PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Kings 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 Kings

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Kings
Tim Niswander
680 N. Campus Dr., Ste. B
Hanford, CA 93230-5923
Phone:559-582-3211Ext. 2831
Fax: 559-582-5251
Email: agstaff@co.kings.ca.us
Web: http://www.countyofkings.com/ag%20commissioner/index.htm

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Kings 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 6,740,870 0.88 461,175 7,234,990
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,248,340 18.1 54,935 124,334
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 636,228 135.6 5,485 4,691
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 512,138 23.8 19,550 21,512
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 394,021 12.8 17,722 22,500
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
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 384,899 62.1 5,131 6,202
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 345,501 111.3 5,941 3,105
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 164,776 1.24 92,431 106,413
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorine (131)
Inorganic Yes 154,822 0.15 - 24,622
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 135,896 1.66 91,660 81,138
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 127,785 1.13 64,863 94,584
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 118,583 0.66 137,332 178,518
Uses: Herbicide
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 117,428 0.89 63,638 131,668
Uses: Insecticide
Urea dihydrogen sulfate (2270)
Inorganic Not Listed 99,532 2.03 48,575 49,041
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 58,552 1.05 54,534 55,948
Uses: Herbicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 57,103 0.82 65,782 69,770
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 52,458 0.96 47,726 54,466
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 46,258 1.77 16,983 26,064
Uses: Fungicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 46,187 0.99 45,927 46,531
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 41,250 0.28 107,383 149,027
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 39,863 0.07 270,474 546,052
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
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 35,615 144.0 458.7 247.2
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 32,977 1.00 33,319 32,988
Uses: Insecticide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 30,604 0.16 71,917 86,427
Uses: Herbicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 30,470 0.58 41,339 52,562
Uses: Insecticide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 29,169 2.33 14,213 12,541
Uses: Insecticide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 25,221 1.44 8,789 17,506
Uses: Fungicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 25,059 0.62 35,063 40,296
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate (2997)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 23,574 1.17 13,160 19,146
Uses: Herbicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Unclassified Not Listed 23,164 0.67 25,488 23,441
Uses: Herbicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 23,108 5.65 3,885 4,092
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 23,066 0.60 38,384 38,126
Uses: Herbicide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 22,760 1.51 15,093 15,086
Uses: Herbicide
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 22,755 0.16 91,084 139,048
Uses: Adjuvant
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Not Listed 21,578 0.37 54,980 54,736
Uses: Herbicide
MCIAL code 401 (2045)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 20,435 0.44 28,020 44,760
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 20,340 3.04 5,196 6,683
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 17,893 7.04 374.9 2,175
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 17,690 0.93 13,796 19,019
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Hydrotreated paraffinic solvent (2601)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 17,029 0.84 19,557 20,314
Uses: Solvent
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Not Listed 16,537 4.64 3,616 3,566
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 15,173 1.24 7,629 7,487
Uses: Insecticide
Methidathion (1689)
Organophosphorus Yes 15,124 0.52 29,609 29,302
Uses: Insecticide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 14,833 0.30 46,412 49,217
Uses: Fungicide
Hydrogen cyanamide (2238)
Inorganic Yes 13,571 15.0 959.7 906.0
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 12,881 0.68 19,167 19,057
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 12,563 0.10 84,157 125,832
Uses: Adjuvant
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 12,212 0.30 28,670 40,567
Uses: Adjuvant
Aldicarb (575)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 11,621 0.86 12,954 13,553
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 11,235 0.05 110,359 236,621
Uses: Fungicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Kings 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)
6,740,870 0.88 461,175 7,234,990 50,346
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
2,449,380 3.33 36,169 734,550 3,600
Cotton (29121)
651,478 0.22 76,462 2,832,670 8,636
Soil Preplant (40008)
581,015 129.4 5,669 4,489 62
Almonds (3001)
376,248 1.10 15,441 342,456 3,017
Pomegranates (6015)
335,224 3.92 3,584 85,434 388
Pistachios (3011)
249,474 0.88 17,004 284,927 1,686
Peaches (5004)
205,875 2.99 4,144 68,894 3,152
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
169,818 1.25 4,033 135,825 2,033
Safflower (29129)
153,028 0.31 29,585 489,619 834
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
152,781 118.5 - 13.0 8
Walnuts (3009)
141,433 0.77 11,810 183,856 4,019
Nectarines (5003)
135,995 2.74 2,384 49,618 2,560
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
121,960 0.26 50,058 464,970 2,956
Wine Grapes (29143)
112,155 1.54 2,576 72,863 720
Public Health Pest Control (50)
110,146 - - - 121
Cherries (5002)
104,342 3.12 1,510 33,487 981
Right of Way (40)
99,965 0.27 4,034 12,108 938
Corn for Forage (22005)
97,667 0.29 45,657 331,628 3,683
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
92,307 0.23 42,612 394,972 699
Plums (5005)
84,707 2.53 2,321 33,453 1,374
Onions (14011)
67,696 0.90 3,231 75,474 591
Carrots (29111)
56,402 4.95 4,217 11,392 109
Wheat (29139)
45,136 0.19 38,118 233,261 1,024
Apricots (5001)
32,026 4.32 808.3 7,413 235
Wheat for Forage (22007)
26,322 0.16 34,646 167,925 1,945
Aquatic Area (65000)
15,190 0.57 - 26,422 7
Tomatoes (11005)
8,617 0.93 553.0 9,238 100
Pluot (5505)
8,488 0.95 193.3 8,937 302
Structural Pest Control (10)
6,788 - - - 2,568
Regulatory (100)
5,836 - - - 3
Radicchio (13524)
4,868 211.7 80.0 23.0 1
Triticale (24011)
4,224 0.14 5,773 30,360 197
Garlic (14007)
3,747 0.19 2,274 19,337 45
Landscape (30)
3,717 - - - 606
Sugar Beets for Forage (23009)
3,318 2.49 148.0 1,332 14
Corn, Field, Dent (24002)
2,929 0.38 1,088 7,693 73
Sorghum (29131)
2,076 0.29 2,780 7,187 72
Garbanzo Beans (15032)
1,933 0.71 1,095 2,720 24
Apples (4001)
1,799 4.39 50.7 409.9 16
Oats for Forage (22006)
1,577 0.14 2,588 11,542 156
Oranges (2006)
1,515 2.10 134.2 721.8 46
Irrigation Systems (65021)
1,229 - - - 3
Commodity Fumigation (90)
942.5 - - - 30
Sorghum for Forage (22004)
912.7 0.14 1,775 6,412 41
Kiwis (6018)
808.8 1.49 149.0 544.5 26
Watermelons (10008)
559.2 0.32 62.0 1,770 31
Oats (29125)
545.2 0.17 884.0 3,139 47
Cantaloupe (10002)
513.8 0.07 1,059 7,805 31
Olives (28014)
504.6 0.39 70.0 1,284 22
 
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.