,120 2.97 17.5 4,082
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
Endothall, dipotassium salt (1356)
Unclassified Not Listed 10,330 3.13 6.00 326.1
Uses: Herbicide, Defoliant
Copper ethylenediamine complex (3549)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 9,940 5.67 106.0 1,744
Uses: Herbicide
Copper (from triethanolamine complex) (1615)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 7,175 4.64 3.00 1,532
Uses: Algaecide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 6,836 3.41 1,424 1,855
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Fluridone (2279)
Unclassified Not Listed 6,538 0.37 3.90 17,790
Uses: Herbicide
Acrolein (Propenal) (3)
Aldehyde Yes 4,879 39.3 571.0 78.5
Uses: Algaecide, Fumigant
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 4,154 4.61 - 900.7
Uses: Herbicide
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide Not Listed 2,132 0.11 - 8,229
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Polyoxyethylene sorbitan mixed fatty acid esters (5873)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,855 0.46 - 4,065
Uses: Adjuvant
Peroxyacetic acid (2291)
Peroxide Not Listed 1,279 0.06 - 8,229
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Not Listed 542.6 5.76 - 7.00
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 479.6 0.57 1,253 813.5
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 or Surfactant
Oleic acid, ethyl ester (3933)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 420.4 12.0 75.0 35.0
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Adjuvant
Sorbitan fatty acid ester (2064)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 405.7 0.10 - 4,065
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Acid blue 9, diammonium salt (2154)
Unclassified Not Listed 391.2 0.30 37.0 1,154
Uses: Dye
Imazapyr, isopropylamine salt (2257)
Imidazolinone Not Listed 333.9 3.35 - 98.5
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium bromosulfamate and sodium chlorosulfamate (6031)
Inorganic Not Listed 301.3 51.0 - 3.00
Uses: Microbiocide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 213.9 1.79 200.0 119.5
Uses: Herbicide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Not Listed 181.3 143.0 - 1.00
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 159.7 - - -
Note! Data for Limonene summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insect Repellent, Insecticide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 152.4 5.02 135.0 29.2
Uses: Herbicide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Israelensis, serotype H-14 (3857)
Microbial Not Listed 138.7 0.44 746.0 318.0
Uses: Insecticide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 104.2 1.89 55.0 55.0
Uses: Herbicide
2,2-dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide (1749)
Not Listed 88.7 40.0 - 1.00
Uses: Microbiocide
Imazamox, ammonium salt (5757)
Imidazolinone Not Listed 86.6 1.36 75.0 62.0
Uses: Herbicide
Polyoxyethylene dioleate (3744)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 73.6 2.10 75.0 35.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Bacillus sphaericus, serotype H-5A5B, strain 2362 (2409)
Microbial Not Listed 62.9 0.27 746.0 233.0
Uses: Insecticide
Alpha-(para-nonyl phenyl)-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) sulfate, (2046)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 58.0 0.01 - 4,065
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 47.5 0.63 531.0 75.5
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 47.3 0.26 314.6 97.1
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 46.6 0.08 - 600.0
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 or Surfactant
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 46.6 0.08 - 600.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 42.1 4.68 - 9.00
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 36.3 0.53 12.0 66.3
Uses: Fungicide
Acid yellow 23 (2155)
Unclassified Not Listed 32.3 0.02 37.0 1,154
Uses: Dye
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 31.9 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 30.7 0.31 200.0 100.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 24.6 0.45 314.6 55.0
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate (1503)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 21.0 0.60 75.0 35.0
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Flumioxazin (5802)
Unclassified Not Listed 20.7 0.72 - 24.2
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 17.5 0.25 3.00 65.6
Uses: Adjuvant
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Israelensis, strain AM 65-52 (5841)
Microbial Not Listed 14.1 0.71 - 20.0
Uses: Insecticide
Aminocyclopyrachlor (5998)
Not Listed 13.3 0.22 640.9 60.0
Uses: Herbicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Aquatic Area in 2016

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)
389,007 2.32 8,725 92,690 2,316
Kern (15)
65,454 0.73 - 25,964 95
Madera (20)
50,098 2.53 316.0 2,886 54
Napa (28)
40,907 11.3 204.1 1,378 68
San Joaquin (39)
29,752 1.67 646.0 17,809 100
Riverside (33)
29,494 8.94 - 3,300 166
Glenn (11)
28,512 - - - 4
Fresno (10)
23,410 5.57 - 4,204 57
Merced (24)
21,229 4.28 55.0 2,289 68
Orange (30)
15,581 7.99 - 1,930 195
Contra Costa (07)
10,918 0.59 - 16,174 66
Sacramento (34)
9,810 2.02 2.00 4,570 115
Los Angeles (19)
7,590 4.08 640.9 1,451 54
San Luis Obispo (40)
6,720 42.6 67.2 107.5 16
San Bernardino (36)
6,172 6.10 - 738.5 46
Tulare (54)
5,444 4.93 1.00 1,105 40
Stanislaus (50)
4,301 1.54 3.60 2,716 51
Colusa (06)
4,208 - - - 3
Yolo (57)
3,770 2.48 - 255.9 32
Monterey (27)
3,627 3.66 5,049 990.3 97
San Diego (37)
2,541 8.27 - 307.1 46
Sonoma (49)
2,508 5.99 357.1 342.6 83
Ventura (56)
2,446 9.99 139.6 243.9 85
Placer (31)
2,229 0.87 - 509.8 354
Kings (16)
1,921 0.36 100.0 386.0 6
Marin (21)
1,347 3.95 - 340.0 10
San Mateo (41)
1,241 4.62 - 268.6 14
Santa Barbara (42)
1,232 6.81 574.0 180.8 48
El Dorado (09)
1,085 2.50 5.00 342.4 59
Sutter (51)
917.0 18.6 - 49.0 2
Solano (48)
900.9 1.71 - 528.3 11
Alameda (01)
691.2 5.24 - 131.9 35
Siskiyou (47)
658.4 2.74 300.0 240.0 1
Nevada (29)
450.0 2.38 8.36 169.1 155
Shasta (45)
375.4 - - - 5
Mariposa (22)
307.1 2.54 0.25 120.5 28
Mendocino (23)
293.2 6.62 49.5 43.5 4
Tuolumne (55)
248.1 2.34 - 106.0 13
Santa Clara (43)
212.3 2.46 - 86.2 16
Butte (04)
199.6 0.50 200.0 400.0 2
Tehama (52)
104.6 9.10 1.50 11.5 2
Yuba (58)
89.7 - - - 1
Lake (17)
6.50 1.44 5.00 4.50 5
Calaveras (05)
5.62 0.49 - 11.5 3
Humboldt (12)
0.02 - - - 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.