PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Madera 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 Madera

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Madera
Robert Rolan
332 Madera Ave.
Madera, CA 93637-5499
Phone:559-675-7876
Fax: 559-674-4071
Email: commissioner@madera-county.com
Web: http://www.madera-county.com/agcommissioner

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Madera 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 9,471,110 1.34 335,011 6,871,600
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,587,000 8.77 90,977 522,910
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 1,372,380 8.61 107,135 159,251
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
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 575,779 1.84 179,150 308,020
Uses: Herbicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 307,626 195.6 1,641 1,573
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 234,536 315.1 1,501 744.3
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 215,277 1.31 108,701 145,420
Uses: Herbicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 149,806 123.5 1,124 1,213
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 149,687 2.29 91,100 65,218
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 114,242 0.66 115,428 172,622
Uses: Adjuvant
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 112,270 0.21 206,966 518,595
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
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 89,584 23.9 4,382 3,745
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 75,924 301.6 280.0 244.6
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 73,579 0.84 19,698 20,507
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
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 65,782 2.61 21,877 25,152
Uses: Fungicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 63,064 1.11 45,922 56,635
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 59,211 0.37 144,105 151,428
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 58,710 0.94 55,330 62,548
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 57,041 2.41 41,336 23,334
Uses: Herbicide
Propylene oxide (508)
Alcohol/Ether Yes 44,350 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 42,559 0.88 48,030 47,967
Uses: Adjuvant
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 41,081 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 39,600 12.0 - 817.0
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Calcium hydroxide (99, 3669)
Inorganic Not Listed 37,400 24.5 1,456 1,530
Note! Data for Calcium hydroxide summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 33,124 0.36 81,512 84,592
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 33,028 2.62 12,264 12,586
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 31,037 0.70 56,267 42,541
Uses: Herbicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 29,156 4.87 6,248 5,991
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 26,866 0.17 93,224 159,944
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 22,896 0.26 63,221 87,968
Uses: Insecticide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 22,128 0.29 54,226 72,184
Uses: Fungicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 21,362 0.48 44,810 44,230
Uses: Fungicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 20,633 28.5 1,265 724.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 20,436 1.18 23,236 17,057
Uses: Herbicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 19,350 0.66 14,051 29,402
Uses: Adjuvant
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 18,485 0.31 44,736 58,943
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 17,889 1.46 8,667 8,087
Uses: Herbicide
Modified phthalic glycerol alkyd resin (1159)
Polymer Not Listed 17,452 0.21 24,274 84,360
Uses: Adjuvant
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 16,098 0.29 47,722 55,593
Uses: Adjuvant
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 15,504 1.13 14,759 13,780
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 15,250 0.20 51,161 74,336
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 14,793 50.3 391.0 293.9
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 14,430 0.05 157,511 278,827
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 14,162 0.20 60,358 70,099
Uses: Insecticide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 12,994 1.01 16,495 11,104
Uses: Herbicide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 12,124 0.19 62,758 62,734
Uses: Fungicide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 12,066 0.03 11,469 12,715
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer (2816, 1698)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 11,749 0.15 32,976 78,397
Note! Data for Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 11,097 0.19 54,964 57,891
Uses: Fungicide
Hydrogen cyanamide (2238)
Inorganic Yes 10,743 7.52 1,481 1,428
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Madera 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)
9,471,110 1.34 335,011 6,871,600 87,865
Almonds (3001)
2,602,840 0.88 116,361 2,951,250 29,923
Wine Grapes (29143)
2,598,580 2.80 46,739 929,381 12,548
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
2,287,080 2.80 35,389 814,342 15,154
Pistachios (3011)
440,043 0.42 39,850 1,041,960 11,519
Carrots (29111)
385,633 22.7 1,969 17,015 207
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
140,382 1.76 2,776 79,646 489
Pomegranates (6015)
114,496 0.92 5,082 124,861 577
Tomatoes (11005)
78,274 5.64 938.5 13,884 157
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
76,894 0.30 21,219 258,533 2,314
Right of Way (40)
62,866 0.43 46.0 368.0 715
Tangerines (2008)
61,241 1.26 2,822 48,793 496
Walnuts (3009)
60,304 1.26 2,198 48,003 530
Public Health Pest Control (50)
57,972 - - - 71
Oranges (2006)
55,326 0.91 3,101 60,515 1,334
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
49,107 90.7 283.1 541.2 39
Aquatic Area (65000)
49,048 12.5 - 865.0 30
Other Fumigation (91)
44,557 - - - 34
Figs (6005)
41,352 0.46 5,231 90,329 973
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
34,852 2.64 852.2 13,194 216
Prunes (5006)
25,819 1.15 1,106 22,393 246
Corn for Forage (22005)
24,838 0.22 14,109 110,606 1,029
Irrigation Systems (65021)
24,171 - - - 11
Peaches (5004)
22,246 1.13 956.9 19,677 419
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
21,906 1.18 6,901 18,638 156
Cherries (5002)
15,138 0.75 630.2 20,180 537
Tangelos (2007)
13,201 1.15 616.9 11,526 315
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
11,489 54.2 - 25.0 20
Nectarines (5003)
10,443 3.04 264.2 3,435 100
Olives (28014)
10,097 0.95 1,611 10,625 110
Wheat for Forage (22007)
7,897 0.12 12,852 64,030 657
Cotton (29121)
6,576 0.25 1,477 26,026 346
Structural Pest Control (10)
6,226 - - - 4,569
Apples (4001)
4,860 2.65 123.1 1,832 52
Wheat (29139)
3,706 0.14 3,119 27,030 250
Landscape (30)
3,611 - - - 759
Corn (29119)
3,387 0.23 1,292 12,177 103
Oats for Forage (22006)
1,953 0.13 2,507 14,691 111
Plums (5005)
1,818 1.56 90.5 1,166 82
Pears (4003)
1,594 1.04 47.0 1,536 57
Onions (14011)
1,138 0.42 138.9 2,713 84
Potting Soil (40501)
1,078 - - - 11
Kiwis (6018)
941.5 1.07 58.5 883.3 21
Strawberries (1016)
910.5 45.8 5.00 19.9 4
Radicchio (13524)
810.9 3.12 190.0 260.0 4
Dried Fruit (43026)
716.2 - - - 17
Safflower (29129)
539.5 0.50 399.2 1,081 12
Blueberries (1009)
454.7 1.96 58.0 232.0 16
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
409.2 - - - 189
Forage Grasses (22000)
390.3 0.16 411.0 2,455 20
 
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.