PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Los Angeles in 2012, 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 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 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 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 2,041,840 5.04 11,800 83,842
Uses:
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 726,046 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 336,250 327.6 1,029 1,026
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 144,916 2.58 2,775 1,144
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 115,117 150.0 2.00 2.00
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 91,478 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 67,171 1.83 446.5 438.8
Uses: Insecticide
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 55,951 23.2 - 37.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 55,046 0.17 - 54.0
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
Boric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 51,845 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 36,595 2.83 375.5 321.9
Uses: Herbicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 32,346 132.6 274.4 216.0
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 18,732 - 9.00 -
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 18,616 1.31 789.7 378.0
Uses: Fungicide
1-bromo-3-chloro-5,5-dimethyl hydantoin (2080)
Hydantoin Yes 13,487 8.57 - 27.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 12,595 0.72 1,745 1,395
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 10,623 1.20 80.0 132.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 9,888 0.16 3,330 2,862
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
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 8,856 0.06 345.5 395.8
Uses: Insecticide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 8,406 2.37 334.8 265.3
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 8,123 0.03 504.1 128.6
Note! Data for Cyfluthrin summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 8,077 - - -
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
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 7,901 0.69 823.5 998.6
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
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,822 7.05 787.9 1,104
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 7,415 0.23 1,154 606.2
Uses: Insecticide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 7,374 1.86 109.6 51.8
Uses: Fungicide
Dazomet (233)
Unclassified Not Listed 7,192 - 3.80 -
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Dichlobenil (112)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 6,254 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 6,154 0.94 2,692 2,383
Uses: Herbicide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 5,552 1.76 290.0 3,153
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 5,127 4.87 292.7 939.7
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 5,091 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 5,008 7.68 465.3 652.5
Uses: Insecticide
Hexazinone (1871)
Triazinone Yes 4,937 0.39 1,215 1,025
Uses: Herbicide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 4,503 0.49 153.8 6.79
Uses: Insecticide, Synergist
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 3,729 0.59 240.0 164.3
Uses: Fungicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 3,645 1.49 383.5 148.7
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorfenapyr (3938)
Pyrazole Not Listed 3,546 0.18 - 4.11
Uses: Insecticide
Bromacil (83)
Uracil Yes 3,508 0.60 8.90 16.0
Uses: Herbicide
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 3,305 0.38 336.4 168.9
Uses: Herbicide
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 3,158 1.57 251.9 92.7
Uses: Fungicide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 3,052 0.11 77.0 43.0
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 3,040 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
Isoxaben (2289)
Amide, Oxazole Not Listed 2,985 0.81 268.2 159.6
Uses: Herbicide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 2,983 2.51 185.9 61.9
Uses: Fungicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,546 0.46 209.3 113.5
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Aminopyralid, triisopropanolamine salt (5928)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 2,411 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 2,384 2.21 264.5 67.4
Uses: Herbicide
N-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide (396)
Dicarboximide Not Listed 2,363 - - -
Uses: Synergist
5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (2038)
Isothiazolone Not Listed 2,318 0.53 - 26.0
Uses: Microbiocide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Los Angeles 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)
2,041,840 5.04 11,800 83,842 94,263
Structural Pest Control (10)
1,009,650 - - - 63,645
Right of Way (40)
184,735 - - - 1,801
Barley (29103)
178,792 33.4 1,511 5,346 31
Landscape (30)
163,437 - - - 17,339
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
132,424 4.59 - 278.0 275
Potatoes (14013)
118,154 34.1 552.0 3,463 31
Carrots (29111)
85,260 5.64 1,948 15,115 187
Other Fumigation (91)
63,218 - - - 109
Regulatory (100)
30,669 - - - 121
Commodity Fumigation (90)
29,236 - - - 98
Bell Peppers (11003)
7,811 0.58 342.3 13,469 182
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
7,489 1.21 877.4 5,126 5,778
Onions (14011)
6,409 0.61 989.1 10,515 113
Aquatic Area (65000)
6,135 4.00 - 1,533 58
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
4,367 0.32 2,690 13,475 81
Public Health Pest Control (50)
4,059 - - - 670
Strawberries (1016)
2,312 13.5 11.5 171.3 44
Corn (29119)
1,305 0.18 170.0 7,095 228
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
1,243 0.57 178.4 2,173 823
Sewage Systems (65026)
877.7 - - - 9
Irrigation Systems (65021)
648.3 0.63 210.0 1,034 10
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
640.5 0.46 100.5 1,373 1,058
Ornamental Turf (33008)
497.6 0.67 366.0 745.8 61
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
489.8 2.66 853.8 183.9 56
Citrus (2000)
264.7 2.17 28.6 118.6 56
Wheat (29139)
232.7 0.29 130.0 720.0 4
Greenhouse Plants (153)
219.6 0.70 30.5 243.2 654
Swimming Pools (65011)
195.4 - - - 1
Forage Grasses (22000)
192.1 0.27 145.0 725.0 6
Peaches (5004)
119.0 0.57 84.5 208.0 26
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
114.2 0.64 8.50 166.8 184
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
111.2 0.28 5.30 33.1 122
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
103.9 - - - 129
Animal Husbandry (61001)
75.7 - - - 11
Pumpkins (10011)
68.3 1.45 42.0 47.0 10
Tomatoes (11005)
50.9 0.39 17.0 132.0 43
Pasture (28035)
42.4 1.18 425.0 36.0 6
Wine Grapes (29143)
39.2 0.22 6.30 175.5 95
Storage Areas (46000)
34.6 - - - 9
Nectarines (5003)
32.2 2.74 12.2 11.8 5
Cucumbers (10010)
23.0 1.00 3.00 23.0 26
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
16.6 2.36 7.00 7.00 1
Broccoli (13005)
13.7 1.71 2.00 8.00 3
Plums (5005)
6.93 2.27 3.70 3.05 5
Potting Soil (40501)
5.31 - - - 16
Avocado (28000)
5.17 0.29 8.00 18.0 5
Greenhouse Propagation (155)
2.52 0.20 1.50 8.00 11
Apricots (5001)
2.45 2.45 1.00 1.00 1
Spices (8000)
2.34 0.55 2.00 2.00 4
 
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.