PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Placer in 2016, Cascade Sierra 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 2016, 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 2016, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Basic County Information for Placer

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Placer
Christine Turner
11477 E Avenue
Auburn, CA 95603-2799
Phone:530-889-7372
Fax: 530-823-1698
Email: PlacerAg@placer.ca.gov
Web: http://www.placer.ca.gov/agriculture/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Placer in 2016


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 453,954 1.23 26,090 221,534
Uses:
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 62,419 14.5 4,607 4,210
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Propanil (503)
Anilide Not Listed 52,968 4.94 9,284 10,719
Uses: Herbicide
Disodium tetraborate decahydrate (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 32,949 0.12 97.5 57.5
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 24,320 2.77 3,612 3,449
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 20,901 2.40 299.8 102.9
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 17,320 2.69 5,110 5,427
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
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 16,929 2.06 7,477 7,970
Uses: Adjuvant
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 15,783 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 14,944 3.71 1,546 3,391
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 14,367 300.0 85.0 47.9
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 12,772 1.92 3,774 5,030
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 11,867 2.19 4,097 5,421
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
Orthoboric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 11,014 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 8,616 2.52 1,525 3,351
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 7,759 0.45 12,810 16,311
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 or Surfactant
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Israelensis, strain AM 65-52 (5841)
Microbial Not Listed 7,671 - 7.00 -
Uses: Insecticide
Copper ethanolamine complex (3551)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 7,344 0.97 - 143.6
Uses: Algaecide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 6,992 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, monoammonium salt (2301, 2319)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 5,689 - - -
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
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,821 27.9 495.8 173.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 4,770 99.6 85.0 47.9
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Thiobencarb (1933)
Thiocarbamate Yes 4,719 3.67 1,159 1,287
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 4,040 1.22 1,416 882.7
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 3,949 7.54 20.0 38.4
Uses: Fungicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 3,895 0.10 985.8 1,005
Uses: Insecticide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 3,758 0.37 9,062 9,299
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 3,362 2.93 588.2 280.1
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 2,927 5.18 565.7 564.7
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Copper (from triethanolamine complex) (1615)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 2,765 - - -
Uses: Algaecide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 2,512 0.17 688.3 669.0
Uses: Insecticide
Copper ethylenediamine complex (3549)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 2,466 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,048 0.15 11,678 13,541
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 1,713 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,696 0.16 7,818 10,613
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,688 0.17 7,166 10,101
Uses: Adjuvant
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 1,642 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 1,563 0.72 3,031 1,893
Uses: Herbicide
Imazapyr, isopropylamine salt (2257)
Imidazolinone Not Listed 1,539 0.60 2,446 2,381
Uses: Herbicide
Clomazone (3537)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,523 0.39 4,238 3,856
Uses: Herbicide
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,423 0.38 4,369 3,788
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
2,2-dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide (1749)
Not Listed 1,358 6.38 - 3.00
Uses: Microbiocide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 1,348 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 1,333 0.48 2,527 2,427
Uses: Herbicide
Endothall, dipotassium salt (1356)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,227 1.28 - 44.0
Uses: Herbicide, Defoliant
Deltamethrin (3010)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 1,205 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,172 1.28 884.3 857.9
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 1,122 0.19 5,349 5,450
Uses: Fungicide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 1,088 1.01 33.0 129.0
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 1,059 1.32 784.2 805.0
Uses: Herbicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Placer in 2016

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)
453,954 1.23 26,090 221,534 19,206
Rice (28072)
159,306 1.38 12,880 115,401 1,050
Right of Way (40)
85,974 0.55 231.0 236.5 601
Landscape (30)
50,625 31.8 5.00 4.00 3,810
Walnuts (3009)
44,960 0.96 2,639 46,663 503
Forests (30000)
28,116 1.44 4,596 19,532 237
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
18,127 2.31 374.8 7,838 1,849
Structural Pest Control (10)
15,880 - - - 9,173
Public Health Pest Control (50)
15,246 - - - 133
Animal Husbandry (61001)
9,182 - - - 43
Soil Preplant (40008)
3,760 96.9 24.0 38.8 2
Regulatory (100)
3,134 - - - 39
Peaches (5004)
2,552 4.37 78.9 581.5 163
Almonds (3001)
2,265 0.80 425.2 2,825 20
Aquatic Area (65000)
2,229 0.87 - 509.8 354
Nectarines (5003)
2,207 9.23 14.1 238.8 34
Apples (4001)
1,903 5.71 37.2 332.1 86
Oats for Forage (22006)
1,468 0.12 1,688 12,614 35
Wine Grapes (29143)
1,291 0.52 146.9 2,492 272
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
1,193 26.2 - 28.8 33
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
642.4 0.20 389.5 3,210 35
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
620.9 0.48 - 1,288 95
Forage Grasses (22000)
472.3 0.30 416.8 1,584 9
Plums (5005)
435.0 4.70 28.3 92.1 51
null (33007)
371.6 2.03 - 176.4 81
Corn for Forage (22005)
334.9 1.38 254.5 242.8 8
Pasture (28035)
291.4 0.22 729.5 1,341 17
Wheat for Forage (22007)
244.2 0.20 223.0 1,252 6
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
202.5 1.60 382.5 126.0 78
Pears (4003)
193.4 2.82 5.75 68.0 45
Oats (29125)
185.2 0.28 137.0 673.0 16
Wheat (29139)
132.6 0.13 158.0 1,016 8
Citrus (2000)
93.2 1.63 38.5 56.5 21
Perennial Ryegrass for Forage (22035)
82.7 0.21 40.0 400.0 3
Greenhouse Plants (153)
33.2 0.37 3.50 69.2 98
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
32.3 0.44 33.5 73.3 16
Tangerines (2008)
22.6 0.63 19.0 36.0 9
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
21.6 0.07 2.00 272.0 22
Kale (13011)
15.2 0.84 1.50 18.0 11
Swiss Chard (13025)
14.9 0.83 1.50 18.0 11
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
11.5 0.15 2.50 77.6 8
Cauliflower (13008)
9.07 1.51 1.50 6.00 4
Broccoli (13005)
9.07 1.51 1.50 6.00 4
Cabbage (13007)
9.07 1.51 1.50 6.00 4
Brussel Sprouts (13006)
9.07 1.51 1.50 6.00 4
Drinking Water (65015)
7.92 2.52 - 3.00 4
Cherries (5002)
6.68 0.29 2.75 14.2 19
Apricots (5001)
6.13 0.49 1.50 8.60 22
Tomatoes (11005)
4.41 0.29 3.00 15.0 6
Strawberries (1016)
3.62 0.50 9.25 7.25 6
 
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.