PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Fresno in 2012, 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 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 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 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 33,223,300 1.55 1,104,310 20,721,400
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 12,817,900 9.63 314,905 1,331,280
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 5,242,390 11.1 253,400 470,252
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
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 2,110,940 93.8 27,706 22,194
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 1,815,110 91.3 28,321 19,886
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 1,402,700 249.5 7,626 5,622
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 927,241 1.72 371,170 524,702
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 637,191 1.65 237,152 318,992
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorine (131)
Inorganic Yes 628,852 14.9 - 24,097
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Calcium hydroxide (99, 3669)
Inorganic Not Listed 562,544 19.6 27,615 28,646
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 368,876 39.0 7,981 9,460
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 338,908 1.78 228,232 190,196
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 259,067 1.21 152,504 211,772
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 212,265 5.57 31,223 38,107
Uses: Insecticide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 209,174 192.8 - 16.6
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 204,423 1.33 139,790 152,039
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 183,330 2.34 56,345 78,338
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 182,810 0.16 552,482 1,107,930
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
Urea dihydrogen sulfate (2270)
Inorganic Not Listed 182,082 2.73 58,706 66,772
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 180,509 20.3 8,336 8,912
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 176,613 1.77 62,907 99,628
Uses: Fungicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 171,113 0.73 180,554 233,624
Uses: Adjuvant
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 170,904 4.09 37,489 41,820
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 168,489 0.81 193,522 208,037
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 164,503 4.93 33,223 33,388
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 135,484 1.01 115,537 134,299
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 128,711 1.23 54,731 59,869
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
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 128,057 1.31 50,039 97,429
Uses: Fungicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 112,219 0.33 304,466 324,425
Uses: Herbicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 98,119 0.53 59,510 186,659
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 97,492 5.84 702.7 1,767
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 92,708 129.8 1,236 714.1
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 87,301 2.23 53,096 38,531
Uses: Herbicide
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 85,485 1.19 40,012 71,766
Uses: Insecticide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 82,909 1.39 59,276 59,444
Uses: Herbicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 72,081 0.63 89,606 115,171
Uses: Herbicide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 66,273 0.11 330,703 598,604
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 62,528 0.54 96,065 116,591
Uses: Fungicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 61,620 0.51 65,963 120,940
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 59,390 2.27 20,421 26,132
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 53,640 0.23 142,998 226,333
Uses: Fungicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 52,742 0.23 202,341 219,842
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 50,700 1.23 45,535 40,668
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 49,014 0.82 55,474 59,045
Uses: Adjuvant
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 48,554 0.26 112,050 129,821
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 48,115 137.6 318.3 281.7
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 47,150 0.09 275,285 502,141
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 46,871 0.79 70,637 56,649
Uses: Herbicide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 46,056 0.23 170,208 197,658
Uses: Insecticide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 45,968 0.19 196,755 230,153
Uses: Insecticide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Fresno 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)
33,223,300 1.55 1,104,310 20,721,400 309,889
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
8,106,680 4.41 97,266 1,836,560 10,499
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
5,510,130 1.80 139,292 3,059,410 71,572
Almonds (3001)
4,947,530 1.13 167,383 4,368,360 36,984
Wine Grapes (29143)
3,154,740 2.05 60,326 1,535,290 17,108
Soil Preplant (40008)
1,333,810 20.9 31,441 63,787 1,215
Oranges (2006)
1,187,860 2.77 25,929 418,450 13,611
Cotton (29121)
1,183,000 0.39 120,623 3,055,090 19,559
Onions (14011)
877,507 2.22 23,658 395,925 2,933
Peaches (5004)
764,447 2.27 16,361 336,866 18,087
Pistachios (3011)
751,572 0.91 67,500 824,471 6,254
Tomatoes (11005)
575,608 3.11 8,623 174,613 2,414
Aquatic Area (65000)
554,712 14.4 0.50 25,582 38
Nectarines (5003)
518,372 2.22 11,699 233,441 16,058
Right of Way (40)
361,077 0.57 32.0 517.0 1,760
Plums (5005)
335,665 2.70 10,195 124,122 8,636
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
299,356 0.33 62,940 898,385 8,034
Tangerines (2008)
282,622 1.10 11,220 257,378 7,317
Irrigation Systems (65021)
243,166 192.8 - 16.6 23
Head Lettuce (13045)
185,097 0.47 16,603 389,778 13,264
Carrots (29111)
167,352 11.1 1,647 15,030 203
Bell Peppers (11003)
166,732 3.73 1,870 44,672 402
Cantaloupe (10002)
153,973 0.95 14,459 162,607 1,905
Cherries (5002)
132,331 1.44 3,939 91,432 2,786
Watermelons (10008)
111,354 1.53 2,678 72,548 1,437
Corn (29119)
103,497 0.15 11,308 705,738 5,453
Pomegranates (6015)
101,223 1.54 5,495 58,695 729
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
90,546 0.75 7,961 120,607 5,248
Walnuts (3009)
78,097 0.78 6,957 100,179 2,120
Melons (29122)
77,543 1.09 5,650 70,857 626
Structural Pest Control (10)
77,353 - - - 11,719
Corn for Forage (22005)
74,166 0.32 30,319 233,151 2,127
Lemons (2004)
61,348 1.98 2,377 27,684 1,045
Pears (4003)
61,042 2.20 1,112 27,748 578
Public Health Pest Control (50)
60,682 - - - 307
Garlic (14007)
58,070 0.31 23,149 188,366 999
Wheat (29139)
40,836 0.13 48,181 311,843 1,941
Asparagus (16002)
31,739 1.11 1,647 28,570 213
Tangelos (2007)
30,858 2.13 988.5 14,386 672
Broccoli (13005)
28,492 0.29 6,033 98,226 772
Apricots (5001)
27,106 1.56 1,153 17,309 1,087
Rice (28072)
26,035 0.67 2,881 38,815 247
Landscape (30)
24,774 0.0003 2.00 10.0 2,121
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
23,690 2.37 2,142 10,017 369
Prunes (5006)
21,085 1.18 1,402 17,832 249
Other Fumigation (91)
17,988 - - - 188
Grapefruit (2002)
15,348 2.91 382.6 5,058 305
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
13,766 21.6 - 70.0 42
Dried Fruit (43026)
13,394 - - - 160
Olives (28014)
13,216 0.98 1,403 13,465 331
 
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.