PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Alameda in 2009, Bay Area Region

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

Basic Information about this county including contact information for the California County Agricultural Commissioner in this county.
Top 50 pesticides used in this county or region in 2009, 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.
Top crops and sites for chemical use in this county or region in 2009, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Basic County Information for Alameda

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Alameda
Dennis Bray
224 W. Winton Ave., RM. 184
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone:510-670-5232
Fax: 510-783-3928
Email: unavailable
Web: http://www.co.alameda.ca.us/cda/agric.shtml

For more detailed county agricultural contact information, see the CDFA County Ag Liaison Office.

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Alameda in 2009


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 (00)
Not Listed 206,038 0.35 10,530 52,658
Uses:
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 41,301 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (5785)
Not Listed 36,757 - - -
Uses:
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 34,926 1.24 1,516 2,180
Uses: Herbicide
Petroleum distillates (1730, 763, 2768)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 8,838 0.42 2.70 2.70
Note! Data for Petroleum distillates 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, Solvent
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 5,986 0.60 63.1 63.1
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 5,734 9.72 - 15.0
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,915 2.95 1,275 1,592
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 4,359 0.50 104.8 170.5
Uses: Herbicide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,235 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 3,545 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 3,327 4.02 102.5 189.0
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate (1818)
Triazinetrione Yes 2,094 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,090 0.12 294.6 343.9
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, Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Petroleum distillates, refined (2106)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 1,855 4.75 243.8 324.7
Uses: Insecticide
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 1,706 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Boric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,568 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 1,562 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 1,523 0.04 36.3 35.1
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Glyphosate, monoammonium salt (2301, 2319)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,420 - - -
Note! Data for Glyphosate, monoammonium salt summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 1,321 0.04 688.9 738.5
Uses: Insecticide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,294 0.31 1,414 4,187
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Not Listed 1,151 0.49 501.0 645.2
Uses: Herbicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,106 0.56 1,780 1,967
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 1,100 5.82 212.0 78.2
Note! Data for Mineral 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, Adjuvant
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,075 0.20 46.0 10.0
Uses: Insecticide
Trichloro-s-triazinetrione (407)
Triazinetrione Yes 1,055 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 1,042 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 1,034 35.5 75.0 2.00
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
2,4-D, triisopropylamine salt (816)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Not Listed 947.2 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Isoxaben (2289)
Amide Not Listed 935.9 0.23 77.0 8.00
Uses: Herbicide
Thymol (991)
Phenol Not Listed 920.2 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
Polybutenes (1040)
Polymer Not Listed 898.0 - - -
Uses: Rodenticide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 835.8 1.82 109.0 8.00
Uses: Fungicide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential Not Listed 827.4 - - -
Note! Data for Limonene summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insect Repellent, Insecticide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 818.7 3.20 50.0 10.5
Uses: Fungicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 786.9 1.83 823.3 397.7
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Cyfluthrin (2223)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 655.9 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 639.6 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 611.6 0.11 60.0 2.25
Uses: Insecticide
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 563.8 6.32 - 74.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 549.1 0.99 34.0 6.00
Uses: Herbicide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 548.8 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 539.0 1.33 - 336.6
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 528.7 - - -
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Aminopyralid, triisopropanolamine salt (5928)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 497.3 0.17 60.0 1,050
Uses: Herbicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Israelensis, strain AM 65-52 (5841)
Microbial Not Listed 493.7 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Oxadiazon (2017)
Unclassified Yes 490.7 2.00 44.0 13.0
Uses: Herbicide
Tebuthiuron (1810)
Urea Yes 485.7 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 432.6 4.27 282.0 62.5
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Alameda in 2009

Crop or Site
(Commodity Code)
Gross
Pounds
Application Rate
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
Count
All Sites (00)
206,038 0.35 10,530 52,658 15,556
Landscape (30)
76,948 - - - 4,791
Structural Pest Control (10)
55,143 - - - 7,243
Right of Way (40)
37,937 - - - 574
Wine Grapes (29143)
14,612 0.39 2,628 37,312 2,188
Public Health Pest Control (50)
9,615 - - - 154
Other Fumigation (91)
6,426 - - - 92
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
1,075 2.79 - 298.6 40
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
1,001 - - - 44
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
710.9 1.88 147.0 377.8 83
Pumpkins (10011)
562.9 15.0 47.0 37.5 14
Aquatic Area (65000)
464.6 1.53 - 303.5 13
Oats for Forage (22006)
409.1 0.17 390.0 2,420 23
Rangeland (28045)
377.5 0.04 5,342 10,499 32
Broccoli (13005)
154.9 1.50 47.0 103.0 51
Commodity Fumigation (90)
105.3 - - - 9
Cotton (29121)
95.0 19.0 - 5.00 1
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
82.7 0.91 45.0 91.0 11
Cauliflower (13008)
70.9 1.29 47.0 55.0 20
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
58.4 0.49 60.0 120.0 2
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
34.5 0.23 - 150.0 1
Leafy Vegetables (13000)
31.8 2.36 47.0 13.5 10
Almonds (3001)
26.0 5.20 - 5.00 2
Head Lettuce (13045)
16.4 1.57 47.0 10.5 6
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
15.5 0.06 60.0 240.0 2
Chestnuts (3004)
14.0 14.0 - 1.00 1
Cabbage (13007)
13.8 1.45 47.0 9.50 12
Pistachios (3011)
12.3 0.10 20.0 120.0 8
Regulatory (100)
6.52 0.0007 - 4.00 85
Rice (28072)
6.00 3.00 - 2.00 2
Christmas Trees (30005)
4.94 0.19 15.0 26.0 2
Walnuts (3009)
3.00 0.20 17.0 15.0 3
Pasture (28035)
1.87 0.0082 1,463 229.2 22
Dried Fruit (43026)
1.75 1.75 - 1.00 1
Commercial Area (77000)
0.48 0.07 - 6.75 1
Olives (28014)
0.06 0.0003 53.0 193.5 12
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
0.0025 0.0003 8.00 8.00 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.