PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Calaveras in 2012, Cascade Sierra 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 Calaveras

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Calaveras
Jearl Howard
891 Mountain Ranch Road
Government Center
San Andreas, CA 95249-9709
Phone:209-754-6504
Fax: 209-754-6521
Email: agpublic@co.calaveras.ca.us
Web: http://www.co.calaveras.ca.us/departments/agriculture.html

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Calaveras 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 40,532 1.27 5,914 16,198
Uses:
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 13,496 2.13 2,077 1,843
Uses: Herbicide
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 5,396 4.79 1,327 1,127
Uses: Adjuvant
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,276 6.10 368.6 701.3
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,899 2.23 593.1 190.4
Uses: Herbicide
Molasses (744)
Carbohydrate Not Listed 1,812 8.63 70.0 210.0
Uses: Bait
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 1,433 1.88 6.75 6.75
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,187 0.33 2,548 1,850
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
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,098 0.26 22.0 44.0
Uses: Insecticide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 770.1 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 712.5 28.5 94.0 25.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 533.2 0.74 421.0 424.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 500.8 1.96 217.0 256.0
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 482.6 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 414.7 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 374.2 0.55 64.0 128.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 360.2 6.99 51.5 51.5
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
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 358.2 1.39 168.1 258.3
Uses: Fungicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 312.6 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Aminopyralid, triisopropanolamine salt (5928)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 288.2 0.21 - 85.0
Uses: Herbicide
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 278.5 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 241.8 1.16 120.0 100.5
Uses: Herbicide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 191.6 1.37 70.0 140.0
Uses: Insecticide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 189.3 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Synergist
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 186.6 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Imazapyr, isopropylamine salt (2257)
Imidazolinone Not Listed 185.4 0.30 611.2 608.8
Uses: Herbicide
Dithiopyr (2308)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 174.9 0.33 - 28.0
Uses: Herbicide
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 172.9 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 160.4 1.25 500.0 47.3
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 149.1 1.03 95.0 145.0
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 134.3 0.15 100.8 151.4
Uses: Herbicide
Hexazinone (1871)
Triazinone Yes 114.0 0.55 314.1 207.0
Uses: Herbicide
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 106.7 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 94.3 0.0037 288.1 462.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Clopyralid, monoethanolamine salt (5050)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 88.3 0.17 542.0 214.5
Uses: Herbicide
Formaldehyde (295)
Unclassified Yes 84.7 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 84.5 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 83.3 1.21 70.0 69.0
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 82.5 0.43 100.6 190.8
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 78.9 0.17 197.1 454.8
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
DDVP (187)
Organophosphorus Yes 77.4 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product, Impurity
Flumioxazin (5802)
Unclassified Not Listed 75.2 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Alpha-pinene polymer (3996)
Polymer Not Listed 73.8 0.17 194.1 432.5
Uses: Insecticide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 66.5 0.18 281.5 363.6
Uses: Fungicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 65.2 0.50 70.0 70.0
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 63.4 1.27 22.0 22.0
Uses: Fungicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 62.7 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfometuron methyl (2149)
Sulfonylurea Not Listed 59.0 0.12 494.2 365.0
Uses: Herbicide
Copper ethanolamine complex (3551)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 56.1 - - -
Uses: Algaecide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 52.8 0.04 230.9 226.4
Uses: Insecticide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Calaveras 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)
40,532 1.27 5,914 16,198 3,599
Right of Way (40)
10,115 1.31 2.00 13.2 227
Forests (30000)
9,998 1.51 3,367 6,602 312
Landscape (30)
6,632 - - - 828
Wine Grapes (29143)
5,742 1.12 499.1 5,124 500
Walnuts (3009)
4,062 1.80 434.0 2,260 46
Structural Pest Control (10)
2,736 - - - 1,469
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
325.0 0.38 - 851.5 6
Public Health Pest Control (50)
274.4 - - - 13
Rangeland (28045)
215.4 0.27 1,473 787.0 28
Pistachios (3011)
114.1 0.45 22.0 254.8 14
Regulatory (100)
89.7 - - - 22
Aquatic Area (65000)
51.0 0.50 - 2.00 6
Oats (29125)
42.4 0.92 46.0 46.0 2
Pears (4003)
37.8 18.9 1.00 2.00 2
Ornamental Turf (33008)
25.1 0.21 - 117.2 35
Olives (28014)
16.4 0.63 2.00 26.0 9
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
16.3 1.11 23.0 9.00 28
Forage Grasses (22000)
14.3 0.16 23.0 90.0 3
Cherries (5002)
11.1 1.01 20.0 11.0 1
Beehives (61008)
7.86 - - - 10
Other Fumigation (91)
5.45 - - - 10
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
1.91 1.91 - 1.00 3
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
0.11 - - - 24
Apples (4001)
0.0001 0.0001 2.30 1.00 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.