PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Orange 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 Orange

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Orange
Rick Le Feuvre
1750 S. Douglass Road, Building D
Anaheim, CA 92806-6031
Phone:714-447-7100
Fax: 714-567-6203
Email: Terri.Aguirre@pfrd.ocgov.com
Web: http://www.oc.ca.gov/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Orange 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 1,142,030 4.29 6,113 54,171
Uses:
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 466,998 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 103,330 20.8 2,224 1,411
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
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 66,828 141.9 389.0 470.9
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Orthoboric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 60,849 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 55,859 1.65 4,784 4,208
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 54,732 152.5 279.0 359.0
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 40,518 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 30,269 0.18 - 9.00
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 21,387 11.1 303.3 150.6
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 14,490 181.0 - 65.0
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 14,079 0.04 3.00 2.50
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 12,352 2.02 798.8 195.4
Uses: Fungicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 11,682 96.4 434.0 120.9
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Sodium percarbonate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 9,528 74.1 - 111.3
Uses:
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 9,349 0.31 297.0 141.2
Uses: Insecticide
1-bromo-3-chloro-5,5-dimethyl hydantoin (2080)
Hydantoin Not Listed 8,511 57.8 - 77.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,589 4.75 450.0 1,596
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 7,560 0.16 710.2 286.4
Uses: Insecticide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 7,199 0.43 1,037 493.6
Uses: Insecticide
Dichlobenil (112)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 6,313 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 6,133 4.42 441.0 581.3
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 5,875 - - -
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
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 5,034 3.79 647.5 89.6
Uses: Fungicide
Copper ethanolamine complex (3551)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4,473 5.68 - 721.5
Uses: Algaecide
1,3-dichloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (37)
Hydantoin Not Listed 4,260 30.8 - 77.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 4,127 0.03 560.2 402.1
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
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 3,788 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 3,695 1.67 711.0 304.9
Uses: Fungicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,691 19.9 - 69.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Sodium chlorite (2148)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,565 153.4 - 1.00
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,546 3.63 195.5 17.0
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Sulfonic acids, C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene, sodium salts (5843)
Soap Not Listed 2,363 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Polyoxyethylene 20 sorbital trioleate (2814)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,349 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Chlorfenapyr (3938)
Pyrazole Not Listed 2,301 0.16 285.0 30.9
Uses: Insecticide
1,3-Dichloro-5-ethyl-5-methylhydantoin (2264)
Hydantoin Not Listed 2,277 17.0 - 77.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 2,221 1.28 375.0 282.4
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 2,141 0.88 511.0 151.1
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,959 0.33 1,686 1,220
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
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,852 0.77 1,123 567.7
Uses: Adjuvant
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 1,819 2.54 527.0 140.4
Uses: Fungicide
1-(alkylamino)-3-aminopropane (1830, 5068)
Alkyl Amino Propane Not Listed 1,812 194.1 - 4.00
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
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,804 0.58 130.5 17.3
Uses: Synergist, Insecticide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,770 0.01 786.5 2,636
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Dioctyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (1710)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Not Listed 1,724 60.5 - 9.00
Uses: Microbiocide, Algaecide, Fungicide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 1,695 1.38 640.0 1.00
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 1,639 3.87 637.0 207.6
Uses: Herbicide
Indoxacarb, S-isomer (5331)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,523 0.07 - 3.44
Uses: Insecticide
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 1,488 64.7 - 6.00
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,478 4.02 16.5 0.20
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Orange 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)
1,142,030 4.29 6,113 54,171 61,151
Structural Pest Control (10)
625,135 - - - 34,773
Strawberries (1016)
123,558 42.1 364.0 2,936 125
Landscape (30)
118,871 3.07 1.00 1.80 13,221
Right of Way (40)
76,814 2.69 50.0 38.0 1,157
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
59,551 49.7 - 489.0 248
Public Health Pest Control (50)
51,915 - - - 234
Avocado (28000)
19,751 4.11 1,278 4,801 251
Bell Peppers (11003)
18,037 1.44 233.5 12,564 352
Lemons (2004)
16,179 3.65 374.0 4,437 165
Aquatic Area (65000)
15,581 7.99 - 1,930 195
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
12,179 0.60 998.9 20,035 8,110
Greenhouse Plants (153)
1,174 0.27 68.3 4,380 1,270
null (33007)
708.7 2.09 - 338.5 42
Other Fumigation (91)
538.5 - - - 3
Rice (28072)
251.0 - - - 12
null (65029)
202.5 - - - 2
Soil Preplant (40008)
183.4 - - - 49
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
183.0 3.16 10.0 55.5 37
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
171.1 1.78 264.0 96.0 14
Unknown (-1)
163.1 0.31 - 2.00 10
Rangeland (28045)
152.5 0.71 1,920 215.7 15
Succulent Beans (15003)
132.7 0.15 156.3 867.0 39
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
97.6 1.02 21.3 96.0 7
Regulatory (100)
82.5 - - - 277
Commercial Area (77000)
79.7 0.16 - 501.8 2
Tomatoes (11005)
71.5 3.18 11.9 22.5 41
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
33.6 0.62 16.5 53.6 178
Ornamental Turf (33008)
32.0 0.50 21.5 64.4 9
Eggplant (11001)
26.7 16.2 2.50 1.65 10
Oranges (2006)
24.0 1.92 8.55 12.5 10
Pumpkins (10011)
22.7 1.26 8.00 18.0 5
Animal Husbandry (61001)
19.4 - - - 8
Pasture (28035)
18.0 0.24 41.0 76.0 4
Zucchini Squash (10015)
15.6 3.13 2.00 5.00 29
Cabbage (13007)
7.67 1.30 33.5 5.90 10
Cucumbers (10010)
6.18 1.90 5.75 3.26 23
Spices (8000)
5.92 0.16 2.25 37.2 23
Irrigation Systems (65021)
5.24 1.17 10.0 4.50 7
Wine Grapes (29143)
5.05 1.01 2.00 5.00 5
null (6504)
4.95 4.95 - 1.00 1
Broccoli (13005)
4.37 0.97 7.00 4.50 18
Apples (4001)
3.87 5.96 0.25 0.65 3
Watermelons (10008)
3.77 1.39 5.25 2.70 5
Commodity Fumigation (90)
3.66 - - - 3
Mint (28012)
3.20 3.20 2.00 1.00 1
Tangerines (2008)
3.00 1.50 4.25 2.00 1
Carrots (29111)
2.91 0.48 1.60 6.00 6
Kale (13011)
2.26 2.83 4.00 0.80 8
Corn (29119)
2.14 0.08 7.50 26.0 18
 
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.