PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Chili Peppers in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Peppers, Chili
Spices and Herbs
AG
08050
8050

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Chili Peppers 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 15,565 3.03 11,884 5,135
Uses:
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 11,620 146.2 79.5 79.5
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,487 17.8 660.0 83.5
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 1,069 5.23 5,062 204.2
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 190.6 1.38 2,813 138.1
Uses: Herbicide
Napropamide (1728)
Amide Not Listed 158.2 0.73 5,061 215.5
Uses: Herbicide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Yes 137.5 0.51 483.1 267.0
Uses: Fungicide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 134.2 1.34 3,724 100.0
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 100.0 0.77 1,356 129.4
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 79.7 0.99 1,902 80.8
Uses: Adjuvant
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 71.0 0.26 732.5 272.2
Uses: Insecticide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 65.6 0.62 3,903 105.4
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 63.9 0.36 4,630 177.7
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 43.1 0.51 1,346 83.8
Uses: Adjuvant
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 40.6 1.12 65.1 36.1
Uses: Fungicide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 36.3 1.01 65.0 36.0
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 26.9 0.33 3,300 80.8
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 23.3 0.13 2,412 178.7
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
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 20.9 0.17 3,108 125.0
Uses: Fungicide
Alpha-alkyl-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) poly (oxyethylene), (1884)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 17.1 0.21 1,902 80.8
Uses: Adjuvant
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 15.2 1.38 11.0 11.0
Uses: Herbicide
Fluopicolide (5949)
Not Listed 14.1 0.09 167.6 153.0
Uses: Fungicide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 14.1 7.04 12.5 2.00
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
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 11.5 7.68 100.8 1.50
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 10.00 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 9.98 0.71 396.0 14.0
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl silicone resins (3689)
Silicone Not Listed 9.02 0.03 5,502 307.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Thiram (589)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 6.93 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 6.86 27.4 1.50 0.25
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 6.61 0.06 165.8 119.8
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 6.42 0.06 682.5 104.1
Uses: Insecticide
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 5.26 0.07 670.0 75.7
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 5.23 0.11 38.6 47.2
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Difenoconazole (5024)
Azole Not Listed 4.12 0.11 65.0 36.0
Uses: Fungicide
Myclobutanil (2245)
Azole Yes 3.86 0.10 848.0 38.6
Uses: Fungicide
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 3.77 0.09 1,206 44.2
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 3.38 0.04 75.2 75.7
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenazate (5657)
Unclassified Not Listed 3.18 0.25 10.4 12.9
Uses: Insecticide
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 3.17 0.05 880.0 62.4
Uses: Adjuvant
Cyromazine (2286)
Triazine Yes 3.07 0.12 603.0 24.6
Uses: Insecticide, Insect Growth Regulator
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 2.82 0.03 3,300 84.1
Uses: Insecticide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 2.77 0.14 603.0 19.6
Uses: Insecticide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 2.66 0.03 680.6 100.9
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
QST 713 strain of dried Bacillus subtilis (5447)
Microbial Not Listed 2.49 0.12 116.1 20.1
Uses: Fungicide
Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer (2816, 1698)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2.35 0.07 65.0 36.0
Note! Data for Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Pymetrozine (5232)
Triazine Yes 2.15 0.09 603.0 24.6
Uses: Insecticide
Cypermethrin, zeta (3866)
Pyrethroid Yes 2.07 0.05 688.0 43.0
Uses: Insecticide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1.97 0.02 735.0 111.7
Uses: Adjuvant
Acetamiprid (5762)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 1.54 0.08 660.0 20.5
Uses: Insecticide
Vinyl polymer (1754)
Polymer Not Listed 1.48 0.10 212.0 15.0
Uses: Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Chili Peppers 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)
15,565 3.03 11,884 5,135 270
Kern (15)
11,673 36.7 79.5 318.0 4
Monterey (27)
3,428 1.11 10,206 3,080 141
Ventura (56)
253.1 0.25 891.7 1,005 28
San Benito (35)
93.5 0.35 170.0 264.0 17
Santa Barbara (42)
55.6 0.29 444.0 193.0 12
Solano (48)
37.3 0.19 21.6 194.0 57
Merced (24)
13.9 0.26 5.00 15.0 3
Orange (30)
6.97 9.30 1.50 0.75 4
Sonoma (49)
2.64 0.04 65.0 65.0 3
Fresno (10)
0.69 - - - 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.