PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Orange 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 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 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 1,220,980 2.80 12,787 123,317
Uses:
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 546,747 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 107,932 123.2 953.4 876.2
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 95,626 3.90 6,418 3,424
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 51,525 192.0 301.4 268.3
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 47,596 100.7 660.0 472.8
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 42,084 12.4 1,886 1,836
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
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 38,345 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 35,884 0.25 627.5 335.7
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 15,783 1.65 1,352 594.0
Uses: Fungicide
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 14,029 30.2 1,400 460.4
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 12,112 23.4 - 238.0
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 9,634 1.74 1,052 315.8
Uses: Fungicide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 9,343 2.37 1,785 3,946
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 7,262 0.25 7,778 9,219
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
Boric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,240 1.65 0.52 0.30
Uses: Insecticide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 6,832 4.38 1,178 1,067
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Dazomet (233)
Unclassified Not Listed 6,587 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 5,998 1.87 423.0 545.5
Uses: Herbicide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 5,751 0.0031 223.0 836.5
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 5,671 2.52 1,646 773.3
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,643 6.11 1,655 759.5
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 4,266 1.01 1,738 1,156
Uses: Fungicide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential Not Listed 3,979 - - -
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
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 3,968 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Dioctyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (1710)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Yes 3,809 56.9 - 67.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Algaecide, Fungicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 3,733 0.07 2,159 2,373
Uses: Insecticide
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 3,634 0.84 974.0 415.7
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,577 1.47 1,900 1,634
Uses: Insecticide
1-bromo-3-chloro-5,5-dimethyl hydantoin (2080)
Hydantoin Yes 3,382 42.0 - 80.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 3,376 2.38 1,193 711.5
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 3,304 5.15 844.8 401.6
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Petroleum distillates, refined (2106)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 3,090 26.5 436.2 84.9
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 2,988 12.8 - 214.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Dichlobenil (112)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 2,860 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 2,710 0.59 1,635 2,488
Uses: Molluscicide
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 2,673 0.20 0.52 0.05
Uses: Insecticide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,612 1.47 460.5 17.6
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,554 1.02 1,675 923.3
Uses: Insecticide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 2,474 1.16 1,178 598.2
Uses: Herbicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 2,460 1.03 2,885 2,383
Uses: Insecticide
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 2,337 32.5 - 66.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 2,166 1.63 1,288 186.1
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
Cyfluthrin, beta (3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 2,160 0.04 17.0 3.50
Uses: Insecticide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 2,057 0.09 3.25 10.2
Uses: Herbicide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 1,919 3.00 1,484 293.5
Uses: Fungicide
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 1,866 0.09 4,380 1,025
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Bromine chloride (2323)
Inorganic Yes 1,799 36.3 - 1.00
Uses: Microbiocide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 1,708 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester (1622)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 1,692 - - -
Uses: Herbicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Orange 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)
1,220,980 2.80 12,787 123,317 58,267
Structural Pest Control (10)
650,404 - - - 28,233
Strawberries (1016)
217,359 4.48 2,150 48,479 1,206
Landscape (30)
120,036 1.10 - 4.35 12,576
Right of Way (40)
79,592 3.45 50.0 18.0 907
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
39,960 0.89 1,862 42,808 10,997
Public Health Pest Control (50)
20,776 - - - 196
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
20,121 21.0 - 956.0 131
Lemons (2004)
18,820 2.42 409.0 7,789 226
Avocado (28000)
18,620 9.19 967.6 2,027 137
Bell Peppers (11003)
15,060 5.08 276.5 2,966 145
Aquatic Area (65000)
5,298 3.54 - 1,498 152
Succulent Beans (15003)
4,810 0.63 2,259 7,656 283
Greenhouse Plants (153)
3,383 0.76 87.1 1,995 1,833
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
1,935 2.93 11.0 660.0 110
Rangeland (28045)
967.0 0.33 3,840 2,908 56
Christmas Trees (30005)
535.3 9.23 28.0 58.0 8
Tomatoes (11005)
437.8 17.2 8.85 25.5 35
Soil Preplant (40008)
304.0 0.0015 - 492.0 134
Oranges (2006)
293.7 1.67 40.6 175.8 92
Ornamental Turf (33008)
289.2 0.18 274.2 1,587 53
Unknown (-1)
287.6 - - - 8
Celery (29113)
231.2 0.61 78.5 378.0 29
Eggplant (11001)
117.2 25.2 2.50 4.65 24
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
111.2 3.32 49.0 33.5 16
Tangerines (2008)
110.1 2.61 4.25 42.2 13
Regulatory (100)
109.4 - - - 30
Onions (14011)
107.8 24.5 4.00 4.40 22
Squash (10012)
105.9 1.18 147.0 89.6 17
Cucumbers (10010)
68.1 1.38 70.0 49.5 14
Zucchini Squash (10015)
67.6 22.9 1.50 2.95 14
Cabbage (13007)
65.3 9.89 8.00 6.60 16
Cauliflower (13008)
63.7 24.5 2.00 2.60 13
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
53.0 - - - 129
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
51.4 1.35 32.0 38.0 11
Broccoli (13005)
51.3 18.6 3.50 2.75 16
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
48.9 0.49 5.00 100.0 36
Irrigation Systems (65021)
47.4 0.54 10.0 88.5 30
Green Onions (16004)
47.0 23.5 1.00 2.00 8
Animal Husbandry (61001)
46.0 0.85 - 3.00 11
Beans (28001)
45.9 19.1 2.60 2.40 14
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
42.8 1.00 16.5 43.0 220
Other Fumigation (91)
33.6 - - - 2
Corn (29119)
27.5 0.10 72.5 282.0 23
Plums (5005)
9.31 3.10 0.75 3.00 4
Wine Grapes (29143)
7.98 0.33 3.75 24.2 16
Peaches (5004)
7.46 3.73 1.00 2.00 2
Cherimoya (6030)
7.03 3.13 0.75 2.25 3
Persimmons (6012)
3.80 3.04 0.25 1.25 5
Melons (29122)
2.38 5.95 0.50 0.40 2
 
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.