PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Uncultivated Agricultural Area in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Area, Uncultivated Agricultural
Other Agriculture
AG
66000
66000

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Uncultivated Agricultural 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 1,580,260 1.33 327,221 1,189,670
Uses:
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 677,149 250.4 3,352 2,704
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 183,469 183.8 1,211 998.0
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 153,458 1.58 146,400 96,981
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 125,917 1.60 106,696 78,541
Uses: Herbicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 91,729 138.5 671.2 662.2
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 78,965 95.5 1,386 827.0
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 34,753 237.5 436.0 146.3
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 27,846 0.84 61,411 33,006
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 21,662 0.95 26,014 22,862
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 17,634 1.51 13,280 11,687
Uses: Herbicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 17,598 1.11 15,252 15,870
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 16,746 0.23 95,492 74,200
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
EPTC (264)
Thiocarbamate Yes 13,032 3.18 4,529 4,093
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 10,493 0.13 93,699 78,844
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
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 9,788 0.57 32,480 17,230
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
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 8,914 0.19 78,053 46,010
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 8,862 1.00 35,917 8,836
Uses: Adjuvant
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 7,211 0.51 47,766 14,030
Uses: Adjuvant
Polyoxyethylene sorbitol, mixed ethyl ester (1178)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 5,435 0.67 23,208 8,150
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 5,148 6.49 - 793.0
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 4,572 0.12 39,129 36,690
Uses: Adjuvant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 3,789 0.18 33,873 20,523
Uses: Fungicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,031 0.14 27,373 21,052
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 2,608 0.89 2,433 2,932
Uses: Insecticide
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 2,378 0.16 21,381 15,278
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,118 6.59 163.4 321.4
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 2,015 1.70 1,988 1,186
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,847 0.05 61,871 40,830
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 1,756 0.15 10,443 11,360
Uses: Herbicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,507 0.80 11,390 1,892
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 1,373 3.37 3,762 407.4
Uses: Herbicide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,349 0.09 38,392 15,260
Uses: Adjuvant
Corn syrup (3628)
Carbohydrate Not Listed 1,342 0.23 6,381 5,861
Uses: Bait
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 1,253 0.89 17,485 1,323
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 1,158 0.65 2,262 1,794
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
Dicamba, dimethylamine salt (849)
Benzoic acid Yes 1,082 0.75 2,394 1,445
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium propionate (5015)
Unclassified Not Listed 994.7 0.09 14,592 11,482
Uses: Preservative, Microbiocide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 965.5 0.03 35,678 28,534
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Benfluralin (53)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 952.5 1.13 881.6 841.6
Uses: Herbicide
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Yes 945.9 0.04 24,728 23,340
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Sugar (708)
Carbohydrate Not Listed 938.2 6.39 187.0 146.9
Uses: Bait
Propanil (503)
Anilide Not Listed 910.2 5.65 164.0 161.0
Uses: Herbicide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 898.9 0.05 21,033 17,049
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 881.9 0.05 18,662 16,520
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Metolachlor (1996)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 880.8 1.48 1,026 593.5
Uses: Herbicide
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 868.2 0.79 1,781 1,103
Uses: Herbicide
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 826.0 0.08 11,114 9,762
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
Alpha-alkyl (C9-C18)-omega-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene) (5862)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 824.8 0.14 6,434 5,914
Uses: Adjuvant
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 790.5 0.51 1,756 1,546
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Uncultivated Agricultural 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)
1,580,260 1.33 327,221 1,189,670 19,417
Stanislaus (50)
292,632 15.4 5,535 18,970 215
Riverside (33)
273,181 3.44 9,967 79,314 808
Butte (04)
198,484 36.6 1,381 5,430 122
Kings (16)
140,234 0.58 44,608 243,372 578
Yolo (57)
86,921 0.78 20,320 111,481 1,036
Kern (15)
86,806 3.34 8,711 25,978 241
Monterey (27)
78,142 0.79 105,895 98,452 7,268
Imperial (13)
71,312 0.54 22,332 132,429 1,311
Tehama (52)
61,431 17.4 1,530 3,526 37
Solano (48)
58,686 0.31 27,856 187,675 2,093
Sutter (51)
44,478 0.45 18,089 97,990 831
Tulare (54)
24,053 1.13 5,103 21,219 403
Fresno (10)
23,690 2.37 2,142 10,017 369
Madera (20)
21,906 1.18 6,901 18,638 156
Glenn (11)
21,485 0.61 6,922 35,010 304
Sacramento (34)
21,230 0.55 8,964 38,928 778
San Luis Obispo (40)
21,008 5.72 1,936 3,675 75
Merced (24)
11,354 6.95 468.0 1,633 34
San Benito (35)
7,015 0.75 4,084 9,362 611
Santa Barbara (42)
5,201 0.58 7,636 8,944 297
Santa Cruz (44)
5,084 1.01 595.6 5,054 547
Ventura (56)
4,993 0.87 3,071 5,737 311
Yuba (58)
4,663 2.09 516.7 2,234 33
Contra Costa (07)
3,394 0.77 2,804 4,405 138
San Joaquin (39)
3,388 1.10 833.7 3,082 119
Santa Clara (43)
2,937 0.39 1,498 7,499 225
Colusa (06)
1,559 1.00 1,424 1,552 12
Shasta (45)
1,356 0.63 341.7 2,136 32
San Diego (37)
938.1 1.22 304.0 761.0 23
Los Angeles (19)
489.8 2.66 853.8 183.9 56
Siskiyou (47)
352.6 0.32 375.0 1,093 18
San Mateo (41)
342.9 0.37 235.0 935.2 78
Napa (28)
331.3 1.77 2,413 187.0 96
Calaveras (05)
325.0 0.38 - 851.5 6
Sonoma (49)
189.9 0.82 197.4 231.1 26
Modoc (25)
170.2 0.27 78.0 624.0 2
Mendocino (23)
134.4 0.43 97.3 312.3 7
Placer (31)
102.4 0.74 273.4 137.6 39
San Bernardino (36)
90.1 0.29 293.0 308.1 43
Lake (17)
49.2 0.62 80.0 80.0 7
El Dorado (09)
42.1 0.76 37.5 55.1 11
Alameda (01)
30.3 1.12 25.5 27.0 8
Orange (30)
29.7 0.25 311.0 118.0 5
Lassen (18)
9.68 0.69 3.00 14.0 4
Nevada (29)
3.59 0.69 - 5.20 2
Mariposa (22)
1.53 0.28 180.0 5.50 1
Humboldt (12)
0.48 0.96 0.50 0.50 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.