PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Butte in 2012, Sacramento Valley 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 2012, 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 2012, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Basic County Information for Butte

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Butte
Richard Price
316 Nelson Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965-3318
Phone:530-538-7381
Fax: 530-538-7594
Email: butteag@buttecounty.net
Web: http://www.buttecounty.net/agcommissioner/agriculture.htm

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Butte in 2012


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 2,795,800 1.09 240,372 2,460,470
Uses:
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 422,918 14.4 29,449 29,315
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Propanil (503)
Anilide Not Listed 350,421 4.96 71,439 70,709
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 226,269 2.78 79,616 78,699
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
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 214,446 334.2 807.0 641.6
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 158,101 5.90 21,634 26,785
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 128,643 1.53 81,425 72,666
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 120,524 10.4 6,356 11,586
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 106,032 1.81 30,438 58,534
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 103,326 32.0 5,462 3,231
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 90,092 1.65 28,702 54,274
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 51,737 0.25 154,779 206,843
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/Surfactant
Thiobencarb (1933)
Thiocarbamate Yes 50,300 3.44 14,670 14,601
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 48,811 1.59 31,161 28,917
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 33,548 2.94 14,178 11,252
Uses: Fungicide
Phosphine (3541)
Inorganic Not Listed 32,887 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 32,132 154.0 1,261 208.7
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 28,747 2.31 22,924 11,210
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 28,648 1.74 15,854 16,428
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 26,308 5.40 6,277 4,874
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 25,167 1.02 29,574 24,744
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 24,634 17.6 1,483 1,203
Uses:
Clomazone (3537)
Unclassified Not Listed 24,498 0.42 59,083 57,691
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 23,169 0.33 55,883 69,070
Uses: Adjuvant
Corn product, hydrolyzed (2322)
Botanical Not Listed 22,666 1.23 18,234 18,488
Uses: Herbicide
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 22,395 0.84 10,515 26,638
Uses: Fungicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 21,852 0.91 23,041 23,631
Uses: Adjuvant
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 16,929 1.72 16,823 9,160
Uses: Herbicide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 16,406 0.06 1,772 1,550
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Corn steep liquor (5960)
Botanical Not Listed 15,439 3.09 4,952 4,999
Uses:
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 14,582 0.55 31,129 25,624
Uses: Herbicide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 12,944 0.17 77,428 76,328
Uses: Fungicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 12,528 1.97 11,389 5,302
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 12,523 0.23 53,180 54,956
Uses: Herbicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 12,329 0.81 17,734 15,057
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 12,214 259.4 766.3 41.6
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 11,953 0.20 69,981 51,772
Uses: Herbicide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 11,943 2.85 4,055 4,198
Uses: Fungicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 11,660 0.25 37,592 45,862
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 11,248 1.70 10,807 6,446
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 9,747 14.0 721.8 694.2
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 8,605 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,249 0.13 38,628 52,966
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 6,317 2.56 29,107 2,463
Uses: Adjuvant
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 5,832 0.64 9,575 9,148
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 5,413 0.17 22,436 31,144
Uses: Adjuvant
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 5,292 0.65 11,595 8,057
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 4,674 0.93 2,740 1,088
Uses: Herbicide
Urea (662)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,653 0.27 15,420 16,609
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 4,380 0.50 10,170 8,713
Uses: Fungicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Butte in 2012

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)
2,795,800 1.09 240,372 2,460,470 46,054
Rice (28072)
1,051,900 1.52 88,159 692,282 7,116
Walnuts (3009)
621,937 0.83 36,969 750,787 13,799
Almonds (3001)
470,516 0.64 35,191 734,494 11,395
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
198,484 36.6 1,381 5,430 122
Prunes (5006)
159,531 1.39 8,960 114,763 2,032
Peaches (5004)
90,905 3.05 2,032 29,819 1,261
Regulatory (100)
45,593 - - - 42
Right of Way (40)
33,268 1.25 5.00 10.0 881
Forests (30000)
26,451 1.32 51,542 20,017 521
Landscape (30)
17,242 - - - 1,976
Commodity Fumigation (90)
13,429 - - - 111
Public Health Pest Control (50)
9,696 - - - 114
Cherries (5002)
8,081 1.82 374.3 4,449 155
Olives (28014)
7,307 0.74 1,496 9,923 253
Wine Grapes (29143)
6,009 4.68 129.5 1,284 49
Structural Pest Control (10)
5,989 - - - 4,137
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
4,856 0.55 1,826 8,775 222
Wheat (29139)
4,260 0.16 2,959 25,940 114
Sunflowers (29133)
2,878 0.40 1,192 7,129 100
Pistachios (3011)
2,540 0.24 594.5 10,719 116
Pecans (3008)
1,921 0.24 310.0 8,062 92
Beans (28001)
1,823 0.58 558.0 3,160 59
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
1,577 0.33 626.0 4,722 75
Corn for Forage (22005)
1,530 0.21 621.3 7,327 39
Apples (4001)
1,320 1.45 29.8 907.8 47
Kiwis (6018)
1,040 0.58 283.0 1,781 130
Dried Beans (15001)
1,012 0.33 422.1 3,098 62
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
616.0 0.49 164.5 1,254 70
Aquatic Area (65000)
577.6 0.63 201.0 912.0 5
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
452.2 3.44 31.0 131.4 37
Cucumbers (10010)
413.2 0.28 593.8 1,451 69
Watermelons (10008)
409.6 0.10 872.0 4,008 52
Onions (14011)
313.8 0.29 27.5 1,066 150
Greenhouse Plants (153)
230.9 1.21 5.69 186.2 297
Wheat for Forage (22007)
204.9 0.19 170.0 1,053 27
Oats for Forage (22006)
182.4 0.30 180.0 600.0 7
Safflower (29129)
180.5 0.33 93.0 543.0 10
Summer Squash (10013)
167.4 0.30 258.5 563.5 19
Pasture (28035)
133.5 0.11 413.2 1,161 25
Citrus (2000)
133.4 1.87 40.8 71.4 20
Oats (29125)
131.7 0.10 278.0 1,328 18
Oranges (2006)
122.0 0.23 61.8 531.3 17
Sorghum (29131)
73.6 0.38 668.9 195.0 4
Nectarines (5003)
57.4 2.10 4.50 27.3 13
Soil Preplant (40008)
53.3 1.37 32.0 39.0 5
Rangeland (28045)
34.6 2.08 70.0 16.6 6
Apricots (5001)
31.9 5.32 12.0 6.00 4
Persimmons (6012)
30.4 0.58 17.2 52.5 16
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
28.4 3.15 8.00 9.00 5
 
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.