PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Bell Peppers in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Peppers, Bell
Vegetables and Melons
AG
11003
11003

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for peppers appear to be fairly accurate. High acreage in 1996 is probably incorrect due to errors in the original data.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Bell Peppers 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 1,550,710 2.24 42,528 691,909
Uses:
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 475,834 204.4 3,721 2,328
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 306,336 166.1 1,942 1,844
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 248,639 10.5 12,001 23,601
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 203,906 96.4 3,458 2,115
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 124,702 75.9 2,945 1,644
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 35,439 9.47 3,803 3,743
Uses: Insecticide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 29,026 34.1 3,016 850.6
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 6,188 2.17 2,314 2,854
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 5,916 0.39 8,632 15,159
Uses: Adjuvant
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Not Listed 5,154 0.59 8,287 8,699
Uses: Fungicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,499 3.80 806.1 1,183
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 4,255 1.35 2,632 3,149
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 3,853 2.53 1,997 1,524
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,447 0.12 16,929 27,966
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
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 3,442 0.21 17,319 16,144
Uses: Insecticide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 3,335 0.46 5,604 7,247
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 3,153 0.93 9,856 3,381
Uses: Herbicide
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide Not Listed 3,059 2.33 1,915 1,312
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 2,762 0.72 4,233 3,819
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
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 2,481 0.17 20,389 14,979
Uses: Fungicide
Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer (2816, 1698)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,470 0.17 4,174 14,227
Note! Data for Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,434 5.69 451.6 427.8
Uses: Herbicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 1,856 0.55 3,589 3,386
Uses: Herbicide
Penthiopyrad (6020)
Amide, Pyrazole Not Listed 1,773 0.25 6,228 7,086
Uses: Fungicide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,771 0.14 5,320 12,628
Uses: Adjuvant
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 1,768 0.88 5,495 2,019
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 1,750 0.22 8,745 7,957
Uses: Fungicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 1,661 0.98 3,218 1,688
Uses: Herbicide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 1,600 0.17 7,666 9,190
Uses: Fungicide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,577 1.42 1,063 1,112
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 1,501 0.05 17,274 32,574
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,477 0.86 3,232 1,725
Uses: Insecticide
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,468 0.42 781.0 3,485
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 1,457 1.07 6,580 1,366
Uses: Fungicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,442 1.52 1,108 948.1
Uses: Insecticide
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 1,423 0.05 16,827 26,870
Uses: Insecticide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,328 0.27 1,982 4,867
Uses: Adjuvant
Myclobutanil (2245)
Azole Yes 1,317 0.11 12,866 12,505
Uses: Fungicide
Difenoconazole (5024)
Azole Not Listed 1,311 0.10 18,085 13,449
Uses: Fungicide
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Polyalkyloxy Compound, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,310 0.09 5,488 14,934
Note! Data for Silicone-polyether copolymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,142 0.34 1,771 3,348
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 1,109 0.20 6,896 5,597
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 1,045 0.36 4,628 2,932
Uses: Herbicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,006 0.15 2,964 6,736
Uses: Adjuvant
Napropamide (1728)
Amide Not Listed 987.8 1.86 513.0 530.0
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 978.2 0.06 14,705 16,328
Uses: Insecticide
Chenopodium ambrosioides var. ambrosioides (5973)
Microbial Not Listed 960.0 0.94 1,124 1,017
Uses:
Spirotetramat (5955)
Keto-enol Not Listed 931.2 0.08 12,154 12,384
Uses: Insecticide
Potash soap (1596, 1409)
Soap Not Listed 916.0 1.40 899.3 651.5
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

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Bell Peppers 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)
1,550,710 2.24 42,528 691,909 17,024
Riverside (33)
428,340 3.33 5,250 128,654 3,446
Ventura (56)
356,789 2.45 5,911 145,758 3,195
Santa Clara (43)
207,961 3.19 1,722 65,264 1,809
San Benito (35)
174,515 2.57 2,831 67,834 2,165
Kern (15)
149,608 2.53 1,986 59,100 754
Fresno (10)
140,552 3.56 1,135 39,533 825
Orange (30)
18,037 1.44 233.5 12,564 352
Yolo (57)
17,490 0.92 947.5 19,071 270
Monterey (27)
16,936 1.30 15,625 13,041 696
San Joaquin (39)
7,649 0.23 817.6 33,703 384
San Luis Obispo (40)
5,660 0.54 1,490 10,503 610
Merced (24)
5,534 0.22 579.6 25,489 448
San Diego (37)
3,870 0.65 91.5 5,949 338
Kings (16)
3,595 1.66 120.0 2,160 36
Los Angeles (19)
3,545 0.30 358.5 11,850 188
Contra Costa (07)
3,197 0.16 505.5 20,378 570
Solano (48)
3,107 0.20 721.0 15,468 437
Santa Barbara (42)
2,482 0.26 1,891 9,570 207
Stanislaus (50)
803.3 0.19 63.0 4,194 65
Sacramento (34)
683.8 0.89 63.0 770.0 32
Tulare (54)
137.7 0.22 34.0 623.0 34
Imperial (13)
116.4 0.56 14.0 168.0 29
Sonoma (49)
62.6 0.45 65.1 139.0 32
Santa Cruz (44)
34.5 0.30 48.4 113.9 74
Butte (04)
7.60 - 8.50 - 2
San Bernardino (36)
1.22 0.12 15.0 10.0 5
San Mateo (41)
0.39 - - - 17
Sutter (51)
0.25 0.06 2.00 4.00 3
Shasta (45)
0.0016 0.04 0.04 0.04 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.