PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Swiss Chard in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Swiss Chard
Vegetables and Melons
AG
13025
13025

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Swiss Chard 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 44,231 0.72 200,302 60,983
Uses:
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 17,001 125.4 870.0 135.5
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 6,447 1.98 17,660 3,252
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
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,211 2.95 10,888 1,425
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,797 41.7 356.0 67.1
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Bacillus thuringiensis, Subsp. Aizawai, Strain ABTS-1857 (5879)
Microbial Not Listed 1,673 1.03 2,144 1,628
Uses: Insecticide
Copper octanoate (5225)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 1,668 1.01 27,436 1,654
Uses: Fungicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,092 2.45 3,284 446.0
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 1,045 0.99 36,840 1,053
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (6082)
Microbial Not Listed 938.0 2.85 6,572 329.3
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 819.8 0.92 24,519 887.7
Uses: Insecticide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 759.5 2.68 1,634 283.1
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Potash soap (1596, 1409)
Soap Not Listed 635.7 3.09 8,638 204.0
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
Spinosad (mixture of Factors A and D) (3983)
Spinosyn, Macrocyclic Lactone Not Listed 561.0 0.10 103,021 5,442
Uses: Insecticide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 292.6 0.42 11,261 692.9
Uses: Fungicide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Not Listed 213.4 2.69 4,650 79.3
Uses: Fungicide
Fenamidone (5791)
Imidazole Not Listed 198.2 0.26 39,462 775.7
Uses: Fungicide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 183.2 0.20 14,004 930.8
Uses: Fungicide
Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer (2816, 1698)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 181.6 0.08 1,753 2,355
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
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 163.8 0.22 15,845 753.3
Uses: Adjuvant
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 162.7 0.29 11,301 568.5
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Mandipropamide (5961)
Not Listed 156.2 0.13 45,220 1,206
Uses: Fungicide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 154.4 0.14 16,255 1,136
Uses: Adjuvant
Paecilomyces fumosoroseus Apopka strain 97 (3964)
Microbial Not Listed 137.0 0.34 7,968 408.7
Uses: Insecticide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 125.0 0.22 2,265 561.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 122.6 0.06 64,089 2,197
Uses: Insecticide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Not Listed 104.6 0.75 195.0 138.7
Uses: Fungicide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 99.7 0.24 2,457 418.4
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 94.1 0.03 7,717 2,973
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 93.1 0.05 19,567 2,042
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
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 93.0 0.32 850.0 286.8
Uses: Fungicide
Pyrethrins (510)
Botanical Yes 90.4 0.04 21,238 2,181
Uses: Insecticide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 87.7 0.16 12,488 545.3
Uses: Insecticide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 86.9 0.18 7,019 493.9
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 84.6 0.34 3,345 248.9
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Aizawai, GC-91 protein (3843)
Microbial Not Listed 78.4 0.99 6,298 78.9
Uses: Insecticide
Cypermethrin, zeta (3866)
Pyrethroid Yes 78.2 0.05 29,787 1,621
Uses: Insecticide
Flupyradifurone (6098)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 75.7 0.14 10,150 537.1
Uses: Insecticide
Azadirachtin (2328)
Botanical Not Listed 70.3 0.02 32,167 2,991
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 70.0 0.75 1,134 93.1
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Fludioxonil (5027)
Pyrrole Not Listed 62.8 0.22 1,022 290.5
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 58.1 0.08 24,269 750.4
Uses: Insecticide
Polyether modified polysiloxane (5223)
Silicone Not Listed 53.5 0.06 25,248 961.7
Uses: Adjuvant
Fluopicolide (5949)
Not Listed 52.7 0.12 10,995 441.5
Uses: Fungicide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 46.8 0.06 17,794 832.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Flonicamid (5886)
Unclassified Not Listed 44.6 0.09 23,665 519.0
Uses: Insecticide
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 43.7 0.35 825.0 124.7
Uses: Adjuvant
Thiram (589)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 43.0 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Ametoctradin (6025)
Triazolopyrimidine Not Listed 41.0 0.27 7,297 153.1
Uses: Fungicide
Triflumizole (2260)
Azole Not Listed 38.1 0.20 5,536 187.8
Uses: Fungicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Swiss Chard 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)
44,231 0.72 200,302 60,983 14,631
Stanislaus (50)
20,243 1.90 1,124 10,646 5,661
Imperial (13)
6,292 0.35 6,477 17,670 2,090
Kern (15)
6,233 1.43 2,268 4,370 249
Monterey (27)
4,506 0.29 184,350 15,378 3,110
Ventura (56)
2,338 0.43 2,384 5,434 1,321
San Benito (35)
1,768 0.46 2,464 3,823 1,231
San Luis Obispo (40)
1,495 1.90 264.0 787.9 39
Riverside (33)
1,067 0.51 235.0 2,088 107
Santa Clara (43)
135.0 0.39 415.5 346.5 306
San Joaquin (39)
52.8 0.53 42.0 98.9 252
Colusa (06)
48.9 0.22 20.0 220.0 7
Santa Cruz (44)
24.1 0.32 218.2 75.0 19
Placer (31)
14.9 0.83 1.50 18.0 11
Sonoma (49)
11.4 - 0.25 - 155
San Diego (37)
1.19 0.05 10.2 22.9 20
Santa Barbara (42)
0.26 0.06 27.5 4.00 4
San Mateo (41)
0.20 - - - 49
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.