PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Orange 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 Orange

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Orange
Rick Le Feuvre
1750 S. Douglass Road, Building D
Anaheim, CA 92806-6031
Phone:714-447-7100
Fax: 714-567-6203
Email: Terri.Aguirre@pfrd.ocgov.com
Web: http://www.oc.ca.gov/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Orange 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 1,024,480 3.34 14,031 88,604
Uses:
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 327,992 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 102,000 123.0 1,224 829.4
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 73,311 103.8 1,077 706.5
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 59,080 2.11 7,817 3,386
Uses: Herbicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 45,862 1.07 191.5 169.4
Uses: Insecticide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 32,885 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 30,620 53.2 144.0 71.1
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
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 29,622 13.2 2,493 2,105
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
5,5-Dimethylhydantoin (5833)
Hydantoin Not Listed 27,327 - - -
Uses: Breakdown product
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 25,320 7.90 80.3 784.7
Uses: Herbicide
2,2-dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide (1749)
Yes 20,411 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
Boric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 18,607 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 16,167 2.68 1,028 877.5
Uses: Fungicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 15,507 125.5 254.5 123.5
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 14,239 0.06 1,150 1,310
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 10,813 61.0 - 174.0
Uses:
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 8,483 - - -
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
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 8,335 2.01 398.0 376.0
Uses: Herbicide
1-bromo-3-chloro-5,5-dimethyl hydantoin (2080)
Hydantoin Yes 7,252 4.68 - 135.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Dazomet (233)
Unclassified Not Listed 6,933 0.02 - 128.2
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 6,024 2.65 1,042 2,272
Uses: Fungicide
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 5,429 1.69 918.5 657.9
Uses: Fungicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 5,297 1.53 699.5 396.5
Uses: Fungicide
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 5,157 3.72 - 207.0
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
Dioctyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (1710)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Yes 4,934 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Algaecide, Fungicide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 4,885 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 3,799 3.62 451.0 709.5
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 3,765 0.68 1,117 3,637
Uses: Molluscicide
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 3,615 0.04 758.8 246.1
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
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 3,546 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 3,511 1.99 460.8 865.6
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 3,470 2.69 - 207.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 3,443 0.26 1,720 980.5
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,023 0.39 8,253 3,757
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
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,704 3.33 95.0 83.9
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 2,647 8.94 301.0 31.7
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Bromacil (83)
Uracil Yes 2,162 1.57 234.0 141.0
Uses: Herbicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,965 4.07 1,412 482.6
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 1,860 0.94 2,486 1,980
Uses: Insecticide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 1,848 0.11 7.05 99.9
Uses: Herbicide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 1,763 2.04 846.5 255.8
Uses: Fungicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,749 5.43 649.5 318.5
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Cyhalothrin, lambda (2297)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 1,722 0.04 574.5 132.7
Uses: Insecticide
1,3-dichloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (37)
Hydantoin Not Listed 1,671 2.14 - 135.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester (1622)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 1,590 0.03 - 201.6
Uses: Herbicide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 1,580 1.93 221.0 152.7
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Copper carbonate, basic (60)
Inorganic-Copper Yes 1,569 5.53 - 283.5
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide
Ethylene glycol (276)
Glycol Not Listed 1,491 0.81 1,543 1,766
Uses: Solvent, Adjuvant
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 1,450 0.78 735.5 258.7
Uses: Fungicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Orange 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)
1,024,480 3.34 14,031 88,604 59,632
Structural Pest Control (10)
465,895 - - - 31,586
Strawberries (1016)
184,078 7.05 2,130 26,103 712
Landscape (30)
101,284 - - - 13,578
Right of Way (40)
61,471 2.21 50.0 33.1 973
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
41,241 2.90 - 860.0 157
Public Health Pest Control (50)
27,902 - - - 174
Unknown (-1)
27,320 0.41 30.0 450.0 29
Aquatic Area (65000)
20,214 13.3 - 1,116 131
Bell Peppers (11003)
19,753 5.16 704.6 3,827 156
Avocado (28000)
17,208 4.66 1,277 3,696 217
Lemons (2004)
16,219 2.30 398.0 7,038 277
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
15,382 0.64 948.0 24,094 8,199
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
7,628 5.15 66.0 1,481 576
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
5,866 2.15 11.0 2,721 259
Succulent Beans (15003)
3,666 0.90 1,774 4,059 140
Greenhouse Plants (153)
2,464 0.34 58.8 7,196 1,598
Ornamental Turf (33008)
1,630 1.52 97.6 1,071 111
Tomatoes (11005)
1,331 6.30 155.9 211.1 74
Peas (29127)
1,238 0.75 251.0 1,645 70
Rangeland (28045)
1,021 0.66 5,320 1,554 36
Christmas Trees (30005)
546.0 2.37 28.0 230.0 19
Regulatory (100)
349.3 - - - 63
Soil Preplant (40008)
160.8 0.0047 - 728.2 39
Cucumbers (10010)
132.5 1.28 127.2 103.8 27
Irrigation Systems (65021)
101.5 5.64 10.0 18.0 8
Oranges (2006)
68.0 2.18 9.89 31.3 43
Squash (10012)
56.1 1.06 55.5 52.8 21
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
38.1 1.44 16.8 26.5 148
Animal Husbandry (61001)
37.6 0.78 - 44.0 11
Tangerines (2008)
32.1 1.89 4.25 17.0 4
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
29.7 0.25 311.0 118.0 5
Vegetables (28024)
22.4 0.93 35.0 24.0 3
Other Fumigation (91)
15.7 - - - 4
Corn (29119)
14.1 0.88 39.5 16.0 10
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
10.5 0.0006 65.0 4.00 74
Chili Peppers (8050)
6.97 9.30 1.50 0.75 4
Beans (28001)
6.29 3.14 1.10 2.00 4
Potatoes (14013)
5.41 0.72 1.50 7.50 5
Storage Areas (46000)
4.80 - - - 2
Wine Grapes (29143)
4.62 1.16 2.00 4.00 4
Pumpkins (10011)
4.49 1.12 8.00 4.00 1
Persimmons (6012)
2.13 1.22 0.25 1.75 4
Broccoli (13005)
2.00 1.66 4.50 1.20 11
Brussel Sprouts (13006)
1.89 1.72 2.00 1.10 4
Cabbage (13007)
1.89 2.36 3.00 0.80 4
Cauliflower (13008)
1.89 2.36 2.00 0.80 4
Kale (13011)
1.89 2.36 1.00 0.80 4
Turnips (29137)
1.86 1.55 1.00 1.20 2
Carrots (29111)
1.77 1.03 2.20 1.72 8
 
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.