PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Tomatoes for Processing in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Tomatoes, Processing
Vegetables and Melons
AG
29136
29136

There are two types of tomatoes reported in the PUR data: Fresh tomatoes and processing tomatoes. Due to inconsistencies in how these are reported and possibly errors in the original data as well, reported tomato acreage is highly variable. Combining the

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Tomatoes for Processing 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 13,998,100 2.57 275,651 5,445,720
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 9,137,270 24.7 189,472 369,191
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 2,254,970 150.8 38,812 14,954
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 462,662 29.7 14,678 15,552
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 337,639 115.0 3,286 2,937
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 292,151 79.7 4,451 3,664
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 220,714 1.83 92,072 120,905
Uses: Fungicide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 172,406 1.61 115,117 107,051
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 169,151 2.06 69,880 82,098
Uses: Herbicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 89,863 0.69 137,894 130,193
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 72,906 1.79 36,710 40,629
Uses: Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 64,392 1.15 45,445 55,898
Uses: Fungicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 48,867 0.59 53,570 83,471
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Metolachlor (1996)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 47,769 1.66 32,587 28,757
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 46,419 0.13 165,383 371,098
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
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 41,274 0.20 146,902 201,425
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 35,969 0.45 58,595 80,716
Uses: Insecticide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 33,122 0.65 54,001 50,804
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 28,769 0.92 35,217 31,326
Uses: Herbicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 26,726 0.64 39,580 41,580
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 26,266 0.37 55,757 70,381
Uses: Adjuvant
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 22,794 1.52 9,991 14,956
Uses: Insecticide
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 18,183 1.20 9,875 15,187
Uses: Insecticide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 17,881 2.36 12,523 7,574
Uses: Insecticide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 14,067 0.31 41,457 45,846
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 11,681 0.33 28,358 35,323
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
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 11,253 0.16 61,362 69,339
Uses: Fungicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 10,177 0.89 10,426 11,494
Uses: Herbicide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 10,115 0.19 47,957 52,929
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 10,070 0.10 85,073 97,536
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (6082)
Microbial Not Listed 9,623 5.78 1,061 1,666
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 8,359 0.92 5,152 9,073
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 8,274 0.14 38,487 57,725
Uses: Fungicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 8,007 0.08 64,562 96,041
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 7,917 1.11 5,320 7,158
Uses: Insecticide
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 7,486 0.34 11,067 21,932
Uses: Fungicide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 7,324 1.49 2,718 4,904
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 7,047 0.08 50,745 92,672
Uses: Adjuvant
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 6,466 0.05 68,985 130,438
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Metribuzin (1692)
Triazinone Yes 6,281 0.49 17,808 12,739
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 6,030 0.12 48,180 50,094
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 5,954 2.34 907.8 2,542
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Not Listed 5,433 0.14 37,230 37,991
Uses: Fungicide
Dinotefuran (5822)
Neonicotinoid, Guanidine Not Listed 5,395 0.22 25,276 25,086
Uses: Insecticide
Difenoconazole (5024)
Azole Not Listed 4,970 0.07 67,623 76,026
Uses: Fungicide
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide Not Listed 4,610 0.52 6,004 8,812
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 4,590 0.70 6,683 6,525
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 4,434 0.05 80,282 84,010
Uses: Insecticide
Fluxapyroxad (6033)
Anilide, Pyrazole Not Listed 4,193 0.08 48,168 51,822
Uses: Fungicide
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 4,182 0.04 55,383 108,913
Uses: Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Tomatoes for Processing 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)
13,998,100 2.57 275,651 5,445,720 44,679
Fresno (10)
6,680,080 3.23 90,522 2,067,470 12,025
Merced (24)
2,109,390 3.32 28,742 634,634 5,682
Kings (16)
1,960,840 2.46 31,419 797,223 3,475
San Joaquin (39)
779,762 1.84 24,852 424,845 5,665
Yolo (57)
708,437 1.96 33,944 361,164 4,557
Kern (15)
441,176 2.32 10,933 190,335 1,868
Sutter (51)
334,873 2.28 10,064 146,796 1,532
Colusa (06)
289,898 0.89 14,543 326,535 3,210
Solano (48)
194,686 1.20 10,122 162,694 2,742
Stanislaus (50)
179,284 1.98 7,153 90,702 959
Madera (20)
112,127 1.46 4,309 76,868 676
Tulare (54)
57,420 2.97 870.0 19,302 159
Contra Costa (07)
52,166 0.86 2,817 60,685 665
Sacramento (34)
32,820 0.88 2,678 37,492 598
Santa Clara (43)
31,432 3.89 275.0 8,086 242
Glenn (11)
21,148 0.76 1,442 27,705 376
San Benito (35)
10,913 1.32 605.3 8,297 216
Butte (04)
1,669 0.34 361.0 4,890 32
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.