PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Riverside 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 Riverside

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Riverside
James O. Wallace
4080 Lemon Street, Rm. 19
Riverside, CA 92502-1089
Phone: (909) 955-3045
Fax: (909) 955-3012
Email: aarmenta@co.riverside.ca.us
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For more detailed county agricultural contact information, see the CDFA County Ag Liaison Office.

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Riverside 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 2,606,850 0.77 155,780 2,554,090
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 451,224 5.04 26,384 89,501
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 373,903 169.6 2,803 2,205
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 198,422 1.65 39,393 68,440
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 158,403 1.98 36,273 73,770
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
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 105,280 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 94,502 46.4 2,048 2,037
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Hydrogen cyanamide (2238)
Inorganic Not Listed 82,201 17.6 5,637 4,677
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 81,339 10.7 608.3 1,281
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Not Listed 72,572 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 69,290 1.89 27,101 36,563
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 60,818 56.6 2,230 1,072
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
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 59,600 118.7 878.7 502.1
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 55,352 0.88 11,677 20,105
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 38,981 1.37 25,816 28,119
Uses: Herbicide
EPTC (264)
Thiocarbamate Yes 31,850 2.37 6,738 13,413
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 30,386 0.29 35,673 33,464
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 28,987 0.31 39,550 72,825
Uses: Adjuvant
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 28,169 392.1 145.0 70.1
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 26,850 90.3 450.7 297.4
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 26,483 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Not Listed 24,102 1.85 116.0 1,369
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 22,115 4.16 7,327 5,258
Uses: Herbicide
Orthoboric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 20,976 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium percarbonate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 20,911 16.5 - 777.5
Uses:
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 13,557 0.09 56,823 96,611
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
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 11,593 1.64 5,546 5,198
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 11,187 0.45 22,618 24,623
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 9,902 0.08 5,741 4,864
Uses: Insecticide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 9,524 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 9,164 1.11 3,359 3,211
Uses: Fungicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 9,141 0.29 25,490 28,747
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Acetic acid (933)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 8,549 71.2 60.0 120.0
Uses: Herbicide, Microbiocide, Fungicide, pH Adjustment
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 8,274 0.42 1,922 3,554
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Modified phthalic glycerol alkyd resin (1159)
Polymer Not Listed 8,271 1.15 1,856 7,207
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 8,197 0.48 8,904 11,214
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 8,090 1.21 5,745 6,692
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 8,032 0.76 10,222 10,512
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 7,992 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 7,585 1.37 5,022 5,534
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
nonanoic acid (2739)
Fatty acid Not Listed 6,940 2.54 637.0 90.2
Uses: Herbicide, Fungicide
Chlorfenapyr (3938)
Pyrazole Not Listed 6,750 0.12 417.4 30.1
Uses: Insecticide
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 6,528 4.61 1,508 1,417
Uses: Herbicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 6,070 2.52 1,825 2,161
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 5,996 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 5,994 0.13 2,766 2,262
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 5,928 1.00 8,946 5,652
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide Not Listed 5,326 2.55 1,422 1,930
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Ethofumesate (1900)
Unclassified Not Listed 5,149 0.67 1,886 1,212
Uses: Herbicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 4,960 0.97 1,327 522.0
Uses: Herbicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Riverside 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)
2,606,850 0.77 155,780 2,554,090 107,673
Bell Peppers (11003)
428,340 3.33 5,250 128,654 3,446
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
393,133 1.02 9,359 384,478 7,684
Lemons (2004)
225,228 2.35 6,899 95,828 1,314
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
213,940 0.23 43,960 925,999 11,250
Structural Pest Control (10)
205,948 - - - 31,095
Landscape (30)
141,639 1.16 872.0 1,326 11,419
Right of Way (40)
128,287 - - - 922
Carrots (29111)
95,098 2.38 5,354 39,989 856
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
55,479 0.45 13,268 122,465 1,137
Potatoes (14013)
51,880 0.32 1,957 10,907 175
Watermelons (10008)
48,424 3.50 1,224 13,846 288
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
44,740 0.86 5,234 52,136 2,215
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
38,717 - - - 175
Ornamental Turf (33008)
31,383 4.16 2,101 7,545 315
Citrus (2000)
31,075 0.84 632.2 5,305 210
Strawberries (1016)
30,683 1.93 349.5 15,876 300
Aquatic Area (65000)
29,494 8.94 - 3,300 166
Mangoes (6007)
26,261 7.42 212.0 3,537 67
Grapefruit (2002)
25,838 0.53 4,231 48,694 1,584
Tangerines (2008)
25,828 1.02 1,000 25,380 483
Irrigation Systems (65021)
22,764 4.00 - 30.0 13
Tomatoes (11005)
21,877 3.96 308.0 5,530 144
Dates (6004)
21,138 0.77 2,972 16,831 762
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
20,430 1.16 2,385 17,582 7,186
Cotton (29121)
18,699 0.13 2,883 142,940 1,332
Tangelos (2007)
16,887 1.63 590.5 10,386 139
Broccoli (13005)
15,681 0.43 2,989 36,392 1,260
Wine Grapes (29143)
13,182 1.18 1,444 11,136 1,273
Oranges (2006)
12,450 0.50 1,890 24,888 817
Onions (14011)
12,286 0.37 2,246 32,987 630
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
11,197 49.0 - 62.0 182
Commodity Fumigation (90)
10,677 - - - 81
Avocado (28000)
9,975 0.84 2,868 11,939 1,405
Cabbage (13007)
9,167 1.25 620.9 7,327 887
Public Health Pest Control (50)
8,898 - - - 539
Corn (29119)
8,444 0.11 1,618 78,303 1,821
Limes (2005)
8,190 2.17 265.7 3,779 135
Succulent Beans (15003)
7,945 1.64 759.0 4,856 267
Melons (29122)
6,133 0.23 1,410 26,737 761
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
5,469 0.30 642.2 18,036 97
Celery (29113)
5,449 0.43 1,194 12,769 492
Spinach (13024)
4,948 0.42 1,815 11,917 744
Garlic (14007)
4,611 0.36 954.5 12,814 237
Squash (10012)
3,943 4.90 138.6 805.0 70
Cauliflower (13008)
3,867 0.30 1,729 12,747 383
Corn for Forage (22005)
3,772 0.19 1,749 20,293 219
Eggplant (11001)
3,577 1.24 206.0 2,883 134
Cantaloupe (10002)
3,556 0.20 1,085 18,142 529
Basil (8006)
3,051 0.33 181.4 9,332 473
 
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.