PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Los Angeles in 2009, South Coast 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 Los Angeles

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Los Angeles
Kurt Floren
12300 Lower Azusa Road
Arcadia, CA 91006-5872
Phone:626-575-5451
Fax: 626-350-3243
Email: kurtf@acwm.co.la.ca.us
Web: http://acwm.co.la.ca.us/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Los Angeles 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 2,207,850 3.33 15,885 158,267
Uses:
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 651,974 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 269,273 187.4 1,531 1,410
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 223,208 2.65 2,790 2,800
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 174,626 184.0 12.0 8.30
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 70,213 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 62,833 5.60 668.4 359.9
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
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 61,588 343.4 229.4 179.4
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 61,552 0.32 430.2 231.7
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 61,496 50.2 - 15.0
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 46,749 6.78 2,051 6,891
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 41,398 3.03 717.0 13,648
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 35,279 19.5 - 2.00
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Boric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 32,779 0.85 - 3.00
Uses: Insecticide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 32,682 0.92 994.6 1,276
Uses: Herbicide
Dazomet (233)
Unclassified Not Listed 27,972 - 3.00 -
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 27,684 33.1 884.8 828.5
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential Not Listed 22,638 - - -
Note! Data for Limonene summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insect Repellent, Insecticide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 20,434 1.47 1,249 917.8
Uses: Fungicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 13,340 0.19 1,465 1,024
Uses: Insecticide
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 13,192 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 12,076 0.81 4,539 5,723
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 11,490 4.60 189.5 1,832
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 10,897 0.25 3,120 6,614
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
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 8,940 1.64 509.5 666.1
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 8,438 0.83 834.0 1,593
Uses: Fungicide
Dichlobenil (112)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 8,040 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
1-bromo-3-chloro-5,5-dimethyl hydantoin (2080)
Hydantoin Yes 7,804 144.0 - 5.00
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 7,013 0.01 46.0 2,928
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 6,629 1.01 358.0 604.1
Uses: Herbicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 5,743 1.10 1,020 495.1
Uses: Herbicide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 5,600 0.36 100.0 7.81
Uses: Synergist
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 5,407 0.02 - 3.00
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 5,201 32.8 - 16.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 4,920 0.06 439.5 575.1
Uses: Insecticide
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 4,399 0.23 37.0 3.00
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 3,867 1.98 1,850 1,925
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Silica gel (3557, 529)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,743 - - -
Note! Data for Silica gel 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, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Isoxaben (2289)
Amide Not Listed 3,325 0.39 364.2 523.0
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-dichloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (37)
Hydantoin Not Listed 2,814 65.8 - 5.00
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 2,622 0.21 286.0 367.4
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfometuron methyl (2149)
Sulfonylurea Not Listed 2,486 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,483 6.18 1,095 401.4
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 2,461 2.54 1,096 846.6
Uses: Herbicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,440 0.69 983.7 758.5
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, monoammonium salt (2301, 2319)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 2,438 0.69 8.00 82.3
Note! Data for Glyphosate, monoammonium salt summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide
Bromine chloride (2323)
Inorganic Yes 2,412 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
Linuron (361)
Urea Yes 2,323 0.66 1,752 3,511
Uses: Herbicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 2,322 0.76 643.0 719.4
Uses: Fungicide
Potassium phosphite (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,246 1.43 156.5 220.4
Uses: Fungicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Los Angeles 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)
2,207,850 3.33 15,885 158,267 90,733
Structural Pest Control (10)
888,554 - - - 55,811
Carrots (29111)
369,471 10.3 3,350 35,828 468
Right of Way (40)
267,943 - - - 1,891
Landscape (30)
218,604 1.61 3.00 8.00 15,590
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
115,059 34.9 - 86.0 221
Commodity Fumigation (90)
91,376 - - - 97
Onions (14011)
49,738 1.54 1,539 32,194 525
Other Fumigation (91)
41,520 - 0.50 - 57
Peaches (5004)
28,452 2.00 555.2 14,213 535
Regulatory (100)
27,559 3.65 - 20.0 99
Wood Treatment (64500)
17,604 - - - 22
Potatoes (14013)
14,214 3.36 409.2 4,229 67
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
14,118 1.05 1,261 11,843 10,158
Aquatic Area (65000)
10,272 2.71 - 3,790 78
Nectarines (5003)
10,040 2.24 152.8 4,486 142
Sewage Systems (65026)
9,103 - - - 10
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
6,995 0.43 3,665 16,261 73
Public Health Pest Control (50)
4,023 - - - 706
Pasture (28035)
2,557 7.01 185.0 365.0 23
Strawberries (1016)
2,541 4.91 42.5 517.6 50
Cherries (5002)
2,218 4.14 42.0 536.3 28
Bell Peppers (11003)
2,169 0.58 140.0 3,710 75
Ornamental Turf (33008)
1,965 0.60 1,148 3,202 205
Irrigation Systems (65021)
1,788 0.70 407.0 2,550 16
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
1,557 0.86 528.2 1,802 84
Plums (5005)
1,450 1.61 43.7 872.5 37
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
1,027 0.56 123.2 1,844 783
Corn (29119)
909.3 0.13 170.0 7,086 191
Forage Grasses (22000)
810.3 0.79 440.0 1,026 9
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
614.0 0.36 108.2 1,621 1,161
Corn for Forage (22005)
393.7 0.44 204.0 892.3 67
Pears (4003)
329.1 1.77 23.2 186.0 25
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
321.5 0.30 8.50 75.6 178
Apricots (5001)
316.9 4.34 9.50 73.0 16
Barley (29103)
286.2 0.30 240.0 940.0 2
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
240.8 - - - 91
Unknown (-1)
238.0 - - - 2
Greenhouse Plants (153)
202.0 0.40 15.8 400.7 645
Wheat (29139)
199.7 0.27 662.9 737.9 12
Apples (4001)
195.7 2.14 6.75 91.5 24
Tomatoes (11005)
123.5 0.61 19.0 203.0 56
Barley for Forage (22008)
98.2 0.28 100.0 350.0 3
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
92.0 0.49 6.00 142.4 155
Animal Husbandry (61001)
88.9 - - - 7
Avocado (28000)
76.6 5.11 8.00 15.0 6
Citrus (2000)
71.1 0.51 16.8 113.6 34
Greenhouse Propagation (155)
57.0 0.23 3.00 247.4 29
Beets (29109)
55.0 0.76 10.5 72.6 6
Oats for Forage (22006)
47.0 0.72 70.0 65.0 5
 
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.