PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Blueberries in 2016

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

Identifying information about Blueberries, including commodity group and code number.
Top 50 pesticides used on Blueberries, 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 Blueberries 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 Blueberries

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Blueberries
Fruits and Nuts
AG
01009
1009

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Blueberries 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 157,734 1.06 7,581 148,979
Uses:
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 30,971 42.2 631.5 734.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 26,546 277.0 163.0 95.8
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Hydrogen cyanamide (2238)
Inorganic Not Listed 8,507 9.72 904.1 875.5
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Caprylic acid (2316)
Unclassified Not Listed 7,309 10.2 847.7 714.1
Uses: Microbiocide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 6,094 2.78 1,328 2,189
Uses: Herbicide
Diatomaceous earth (2851, 195)
Inorganic Not Listed 6,064 21.2 310.6 285.4
Note! Data for Diatomaceous earth summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses:
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 5,654 4.69 1,233 1,205
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 5,476 1.09 3,004 5,027
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 5,311 1.03 3,088 5,172
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
Capric acid (2315)
Unclassified Not Listed 4,976 6.97 847.7 714.1
Uses: Microbiocide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 4,178 185.4 66.0 22.5
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 4,058 3.70 1,277 1,095
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 2,356 1.27 1,108 1,855
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 2,353 1.71 1,205 1,378
Uses: Herbicide
Potash soap (1596, 1409)
Soap Not Listed 2,162 1.80 1,016 1,202
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
Fenhexamid (4032)
Anilide Not Listed 2,104 0.73 1,998 2,878
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,027 0.26 3,560 7,850
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
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,828 1.31 399.4 1,399
Uses: Adjuvant
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,407 1.20 1,311 1,170
Uses: Adjuvant
Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (6082)
Microbial Not Listed 1,121 2.57 552.8 436.1
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 1,090 1.93 958.6 565.5
Uses: Herbicide
Petroleum distillates, aromatic (1814)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 1,052 1.32 384.1 797.2
Uses: Solvent, Herbicide, Insecticide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 1,032 1.30 1,189 793.2
Uses: Herbicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,032 12.7 100.5 81.2
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,018 7.97 272.9 127.8
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 929.0 1.21 470.1 767.1
Uses: Insecticide
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide Not Listed 804.3 1.02 650.5 788.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 790.7 0.24 1,303 3,230
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Bacillus thuringiensis, Subsp. Aizawai, Strain ABTS-1857 (5879)
Microbial Not Listed 775.7 0.62 646.1 1,241
Uses: Insecticide
Poly-i-para-menthene (1314)
Unclassified Not Listed 740.5 0.74 425.6 997.3
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 717.4 0.31 1,863 2,351
Uses: Fungicide
QST 713 strain of dried Bacillus subtilis (5447)
Microbial Not Listed 714.9 0.17 3,202 4,313
Uses: Fungicide
Frontalin + alpha-pinene mixture (3996)
Pheromone Not Listed 679.2 0.30 1,783 2,282
Uses: Pheromone
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 628.8 1.74 564.7 361.8
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
Norflurazon (2019)
Pyridazinone Yes 600.1 1.76 792.5 341.5
Uses: Herbicide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 550.0 0.23 2,129 2,395
Uses: Adjuvant
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 549.8 1.76 325.8 313.3
Uses: Fungicide
Modified phthalic glycerol alkyd resin (1159)
Polymer Not Listed 489.5 0.29 609.5 1,693
Uses: Adjuvant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 484.2 0.29 591.1 1,654
Uses: Fungicide
Fludioxonil (5027)
Pyrrole Not Listed 478.3 0.20 1,859 2,351
Uses: Fungicide
Yucca schidigera (5817)
Botanical Not Listed 455.9 0.82 506.7 554.0
Uses:
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 452.7 0.20 1,020 2,233
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
Burkholderia sp strain A396 cells and spent fermentation media (6064)
Microbial Not Listed 450.4 8.11 68.5 55.5
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 449.8 0.56 538.9 801.4
Uses: Insecticide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 427.8 0.88 509.4 484.1
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Glycerol (1147, 6221)
Not Listed 415.7 0.13 1,005 3,180
Note! Data for Glycerol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper octanoate (5225)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 404.9 0.56 479.2 719.8
Uses: Fungicide
Spinosad (mixture of Factors A and D) (3983)
Spinosyn, Macrocyclic Lactone Not Listed 390.1 0.11 2,349 3,508
Uses: Insecticide
Alpha-alkyl-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) poly (oxyethylene), (1884)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 372.8 0.25 310.6 1,486
Uses: Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Blueberries 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)
157,734 1.06 7,581 148,979 4,503
Fresno (10)
50,039 1.43 1,079 34,896 1,007
Kern (15)
49,524 1.50 1,321 33,108 499
San Joaquin (39)
30,427 0.73 1,218 41,516 422
Tulare (54)
11,732 0.69 1,909 17,084 532
Ventura (56)
9,121 0.82 823.5 11,166 700
Santa Barbara (42)
3,375 0.53 502.4 6,418 969
Santa Cruz (44)
766.3 1.63 78.2 469.3 101
Madera (20)
681.2 0.70 58.0 968.4 61
Monterey (27)
300.0 0.89 18.5 337.2 50
San Diego (37)
289.0 1.44 100.0 200.0 2
Kings (16)
271.5 0.23 38.0 1,198 27
Stanislaus (50)
260.6 0.54 30.0 484.0 30
Merced (24)
256.0 0.94 18.0 271.5 16
El Dorado (09)
212.0 7.54 12.4 28.1 9
Glenn (11)
147.6 0.92 160.1 160.1 25
Yuba (58)
145.5 72.8 2.00 2.00 1
San Luis Obispo (40)
84.9 0.49 102.3 172.9 21
Sacramento (34)
58.4 0.14 24.0 432.0 7
Yolo (57)
16.1 0.60 3.00 27.0 9
Imperial (13)
14.1 0.71 70.0 20.0 2
Butte (04)
6.20 1.03 1.00 6.00 6
San Bernardino (36)
3.44 0.75 2.30 4.60 4
Sonoma (49)
1.02 0.26 4.00 4.00 1
Tehama (52)
0.69 0.14 4.90 4.90 1
Orange (30)
0.25 1.00 1.00 0.25 1
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.