PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Tangerines in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Tangerines
Fruits and Nuts
AG
02008
2008

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for prunes are fairly accurate. In general, PUR estimates of acres planted for fruit and nut trees are more accurate than California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) estimates.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Tangerines 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 2,898,620 1.56 75,017 1,861,050
Uses:
Calcium hydroxide (99, 3669)
Inorganic Not Listed 572,020 14.4 39,849 39,845
Note! Data for Calcium hydroxide summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 429,746 331.8 1,734 1,295
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 369,906 7.74 21,540 47,793
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
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 359,732 6.42 24,267 56,055
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
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 299,134 30.5 7,772 9,818
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 128,095 3.68 37,834 34,764
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 102,606 1.65 29,458 62,217
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 61,401 1.17 23,635 52,432
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 60,338 7.24 4,788 8,329
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Polyalkyloxy Compound, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 43,042 1.37 11,147 31,328
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
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 39,258 2.33 19,909 16,846
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 34,705 2.93 6,322 11,852
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 23,948 2.45 10,187 9,770
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 23,226 2.64 11,044 8,808
Uses: Herbicide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 19,022 9.18 2,094 2,072
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 18,771 0.43 41,925 44,153
Uses: Insecticide
Bentonite (1399)
Inorganic Not Listed 18,463 1.17 16,495 15,716
Uses: Adjuvant
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 16,017 0.72 9,857 22,126
Uses: Adjuvant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 12,223 0.37 13,641 32,939
Uses: Fungicide
Modified phthalic glycerol alkyd resin (1159)
Polymer Not Listed 11,872 0.28 13,311 41,757
Uses: Adjuvant
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 11,763 0.91 11,717 12,965
Uses: Herbicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 11,648 0.57 6,909 20,421
Uses: Insecticide
Frontalin + alpha-pinene mixture (3996)
Pheromone Not Listed 11,334 0.55 8,872 20,677
Uses: Pheromone
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 10,802 0.29 17,741 37,731
Uses: Adjuvant
Formetanate hydrochloride (111)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 9,228 1.00 11,448 9,227
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 7,935 0.21 23,600 37,212
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
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 7,729 2.61 3,170 2,963
Uses: Herbicide
Methylated fatty acids from canola oil (4025)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 6,242 0.99 4,817 6,334
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Methyl silicone resins (3689)
Silicone Not Listed 6,174 0.39 4,640 15,910
Uses: Adjuvant
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 5,609 0.16 14,120 35,271
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 5,567 0.05 35,577 107,319
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 5,538 2.31 2,581 2,400
Uses: Insecticide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 5,359 3.67 2,061 1,460
Uses: Herbicide
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 5,027 0.35 12,473 14,517
Uses: Molluscicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 4,541 1.19 5,186 3,819
Uses: Herbicide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4,538 2.35 2,117 1,930
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Fenbutatin-oxide (1876)
Organotin, Heavy metal Yes 4,423 1.46 2,814 3,033
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki strain SA-12 (3970)
Microbial Not Listed 4,247 0.58 7,209 7,290
Uses:
Caprylic acid (2316)
Unclassified Not Listed 3,875 3.32 223.0 1,166
Uses: Microbiocide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 3,675 0.38 4,740 9,633
Uses: Adjuvant
Spirodiclofen (5857)
Keto-enol Yes 3,438 0.29 14,967 11,885
Uses: Insecticide
Spirotetramat (5955)
Keto-enol Not Listed 3,372 0.15 25,475 21,902
Uses: Insecticide
Pyridaben (3959)
Unclassified Not Listed 3,342 0.43 9,057 7,782
Uses: Insecticide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Not Listed 3,250 3.56 1,166 913.4
Uses: Fungicide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Not Listed 3,217 0.29 9,967 10,982
Uses: Fungicide
Poly-i-para-menthene (1314)
Unclassified Not Listed 2,997 0.70 3,481 4,257
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 2,983 0.53 5,679 5,588
Uses: Insecticide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 2,919 0.21 12,912 13,760
Uses: Fungicide
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 2,907 0.08 37,262 36,980
Uses: Insecticide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Tangerines 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)
2,898,620 1.56 75,017 1,861,050 36,517
Kern (15)
1,058,140 1.51 25,601 702,402 7,412
Tulare (54)
911,096 1.72 24,302 530,408 14,924
Fresno (10)
731,068 1.49 17,389 491,547 11,349
Madera (20)
102,510 1.53 3,307 67,146 666
Ventura (56)
34,001 1.44 2,023 23,567 1,107
Riverside (33)
25,828 1.02 1,000 25,380 483
Imperial (13)
18,928 1.59 929.0 11,914 179
San Diego (37)
12,651 2.32 292.1 5,448 205
Santa Barbara (42)
2,142 0.97 91.0 2,214 112
Kings (16)
1,128 4.18 10.0 270.0 17
San Luis Obispo (40)
819.4 1.23 32.5 663.5 24
Yuba (58)
263.6 9.78 11.3 27.0 15
Placer (31)
22.6 0.63 19.0 36.0 9
San Bernardino (36)
18.0 0.87 5.95 20.8 14
Orange (30)
3.00 1.50 4.25 2.00 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.