PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Kings 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 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 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 6,630,940 0.69 510,545 9,089,560
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,003,990 16.7 49,779 120,018
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 750,490 5.47 67,320 137,129
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 potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 547,706 153.5 3,876 3,569
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 434,100 1.38 192,968 298,952
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 262,285 240.0 1,297 1,093
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 168,639 96.5 3,965 1,708
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Urea dihydrogen sulfate (2270)
Inorganic Not Listed 163,368 1.95 76,391 83,835
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 159,083 1.21 55,186 77,599
Uses: Herbicide
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 150,031 1.02 65,880 145,962
Uses: Insecticide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 145,800 1.60 101,413 89,924
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 132,959 0.73 151,169 181,407
Uses: Herbicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 98,296 0.86 106,500 114,817
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 95,192 47.4 1,972 2,009
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 76,967 0.74 88,539 103,262
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 67,072 0.06 108,920 128,340
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorine (131)
Inorganic Yes 64,878 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 59,374 1.16 50,115 50,986
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 53,870 0.08 294,294 621,101
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
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 49,787 1.58 17,835 31,476
Uses: Fungicide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 46,367 1.10 43,138 42,251
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 42,786 5.04 7,788 8,491
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 36,246 0.45 57,475 79,649
Uses: Adjuvant
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 29,242 1.67 6,836 17,428
Uses: Fungicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 28,447 4.95 4,747 5,743
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 27,442 1.46 18,797 18,739
Uses: Herbicide
Phorate (478)
Organophosphorus Yes 27,392 1.31 19,050 20,943
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 26,744 0.09 142,914 287,411
Uses: Fungicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 25,361 0.34 55,220 62,650
Uses: Herbicide
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 24,242 0.70 34,202 34,798
Uses: Herbicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 24,224 82.0 484.5 295.2
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 22,779 1.38 12,586 13,483
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
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 22,480 0.08 128,709 267,282
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Cottonseed oil (1015)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 22,448 1.04 18,989 21,616
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 22,296 0.37 50,417 60,761
Uses: Insecticide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 21,436 0.30 61,494 70,627
Uses: Fungicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 19,734 1.11 11,672 11,968
Uses: Insecticide
Hydrogen cyanamide (2238)
Inorganic Yes 18,628 16.2 1,162 1,151
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 18,260 1.69 3,251 10,789
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 17,317 1.09 16,175 15,602
Uses: Herbicide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 16,853 2.27 8,735 7,417
Uses: Insecticide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 16,263 0.76 17,257 21,284
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Buprofezin (3947)
Unclassified Not Listed 15,978 1.19 16,337 13,481
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 15,945 3.16 2,598 5,041
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 15,681 0.06 152,940 240,939
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 14,510 26.0 559.0 559.0
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 14,372 83.9 - 14.5
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 14,145 0.72 16,172 19,291
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 13,288 0.16 76,877 81,795
Uses: Fungicide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 13,056 0.93 1,300 1,325
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Kings 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)
6,630,940 0.69 510,545 9,089,560 64,195
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
1,792,850 3.71 27,836 483,393 2,237
Cotton (29121)
1,180,140 0.26 119,311 4,439,550 16,515
Pistachios (3011)
438,608 0.96 19,094 457,844 2,707
Almonds (3001)
422,209 0.99 16,902 425,005 4,106
Onions (14011)
416,707 5.06 5,030 82,368 538
Soil Preplant (40008)
330,570 55.9 5,234 5,913 84
Wine Grapes (29143)
202,029 2.22 3,548 91,009 1,072
Right of Way (40)
196,072 0.11 2,185 34,834 1,444
Walnuts (3009)
158,396 0.79 14,151 199,686 4,577
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
142,767 0.83 4,040 171,282 2,214
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
140,234 0.58 44,608 243,372 578
Cherries (5002)
130,110 1.84 1,668 70,561 1,737
Peaches (5004)
129,336 1.95 3,303 66,251 3,158
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
122,652 0.22 51,792 551,055 3,229
Nectarines (5003)
110,624 2.02 1,918 54,770 2,411
Pomegranates (6015)
109,587 0.89 4,136 123,542 535
Corn for Forage (22005)
108,448 0.28 49,840 394,099 3,849
Safflower (29129)
98,170 0.27 23,018 364,154 798
Plums (5005)
57,834 1.55 1,797 37,406 1,733
Wheat (29139)
49,437 0.14 41,528 358,864 1,424
Aquatic Area (65000)
46,210 1.85 100.0 2,863 22
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
34,260 - - - 10
Carrots (29111)
29,389 18.7 890.5 1,574 14
Apricots (5001)
26,704 1.30 922.3 20,583 703
Wheat for Forage (22007)
20,312 0.09 42,106 229,676 2,523
Tomatoes (11005)
16,569 7.79 442.0 2,128 22
Structural Pest Control (10)
15,280 - - - 3,011
Public Health Pest Control (50)
13,126 - - - 144
Garlic (14007)
12,013 0.36 3,746 32,985 131
Corn, Field, Dent (24002)
11,669 0.39 3,752 30,168 371
Irrigation Systems (65021)
9,884 83.9 - 14.5 13
Oranges (2006)
8,590 31.8 90.0 270.0 3
Other Fumigation (91)
7,649 - - - 6
Cantaloupe (10002)
6,796 1.87 612.6 3,635 21
Pluot (5505)
4,036 0.38 187.9 10,491 381
Landscape (30)
3,936 - - - 582
Head Lettuce (13045)
3,357 0.45 326.0 7,503 85
Sorghum for Forage (22004)
3,088 0.18 4,008 17,473 128
Triticale (24011)
2,193 0.14 3,026 16,128 197
Tangerines (2008)
2,104 1.46 60.2 1,444 60
Sugar Beets for Forage (23009)
1,671 0.36 219.0 4,619 54
Wood Treatment (64500)
1,652 - - - 1
Apples (4001)
1,298 2.00 65.2 649.5 25
Oats for Forage (22006)
1,013 0.15 1,557 6,633 87
Garbanzo Beans (15032)
971.7 0.50 594.0 1,934 9
Sudangrass for Forage (22011)
825.6 0.08 1,355 10,260 37
Bermudagrass for Forage (22017)
794.1 0.15 425.0 5,459 34
Barley (29103)
697.5 0.13 1,350 5,467 28
Corn (29119)
666.2 0.43 647.0 1,556 36
 
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.