PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Los Angeles in 2016, South Coast 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 Los Angeles

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Los Angeles
Kurt Floren
12300 Lower Azusa Road
Arcadia, CA 91006-5872
Phone:626-575-5451
Fax: 626-350-3243
Email: kurtf@acwm.co.la.ca.us
Web: http://acwm.co.la.ca.us/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Los Angeles 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 3,024,020 5.84 12,684 115,941
Uses:
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 863,826 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 581,402 350.9 1,712 1,657
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 212,357 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 148,619 0.24 2,673 2,950
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 134,170 2.03 2,580 2,312
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 107,066 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Orthoboric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 86,890 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 76,468 0.02 716.2 335.4
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
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 75,679 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Dichlobenil (112)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 68,608 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 58,885 - - -
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
1-(alkylamino)-3-aminopropane (1830, 5068)
Alkyl Amino Propane Not Listed 50,417 - - -
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
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Not Listed 49,934 1.62 1,622 20,751
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 41,706 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 41,376 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 37,401 2.75 782.5 1,655
Uses: Herbicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 24,293 0.27 226.1 124.8
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 24,070 0.07 351.8 394.5
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 18,793 1.78 940.0 663.0
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 16,961 0.19 2,712 2,041
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
Sodium percarbonate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 15,088 85.0 - 8.50
Uses:
Dazomet (233)
Unclassified Not Listed 13,382 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Cyhalothrin, lambda (2297)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 13,264 0.03 785.3 1,001
Uses: Insecticide
Disodium octaborate anhydrous (5053)
Inorganic Not Listed 12,487 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
1-bromo-3-chloro-5,5-dimethyl hydantoin (2080)
Hydantoin Not Listed 11,939 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 11,717 2.93 1,530 3,982
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 10,682 - - -
Note! Data for Limonene summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insect Repellent, Insecticide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 8,103 8.18 445.6 290.9
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
Deltamethrin (3010)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 6,440 0.01 13.5 3.00
Uses: Insecticide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 6,154 0.80 340.9 8.06
Uses: Synergist, Insecticide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 5,990 2.68 155.5 240.6
Uses: Herbicide
Alkyl (50%C14, 40%C12, 10%C16) dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (1846)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Not Listed 5,946 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Microbiocide
Chlorfenapyr (3938)
Pyrazole Not Listed 5,834 0.18 86.8 22.3
Uses: Insecticide
1,3-dichloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (37)
Hydantoin Not Listed 5,482 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 5,411 6.69 81.5 45.2
Uses: Fungicide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 5,296 3.79 1,622 1,393
Uses: Insecticide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 5,073 4.71 238.4 704.7
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,944 3.50 47.5 30.8
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 4,629 3.41 357.5 46.0
Uses: Fungicide
Sulfonic acids, C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene, sodium salts (5843)
Soap Not Listed 4,487 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 4,409 0.07 156.8 44.8
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 4,141 0.41 3,171 4,539
Uses: Herbicide
Copper naphthenate (153)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4,034 - - -
Uses: Wood Preservative, Insecticide, Fungicide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Esfenvalerate (2321)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 3,929 0.04 77.0 593.9
Uses: Insecticide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 3,909 4.03 326.5 336.2
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 3,223 0.04 129.9 218.3
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Isoxaben (2289)
Amide, Oxazole Not Listed 3,030 0.77 269.1 498.6
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 3,013 1.59 660.0 660.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 2,794 0.60 599.0 235.3
Uses: Herbicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Los Angeles 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)
3,024,020 5.84 12,684 115,941 103,085
Structural Pest Control (10)
1,538,120 - 2.25 - 69,991
Carrots (29111)
568,463 29.3 2,199 19,387 204
Right of Way (40)
304,696 0.52 3.99 1.00 1,949
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
185,573 - - - 389
Landscape (30)
149,276 2.30 105.0 27.6 17,548
Other Fumigation (91)
57,353 - - - 133
Onions (14011)
46,445 0.91 1,626 51,214 719
Regulatory (100)
45,343 - - - 852
Commodity Fumigation (90)
42,811 - - - 54
Potatoes (14013)
30,661 6.53 1,116 4,692 64
null (65029)
14,752 - - - 68
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
10,093 1.08 787.9 9,109 5,789
Aquatic Area (65000)
7,590 4.08 640.9 1,451 54
Public Health Pest Control (50)
5,418 - - - 768
Bell Peppers (11003)
3,545 0.30 358.5 11,850 188
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
2,853 0.64 1,590 4,456 31
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
2,232 0.98 191.9 2,279 400
Forage Grasses (22000)
1,699 0.75 850.0 2,280 25
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
1,048 0.44 1,050 2,126 434
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
962.5 1.75 117.0 522.7 339
Ornamental Turf (33008)
848.2 0.60 606.0 1,110 100
null (33007)
554.3 0.95 - 504.5 107
Unknown (-1)
450.2 - - - 32
Wheat for Forage (22007)
441.6 0.61 263.0 720.0 4
Greenhouse Plants (153)
326.6 0.62 36.7 461.5 939
Citrus (2000)
302.5 1.45 32.2 192.1 63
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
261.3 0.34 73.2 759.7 888
Avocado (28000)
261.0 8.56 38.0 30.5 7
Corn for Forage (22005)
236.4 1.29 93.0 183.0 7
Corn (29119)
213.4 0.14 75.0 1,483 261
Peaches (5004)
140.6 1.22 33.2 115.0 29
Pasture (28035)
135.4 0.44 467.0 308.0 12
Storage Areas (46000)
122.3 - - - 16
Celery (29113)
115.9 2.58 15.0 45.0 3
Broccoli (13005)
115.2 3.30 12.0 34.9 27
Animal Husbandry (61001)
86.3 - - - 12
Wine Grapes (29143)
78.7 0.70 7.70 58.0 52
Oats (29125)
73.3 0.28 100.0 262.0 6
Nectarines (5003)
43.7 1.05 9.00 41.8 20
null (65505)
39.2 - - - 3
Olives (28014)
35.2 3.91 9.00 9.00 2
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
23.2 - - - 154
Fruit, Stone (5000)
19.1 1.59 9.00 12.0 4
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
17.6 1.64 10.3 2.25 105
Corn, Field, Dent (24002)
16.6 1.38 20.0 12.0 1
null (77004)
15.2 - - - 3
Melons (29122)
12.7 0.71 10.0 17.8 9
Plums (5005)
11.4 0.95 2.50 12.0 9
Tomatoes (11005)
10.6 0.28 14.0 38.2 21
 
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.