PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Vertebrate Pest Control in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Vertebrate Pest Control
Non-Agricultural
NONAG
00080
80

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Vertebrate Pest Control 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 54,832 0.51 5,503 5,699
Uses:
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 42,124 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 2,946 0.13 1,106 751.2
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Sodium nitrate (696)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,876 - - -
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,413 18.4 72.5 71.7
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 1,362 4.50 152.0 299.0
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 1,084 3.59 1.00 1.00
Uses: Herbicide
Carbon (712)
Inorganic Not Listed 952.4 - - -
Uses: Water Treatment, Rodenticide
Ortho-benzyl-para-chlorophenol (522)
Chlorinated Phenol Not Listed 330.1 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Ortho-phenylphenol (448)
Phenol Yes 262.2 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 239.0 2.76 3.00 3.00
Uses: Herbicide
Zinc phosphide (626)
Inorganic-Zinc Yes 232.6 0.0083 927.0 978.0
Uses: Rodenticide
Polybutenes (1040)
Polymer Not Listed 222.2 - - -
Uses: Rodenticide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 184.7 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 180.0 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Bromacil (83)
Uracil Yes 180.0 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 155.1 0.81 4.00 4.00
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 115.7 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Dithiopyr (2308)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 84.0 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Para-tert-amylphenol (900)
Phenol Not Listed 64.6 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 62.4 0.48 3.00 3.00
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 60.2 0.23 1.00 1.00
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
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 58.7 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
nonanoic acid (2739)
Fatty acid Not Listed 51.1 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Fungicide
Polymerized pinene (2043)
Polymer Not Listed 47.5 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 46.2 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Tetrachlorvinphos, Z-isomer (305)
Organophosphorus Yes 39.9 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Magnesium phosphide (2085)
Inorganic Yes 36.4 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Rodenticide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 35.0 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 31.0 0.50 72.5 62.0
Uses: Fungicide
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 29.6 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Fluazifop-P-butyl (5815)
Aryloxyphenoxy propionic acid Yes 27.0 0.38 72.5 71.7
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Not Listed 26.2 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Sulfentrazone (5923)
Triazolone Not Listed 22.1 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Strychnine (554)
Botanical Yes 18.6 0.0002 531.0 383.0
Uses: Rodenticide, Avicide
Mesotrione (6069)
Benzoylcyclohexanedione Not Listed 17.6 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Not Listed 15.5 0.25 72.5 62.0
Uses: Fungicide
Phosphine (3541)
Inorganic Yes 15.0 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 14.2 0.22 3.00 3.00
Uses: Adjuvant
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 13.9 0.60 50.0 23.0
Uses: Molluscicide
Imazapyr, isopropylamine salt (2257)
Imidazolinone Not Listed 12.6 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 12.5 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Fluopyram (6004)
Amide, Pyridine Yes 11.5 0.10 111.0 111.0
Uses: Fungicide
Tebuconazole (3850)
Azole Not Listed 11.5 0.10 111.0 111.0
Uses: Fungicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 10.9 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfometuron methyl (2149)
Sulfonylurea Not Listed 9.91 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
DDVP (187)
Organophosphorus Yes 9.18 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product, Impurity
Sec-butyl alcohol (3078, 1482)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 6.67 - - -
Note! Data for Sec-butyl alcohol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Solvent
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 6.30 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Tetraconazole (5939)
Azole Yes 5.76 0.04 141.0 141.0
Uses: Fungicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Vertebrate Pest Control 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)
54,832 0.51 5,503 5,699 3,655
Riverside (33)
38,717 - - - 175
Monterey (27)
4,590 - - - 175
San Luis Obispo (40)
3,326 4.80 83.5 325.7 544
Tulare (54)
1,702 0.14 211.0 202.0 255
San Benito (35)
1,343 0.81 1,613 1,541 145
Fresno (10)
887.6 0.12 179.0 1.00 214
Colusa (06)
757.5 - - - 29
Kern (15)
598.7 - - - 191
Stanislaus (50)
560.2 0.61 3.00 27.0 131
Solano (48)
515.8 - - - 27
Merced (24)
324.4 - - - 148
Alameda (01)
317.2 - - - 84
Sutter (51)
204.0 - - - 54
Madera (20)
200.9 0.0000 10.0 40.0 128
Yolo (57)
194.7 - - - 73
Santa Barbara (42)
118.6 0.02 2,504 2,662 299
Ventura (56)
112.9 - - - 93
Kings (16)
105.2 - - - 98
Contra Costa (07)
97.4 - - - 16
Santa Clara (43)
36.6 - - - 112
Santa Cruz (44)
23.2 - - - 68
Los Angeles (19)
23.2 - - - 154
San Mateo (41)
17.9 - - - 32
San Diego (37)
13.5 - - - 125
San Bernardino (36)
13.1 - - - 44
San Francisco (38)
9.74 - - - 4
Napa (28)
8.31 - - - 2
Marin (21)
6.71 - - - 1
Shasta (45)
5.03 0.0000 900.0 900.0 8
Orange (30)
1.26 - - - 48
San Joaquin (39)
0.20 - - - 58
Lassen (18)
0.18 - - - 2
Sacramento (34)
0.05 - - - 7
Glenn (11)
0.03 - - - 15
Sonoma (49)
0.02 - - - 24
Lake (17)
0.02 - - - 9
Yuba (58)
0.0031 - - - 25
Butte (04)
0.0029 - - - 13
Mendocino (23)
0.0025 - - - 18
Tehama (52)
0.0014 - - - 3
Mariposa (22)
0.0004 - - - 1
Placer (31)
0.0003 - - - 2
El Dorado (09)
0.0000 - - - 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.