PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Butte in 2009, 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 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 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 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 1,109,020 0.96 166,424 1,074,980
Uses:
Propanil (503)
Anilide Not Listed 121,310 4.82 26,874 24,206
Uses: Herbicide
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 102,468 17.9 6,086 5,717
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 97,004 1.27 60,650 56,434
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 94,796 14.3 7,344 6,587
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 93,205 2.78 25,744 33,486
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 65,782 8.85 6,040 7,412
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 50,989 5.40 10,161 9,447
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Maneb (369)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 48,016 1.66 21,932 28,920
Uses: Fungicide
Petroleum distillates (1730, 763, 2768)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 29,667 1.50 14,532 13,567
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
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 25,684 3.19 9,688 8,025
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
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 22,188 1.88 21,061 10,737
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 21,450 330.6 310.0 64.9
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 19,443 28.7 1,139 583.6
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 18,999 1.74 11,582 10,924
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 17,877 0.21 61,076 81,125
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
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 16,503 0.96 20,900 16,940
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 16,443 1.25 15,620 12,078
Uses: Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 13,118 32.3 667.7 405.7
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 12,755 0.38 25,450 33,244
Uses: Adjuvant
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 11,049 2.90 5,497 3,570
Uses: Fungicide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 10,225 2.43 4,246 4,213
Uses: Fungicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 10,098 1.44 11,353 6,591
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 9,909 0.91 16,845 10,700
Uses: Adjuvant
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 9,156 0.57 20,650 14,926
Uses: Herbicide
MCIAL code 401 (2045)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 8,792 0.94 11,410 8,391
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 7,186 1.42 8,792 4,614
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Not Listed 7,183 0.22 41,874 30,688
Uses: Herbicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,087 29.5 245.2 240.1
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Thiobencarb (1933)
Thiocarbamate Yes 6,689 3.76 1,786 1,779
Uses: Herbicide
Corn product, hydrolyzed (2322)
Botanical Not Listed 6,567 1.15 6,141 5,693
Uses: Herbicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Unclassified Not Listed 6,109 0.60 13,662 10,038
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 5,322 18.8 375.5 283.5
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 5,194 0.19 23,057 25,516
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Clomazone (3537)
Unclassified Not Listed 5,190 0.47 11,160 11,157
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 4,842 1.32 4,473 2,706
Uses: Herbicide
Hydrotreated paraffinic solvent (2601)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 4,558 1.24 3,827 3,688
Uses: Solvent
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 3,937 0.14 30,239 28,724
Uses: Fungicide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,894 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,866 0.09 26,620 28,822
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 2,846 0.14 15,056 13,215
Uses: Herbicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 2,714 0.47 8,388 5,784
Uses: Fungicide
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 2,370 0.23 13,391 10,244
Uses: Fungicide
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (5785)
Not Listed 2,222 - - -
Uses:
Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer (2816, 1698)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,960 0.19 7,552 10,406
Note! Data for Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block 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
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,960 0.21 9,977 9,449
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,914 1.42 2,442 1,315
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Methyl parathion (394)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,907 1.82 1,117 1,047
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Esfenvalerate (2321)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 1,839 0.11 20,642 17,120
Uses: Insecticide
Propiconazole (2276)
Azole Yes 1,791 0.16 16,016 11,108
Uses: Fungicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Butte 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)
1,109,020 0.96 166,424 1,074,980 23,929
Rice (28072)
280,538 1.14 65,356 241,050 1,977
Almonds (3001)
245,202 0.57 36,504 430,720 7,364
Walnuts (3009)
244,243 1.02 28,903 238,834 5,329
Prunes (5006)
146,806 1.85 9,828 79,515 1,270
Peaches (5004)
55,228 3.36 2,083 16,448 725
Right of Way (40)
31,374 - - - 923
Public Health Pest Control (50)
16,202 - - - 133
Landscape (30)
15,539 0.02 5.00 0.10 1,986
Pecans (3008)
14,073 2.90 293.0 4,850 49
Olives (28014)
11,985 0.89 1,208 13,479 392
Forests (30000)
9,758 1.28 12,542 7,627 88
Cherries (5002)
5,510 2.19 374.0 2,522 90
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
3,789 0.40 1,027 9,439 117
Wine Grapes (29143)
3,368 3.15 192.0 1,068 47
Commodity Fumigation (90)
3,148 - - - 111
Kiwis (6018)
2,591 1.73 294.0 1,497 104
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
2,567 0.70 1,234 3,662 154
Pistachios (3011)
2,127 0.37 683.5 5,736 94
Wheat (29139)
1,960 0.39 1,671 5,030 35
Structural Pest Control (10)
1,796 - - - 2,100
Other Fumigation (91)
1,294 - - - 61
Oranges (2006)
1,199 2.72 121.0 441.5 25
Dried Beans (15001)
1,007 0.81 373.0 1,250 18
Apples (4001)
925.4 1.95 46.0 474.0 43
Sunflowers (29133)
920.1 0.50 339.1 1,822 29
Corn for Forage (22005)
904.4 0.62 439.2 1,457 20
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
833.4 0.34 494.2 2,429 37
Rangeland (28045)
637.0 1.97 435.0 323.0 24
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
559.5 0.74 129.5 748.8 56
Succulent Beans (15003)
553.7 0.58 106.1 954.0 5
Beans (28001)
543.1 0.45 337.0 1,201 15
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
382.1 0.80 140.0 480.2 54
Greenhouse Plants (153)
152.0 - - - 190
Cucumbers (10010)
146.1 0.30 109.4 488.6 18
Oats (29125)
140.4 0.49 234.0 288.0 12
Apricots (5001)
125.2 3.10 23.0 40.4 14
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
103.6 1.19 15.0 87.2 36
Aquatic Area (65000)
99.0 49.5 1.00 2.00 2
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
97.4 - - - 11
Citrus (2000)
89.6 1.26 31.8 71.3 17
Oats for Forage (22006)
79.0 0.38 111.0 207.0 6
Nectarines (5003)
71.7 2.52 4.00 28.5 11
Persimmons (6012)
69.5 0.70 41.0 100.0 15
Forage Grasses (22000)
62.1 0.60 104.0 104.0 2
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
46.3 1.39 13.1 33.3 10
Melons (29122)
45.9 0.57 23.0 80.5 16
Wheat for Forage (22007)
22.8 0.16 62.0 143.0 6
Irrigation Systems (65021)
22.7 1.42 75.0 16.0 4
Watermelons (10008)
21.4 1.35 107.6 15.9 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.