PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Asparagus in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Asparagus
Vegetables and Melons
AG
16002
16002

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for asparagus appear to be fairly accurate.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Asparagus 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 56,987 1.09 8,417 52,257
Uses:
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 33,126 211.7 156.5 156.5
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,533 34.3 103.0 103.0
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 3,524 1.89 1,518 1,865
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 2,203 2.06 2,328 1,070
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 1,505 3.11 579.2 484.2
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,312 0.94 1,044 1,399
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,114 1.15 1,695 968.8
Uses: Insecticide
Linuron (361)
Urea Yes 974.9 1.02 1,302 955.5
Uses: Herbicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 874.4 0.99 881.3 881.3
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 757.2 0.70 571.7 1,087
Uses: Adjuvant
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 755.6 2.32 328.3 326.3
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 627.2 0.16 3,490 3,979
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
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 449.2 0.87 183.0 517.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 382.6 0.47 1,890 806.7
Uses: Adjuvant
Flumioxazin (5802)
Unclassified Not Listed 338.6 0.18 2,884 1,903
Uses: Herbicide
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 335.6 0.17 372.0 1,939
Uses: Adjuvant
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide Not Listed 323.7 2.45 132.2 132.2
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Napropamide (1728)
Amide Not Listed 280.7 2.26 495.0 124.1
Uses: Herbicide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Not Listed 248.4 0.29 508.0 868.0
Uses: Fungicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 241.1 0.33 780.0 733.1
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
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 239.9 1.53 156.5 156.5
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
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 223.6 0.90 1,343 248.4
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 197.2 0.22 461.4 904.7
Uses: Adjuvant
2,4-D, triisopropanolamine salt (5538)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 197.1 0.94 208.9 208.9
Uses: Herbicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 169.8 0.10 899.2 1,695
Uses: Insecticide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 150.1 0.35 1,231 432.2
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 144.9 0.16 864.1 934.2
Uses: Fungicide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 142.2 1.27 112.0 112.0
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 141.0 0.44 373.2 319.6
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Fatty acids derived from tallow (5204)
Fatty acid Not Listed 134.2 0.07 372.0 1,939
Uses: Adjuvant
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 133.6 0.14 541.2 968.2
Uses: Adjuvant
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 128.8 0.70 184.6 184.6
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 127.2 0.61 208.9 208.9
Uses: Herbicide
Alpha-alkyl-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) poly (oxyethylene), (1884)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 125.6 0.17 371.2 739.2
Uses: Adjuvant
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 111.2 0.54 103.0 206.0
Uses: Insecticide
Alpha (para-tert-butyl phenyl)-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene)-ethyl phosphate (1605)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 95.6 0.07 372.0 1,425
Uses: Adjuvant
Polymerized pinene (2043)
Polymer Not Listed 92.6 0.45 213.0 205.0
Uses: Insecticide
Metribuzin (1692)
Triazinone Yes 91.4 1.00 375.0 91.6
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 88.0 1.04 162.0 85.0
Uses: Herbicide
Dicamba, diglycolamine salt (5007)
Benzoic acid Yes 85.9 0.38 226.7 226.7
Uses: Herbicide
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 81.8 0.13 465.5 629.0
Uses: Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 77.2 1.50 23.0 51.5
Uses: Fungicide
Oleic acid, ethyl ester (3933)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 76.6 0.24 342.6 319.5
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Adjuvant
Acetamiprid (5762)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 69.0 0.08 587.5 869.5
Uses: Insecticide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 63.8 0.07 461.4 904.7
Uses: Adjuvant
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 62.8 0.05 590.0 1,335
Uses: Insecticide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 60.9 0.59 188.0 104.0
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
Fluazifop-P-butyl (5815)
Aryloxyphenoxy propionic acid Yes 58.9 0.38 156.5 156.5
Uses: Herbicide
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097, 2233)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 55.2 0.06 690.4 979.1
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

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Asparagus 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)
56,987 1.09 8,417 52,257 802
Kern (15)
35,210 6.18 385.5 5,700 37
Fresno (10)
9,951 0.63 1,209 15,921 101
San Joaquin (39)
5,621 0.38 1,222 14,756 296
Merced (24)
2,343 0.26 423.0 9,148 89
San Benito (35)
2,157 0.60 401.0 3,624 85
Monterey (27)
1,366 0.58 4,657 2,347 114
Solano (48)
182.2 0.57 23.0 322.0 22
Santa Barbara (42)
95.9 0.42 17.0 228.2 40
Contra Costa (07)
43.9 0.37 20.0 120.0 3
Colusa (06)
7.71 0.15 19.2 50.2 12
Kings (16)
7.21 0.18 40.0 40.0 1
Imperial (13)
1.01 - - - 2
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.