PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Placer in 2012, 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 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 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 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 321,238 1.76 29,277 135,874
Uses:
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 56,426 14.6 3,685 3,825
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Propanil (503)
Anilide Not Listed 55,938 4.68 11,463 11,961
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 48,296 327.4 425.0 147.5
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 20,726 2.12 4,112 2,018
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 15,778 2.40 6,218 6,335
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
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 10,490 180.9 115.0 58.0
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 6,861 2.36 863.0 2,151
Uses: Fungicide
Boric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,399 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 4,026 0.45 6,666 6,551
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
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Israelensis, strain AM 65-52 (5841)
Microbial Not Listed 3,600 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Copper ethanolamine complex (3551)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 3,501 - - -
Uses: Algaecide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 3,430 0.15 538.0 547.3
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 3,427 1.45 1,833 1,105
Uses: Herbicide
Copper (from triethanolamine complex) (1615)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 3,423 - - -
Uses: Algaecide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 3,212 1.40 1,074 2,249
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 3,106 6.95 240.0 58.2
Uses: Fungicide
Thiobencarb (1933)
Thiocarbamate Yes 3,053 2.91 1,114 1,048
Uses: Herbicide
Copper ethylenediamine complex (3549)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 3,033 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,749 25.2 428.7 109.2
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 2,508 1.28 861.0 347.7
Uses: Herbicide
Clomazone (3537)
Unclassified Not Listed 2,354 0.35 7,145 6,720
Uses: Herbicide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 2,309 0.18 11,416 10,759
Uses: Herbicide
Copper carbonate, basic (60)
Inorganic-Copper Yes 2,304 1.87 - 114.0
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,260 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 2,198 2.85 1,896 723.9
Uses: Adjuvant
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,193 1.53 1,316 1,436
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,152 1.62 1,038 1,328
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 2,111 5.80 334.5 363.7
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,964 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,709 0.32 4,965 5,405
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 1,623 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Dithiopyr (2308)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 1,297 0.39 - 304.0
Uses: Herbicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 1,273 0.25 613.0 545.4
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 1,266 0.22 276.6 119.6
Uses: Insecticide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 1,258 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,251 2.47 181.5 505.5
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 1,156 0.95 423.2 1,223
Uses: Fungicide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,152 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Synergist
2,2-dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide (1749)
Yes 1,114 30.2 - 4.00
Uses: Microbiocide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,056 0.40 355.0 345.0
Uses: Insecticide
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 967.9 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 876.6 1.38 403.0 142.2
Uses: Herbicide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 849.9 0.18 4,682 4,458
Uses: Fungicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 841.9 6.54 0.50 1.33
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 701.9 51.0 - 4.00
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
Endothall, dipotassium salt (1356)
Unclassified Not Listed 682.0 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Defoliant
Phenothrin (2093)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 674.8 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Borax (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 672.1 0.57 5,671 901.5
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 658.4 0.76 52.8 99.6
Uses: Herbicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Placer 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)
321,238 1.76 29,277 135,874 17,908
Rice (28072)
140,393 1.41 14,808 99,404 1,073
Walnuts (3009)
47,428 2.51 1,588 18,907 325
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
32,101 8.52 682.2 3,767 1,524
Right of Way (40)
29,969 1.99 31.0 1.00 555
Landscape (30)
28,955 0.70 360.0 958.9 3,937
Structural Pest Control (10)
13,399 - - - 9,061
Forests (30000)
5,855 1.88 8,010 3,112 109
Public Health Pest Control (50)
5,223 - - - 84
Animal Husbandry (61001)
3,807 - - - 20
Peaches (5004)
3,174 4.53 81.1 698.0 163
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
2,261 52.1 - 18.0 13
Wine Grapes (29143)
2,009 1.25 157.8 1,605 227
Apples (4001)
1,811 5.24 42.8 343.2 104
Nectarines (5003)
1,345 5.30 15.0 253.5 52
Aquatic Area (65000)
454.9 2.21 - 206.0 27
Pears (4003)
452.9 4.57 10.6 93.7 107
Wheat for Forage (22007)
411.1 0.44 1,145 925.0 2
Plums (5005)
407.5 6.29 28.4 63.0 52
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
286.6 0.39 - 725.2 34
Citrus (2000)
209.8 6.36 34.5 33.0 9
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
176.3 0.28 298.0 631.0 11
Farm Or Ag Structures And Equip. (61000)
161.3 - - - 6
Pasture (28035)
143.7 0.22 613.1 660.8 36
Forage Grasses (22000)
119.9 0.30 55.0 395.0 8
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
104.3 1.58 6.00 66.0 18
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
102.4 0.74 273.4 137.6 39
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
90.8 0.08 45.8 1,086 38
Greenhouse Plants (153)
80.9 0.64 3.50 126.7 71
Rangeland (28045)
64.3 0.12 240.0 540.0 3
Oats for Forage (22006)
52.6 0.08 570.0 630.0 5
Tangerines (2008)
47.6 0.93 17.0 51.2 19
Oats (29125)
43.6 0.22 48.0 197.0 5
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
35.1 0.98 14.2 34.2 30
Drinking Water (65015)
17.7 2.21 - 8.00 6
Wheat (29139)
12.0 0.10 40.0 120.0 3
Cherries (5002)
9.66 0.62 1.75 13.1 29
Christmas Trees (30005)
7.15 0.29 20.0 25.0 2
Apricots (5001)
5.13 0.42 2.30 7.39 29
Kiwis (6018)
3.91 0.34 11.5 11.5 1
Swiss Chard (13025)
3.86 - - - 22
Broccoli (13005)
1.39 0.90 0.50 1.55 4
Prunes (5006)
1.12 1.59 0.10 0.70 7
Blackberries (1002)
0.40 0.06 13.1 7.00 2
Beehives (61008)
0.28 0.14 - 2.00 1
Olives (28014)
0.26 - - - 3
Regulatory (100)
0.24 - - - 5
Persimmons (6012)
0.10 - - - 5
Kale (13011)
0.05 0.02 - 1.00 2
Cabbage (13007)
0.04 - 0.50 - 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.