PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Chili Peppers in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Peppers, Chili
Spices and Herbs
AG
08050
8050

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Chili Peppers 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 41,656 0.96 4,220 43,226
Uses:
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 21,121 146.2 144.5 144.5
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Not Listed 11,927 12.0 789.5 996.5
Uses: Fungicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,177 1.53 1,381 1,420
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 740.7 3.02 277.0 245.5
Uses: Herbicide
Gliocladium virens GL-21 (spores) (3854)
Microbial Not Listed 693.6 0.60 707.0 1,156
Uses: Fungicide
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Polyalkyloxy Compound, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 517.6 0.15 1,019 3,451
Note! Data for Silicone-polyether 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
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 483.0 0.64 847.0 756.0
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 440.7 1.41 363.9 311.9
Uses: Herbicide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 327.8 0.16 942.0 2,096
Uses: Fungicide
Flupyradifurone (6098)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 247.2 0.12 1,109 2,100
Uses: Insecticide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 242.3 0.43 672.0 559.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 229.9 0.23 1,231 985.3
Uses: Insecticide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 207.5 0.17 1,448 1,218
Uses: Adjuvant
Difenoconazole (5024)
Azole Not Listed 205.3 0.10 942.0 2,096
Uses: Fungicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 157.1 0.77 1,026 202.8
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 146.8 0.11 2,313 1,389
Uses: Fungicide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 121.5 0.08 2,231 1,502
Uses: Adjuvant
Flonicamid (5886)
Unclassified Not Listed 118.6 0.08 1,019 1,489
Uses: Insecticide
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 115.6 0.08 830.0 1,441
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Cypermethrin, zeta (3866)
Pyrethroid Yes 115.2 0.05 1,658 2,511
Uses: Insecticide
Styrene butadiene polymer (5399)
Polymer Not Listed 101.1 0.07 815.0 1,440
Uses: Adjuvant
Polyoxyethylene cetyl-stearyl alcohol (3742)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 91.5 0.12 815.0 754.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 88.7 1.37 35.0 65.0
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
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 81.2 3.25 70.0 25.0
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 78.7 0.51 160.0 155.0
Uses: Herbicide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 70.4 0.06 1,448 1,218
Uses: Adjuvant
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 67.3 1.01 517.0 66.5
Uses: Herbicide
Propionic acid (505)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 61.7 0.08 897.0 768.0
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097, 2233)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 55.8 0.04 1,464 1,248
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
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 54.2 0.06 1,658 859.6
Uses: Insecticide
Alpha-alkyl-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) poly (oxyethylene), (1884)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 51.9 0.09 672.0 559.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Thiram (589)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 51.1 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Spirotetramat (5955)
Keto-enol Not Listed 50.4 0.08 2,582 640.1
Uses: Insecticide
Abamectin (2254, 5916, 5917)
Macrocyclic Lactone, Botanical Yes 45.1 0.02 1,254 2,393
Note! Data for Abamectin summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251 (A filamentous fungus) (5861)
Microbial Not Listed 43.2 0.24 200.0 180.0
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 37.6 0.10 1,472 371.3
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Polybutenes (1040)
Polymer Not Listed 37.0 0.03 1,448 1,218
Uses: Rodenticide
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 26.5 0.05 200.0 536.0
Uses: Herbicide
Cyazofamid (5930)
Azole Not Listed 23.6 0.07 225.0 329.5
Uses: Fungicide
Fluopicolide (5949)
Not Listed 15.6 0.12 419.0 126.8
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (6082)
Microbial Not Listed 12.5 0.62 20.0 20.0
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Myclobutanil (2245)
Azole Yes 11.7 0.12 2,042 94.5
Uses: Fungicide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 11.0 0.20 753.0 55.0
Uses: Fungicide
Quinoxyfen (5787)
Quinoline Not Listed 10.7 0.10 112.5 111.5
Uses: Fungicide
Thiamethoxam (5598)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 9.83 0.07 127.5 140.0
Uses: Insecticide
Polyether modified polysiloxane (5223)
Silicone Not Listed 9.26 0.15 20.0 60.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Spinosad (mixture of Factors A and D) (3983)
Spinosyn, Macrocyclic Lactone Not Listed 8.99 0.10 625.1 90.9
Uses: Insecticide
Potassium hydroxide (1306)
Inorganic Not Listed 8.85 0.01 815.0 754.0
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 7.65 0.25 708.0 31.0
Uses: Insecticide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Chili Peppers 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)
41,656 0.96 4,220 43,226 548
Kern (15)
40,779 1.04 1,050 39,141 296
San Benito (35)
290.3 0.25 65.0 1,164 50
Ventura (56)
225.5 0.17 344.4 1,328 27
Monterey (27)
178.2 0.17 2,081 1,048 72
Solano (48)
77.3 0.36 25.0 214.9 43
Santa Barbara (42)
57.4 0.18 640.0 323.7 37
Imperial (13)
47.1 - - - 15
San Bernardino (36)
1.31 0.20 15.0 6.50 7
Merced (24)
0.03 0.06 - 0.50 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.