PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in El Dorado 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 El Dorado

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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El Dorado
Bill Stephans
311 Fair Lane
Placerville, CA 95667-4195
Phone:530-621-5520
Fax: 530-626-4756
Email: bill.stephans@co.el-dorado.ca.us
Web: http://www.co.el-dorado.ca.us/ag

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in El Dorado 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 148,365 1.98 59,173 58,836
Uses:
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 34,935 3.41 45,659 7,084
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 23,474 4.31 1,959 5,446
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 20,400 7.80 1,241 2,508
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
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 9,455 4.35 18,532 2,131
Uses: Adjuvant
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 7,662 8.59 638.1 891.5
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
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 5,740 27.4 210.9 209.9
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 5,726 6.76 12,351 847.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 5,605 0.80 30,732 5,821
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
Dazomet (233)
Unclassified Not Listed 3,675 411.1 171.0 8.94
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 1,948 4.00 258.5 428.5
Uses: Fungicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,879 - 157.0 -
Uses: Insecticide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 1,606 1.69 454.4 252.8
Uses: Herbicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 1,558 1.65 6,396 487.4
Uses: Herbicide
Dichlobenil (112)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 1,483 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 1,309 2.57 2.00 3.00
Uses: Fungicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,294 15.8 120.0 82.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 1,153 2.57 358.5 335.1
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,053 1.21 998.0 283.6
Uses: Adjuvant
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,002 0.20 6.00 5.00
Uses: Insecticide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 889.6 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 820.2 1.40 415.1 584.1
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 736.1 1.53 228.4 207.7
Uses: Herbicide
Dithiopyr (2308)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 732.3 0.92 55.2 0.50
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester (1622)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 693.0 1.57 5,409 430.2
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 667.5 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 648.6 2.33 400.2 71.7
Uses: Herbicide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 605.3 0.84 62.7 118.9
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 599.1 0.42 1,068 866.3
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 523.0 4.44 4,446 73.9
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 464.6 1.49 64.4 30.0
Uses: Herbicide
Clopyralid, monoethanolamine salt (5050)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 443.0 0.15 956.1 394.0
Uses: Herbicide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 389.8 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 362.4 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
Sec-butyl alcohol (3078, 1482)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 305.1 0.17 1,646 1,555
Note! Data for Sec-butyl alcohol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Solvent
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 299.1 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 257.4 0.16 15.4 33.9
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 231.5 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Poly-i-para-menthene (1314)
Unclassified Not Listed 226.5 0.45 289.5 503.4
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 225.5 1.53 181.3 147.3
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 213.4 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Myclobutanil (2245)
Azole Yes 212.4 0.11 1,580 1,969
Uses: Fungicide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 202.6 0.15 1,270 1,264
Uses: Fungicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 200.1 - - -
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Alpha-pinene polymer (3996)
Polymer Not Listed 192.2 0.20 516.2 956.5
Uses: Insecticide
Triadimefon (2133)
Azole Yes 189.6 0.06 1.50 1.00
Uses: Fungicide
Aminopyralid, triisopropanolamine salt (5928)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 189.4 0.10 212.3 106.5
Uses: Herbicide
Flutolanil (2305)
Anilide Not Listed 185.5 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 161.8 1.91 116.8 84.6
Uses: Fungicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 159.8 0.05 440.9 306.2
Uses: Insecticide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in El Dorado 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)
148,365 1.98 59,173 58,836 13,098
Wine Grapes (29143)
45,394 1.33 2,148 34,254 2,925
Forests (30000)
42,346 2.47 52,631 17,175 549
Apples (4001)
16,328 5.18 355.0 3,153 681
Right of Way (40)
13,192 0.54 585.0 450.1 330
Landscape (30)
10,833 1.13 84.4 18.4 2,005
Structural Pest Control (10)
5,100 - - - 5,385
Pears (4003)
4,053 9.71 75.7 417.4 108
Sewage Systems (65026)
2,372 - - - 10
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
1,954 29.3 163.5 66.7 59
Soil Preplant (40008)
1,837 411.1 14.0 4.47 6
Peaches (5004)
1,504 3.54 61.3 425.2 205
Plums (5005)
538.9 3.65 13.3 147.5 36
Nectarines (5003)
488.4 2.28 15.1 214.3 101
Public Health Pest Control (50)
476.8 - - - 69
Cherries (5002)
445.8 3.94 33.1 113.1 24
Rangeland (28045)
376.9 0.33 2,376 1,139 277
Walnuts (3009)
294.8 1.16 84.8 254.4 26
Aquatic Area (65000)
266.9 1.23 - 217.5 23
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
100.1 0.48 30.0 209.9 14
Pear, Asian (4501)
71.0 3.36 3.60 21.1 13
Tomatoes (11005)
63.4 3.13 4.25 20.2 9
Pluot (5505)
44.7 2.48 1.50 18.0 11
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
42.8 4.91 11.0 8.73 26
Pasture (28035)
42.7 0.25 337.4 173.0 20
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
42.1 0.76 37.5 55.1 11
Christmas Trees (30005)
38.8 0.83 36.5 47.0 12
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
24.4 0.22 23.0 113.0 18
Olives (28014)
17.7 0.39 4.60 45.0 48
Citrus (2000)
13.4 0.88 7.33 15.3 6
Apricots (5001)
11.7 0.37 8.00 32.0 4
Blueberries (1009)
11.6 1.78 6.50 6.50 2
Other Fumigation (91)
8.00 - - - 3
Blackberries (1002)
7.72 15.4 2.50 0.50 1
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
6.41 0.97 1.50 6.62 25
Pumpkins (10011)
3.60 1.20 3.00 3.00 1
Fruit, Stone (5000)
3.42 0.68 1.93 5.05 20
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
3.06 - - - 8
Oranges (2006)
1.87 0.93 2.00 2.00 2
Greenhouse Plants (153)
1.30 1.18 2.20 1.10 6
Squash (10012)
1.20 1.20 1.00 1.00 1
Persimmons (6012)
0.96 0.96 2.00 1.00 1
Pome Fruits (4000)
0.35 0.35 0.20 1.00 10
Beehives (61008)
0.06 - - - 2
Corn (29119)
0.02 0.0000 0.25 0.25 2
Vegetables (28024)
0.0018 0.0029 4.00 0.62 2
Melons (29122)
0.0000 0.0000 0.25 0.25 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.