PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Aquatic Area in 2012

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 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 1,103,120 4.41 3,656 125,278
Uses:
Chlorine (131)
Inorganic Yes 666,276 14.9 - 24,097
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 179,255 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 160,285 6.47 1,263 18,998
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 28,926 49.6 - 350.4
Uses:
Copper carbonate, basic (60)
Inorganic-Copper Yes 12,154 3.27 885.0 3,151
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide
Endothall, mono [N,N-dimethyl alkylamine] salt (2056)
Unclassified Not Listed 7,139 32.2 - 221.5
Uses: Herbicide, Defoliant
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 6,469 0.28 1,208 23,166
Uses: Herbicide
Acrolein (3)
Aldehyde Yes 5,578 18.3 568.0 56.0
Uses: Algaecide, Fumigant
Endothall, dipotassium salt (1356)
Unclassified Not Listed 5,528 0.13 - 27,531
Uses: Herbicide, Defoliant
2,2-dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide (1749)
Yes 5,479 101.8 - 1.00
Uses: Microbiocide
Copper ethylenediamine complex (3549)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4,629 14.2 5.00 279.1
Uses: Herbicide
Copper ethanolamine complex (3551)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4,357 2.39 15.5 1,824
Uses: Algaecide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 4,336 21.0 15.0 206.8
Uses: Herbicide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 4,160 3.11 180.0 1,289
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Copper (from triethanolamine complex) (1615)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 1,943 9.73 5.00 134.0
Uses: Algaecide
Acid blue 9, diammonium salt (2154)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,292 1.13 4.00 788.0
Uses: Dye
Fluridone (2279)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,230 0.21 1.00 5,720
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 1,203 25.9 - 46.4
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Imazapyr, isopropylamine salt (2257)
Imidazolinone Not Listed 610.7 4.18 50.0 145.0
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 400.3 0.15 457.0 2,597
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
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 266.5 0.11 65.0 2,498
Uses: Adjuvant
Bacillus sphaericus, serotype H-5A5B, strain 2362 (2409)
Microbial Not Listed 235.3 1.02 100.0 231.0
Uses: Insecticide
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 177.8 0.07 12.0 2,445
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 170.7 11.4 - 15.0
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Israelensis, strain AM 65-52 (5841)
Microbial Not Listed 144.2 0.28 100.0 515.0
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Israelensis, serotype H-14 (3857)
Microbial Not Listed 134.1 0.25 100.0 535.7
Uses: Insecticide
Acid yellow 23 (2155)
Unclassified Not Listed 130.7 0.11 4.00 788.0
Uses: Dye
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 110.1 3.48 - 31.6
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
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 99.6 0.04 - 2,432
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 74.5 2.33 20.0 32.0
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 69.8 4.50 - 15.5
Uses: Herbicide
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 62.8 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 39.8 0.19 365.0 205.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 31.2 0.52 60.0 60.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Tebuthiuron (1810)
Urea Yes 25.6 1.60 20.0 16.0
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 23.7 0.30 77.0 78.2
Uses: Fungicide
Polyoxyethylene 20 sorbital trioleate (2814)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 17.8 0.56 - 31.6
Uses: Adjuvant
Sec-butyl alcohol (3078, 1482)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 15.2 0.09 305.0 150.0
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
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 9.74 0.77 12.0 12.7
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 5.79 1.16 5.00 5.00
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Copper (714)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4.72 3.15 - 1.50
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner) (86)
Microbial Not Listed 3.00 1.00 - 3.00
Uses: Insecticide
Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate (1503)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2.70 0.09 - 31.6
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Ethylene glycol (276)
Glycol Not Listed 2.42 1.21 140.0 2.00
Uses: Solvent, Adjuvant
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 2.39 0.0009 305.0 2,582
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
1,3-dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (4036)
Hydantoin Yes 1.96 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Phenothrin (2093)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 1.77 0.0035 100.0 500.0
Uses: Insecticide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 1.41 0.0028 100.0 500.0
Uses: Insecticide, Synergist
2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester (1622)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 1.16 0.12 10.0 10.0
Uses: Herbicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Aquatic Area 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)
1,103,120 4.41 3,656 125,278 1,399
Fresno (10)
554,712 14.4 0.50 25,582 38
Kern (15)
310,404 4.91 - 11,037 35
Madera (20)
49,048 12.5 - 865.0 30
Kings (16)
46,210 1.85 100.0 2,863 22
Riverside (33)
32,274 10.8 80.0 2,987 167
Orange (30)
20,214 13.3 - 1,116 131
Napa (28)
15,197 36.1 - 88.6 13
San Joaquin (39)
14,118 2.12 - 6,646 76
San Bernardino (36)
9,285 0.33 - 28,415 58
Merced (24)
6,697 4.97 65.0 713.8 20
Los Angeles (19)
6,135 4.00 - 1,533 58
Sacramento (34)
5,497 0.16 9.00 34,884 52
Tulare (54)
3,810 1.57 - 682.0 8
Siskiyou (47)
3,433 1.98 - 0.50 15
Ventura (56)
3,360 3.75 26.6 896.6 28
Solano (48)
3,192 4.07 - 784.2 25
San Diego (37)
3,014 3.57 - 841.8 43
San Mateo (41)
2,311 5.85 - 395.0 14
Contra Costa (07)
2,207 3.18 - 693.2 41
Santa Barbara (42)
1,257 15.9 671.0 62.0 20
Marin (21)
1,253 2.40 - 521.0 17
San Luis Obispo (40)
1,231 4.76 - 254.5 5
Stanislaus (50)
1,230 1.37 1.00 895.4 53
Monterey (27)
1,054 3.23 2,368 326.0 73
Lake (17)
937.9 23.0 17.0 33.2 22
Butte (04)
577.6 0.63 201.0 912.0 5
Alameda (01)
501.5 9.15 - 54.8 20
Sutter (51)
484.7 19.4 - 25.0 1
Sonoma (49)
475.0 1.56 27.0 218.9 111
Mendocino (23)
469.0 9.67 23.0 48.5 14
Placer (31)
454.9 2.21 - 206.0 27
Nevada (29)
363.2 2.34 6.00 154.9 68
Tuolumne (55)
328.1 2.79 - 117.8 10
Shasta (45)
317.7 - - - 4
Tehama (52)
277.9 17.4 - 6.00 5
El Dorado (09)
266.9 1.23 - 217.5 23
Yolo (57)
254.0 2.73 - 93.1 19
Mariposa (22)
161.1 1.91 11.0 84.5 15
Calaveras (05)
51.0 0.50 - 2.00 6
Santa Clara (43)
50.6 10.6 - 4.75 4
Humboldt (12)
4.23 - - - 1
Yuba (58)
1.96 - - - 1
Alpine (02)
0.93 0.06 50.0 16.0 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.