PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Imperial in 2016, Southeast Interior 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 Imperial

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Imperial
Stephen L. Birdsall
150 South 9th St.
El Centro, CA 92243-2850
Phone:760-482-4314
Fax: 760-353-2561 or 760-353-9420
Email: agcom@imperialcounty.net
Web: http://co.imperial.ca.us/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Imperial 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 5,124,240 0.66 521,723 7,154,500
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,696,370 20.9 62,794 81,103
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 448,997 95.8 4,895 4,687
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 387,232 1.35 157,967 285,869
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
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 296,782 1.83 125,869 162,427
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 244,258 1.02 54,114 88,230
Uses: Herbicide
EPTC (264)
Thiocarbamate Yes 173,240 2.37 51,651 73,222
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 116,718 1.69 35,883 48,076
Uses: Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 113,208 26.3 3,306 4,302
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 104,199 1.49 58,577 70,058
Uses: Herbicide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 103,963 4.23 28,456 24,590
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione (205)
Triazinetrione Not Listed 84,113 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Polyoxyethylene sorbitol, mixed ethyl ester (1178)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 83,200 1.07 56,764 77,819
Uses: Adjuvant
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 55,836 5.59 10,525 9,990
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 49,752 0.25 83,967 195,502
Uses: Adjuvant
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 47,722 0.56 48,565 84,658
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 46,415 0.75 40,746 61,542
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 42,108 0.08 211,112 504,417
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
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 39,708 1.90 14,358 20,860
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 33,088 0.34 76,435 80,451
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (6082)
Microbial Not Listed 31,251 4.07 9,821 7,679
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 30,598 1.52 17,844 20,104
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 28,290 0.43 56,061 65,278
Uses: Insecticide
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 25,080 0.21 105,101 119,943
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 22,388 1.30 17,874 17,055
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 21,326 0.39 55,260 53,960
Uses: Insecticide
Bromoxynil octanoate (834)
Hydroxybenzonitrile Yes 21,131 0.49 42,559 42,229
Uses: Herbicide
Nonanoic acid, ammonium salt (5963)
Botanical Not Listed 21,074 47.6 131.0 116.0
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 19,658 1.10 17,604 17,860
Uses: Insecticide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 19,642 0.17 55,954 114,755
Uses: Adjuvant
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 19,531 1.05 14,372 18,537
Uses: Fungicide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 18,887 1.46 11,348 12,900
Note! Data for Neem oil summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 18,840 2.03 880.0 100.0
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-DB acid (5020)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Yes 17,360 0.74 21,740 23,509
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 16,680 - - -
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 16,033 0.17 73,542 91,982
Uses: Insecticide
Atrazine (45)
Triazine Yes 15,904 1.22 12,708 13,054
Uses: Herbicide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Not Listed 15,878 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 15,623 0.16 50,551 97,145
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Flupyradifurone (6098)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 14,555 0.28 43,020 51,458
Uses: Insecticide
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 14,489 0.13 59,267 107,712
Uses: Adjuvant
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 14,128 0.22 56,927 62,370
Uses: Adjuvant
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 13,045 0.13 78,211 103,324
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Propyzamide (694)
Amide Yes 12,532 0.71 18,875 17,656
Uses: Herbicide
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 11,661 0.17 37,998 66,702
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Cycloate (516)
Thiocarbamate Yes 11,660 2.49 5,372 4,675
Uses: Herbicide
Nabam (417)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU Yes 11,271 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Herbicide
Sodium dimethyl dithio carbamate (548)
Dithiocarbamate-DIME Yes 11,271 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Not Listed 10,665 0.21 40,705 45,070
Uses: Fungicide
Potash soap (1596, 1409)
Soap Not Listed 10,524 1.83 7,878 5,699
Note! Data for Potash soap summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Imperial 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)
5,124,240 0.66 521,723 7,154,500 106,769
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
1,344,390 0.43 166,624 3,121,570 26,761
Sugarbeets (29135)
968,880 1.54 45,110 630,398 5,305
Carrots (29111)
652,844 3.99 22,718 163,661 2,369
Bermudagrass for Forage (22017)
425,162 2.84 28,951 149,592 1,438
Lemons (2004)
189,748 2.22 5,640 85,645 1,315
Onions (14011)
181,430 0.49 26,369 367,327 4,014
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
130,955 0.26 32,101 496,121 15,629
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
126,532 - - - 47
Right of Way (40)
124,151 46.9 30.0 30.0 906
Landscape (30)
119,259 - - - 152
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
115,563 0.58 37,512 198,441 1,675
Corn (29119)
110,773 0.22 9,668 498,314 4,616
Head Lettuce (13045)
75,530 0.23 16,219 329,573 7,370
Broccoli (13005)
70,137 0.34 16,612 207,306 4,957
Cantaloupe (10002)
64,014 0.74 5,868 86,086 1,483
Spinach (13024)
40,885 0.34 17,627 121,700 6,546
Watermelons (10008)
38,428 2.11 856.3 18,153 299
Grapefruit (2002)
38,161 2.58 971.0 14,818 197
Wheat (29139)
31,517 0.28 20,822 114,475 1,283
Irrigation Systems (65021)
20,318 0.50 320.0 4,015 28
Potatoes (14013)
20,138 1.48 2,407 13,628 218
Tangerines (2008)
18,928 1.59 929.0 11,914 179
Cabbage (13007)
15,928 0.21 3,678 75,301 1,755
Cauliflower (13008)
15,136 0.26 5,578 59,130 1,737
Melons (29122)
13,271 0.88 1,455 15,090 316
Kale (13011)
13,254 0.40 4,336 33,331 1,752
Cotton (29121)
12,392 0.22 1,928 57,132 1,068
Corn for Forage (22005)
11,377 0.30 4,237 38,154 276
Oranges (2006)
11,175 3.11 336.0 3,594 67
Mangoes (6007)
10,011 0.60 150.0 16,672 35
Celery (29113)
9,753 0.30 1,901 32,281 850
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
9,636 0.69 135.5 14,021 150
Forage Grasses (22000)
8,487 0.52 4,189 16,198 234
Limes (2005)
8,008 5.56 143.0 1,440 23
Arrugula (13056)
6,572 0.54 4,012 12,267 989
Sudangrass for Forage (22011)
6,410 0.51 2,971 12,466 96
Swiss Chard (13025)
6,292 0.35 6,477 17,670 2,090
Broccoli Raab (13052)
5,613 0.28 1,590 20,315 338
Tangelos (2007)
5,238 0.91 487.0 5,730 125
Cilanto (13501)
4,631 0.46 2,410 10,004 337
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
3,940 0.48 363.0 8,217 239
Sunflowers (29133)
3,873 1.34 456.0 2,886 29
Citrus (2000)
3,485 - - - 31
Dates (6004)
3,279 0.36 517.0 9,201 102
Structural Pest Control (10)
3,196 - - - 1,922
Mustard Greens (13021)
3,055 0.79 3,271 3,873 633
Beets (29109)
2,244 0.36 1,864 5,724 675
Perennial Ryegrass for Forage (22035)
1,760 0.42 880.0 4,160 39
Mustard (29123)
1,482 0.38 3,332 3,921 549
 
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.