PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Kings in 2016, 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 2016, 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 2016, 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 2016


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 7,328,760 0.61 483,491 11,540,600
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,218,970 17.4 53,296 127,177
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 660,505 4.39 100,805 149,742
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
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 456,657 211.2 4,626 2,162
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 427,340 1.47 194,580 281,071
Uses: Herbicide
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 308,861 1.11 104,559 274,104
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 253,467 11.3 13,992 22,481
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
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 221,189 29.3 5,916 7,542
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 201,281 1.75 128,453 114,649
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 200,413 0.90 187,499 222,297
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 195,769 315.3 973.3 620.9
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 159,627 1.27 78,903 95,346
Uses: Herbicide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 122,660 1.13 76,143 108,316
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 119,907 0.14 335,412 835,818
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 or Surfactant
Urea dihydrogen sulfate (2270)
Inorganic Not Listed 115,907 0.96 87,452 121,128
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 85,863 0.92 71,155 93,786
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 79,865 0.87 84,250 91,580
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Chlorine (131)
Inorganic Not Listed 61,532 0.91 373.0 373.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 58,435 0.24 158,770 236,397
Uses: Adjuvant
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 52,730 0.93 45,829 48,412
Uses: Herbicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 51,076 0.48 94,068 106,496
Uses: Insecticide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 50,122 1.47 17,702 34,078
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 45,214 1.39 17,438 32,545
Uses: Fungicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 43,015 0.91 28,750 47,091
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 32,189 0.08 156,298 376,741
Uses: Fungicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 30,075 4.57 4,237 6,579
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 29,084 0.40 69,024 67,980
Uses: Herbicide
Hydrogen cyanamide (2238)
Inorganic Not Listed 27,984 16.8 1,676 1,668
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 27,180 1.72 2,633 15,775
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 26,509 3.51 3,936 7,558
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 26,011 1.34 23,629 19,360
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 25,838 0.05 79,758 89,255
Uses: Herbicide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 25,373 2.30 12,183 11,033
Uses: Insecticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 24,456 1.40 14,078 12,994
Uses: Insecticide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 22,313 182.5 145.0 120.0
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 21,898 0.81 30,840 26,955
Uses: Herbicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 20,262 187.4 562.2 108.1
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 18,560 2.70 13,517 6,806
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 17,797 1.19 16,138 14,604
Uses: Herbicide
Propionic acid (505)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 17,520 0.06 126,780 277,765
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Not Listed 17,228 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Buprofezin (3947)
Unclassified Not Listed 17,146 0.59 34,960 29,286
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 16,086 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Methylated fatty acids from canola oil (4025)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 15,658 1.51 9,613 10,355
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 15,134 0.97 14,885 13,295
Uses: Insecticide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 15,060 0.13 77,176 117,759
Uses: Insecticide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 14,820 5.12 2,472 2,892
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 14,589 5.00 3,143 2,915
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 14,472 0.05 132,805 263,250
Uses: Adjuvant
Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (6082)
Microbial Not Listed 14,290 7.76 535.0 1,842
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Kings in 2016

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)
7,328,760 0.61 483,491 11,540,600 82,415
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
1,960,840 2.46 31,419 797,223 3,475
Cotton (29121)
1,158,390 0.23 102,925 5,090,540 16,640
Almonds (3001)
804,183 0.84 30,956 956,553 9,901
Pistachios (3011)
602,991 0.75 36,276 808,224 5,916
Soil Preplant (40008)
355,591 41.3 3,324 8,619 100
Onions (14011)
333,938 2.10 4,396 158,652 1,084
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
305,334 2.10 3,806 145,080 2,605
Safflower (29129)
224,214 0.28 29,857 793,506 1,732
Walnuts (3009)
210,635 0.69 17,392 305,312 7,565
Peaches (5004)
141,598 2.00 3,037 70,432 4,172
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
140,031 0.24 28,345 579,328 2,989
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
133,830 0.26 60,849 520,898 1,236
Pomegranates (6015)
107,905 1.35 3,218 77,542 590
Right of Way (40)
107,659 0.22 660.0 340.8 1,123
Corn for Forage (22005)
106,953 0.29 37,903 371,000 3,707
Plums (5005)
100,438 1.62 2,567 61,930 3,286
Nectarines (5003)
90,650 1.91 1,517 47,162 2,479
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
74,240 - - - 17
Wine Grapes (29143)
66,104 1.11 2,743 59,519 894
Cherries (5002)
63,610 0.77 2,152 81,904 2,491
Apricots (5001)
31,961 1.53 1,023 20,851 1,077
Sugar Beets for Forage (23009)
26,713 4.12 356.0 6,478 62
Tomatoes (11005)
20,640 1.91 281.0 10,810 67
Irrigation Systems (65021)
18,180 - - - 12
Sorghum for Forage (22004)
17,265 0.23 7,330 76,256 316
Wheat (29139)
16,223 0.12 17,899 130,965 638
Wheat for Forage (22007)
12,753 0.06 34,104 220,127 2,411
Structural Pest Control (10)
10,242 - - - 3,367
Garlic (14007)
9,143 0.29 3,341 31,363 158
Other Fumigation (91)
7,266 - - - 39
Oranges (2006)
7,030 21.7 99.0 324.0 9
Tangelos (2007)
6,633 12.0 65.0 555.0 9
Regulatory (100)
6,362 - - - 53
Public Health Pest Control (50)
5,686 - - - 189
Watermelons (10008)
5,067 2.86 80.0 1,773 25
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
4,507 50.6 50.0 89.0 4
Landscape (30)
4,371 - - - 642
null (65029)
3,742 - - - 3
Bell Peppers (11003)
3,595 1.66 120.0 2,160 36
Sorghum (29131)
3,084 0.42 618.6 7,423 38
Aquatic Area (65000)
1,921 0.36 100.0 386.0 6
Barley for Forage (22008)
1,484 0.05 3,013 30,653 101
Garbanzo Beans (15032)
1,400 0.51 717.4 2,767 13
Prunes (5006)
1,233 1.30 19.3 948.2 36
Corn, Field, Dent (24002)
1,220 0.26 443.6 4,648 53
Pasture (28035)
1,172 0.21 2,001 5,626 11
Tangerines (2008)
1,128 4.18 10.0 270.0 17
Carrots (29111)
1,063 0.29 1,240 3,657 51
Broccoli (13005)
908.7 0.25 359.9 3,686 76
 
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.