PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Beets in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Beets, General
Field Crops
AG
29109
29109

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Beets 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 72,265 1.53 28,753 46,981
Uses:
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 22,081 129.0 946.0 171.2
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 19,262 198.2 214.8 97.2
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 8,249 2.03 2,320 4,058
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
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,899 47.5 172.2 166.4
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Cycloate (516)
Thiocarbamate Yes 2,188 2.46 6,398 889.8
Uses: Herbicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,094 2.45 788.5 854.8
Uses: Fungicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,835 2.39 3,019 768.9
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Bacillus thuringiensis, Subsp. Aizawai, Strain ABTS-1857 (5879)
Microbial Not Listed 1,391 1.00 2,690 1,395
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 687.2 1.01 7,876 678.7
Uses: Insecticide
Potash soap (1596, 1409)
Soap Not Listed 531.8 5.75 7,798 92.4
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
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 527.0 0.49 3,273 1,085
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 435.5 0.43 3,563 1,021
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 388.0 2.32 991.0 167.5
Uses: Insecticide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 386.6 1.65 541.0 234.1
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (6082)
Microbial Not Listed 335.0 1.52 1,016 220.5
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Not Listed 250.6 0.53 3,893 468.7
Uses: Fungicide
Spinosad (mixture of Factors A and D) (3983)
Spinosyn, Macrocyclic Lactone Not Listed 238.4 0.11 14,906 2,175
Uses: Insecticide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 175.8 0.21 2,877 850.7
Uses: Fungicide
Thiram (589)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 173.7 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Phenmedipham (675)
Bis-Carbamate Not Listed 162.4 0.38 3,859 428.4
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 153.8 0.21 1,618 727.4
Uses: Fungicide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 146.5 0.09 5,015 1,600
Uses: Adjuvant
Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer (2816, 1698)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 144.4 0.06 1,894 2,331
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
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 118.6 0.32 1,762 366.2
Uses: Fungicide
Polymerized pinene (2043)
Polymer Not Listed 93.7 1.30 895.0 72.3
Uses: Insecticide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 90.8 0.38 1,254 236.1
Uses: Adjuvant
Fenamidone (5791)
Imidazole Not Listed 90.7 0.26 4,059 346.8
Uses: Fungicide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 85.2 0.19 2,068 452.3
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 84.3 0.09 2,730 974.4
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
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 83.1 0.43 1,795 192.8
Uses: Herbicide
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 82.4 0.05 5,541 1,523
Uses: Insecticide
Fludioxonil (5027)
Pyrrole Not Listed 79.1 0.22 1,762 366.2
Uses: Fungicide
Paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251 (A filamentous fungus) (5861)
Microbial Not Listed 77.6 0.23 1,062 335.1
Uses: Insecticide
Copper octanoate (5225)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 73.3 0.56 4,623 130.3
Uses: Fungicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 70.1 0.11 4,641 640.5
Uses: Insecticide
Polyoxyethylene cetyl-stearyl alcohol (3742)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 69.9 0.17 561.0 411.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Poly-i-para-menthene (1314)
Unclassified Not Listed 66.5 0.48 237.7 140.0
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 65.7 1.20 1,025 54.8
Uses: Insecticide
Azadirachtin (2328)
Botanical Not Listed 64.1 0.03 3,907 2,471
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 64.0 0.19 2,072 345.4
Uses: Fungicide
Propionic acid (505)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 61.3 0.14 1,011 449.9
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 60.4 0.05 12,088 1,137
Uses: Adjuvant
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 56.7 0.90 295.0 63.0
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 48.1 1.64 219.0 29.3
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Polyether modified polysiloxane (5223)
Silicone Not Listed 44.5 0.04 6,060 1,271
Uses: Adjuvant
Pyrethrins (510)
Botanical Yes 44.0 0.04 4,232 1,155
Uses: Insecticide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 43.0 0.38 921.0 112.2
Uses: Synergist, Insecticide
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 42.5 0.12 1,242 340.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Cypermethrin, zeta (3866)
Pyrethroid Yes 40.7 0.04 4,751 937.8
Uses: Insecticide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Beets 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)
72,265 1.53 28,753 46,981 6,396
Stanislaus (50)
23,292 5.31 1,008 4,383 1,856
Monterey (27)
13,808 10.6 18,548 1,306 407
Kern (15)
11,120 1.29 1,630 8,598 247
San Benito (35)
7,220 2.24 1,094 3,221 880
Santa Barbara (42)
6,601 0.90 1,012 7,301 466
Ventura (56)
4,380 0.35 2,766 12,383 1,543
Imperial (13)
2,244 0.36 1,864 5,724 675
Riverside (33)
1,789 0.61 192.0 2,949 117
San Luis Obispo (40)
1,749 2.09 270.0 838.5 77
San Joaquin (39)
31.9 0.61 42.0 52.0 78
Colusa (06)
9.68 0.09 149.9 110.0 6
Santa Cruz (44)
9.02 0.15 34.0 60.0 4
Butte (04)
5.09 0.17 30.0 30.0 1
Santa Clara (43)
5.08 0.68 112.1 7.50 13
San Diego (37)
1.13 0.06 0.50 18.0 25
Orange (30)
0.41 4.09 1.00 0.10 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.