PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Cantaloupe in 2016

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

Identifying information about Cantaloupe, including commodity group and code number.
Top 50 pesticides used on Cantaloupe, 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.
Pesticide use on Cantaloupe by county for all counties in California, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Crop or Site information for Cantaloupe

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Cantaloupe
Vegetables and Melons
AG
10002
10002

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for cantaloupe appear to be fairly accurate. Low acreage values in 1992-1994 are probably incorrect due to errors in the original data.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Cantaloupe in California 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 169,446 0.39 29,385 431,185
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 63,776 7.60 6,243 8,394
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 20,288 44.6 468.0 455.0
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 12,463 3.95 3,761 3,154
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 6,387 0.31 4,978 20,418
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
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 6,000 1.68 2,970 3,574
Uses: Herbicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 5,585 45.8 124.0 122.0
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 4,489 2.22 2,049 2,018
Uses: Herbicide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 4,036 0.55 6,879 7,279
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 3,492 0.53 6,890 6,608
Uses: Herbicide
Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (6082)
Microbial Not Listed 3,361 4.06 585.0 827.0
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 3,217 0.32 9,782 10,095
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 2,400 0.08 15,947 28,839
Uses: Insecticide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Not Listed 2,044 0.27 5,684 7,685
Uses: Fungicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 2,004 0.66 3,278 3,025
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,937 0.09 12,347 20,557
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
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 1,703 0.13 8,992 12,672
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Buprofezin (3947)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,354 0.31 4,206 4,419
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,166 0.21 4,070 5,686
Uses: Adjuvant
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 1,165 0.36 2,460 3,256
Uses: Fungicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 985.4 0.66 1,590 1,493
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 938.2 0.27 2,557 3,416
Uses: Adjuvant
Acetamiprid (5762)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 850.9 0.08 7,526 10,441
Uses: Insecticide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 836.6 0.14 5,887 5,840
Uses: Insecticide
Dinotefuran (5822)
Neonicotinoid, Guanidine Not Listed 800.3 0.18 3,751 4,520
Uses: Insecticide
Fludioxonil (5027)
Pyrrole Not Listed 777.3 0.25 3,236 3,105
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, Subsp. Aizawai, Strain ABTS-1857 (5879)
Microbial Not Listed 670.7 1.64 181.0 410.0
Uses: Insecticide
Thiamethoxam (5598)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 670.6 0.07 7,676 9,399
Uses: Insecticide
Spiromesifen (5858)
Keto-enol Not Listed 633.8 0.10 5,455 6,126
Uses: Insecticide
Flubendiamide (5948)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 632.7 0.05 7,029 13,824
Uses: Insecticide
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 573.6 0.68 1,310 841.5
Uses: Insecticide
Cottonseed oil (1015)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 537.2 0.78 492.2 687.2
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 529.2 0.05 10,455 10,592
Uses: Insecticide
Triflumizole (2260)
Azole Not Listed 485.1 0.20 1,977 2,480
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 470.6 0.63 461.3 750.3
Uses: Insecticide
Abamectin (2254, 5916, 5917)
Macrocyclic Lactone, Botanical Yes 431.3 0.01 20,946 32,809
Note! Data for Abamectin summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 428.6 0.04 6,870 11,278
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 419.0 1.33 294.1 314.5
Uses: Herbicide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 401.7 0.87 461.0 460.0
Uses: Insecticide
Quinoxyfen (5787)
Quinoline Not Listed 387.7 0.08 4,297 4,698
Uses: Fungicide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 387.5 0.07 4,062 5,686
Uses: Adjuvant
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 387.4 0.12 2,882 3,364
Uses: Fungicide
Myclobutanil (2245)
Azole Yes 384.5 0.10 3,737 3,849
Uses: Fungicide
Paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251 (A filamentous fungus) (5861)
Microbial Not Listed 381.8 0.24 1,019 1,578
Uses: Insecticide
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097, 2233)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 322.7 0.05 4,727 6,440
Note! Data for Poly oxyethylated tallow amine summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Urea (662)
Inorganic Not Listed 314.9 0.05 3,312 6,077
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 313.1 0.09 1,659 3,541
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
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 307.2 2.57 154.0 119.4
Uses: Fungicide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 304.5 0.41 1,047 740.8
Uses: Insecticide
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 301.2 0.11 2,083 2,840
Uses: Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Cantaloupe in 2016

Region
(County Code)
Gross
Pounds
Application
Rate
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
Count
California (00)
169,446 0.39 29,385 431,185 5,707
Imperial (13)
64,014 0.74 5,868 86,086 1,483
Fresno (10)
55,993 0.25 14,057 224,743 2,598
Merced (24)
21,309 0.39 4,266 55,126 507
Sutter (51)
18,144 2.08 629.2 8,743 78
Stanislaus (50)
3,578 0.17 1,715 20,967 210
Riverside (33)
3,556 0.20 1,085 18,142 529
San Joaquin (39)
1,257 0.12 939.0 10,537 113
Yuba (58)
995.0 0.39 331.0 2,535 70
Yolo (57)
370.7 0.14 142.0 2,726 26
Kern (15)
133.8 0.11 312.0 1,271 22
Colusa (06)
52.0 0.19 27.0 273.0 13
Ventura (56)
31.6 - - - 32
San Bernardino (36)
6.49 1.62 4.00 4.00 4
San Luis Obispo (40)
3.09 0.69 4.50 4.50 6
Butte (04)
1.76 0.08 3.00 21.0 4
Glenn (11)
0.27 0.07 1.00 4.00 6
Orange (30)
0.10 0.12 1.35 0.85 6
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.