PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Colusa 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 Colusa

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Colusa
Harry Krug
100 Sunrise Blvd., Suite F
Colusa, CA 95932-1029
Phone:530-458-0580
Fax: 530-458-5000
Email: ccag@colusanet.com
Web: http://www.colusacountyclerk.com/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Colusa 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 2,539,970 0.83 284,094 2,967,340
Uses:
Propanil (503)
Anilide Not Listed 560,341 5.52 97,937 101,436
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 331,209 12.5 13,740 26,500
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 309,016 13.4 25,094 23,035
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 131,630 1.23 51,840 77,915
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 110,069 1.93 46,022 55,963
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 98,539 1.58 59,633 60,968
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
Thiobencarb (1933)
Thiocarbamate Yes 93,029 3.59 26,134 25,888
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 92,367 0.81 98,870 112,496
Uses: Adjuvant
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 63,163 15.2 4,955 4,168
Uses:
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 61,952 36.0 2,546 1,720
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 60,942 4.44 16,781 13,720
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 49,464 2.02 26,531 24,437
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 35,935 0.21 135,331 173,361
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
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 33,649 343.4 98.0 98.0
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Clomazone (3537)
Unclassified Not Listed 31,650 0.41 77,932 77,391
Uses: Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 25,880 2.00 12,293 12,936
Uses: Fungicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 21,818 0.62 34,065 35,135
Uses: Adjuvant
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 21,293 91.8 72.0 53.0
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 18,768 0.17 98,994 100,455
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 17,195 1.99 9,228 8,532
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 17,132 1.30 12,373 13,158
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 16,540 0.16 73,672 99,589
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 16,184 2.12 11,559 7,600
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 16,020 0.17 57,601 85,294
Uses: Herbicide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 14,941 0.16 90,741 91,235
Uses: Fungicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 14,857 0.96 16,104 15,416
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl silicone resins (3689)
Silicone Not Listed 11,776 0.11 36,122 108,365
Uses: Adjuvant
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 9,712 392.9 26.4 24.7
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 9,190 1.68 6,000 5,417
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
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 9,024 0.64 14,387 14,020
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 8,876 1.05 5,805 8,480
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Metolachlor (1996)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 8,580 1.72 5,168 5,000
Uses: Herbicide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 8,234 1.48 6,122 5,567
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 7,404 0.79 10,835 7,431
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 7,177 1.02 2,129 2,179
Uses: Insecticide
Hexythiazox (2303)
Unclassified Yes 7,059 0.52 13,004 13,637
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 6,077 0.78 7,837 7,764
Uses: Fungicide
Cyhalofop butyl (5748)
Aryloxyphenoxy propionic acid Not Listed 6,071 0.31 20,595 19,857
Uses: Herbicide
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 5,521 0.59 9,339 9,324
Uses: Herbicide
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 5,377 0.13 29,997 41,012
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethalfluralin (2166)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 5,097 1.30 4,004 3,908
Uses: Herbicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 4,920 0.20 11,209 23,635
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 4,421 0.76 5,700 5,811
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 4,419 1.68 2,447 1,807
Uses: Herbicide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 4,309 1.57 3,874 2,745
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 4,172 0.10 33,729 40,283
Uses: Insecticide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 3,876 0.34 1,345 477.1
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 3,595 3.61 1,362 995.5
Uses: Fungicide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 3,498 0.20 19,551 17,661
Uses: Fungicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Colusa 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)
2,539,970 0.83 284,094 2,967,340 35,384
Rice (28072)
1,299,690 1.22 139,204 1,057,500 11,510
Almonds (3001)
522,596 0.58 42,774 905,326 10,045
Walnuts (3009)
141,492 0.99 12,398 143,086 2,510
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
123,759 0.66 12,286 186,153 1,535
Wine Grapes (29143)
117,524 2.51 1,820 46,740 455
Right of Way (40)
86,168 0.44 3,384 42,872 948
Soil Preplant (40008)
74,849 0.45 21,509 165,020 1,412
Onions (14011)
41,387 2.47 899.9 16,724 682
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
21,219 0.20 9,754 103,837 730
Dried Beans (15001)
13,457 0.33 4,279 40,292 412
Cucumbers (10010)
12,587 0.55 1,476 23,074 691
Pistachios (3011)
12,436 0.20 2,514 62,161 528
Irrigation Systems (65021)
10,402 138.9 - 35.0 7
Prunes (5006)
8,978 0.70 933.0 12,698 277
Wheat (29139)
8,916 0.14 10,763 62,180 552
Public Health Pest Control (50)
8,393 - - - 36
Sunflowers (29133)
7,287 0.35 4,882 20,893 226
Corn for Forage (22005)
6,724 0.26 4,642 25,502 241
Olives (28014)
4,069 1.57 316.5 2,588 35
Structural Pest Control (10)
3,224 - - - 1,030
Cotton (29121)
2,562 0.32 595.9 7,946 110
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
1,559 1.00 1,424 1,552 12
Watermelons (10008)
1,127 0.09 2,166 12,296 358
Tomatoes (11005)
965.9 1.93 114.4 501.6 11
Garbanzo Beans (15032)
923.0 0.33 777.9 2,803 48
Mushrooms (16003)
824.1 10.6 6.47 77.6 12
Landscape (30)
743.5 - - - 176
Squash (10012)
740.9 0.12 1,158 6,137 255
Carrots (29111)
729.3 0.11 252.2 6,769 100
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
621.4 - - - 11
Sudangrass for Forage (22011)
424.3 0.26 170.6 1,613 13
Pecans (3008)
399.9 0.46 71.0 868.0 16
Safflower (29129)
353.9 0.64 240.0 550.0 6
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
276.2 3.37 80.0 82.0 5
Corn (29119)
236.0 0.13 428.3 1,775 18
Barley (29103)
214.4 0.32 220.0 660.0 15
Forage Grasses (22000)
199.7 0.48 161.8 420.2 17
Pasture (28035)
170.3 0.60 797.0 285.0 3
Sorghum (29131)
166.8 0.38 122.0 442.0 5
Oats (29125)
155.5 0.47 173.0 333.0 7
Oats for Forage (22006)
142.0 0.31 166.0 459.0 9
Cabbage (13007)
128.5 0.16 30.7 801.2 54
Commodity Fumigation (90)
100.0 0.71 35.0 140.0 9
Cauliflower (13008)
98.6 0.40 10.3 247.2 22
Pears (4003)
92.3 0.18 35.0 510.0 9
Broccoli (13005)
91.8 0.52 8.00 176.0 20
Perennial Ryegrass for Forage (22035)
90.6 0.91 100.0 100.0 1
Melons (29122)
85.7 0.13 151.0 647.0 31
Beets (29109)
79.6 0.10 135.1 760.7 30
 
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.