PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Right of Way in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Right of Way
Non-Agricultural
NONAG
00040
40

Acres treated, acres planted, and number of fields do not apply to this category of pesticide use.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Right of Way 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 3,866,190 0.61 24,626 133,354
Uses:
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 1,490,360 1.99 12,374 11,720
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 276,276 49.5 35.0 103.0
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 265,274 1.86 8,593 8,386
Uses: Herbicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 150,518 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Disodium tetraborate decahydrate (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 138,547 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Propylene oxide (508)
Alcohol/Ether Yes 133,136 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 88,194 3.46 1,583 976.5
Uses: Herbicide
Dichlobenil (112)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 79,226 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 68,465 3.58 400.0 100.0
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 67,876 1.65 1,804 1,618
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
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 67,276 0.30 9,404 10,754
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
Sodium chlorite (2148)
Inorganic Not Listed 51,856 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Endothall, mono [N,N-dimethyl alkylamine] salt (2056)
Unclassified Not Listed 50,252 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Defoliant
Dazomet (233)
Unclassified Not Listed 47,564 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 45,178 1.54 3,126 1,292
Uses: Herbicide
Copper ethanolamine complex (3551)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 42,646 0.93 100.0 300.0
Uses: Algaecide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 41,859 0.91 5,689 2,640
Uses: Adjuvant
Acrolein (Propenal) (3)
Aldehyde Yes 40,837 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Fumigant
Endothall, dipotassium salt (1356)
Unclassified Not Listed 33,678 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Defoliant
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 33,623 0.89 3,757 3,763
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 33,164 4.23 191.8 79.0
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 29,128 0.30 4,800 6,281
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Disodium octaborate anhydrous (5053)
Inorganic Not Listed 28,489 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 26,589 0.30 6,611 7,202
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfonic acids, C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene, sodium salts (5843)
Soap Not Listed 22,999 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 21,616 1.15 2,112 1,963
Uses: Herbicide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 20,932 1.07 540.5 217.8
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Dithiopyr (2308)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 20,497 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Aminopyralid, triisopropanolamine salt (5928)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 18,808 0.12 2,008 1,169
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 18,184 0.27 3,056 3,002
Uses: Fungicide
Bromacil (83)
Uracil Yes 18,128 2.94 287.0 152.0
Uses: Herbicide
1-(alkylamino)-3-aminopropane (1830, 5068)
Alkyl Amino Propane Not Listed 16,706 - - -
Note! Data for 1-(alkylamino)-3-aminopropane summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Microbiocide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 16,333 1.19 601.0 443.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper (from triethanolamine complex) (1615)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 16,110 - - -
Uses: Algaecide
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 15,960 0.21 1,602 1,041
Uses: Adjuvant
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 14,876 2.92 754.0 461.1
Uses: Herbicide
Nonanoic acid, ammonium salt (5963)
Botanical Not Listed 14,594 37.4 34.0 38.0
Uses: Herbicide
Copper naphthenate (153)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 14,444 - - -
Uses: Wood Preservative, Insecticide, Fungicide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Copper ethylenediamine complex (3549)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 14,282 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 14,021 1.30 351.0 217.0
Uses: Herbicide
Imazapyr, isopropylamine salt (2257)
Imidazolinone Not Listed 13,765 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Isoxaben (2289)
Amide, Oxazole Not Listed 12,988 1.43 513.0 32.5
Uses: Herbicide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 10,872 0.15 2,018 535.2
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 10,499 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Polyacrylamide polymer (2111)
Polymer Not Listed 9,252 0.02 1,979 2,898
Uses: Adjuvant
Sulfometuron methyl (2149)
Sulfonylurea Not Listed 7,858 0.14 500.0 94.0
Uses: Herbicide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 6,525 1.69 307.0 105.5
Uses: Herbicide
Polyoxyethylene sorbitol, mixed ethyl ester (1178)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 6,279 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Flumioxazin (5802)
Unclassified Not Listed 5,703 0.26 505.0 303.6
Uses: Herbicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Right of Way 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)
3,866,190 0.61 24,626 133,354 41,445
Fresno (10)
366,347 0.37 134.0 3,058 2,199
Los Angeles (19)
304,696 0.52 3.99 1.00 1,949
San Joaquin (39)
296,646 0.52 5,229 43,947 1,850
Kern (15)
289,471 - - - 1,636
Stanislaus (50)
263,389 0.70 2,012 11,200 2,243
Tulare (54)
198,041 7.21 73.0 825.5 1,817
Monterey (27)
148,866 0.04 473.0 349.3 1,405
Riverside (33)
128,287 - - - 922
San Diego (37)
126,856 - - - 848
Imperial (13)
124,151 46.9 30.0 30.0 906
Merced (24)
118,590 0.42 2,676 35,129 2,212
Kings (16)
107,659 0.22 660.0 340.8 1,123
San Bernardino (36)
107,064 - - - 1,051
Solano (48)
90,659 - - - 819
Placer (31)
85,974 0.55 231.0 236.5 601
Santa Clara (43)
82,580 - - - 685
Glenn (11)
81,552 - - - 721
Orange (30)
76,814 2.69 50.0 38.0 1,157
Nevada (29)
71,963 - - - 248
Colusa (06)
65,492 0.43 1,972 18,756 981
Sacramento (34)
60,234 - - - 1,179
Ventura (56)
53,521 0.92 5,622 4,340 1,411
Alameda (01)
51,648 - - - 880
Contra Costa (07)
50,699 0.17 652.0 470.2 1,103
San Mateo (41)
50,447 - - - 464
El Dorado (09)
49,031 2.28 723.0 437.8 406
Madera (20)
48,593 0.97 500.0 2,154 615
Santa Barbara (42)
46,579 0.83 476.0 277.5 934
Sutter (51)
46,445 1.39 859.0 1,942 818
Butte (04)
42,733 0.44 151.0 566.0 1,096
Yolo (57)
41,502 0.26 100.0 455.0 893
Sonoma (49)
21,619 0.53 126.0 301.5 448
Siskiyou (47)
18,462 0.19 - 840.0 278
Shasta (45)
17,155 1.35 510.0 543.0 459
Yuba (58)
16,178 0.90 674.0 4,136 565
San Luis Obispo (40)
14,600 - - - 854
San Francisco (38)
13,654 - - - 107
Plumas (32)
11,636 0.08 28.5 47.3 161
Santa Cruz (44)
11,616 - - - 362
Tehama (52)
11,097 1.32 265.0 2,322 543
Tuolumne (55)
6,390 - - - 327
Lassen (18)
6,033 0.44 85.0 65.5 171
Napa (28)
5,731 - - - 302
Inyo (14)
5,103 - - - 92
Calaveras (05)
5,055 0.88 4.50 29.2 363
Amador (03)
4,071 - - - 279
Modoc (25)
3,694 - - - 67
Mendocino (23)
3,485 0.54 7.00 8.50 82
Sierra (46)
2,721 0.79 9.00 21.0 38
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.