PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Apricots in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Apricots
Fruits and Nuts
AG
05001
5001

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for apricots appear to be fairly accurate. High acreage in 1991 is probably incorrect due to errors in the original data. In general, PUR estimates of acres planted for fruit and nut trees are more accurate than Califo

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Apricots 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 170,110 1.00 8,244 169,576
Uses:
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 92,188 14.6 4,737 6,319
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
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 15,421 4.60 1,898 3,353
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 6,907 1.49 3,817 4,634
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 6,761 2.65 2,361 2,555
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 6,177 333.9 27.0 18.5
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 3,963 3.84 937.5 1,033
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 2,136 2.24 1,663 955.5
Uses: Herbicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 2,121 0.70 3,114 3,027
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 1,914 2.88 661.8 663.9
Uses: Fungicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,781 0.34 2,598 5,174
Uses: Adjuvant
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,635 0.17 4,862 9,537
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
Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (6082)
Microbial Not Listed 1,535 4.41 174.2 348.2
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 1,238 10.1 122.5 122.5
Uses: Insecticide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 1,227 4.10 310.0 299.0
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Buprofezin (3947)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,060 1.59 520.8 665.2
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 1,055 0.41 3,321 2,600
Uses: Herbicide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 967.6 0.20 3,707 4,852
Uses: Fungicide
Modified phthalic glycerol alkyd resin (1159)
Polymer Not Listed 943.0 0.23 1,682 4,106
Uses: Adjuvant
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 866.7 0.70 1,428 1,243
Uses: Herbicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 812.9 0.33 1,704 2,484
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 756.6 142.8 13.7 5.30
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 707.8 9.13 102.7 77.5
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 627.3 0.96 653.5 651.0
Uses: Fungicide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 624.1 0.12 2,764 5,266
Uses: Adjuvant
Propiconazole (2276)
Azole Yes 575.5 0.11 4,299 5,070
Uses: Fungicide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 556.1 0.10 4,269 5,496
Uses: Fungicide
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097, 2233)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 491.8 0.08 3,353 5,833
Note! Data for Poly oxyethylated tallow amine summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 482.0 1.78 306.1 270.3
Uses: Herbicide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 476.9 0.25 1,690 1,940
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide Not Listed 452.2 1.23 166.0 367.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 446.6 1.13 702.4 396.0
Uses: Herbicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 442.2 0.58 295.5 761.2
Uses: Insecticide
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 426.1 0.31 1,356 1,388
Note! Data for Ethylene glycol polymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 414.2 0.88 594.4 469.6
Uses: Herbicide
Flubendiamide (5948)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 396.8 0.12 2,931 3,175
Uses: Insecticide
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 395.5 1.17 283.0 337.2
Uses: Fungicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 369.2 0.28 909.0 1,310
Uses: Fungicide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 366.8 2.55 48.0 144.0
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
Polybutenes (1040)
Polymer Not Listed 341.2 0.06 2,790 5,331
Uses: Rodenticide
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 339.8 1.57 280.1 216.1
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
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 337.8 0.17 1,618 1,941
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Frontalin + alpha-pinene mixture (3996)
Pheromone Not Listed 315.4 0.30 822.1 1,042
Uses: Pheromone
Ethylene glycol (276)
Glycol Yes 314.1 0.16 1,037 1,952
Uses: Solvent, Adjuvant
Penthiopyrad (6020)
Amide, Pyrazole Not Listed 299.0 0.21 1,436 1,398
Uses: Fungicide
Diflubenzuron (1992)
Benzoylurea Not Listed 298.7 0.17 1,525 1,748
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 280.5 0.34 1,244 822.6
Uses: Adjuvant
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 275.8 3.57 68.7 77.2
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Pyrimethanil (5864)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 267.0 0.23 1,169 1,179
Uses: Fungicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 242.3 3.42 301.3 70.9
Uses: Herbicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Apricots 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)
170,110 1.00 8,244 169,576 6,176
Stanislaus (50)
51,971 0.69 3,746 75,868 1,543
Fresno (10)
34,242 1.40 1,263 24,433 1,380
Kings (16)
31,961 1.53 1,023 20,851 1,077
Tulare (54)
17,138 1.04 655.4 16,421 1,255
San Joaquin (39)
14,248 0.70 557.5 20,420 229
San Benito (35)
8,975 2.49 246.5 3,600 143
Merced (24)
6,495 1.47 300.0 4,431 94
Contra Costa (07)
2,342 1.34 86.3 1,745 136
Santa Clara (43)
1,696 2.16 111.1 785.0 69
Yolo (57)
312.7 0.72 58.8 437.2 36
Yuba (58)
308.2 7.94 7.15 38.8 50
Solano (48)
129.1 1.17 18.8 110.5 63
Sutter (51)
109.7 2.96 5.50 37.0 15
Madera (20)
44.9 0.38 20.2 119.2 7
Kern (15)
34.9 0.19 107.0 186.0 11
Butte (04)
19.8 3.04 12.0 6.50 4
Sonoma (49)
18.4 36.8 0.25 0.50 2
El Dorado (09)
15.5 0.31 8.00 50.0 6
San Luis Obispo (40)
12.5 1.51 9.10 8.25 7
Colusa (06)
7.99 1.60 2.50 5.00 2
Siskiyou (47)
6.39 9.39 0.17 0.68 3
Placer (31)
6.13 0.49 1.50 8.60 22
Calaveras (05)
5.73 2.86 0.50 2.00 4
Los Angeles (19)
5.40 1.35 1.00 4.00 4
Sacramento (34)
4.97 1.24 1.00 4.00 6
Tehama (52)
0.54 0.14 1.00 4.00 2
Marin (21)
0.43 - - - 3
Napa (28)
0.08 0.65 0.13 0.12 2
Ventura (56)
0.0015 0.0060 0.25 0.25 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.