PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in El Dorado in 2009, 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 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 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 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 106,651 1.79 9,984 41,860
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 23,764 4.30 2,081 5,526
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 18,443 1.93 5,398 4,465
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 11,966 13.2 569.5 906.8
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
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 10,744 30.5 271.9 346.1
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,830 16.4 277.6 233.2
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 2,796 0.37 564.1 455.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Hexazinone (1871)
Triazinone Yes 2,767 2.08 1,426 1,318
Uses: Herbicide
Dazomet (233)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,832 348.9 14.0 5.25
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,604 0.33 1,406 1,705
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
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 1,500 3.28 1.00 4.00
Uses: Fungicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 1,493 4.21 246.1 344.9
Uses: Fungicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 1,434 1.55 429.2 264.4
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 1,407 1.88 639.7 738.8
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Dichlobenil (112)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 1,300 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,254 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 929.8 0.41 853.3 434.8
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 900.1 4.25 335.9 162.0
Uses: Herbicide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 898.5 1.85 321.6 211.0
Uses: Herbicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 789.1 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 783.9 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 759.6 0.38 1.50 3.51
Uses: Insecticide
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-hepta-methyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 723.4 0.14 591.1 264.9
Uses: Adjuvant
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 719.6 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 670.6 - - -
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Petroleum distillates, refined (2106)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 596.9 3.98 136.6 148.0
Uses: Insecticide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 511.0 0.20 16.5 16.0
Uses: Herbicide
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 507.5 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 503.0 2.34 213.8 215.3
Uses: Fungicide
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 434.0 0.28 34.0 50.5
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Cyfluthrin, beta (3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 402.3 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Not Listed 395.3 0.79 612.7 358.3
Uses: Herbicide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 386.3 1.46 284.7 264.2
Uses: Insecticide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 348.3 0.23 370.0 296.5
Uses: Herbicide
Azinphos-methyl (314)
Organophosphorus Yes 341.3 0.95 228.0 359.5
Uses: Insecticide
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 331.3 3.90 96.4 85.0
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 323.6 1.75 381.0 176.1
Uses: Herbicide
Aminopyralid, triisopropanolamine salt (5928)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 308.7 0.08 477.4 145.9
Uses: Herbicide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 282.4 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, monoammonium salt (2301, 2319)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 274.0 - - -
Note! Data for Glyphosate, monoammonium salt summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 271.8 2.47 180.0 106.0
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Poly-i-para-menthene (1314)
Unclassified Not Listed 260.8 0.60 319.5 435.0
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 236.8 0.33 17.0 17.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Dithiopyr (2308)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 236.7 0.48 3.00 6.00
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 231.7 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Atrazine (45)
Triazine Yes 195.8 2.24 65.5 32.3
Uses: Herbicide
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 190.7 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
Bifenazate (5657)
Unclassified Not Listed 190.7 0.41 680.1 470.1
Uses: Insecticide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 178.1 11.9 152.0 15.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 174.2 0.09 447.9 347.7
Uses: Insecticide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in El Dorado 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)
106,651 1.79 9,984 41,860 11,662
Wine Grapes (29143)
32,954 1.19 2,176 27,772 2,415
Apples (4001)
18,634 5.18 455.0 3,599 761
Right of Way (40)
12,954 0.02 - 170.2 304
Landscape (30)
10,594 - - - 2,060
Forests (30000)
9,288 1.38 5,283 6,723 200
Pears (4003)
7,680 12.8 80.1 601.0 113
Structural Pest Control (10)
5,921 - - - 4,814
Sewage Systems (65026)
2,081 - - - 15
Soil Preplant (40008)
1,832 348.9 14.0 5.25 1
Peaches (5004)
1,646 3.83 66.3 429.2 215
Nectarines (5003)
875.3 3.86 19.2 226.8 140
Cherries (5002)
623.5 4.62 41.1 134.9 27
Plums (5005)
383.3 4.60 14.2 83.3 32
Aquatic Area (65000)
220.2 0.63 5.00 349.8 28
Christmas Trees (30005)
204.8 0.68 112.5 302.6 52
Rangeland (28045)
180.7 0.24 1,310 750.2 172
Walnuts (3009)
128.2 1.39 56.0 92.0 5
Regulatory (100)
90.7 - - - 11
Pasture (28035)
70.6 0.43 122.0 164.9 24
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
54.7 1.70 5.50 29.2 53
Pluot (5505)
36.8 4.33 1.50 8.50 10
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
27.5 0.13 109.9 214.2 36
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
22.3 0.31 23.0 73.0 10
Perennial Ryegrass for Forage (22035)
21.2 1.52 14.0 14.0 1
Citrus (2000)
19.3 3.86 5.00 5.00 1
Public Health Pest Control (50)
18.8 - - - 85
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
15.9 - - - 7
Beehives (61008)
15.0 - - - 2
Olives (28014)
11.6 0.20 24.5 57.5 11
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
9.94 2.42 1.10 4.10 5
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
8.35 4.17 - 2.00 1
Greenhouse Plants (153)
7.78 0.95 2.20 8.10 14
Almonds (3001)
5.52 5.52 - 1.00 1
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
4.65 0.23 30.0 20.2 4
Blueberries (1009)
3.63 0.40 6.00 9.00 3
Fruit, Stone (5000)
2.62 0.90 1.70 2.90 7
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
2.14 0.37 1.50 2.72 16
Pumpkins (10011)
1.78 0.40 3.00 4.50 2
Pome Fruits (4000)
0.84 4.22 0.10 0.20 2
Blackberries (1002)
0.30 0.30 0.50 1.00 2
 
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.