PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Avocado in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Avocado
Fruits and Nuts
AG
28000
28000

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Avocado 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 555,865 2.47 42,528 224,800
Uses:
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 405,704 17.0 26,764 23,795
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
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 46,867 1.21 16,554 38,473
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 36,858 9.52 3,804 3,871
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
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 34,025 1.08 13,851 31,434
Uses: Herbicide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 10,477 1.21 5,957 8,691
Uses: Herbicide
Caprylic acid (2316)
Unclassified Not Listed 3,906 2.93 566.7 1,332
Uses: Microbiocide
Capric acid (2315)
Unclassified Not Listed 2,659 2.00 612.4 1,332
Uses: Microbiocide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,445 16.6 403.6 147.3
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Petroleum distillates, aromatic (1814)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 1,636 2.51 967.1 651.1
Uses: Solvent, Herbicide, Insecticide
Molasses (744)
Carbohydrate Not Listed 902.3 36.2 34.9 24.9
Uses: Bait
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 686.8 0.08 6,755 8,312
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 665.1 0.45 1,225 1,493
Uses: Adjuvant
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 606.1 0.08 3,614 7,984
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
Trimethyl nonanol-ethylene oxide complex (1196)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 588.2 0.34 1,877 1,714
Uses: Adjuvant
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 500.3 0.10 2,444 4,965
Uses: Adjuvant
Abamectin (2254, 5916, 5917)
Macrocyclic Lactone, Botanical Yes 404.2 0.02 24,439 20,474
Note! Data for Abamectin summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Polyalkyloxy Compound, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 401.7 0.15 3,014 2,681
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
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 375.6 0.34 1,075 1,098
Uses: Fungicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 284.5 2.06 316.5 138.3
Uses: Herbicide
Alpha-alkyl (C10-C16)-omega-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene) (5821)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 280.4 0.24 1,301 1,146
Uses: Adjuvant
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 275.2 9.83 106.0 28.0
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Potash soap (1596, 1409)
Soap Not Listed 260.3 7.44 40.0 35.0
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
Fenpropathrin (2234)
Pyrethroid Yes 253.5 0.32 919.2 777.2
Uses: Insecticide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 250.3 1.49 396.4 167.8
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 219.9 0.05 1,419 4,188
Uses: Adjuvant
Spirodiclofen (5857)
Keto-enol Yes 211.0 0.31 1,046 678.3
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 204.9 0.91 273.0 226.0
Uses: Insecticide
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 199.7 0.07 3,198 2,871
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 189.4 0.11 3,402 1,759
Uses: Insecticide
Spinosad (mixture of Factors A and D) (3983)
Spinosyn, Macrocyclic Lactone Not Listed 188.9 0.13 3,318 1,400
Uses: Insecticide
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 182.0 0.08 446.0 2,171
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 161.8 0.14 1,566 1,149
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Methyl silicone resins (3689)
Silicone Not Listed 158.4 0.13 1,590 1,202
Uses: Adjuvant
Norflurazon (2019)
Pyridazinone Yes 151.7 1.15 123.1 131.5
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium propionate (5015)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 146.2 0.31 252.0 469.8
Uses: Preservative, Microbiocide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 138.5 0.43 368.8 323.0
Uses: Insecticide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 136.1 0.12 410.6 1,146
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Sugar (708)
Carbohydrate Not Listed 125.4 0.49 264.9 254.9
Uses: Bait
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 123.1 0.03 1,335 4,020
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Cottonseed oil (1015)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 121.6 6.95 28.5 17.5
Uses: Insecticide
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 121.2 0.19 725.0 634.3
Uses: Adjuvant
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 119.0 0.05 1,164 2,281
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 108.6 0.19 725.0 577.3
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 99.5 0.26 1,047 389.1
Uses: Molluscicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 96.5 0.63 434.0 154.2
Uses: Herbicide
Bentonite (1399)
Inorganic Not Listed 89.6 1.09 465.5 82.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Fenpyroximate (5784)
Pyrazole Not Listed 86.1 0.11 1,479 810.5
Uses: Insecticide
Calcium hydroxide (99, 3669)
Inorganic Not Listed 78.7 2.79 139.4 28.2
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
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 77.3 0.31 431.5 250.8
Uses: Herbicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Avocado 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)
555,865 2.47 42,528 224,800 12,611
Ventura (56)
229,984 2.39 16,820 95,822 5,084
San Diego (37)
124,390 1.98 10,518 62,866 3,650
Santa Barbara (42)
101,041 3.30 6,204 30,652 1,331
San Luis Obispo (40)
59,432 3.63 4,077 16,358 620
Orange (30)
19,751 4.11 1,278 4,801 251
Riverside (33)
9,975 0.84 2,868 11,939 1,405
Monterey (27)
9,008 13.1 252.0 687.8 28
San Bernardino (36)
1,005 0.85 411.6 1,178 186
Tulare (54)
819.5 4.28 70.5 191.5 22
Los Angeles (19)
261.0 8.56 38.0 30.5 7
Santa Cruz (44)
198.9 0.72 21.5 275.5 24
Marin (21)
0.40 - - - 3
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.