PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Commercial Area in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Commercial Area
Non-Agricultural
NONAG
77000
77000

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

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Commercial 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 35,013 0.60 230.0 2,686
Uses:
Tetrakis (hydroxymethyl) phosphonium sulfate (4035)
Not Listed 16,594 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
1-(alkylamino)-3-aminopropane (1830, 5068)
Alkyl Amino Propane Not Listed 11,946 - - -
Note! Data for 1-(alkylamino)-3-aminopropane summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Microbiocide
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 4,817 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 950.9 79.2 - 12.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 285.7 0.32 230.0 887.8
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 115.8 1.59 - 72.0
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 57.6 2.22 - 26.0
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 51.3 0.68 - 75.0
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 46.1 0.07 - 670.5
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfur dioxide (561)
Inorganic Yes 36.1 - - -
Uses: Dessicant, Preservative
Bromacil (83)
Uracil Yes 22.4 1.49 - 15.0
Uses: Herbicide
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 14.5 1.61 - 9.00
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 14.4 0.10 - 145.0
Uses: Fungicide
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 14.4 0.10 - 145.0
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 9.43 0.06 - 154.0
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
Sulfometuron methyl (2149)
Sulfonylurea Not Listed 6.26 0.07 - 85.5
Uses: Herbicide
DDVP (187)
Organophosphorus Yes 5.65 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product, Impurity
Ethyl alcohol (8, 2102)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 4.98 - - -
Note! Data for Ethyl alcohol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent, Adjuvant, Molluscicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 4.92 0.16 - 30.0
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Dithiopyr (2308)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 4.25 1.00 - 4.25
Uses: Herbicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 3.15 0.74 - 4.25
Uses: Herbicide
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 1.91 - - -
Note! Data for Cyfluthrin summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorsulfuron (2143)
Sulfonylurea Yes 1.69 0.07 - 24.0
Uses: Herbicide
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 1.03 0.24 - 4.25
Uses: Herbicide
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide, Inorganic Yes 0.86 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Penoxsulam (5889)
Triazolopyrimidine Not Listed 0.82 0.01 - 55.0
Uses: Herbicide
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 0.62 0.0042 - 145.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 0.43 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Aminopyralid, triisopropanolamine salt (5928)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 0.26 0.21 - 1.25
Uses: Herbicide
Peroxyacetic acid (2291)
Peroxide Yes 0.20 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
DDVP, other related (90187)
Organophosphorus Yes 0.16 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Esfenvalerate (2321)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 0.12 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Polysiloxane (5718)
Silicone Not Listed 0.07 0.0023 - 30.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 0.05 0.0016 - 30.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 0.03 0.0037 - 9.00
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Ortho-benzyl-para-chlorophenol (522)
Chlorinated phenol Yes 0.0072 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Para-tert-amylphenol (900)
Phenol Yes 0.0069 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
Diphacinone (225)
1,3-Indandione Yes 0.0042 0.0001 - 52.0
Uses: Rodenticide
Alkyl (50%C12, 30%C14, 17%C16, 3%C18) dimethylethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (1849)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Yes 0.0039 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Microbiocide
Alkyl (60%C14, 30%C16, 5%C12, 5%C18) dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (1847)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Not Listed 0.0039 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Microbiocide
Ortho-phenylphenol (448)
Phenol Yes 0.0038 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Commercial 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)
35,013 0.60 230.0 2,686 189
Santa Barbara (42)
33,357 - - - 15
Solano (48)
1,045 11.4 - 92.0 15
Sacramento (34)
137.2 0.10 - 1,338 26
Fresno (10)
122.8 0.17 - 696.0 21
Contra Costa (07)
115.8 0.46 - 251.5 5
Madera (20)
111.7 6.57 - 17.0 1
San Luis Obispo (40)
64.4 0.20 - 140.0 25
Santa Clara (43)
14.2 0.78 - 18.2 5
Tuolumne (55)
11.2 0.12 - 93.0 49
Ventura (56)
10.0 2.00 170.0 5.00 1
Mendocino (23)
7.93 0.26 60.0 30.0 2
Kings (16)
6.85 - - - 8
Stanislaus (50)
5.43 - - - 3
Riverside (33)
2.00 0.40 - 5.00 1
San Diego (37)
1.06 - - - 12
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.