PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Fresno in 2009, San Joaquin 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 Fresno

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Fresno
Jerry Prieto
1730 S. Maple Ave.
Fresno, CA 93702-4596
Phone:559-456-7510
Fax: 559-456-7379
Email: fresnoag@co.fresno.ca.us
Web: www.co.fresno.ca.us/4010/agwelcm.htm

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Fresno 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 27,634,400 1.89 945,451 14,142,800
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 11,249,500 10.2 300,474 1,100,970
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 3,018,700 17.2 120,366 175,481
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 1,919,090 60.7 32,578 31,623
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 1,711,380 77.7 20,422 22,035
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 1,698,130 15.4 77,271 100,436
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
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 928,527 245.1 6,361 3,788
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 685,422 1.34 328,230 421,481
Uses: Herbicide
Calcium hydroxide (3669, 99)
Inorganic Not Listed 584,606 22.6 23,385 25,849
Note! Data for Calcium hydroxide summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 376,957 38.3 10,760 9,846
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 369,135 2.04 202,696 180,458
Uses: Herbicide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 229,984 5.29 35,182 43,510
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate (2997)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 204,231 1.89 83,104 105,639
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 199,368 1.37 120,725 145,094
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 182,751 174.1 1,025 907.4
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 174,949 1.37 121,727 127,446
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Chlorine (131)
Inorganic Yes 162,981 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 134,125 0.19 371,595 696,113
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 110,285 1.77 42,291 62,087
Uses: Fungicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 109,236 6.97 960.6 1,990
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 107,248 0.83 132,818 129,770
Uses: Herbicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 97,496 4.46 20,082 21,862
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 96,107 0.33 178,627 289,983
Uses: Adjuvant
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 88,408 1.59 - 512.2
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 86,223 1.29 57,738 65,467
Uses: Herbicide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 85,447 2.52 27,999 33,955
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Not Listed 83,816 0.36 210,274 228,810
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 74,915 0.44 153,487 168,490
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Unclassified Not Listed 71,904 0.69 95,842 103,130
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 70,541 0.71 63,181 62,082
Uses: Herbicide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 70,352 2.52 29,574 27,882
Uses: Insecticide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 69,881 0.05 6,678 9,317
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
MCIAL code 401 (2045)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 65,906 1.03 41,118 63,446
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 64,906 0.75 78,150 86,293
Uses: Herbicide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 64,424 1.13 64,603 56,754
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 62,896 1.07 47,376 57,732
Uses: Adjuvant
Urea dihydrogen sulfate (2270)
Inorganic Not Listed 58,528 2.96 19,402 19,786
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 57,213 0.54 42,335 105,981
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 56,336 1.24 43,840 45,331
Uses: Herbicide
Maneb (369)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 53,450 0.98 25,305 54,620
Uses: Fungicide
Acrolein (3)
Aldehyde Yes 52,006 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Fumigant
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 50,799 2.66 16,812 19,071
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 49,711 106.4 744.0 467.2
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 46,674 0.58 79,290 80,426
Uses: Fungicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 45,432 2.65 14,690 17,171
Uses: Fungicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 45,233 0.78 62,739 57,647
Uses: Herbicide
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 44,526 1.13 23,363 39,398
Uses: Insecticide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 43,707 0.84 49,742 52,117
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Copper (714)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 42,497 2.86 13,025 14,883
Uses: Fungicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 42,451 1.76 13,384 23,863
Uses: Fungicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Fresno 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)
27,634,400 1.89 945,451 14,142,800 234,305
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
7,712,520 4.83 97,358 1,595,860 9,646
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
5,267,140 2.29 139,594 2,281,950 53,692
Almonds (3001)
3,954,370 1.40 145,429 2,813,930 23,982
Wine Grapes (29143)
1,951,230 1.89 54,654 1,032,340 11,789
Oranges (2006)
1,116,490 2.70 26,897 406,651 11,681
Peaches (5004)
827,723 2.34 17,624 353,320 18,063
Soil Preplant (40008)
704,584 17.9 14,009 39,412 423
Nectarines (5003)
585,463 2.16 11,993 270,363 15,819
Tomatoes (11005)
544,112 3.72 7,923 142,175 2,183
Plums (5005)
430,483 2.66 11,352 161,741 8,791
Onions (14011)
424,281 1.72 17,097 247,174 1,818
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
361,931 0.35 71,428 1,035,070 9,303
Cotton (29121)
346,519 0.35 49,291 994,818 7,849
Pistachios (3011)
314,767 0.69 46,238 457,268 3,392
Right of Way (40)
293,534 0.89 42.0 36.0 1,887
Cantaloupe (10002)
277,752 1.58 14,717 176,027 1,493
Head Lettuce (13045)
223,905 0.66 14,726 339,169 9,242
Tangerines (2008)
197,799 2.17 6,028 91,248 3,305
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
164,568 2.36 - 558.0 37
Public Health Pest Control (50)
154,673 - - - 285
Carrots (29111)
147,285 14.7 1,828 9,995 148
Unknown (-1)
120,420 10.9 3,319 11,045 283
Watermelons (10008)
114,897 1.50 3,011 76,581 1,099
Walnuts (3009)
101,728 1.76 5,363 57,669 1,259
Cherries (5002)
98,320 2.08 2,622 47,243 1,457
Pears (4003)
91,180 6.95 1,164 13,113 470
Structural Pest Control (10)
84,487 - - - 11,161
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
82,855 0.73 7,431 113,432 3,576
Melons (29122)
81,233 1.33 5,632 60,749 521
Irrigation Systems (65021)
76,592 3.54 - 737.2 29
Pomegranates (6015)
69,976 2.75 4,067 24,945 402
Corn (29119)
64,959 0.15 8,240 427,977 3,167
Dried Fruit (43026)
64,033 - - - 116
Corn for Forage (22005)
60,712 0.37 26,534 163,114 1,661
Broccoli (13005)
57,396 1.77 4,088 32,426 241
Wheat (29139)
55,458 0.24 55,836 232,101 1,658
Lemons (2004)
47,504 1.84 1,982 23,879 758
Garlic (14007)
36,276 0.42 14,223 87,321 463
Prunes (5006)
32,897 1.28 2,072 25,787 434
Apricots (5001)
28,382 1.80 1,148 15,747 947
Blueberries (1009)
27,231 3.34 531.3 8,162 304
Tangelos (2007)
25,664 2.00 691.0 12,859 525
Landscape (30)
24,403 - - - 1,800
Rice (28072)
21,246 0.95 2,717 22,477 173
Bell Peppers (11003)
15,777 0.44 941.0 36,048 500
Grapefruit (2002)
15,726 2.96 311.1 5,268 240
Regulatory (100)
15,571 0.10 - 18,040 39
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
13,934 0.81 8,130 17,141 341
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
11,719 1.45 652.4 8,089 1,491
 
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.