PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Butte in 2016, Sacramento Valley Region

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

Basic Information about this county including contact information for the California County Agricultural Commissioner in this county.
Top 50 pesticides used in this county or region in 2016, 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.
Top crops and sites for chemical use in this county or region in 2016, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Basic County Information for Butte

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Butte
Richard Price
316 Nelson Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965-3318
Phone:530-538-7381
Fax: 530-538-7594
Email: butteag@buttecounty.net
Web: http://www.buttecounty.net/agcommissioner/agriculture.htm

For more detailed county agricultural contact information, see the CDFA County Ag Liaison Office.

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Butte 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 3,271,150 0.98 269,393 3,233,720
Uses:
Propanil (503)
Anilide Not Listed 461,417 5.34 83,896 86,443
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 319,190 13.6 25,080 23,376
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 314,419 4.02 39,276 78,220
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 263,828 333.9 1,151 790.1
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 206,344 4.70 44,194 42,984
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
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 137,547 1.76 34,681 78,041
Uses: Fungicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 119,911 32.9 7,808 3,639
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 117,293 1.61 47,692 56,692
Uses: Herbicide
Thiobencarb (1933)
Thiocarbamate Yes 111,205 3.46 32,500 32,112
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 91,975 2.05 44,512 43,767
Uses: Herbicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 90,486 6.12 16,826 14,792
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Corn steep liquor (5960)
Botanical Not Listed 85,151 6.77 8,199 12,578
Uses:
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 77,763 0.51 126,620 148,632
Uses: Adjuvant
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 75,814 1.71 38,996 44,209
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
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 70,033 10.5 5,061 6,647
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 60,127 0.22 175,924 265,277
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
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 51,957 181.4 684.5 286.4
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 37,661 1.13 30,321 33,361
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 21,680 2.77 8,660 7,774
Uses: Fungicide
Clomazone (3537)
Unclassified Not Listed 21,606 0.41 53,173 52,255
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 20,678 2.32 13,216 8,653
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 19,565 2.03 10,122 9,647
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 18,629 3.44 1,246 5,416
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Corn product, hydrolyzed (2322)
Botanical Not Listed 17,113 1.28 13,448 13,322
Uses: Herbicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 16,937 0.89 17,885 18,877
Uses: Herbicide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 15,886 0.17 83,843 75,420
Uses: Herbicide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 15,412 0.18 88,823 85,929
Uses: Fungicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 14,048 0.87 17,432 16,060
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 13,542 0.27 58,187 44,717
Uses: Herbicide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 11,708 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 11,224 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 11,124 4.11 2,817 2,706
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 10,775 0.86 14,604 10,952
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 10,681 2.27 33,405 2,149
Uses: Herbicide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 10,097 3.06 3,087 3,302
Uses: Fungicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 9,452 0.27 16,224 35,200
Uses: Fungicide
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 8,692 0.25 32,008 34,492
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 8,607 0.23 34,548 36,733
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 8,537 0.35 19,461 24,200
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
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 8,283 0.58 14,691 13,969
Uses: Adjuvant
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 7,386 2.12 6,270 2,681
Uses: Herbicide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 7,322 2.00 7,075 3,657
Uses: Herbicide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 7,281 0.23 16,686 31,045
Uses: Adjuvant
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Polyalkyloxy Compound, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 7,243 0.06 60,845 122,156
Note! Data for Silicone-polyether 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
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 6,809 7.03 497.0 968.1
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Israelensis, strain AM 65-52 (5841)
Microbial Not Listed 6,364 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Propiconazole (2276)
Azole Yes 6,240 0.21 28,278 29,054
Uses: Fungicide
Trimethyl nonanol-ethylene oxide complex (1196)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 5,892 0.16 11,860 36,217
Uses: Adjuvant
Bifenazate (5657)
Unclassified Not Listed 5,760 0.60 11,200 9,549
Uses: Insecticide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Butte in 2016

Crop or Site
(Commodity Code)
Gross
Pounds
Application Rate
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
Count
All Sites (00)
3,271,150 0.98 269,393 3,233,720 53,285
Walnuts (3009)
1,163,060 0.95 48,086 1,223,040 19,759
Rice (28072)
1,142,940 1.23 100,215 931,246 8,503
Almonds (3001)
448,090 0.55 35,328 818,502 11,215
Prunes (5006)
214,672 2.28 7,663 93,967 1,663
Peaches (5004)
80,760 3.27 1,568 24,731 1,045
Right of Way (40)
42,733 0.44 151.0 566.0 1,096
Landscape (30)
20,339 2.60 14.0 201.4 1,820
Public Health Pest Control (50)
19,978 - - - 95
Tomatoes (11005)
18,292 3.15 1,087 5,814 50
Forests (30000)
17,485 1.19 60,151 14,662 431
Commodity Fumigation (90)
15,892 - - - 158
Pistachios (3011)
14,271 1.86 648.5 7,676 156
Olives (28014)
12,163 1.23 1,031 9,865 168
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
10,142 0.55 1,771 18,468 242
Wine Grapes (29143)
9,119 4.17 196.5 2,185 68
Structural Pest Control (10)
7,248 - - - 5,059
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
6,708 0.33 2,961 20,635 143
Pecans (3008)
3,910 0.41 330.5 9,602 60
Hops (8020)
2,151 5.44 12.0 395.0 63
Kiwis (6018)
1,990 0.99 464.5 2,013 129
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
1,669 0.34 361.0 4,890 32
Irrigation Systems (65021)
1,591 - - - 5
Apples (4001)
1,541 1.11 34.0 1,384 79
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
1,289 14.1 44.3 90.5 53
Sunflowers (29133)
1,288 0.58 274.0 2,218 31
Cherries (5002)
1,273 0.53 66.0 2,420 82
Wheat (29139)
1,208 0.10 1,944 12,357 99
Wild Rice (24013)
1,188 1.19 414.7 995.3 12
Beans (28001)
1,125 0.45 485.0 2,483 28
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
1,094 0.37 156.0 2,955 62
Pasture (28035)
911.2 0.20 958.5 4,670 40
Rangeland (28045)
572.9 1.13 350.0 506.0 2
Cucumbers (10010)
566.5 0.24 412.0 2,318 49
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
554.0 0.21 301.5 2,660 43
Oranges (2006)
467.9 0.43 70.5 1,082 35
Dried Beans (15001)
374.0 0.67 183.0 558.9 13
Onions (14011)
346.0 0.39 24.5 882.0 62
Vetch for Forage (23010)
300.9 1.50 150.0 200.0 4
Citrus (2000)
267.5 1.01 53.0 264.0 31
Greenhouse Plants (153)
217.4 0.36 15.0 604.6 245
Oats for Forage (22006)
203.4 0.14 315.3 1,486 8
Aquatic Area (65000)
199.6 0.50 200.0 400.0 2
null (33007)
181.2 0.60 - 299.5 32
Barley for Forage (22008)
119.8 0.15 91.0 819.0 3
Wheat for Forage (22007)
103.3 0.10 207.0 1,070 10
Persimmons (6012)
87.5 0.64 42.0 136.0 16
Forage Grasses (22000)
59.6 0.29 66.0 205.0 10
Chestnuts (3004)
54.3 0.38 20.0 142.4 19
Oats (29125)
52.3 0.12 35.0 420.0 4
 
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.