PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Placer in 2009, 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 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 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 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 274,001 1.71 20,929 115,825
Uses:
Propanil (503)
Anilide Not Listed 51,469 4.69 11,553 10,979
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 44,560 13.1 3,968 3,163
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 24,405 220.5 120.0 110.7
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 22,063 69.9 310.0 310.0
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 19,428 0.89 2,471 2,197
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 6,250 3.04 1,203 2,026
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Israelensis, strain AM 65-52 (5841)
Microbial Not Listed 5,870 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 5,035 6.79 656.6 676.0
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
Petroleum distillates (1730, 763, 2768)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 4,625 1.59 3,086 2,886
Note! Data for Petroleum distillates 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, Solvent
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 4,232 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Clomazone (3537)
Unclassified Not Listed 3,790 0.50 7,131 7,577
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 3,705 2.99 142.0 54.2
Uses: Fungicide
Maneb (369)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 3,367 1.78 1,364 1,890
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,365 0.38 6,083 5,907
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
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 3,112 14.5 293.4 197.1
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Acrolein (3)
Aldehyde Yes 3,031 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Fumigant
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 2,374 0.10 189.5 119.1
Uses: Insecticide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,357 7.58 417.9 309.8
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,270 33.7 432.0 67.4
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,192 1.97 1,250 1,107
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 2,025 0.04 441.0 78.8
Uses: Insecticide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 1,895 0.20 8,700 8,532
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 1,867 0.97 968.0 602.3
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 1,759 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Copper ethanolamine complex (3551)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 1,667 0.59 - 173.2
Uses: Algaecide
Copper carbonate, basic (60)
Inorganic-Copper Yes 1,657 2.54 - 2.50
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,643 0.99 1,408 919.6
Uses: Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 1,632 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Thiobencarb (1933)
Thiocarbamate Yes 1,402 3.03 523.1 463.6
Uses: Herbicide
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 1,350 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 1,323 2.39 608.5 265.3
Uses: Herbicide
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 1,258 0.46 63.8 8.25
Uses: Herbicide
Bacillus sphaericus, serotype H-5A5B, strain 2362 (2409)
Microbial Not Listed 1,157 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,127 - - -
Uses: Synergist
Lignin sulfonic acid, zinc salt (1768)
Yes 1,033 2.65 390.0 390.0
Uses:
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 1,000 0.76 1,588 1,241
Uses: Herbicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 998.2 0.30 204.3 793.9
Uses: Herbicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 984.3 1.29 1,086 760.5
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Glyphosate, monoammonium salt (2301, 2319)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 954.7 0.78 76.7 45.8
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
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Not Listed 921.0 5.78 165.2 159.2
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Dithiopyr (2308)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 915.1 2.48 35.0 1.26
Uses: Herbicide
MCIAL code 401 (2045)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 903.3 1.05 1,202 836.7
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 873.7 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 798.1 5.25 157.0 152.0
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 774.0 40.7 - 19.0
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 704.3 0.80 95.0 90.0
Uses: Herbicide
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 664.7 0.76 35.0 1.15
Uses: Fungicide
Hydrotreated paraffinic solvent (2601)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 651.6 1.50 554.8 429.3
Uses: Solvent
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 621.6 6.75 252.0 92.0
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Placer 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)
274,001 1.71 20,929 115,825 16,244
Rice (28072)
116,210 1.42 15,163 81,996 956
Walnuts (3009)
36,484 2.73 1,145 13,340 189
Landscape (30)
25,663 0.17 20.0 1.00 4,294
Right of Way (40)
24,949 - - - 575
Soil Preplant (40008)
24,405 220.5 120.0 110.7 9
Public Health Pest Control (50)
12,989 - - - 90
Structural Pest Control (10)
11,431 - - - 7,988
Prunes (5006)
4,494 1.86 327.0 2,414 43
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
2,696 1.03 413.8 2,590 953
Peaches (5004)
2,215 4.20 83.0 526.5 115
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
1,790 55.9 - 32.0 15
Apples (4001)
1,428 5.79 49.0 245.6 79
Plums (5005)
1,276 2.08 111.5 613.6 46
Wheat (29139)
1,076 0.44 1,040 2,440 12
Pears (4003)
909.8 6.91 27.8 131.5 81
Corn for Forage (22005)
820.4 0.22 507.2 3,651 50
Forests (30000)
741.9 0.93 338.0 382.4 30
Aquatic Area (65000)
653.4 1.31 - 496.1 78
Wine Grapes (29143)
608.0 0.53 137.7 1,141 204
Kiwis (6018)
463.9 32.4 12.9 14.3 3
Nectarines (5003)
450.2 13.2 8.50 34.1 12
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
412.9 0.17 3.00 2,460 82
Cherries (5002)
397.1 15.5 8.00 25.5 13
Citrus (2000)
210.3 4.04 21.5 52.0 10
Pasture (28035)
204.6 0.25 345.8 827.0 52
Rangeland (28045)
174.1 0.53 200.0 325.5 9
Oats for Forage (22006)
131.4 0.13 275.0 1,041 12
Animal Husbandry (61001)
108.9 - - - 16
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
87.4 0.30 37.0 296.0 6
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
67.1 1.53 6.50 44.0 23
Apricots (5001)
54.8 10.1 1.50 5.41 12
Tangerines (2008)
52.6 1.88 18.5 28.0 9
Greenhouse Plants (153)
51.8 0.40 4.50 127.5 67
Irrigation Systems (65021)
49.3 1.23 - 40.0 3
Oats (29125)
46.8 0.29 54.4 163.2 6
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
43.8 0.63 275.5 69.8 15
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
37.3 - - - 6
Chickens (55001)
33.2 - 79.0 - 2
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
29.3 2.98 9.25 9.85 13
Fruit, Stone (5000)
15.4 0.77 - 20.0 2
Christmas Trees (30005)
7.73 0.08 59.0 96.5 11
Greenhouse Propagation (155)
5.35 6.36 - 0.84 8
Drinking Water (65015)
5.05 2.52 - 2.00 1
Blackberries (1002)
5.01 10.0 - 0.50 1
Vegetables (28024)
3.86 0.26 18.0 14.8 8
Cole Crops (13004)
3.05 0.28 1.50 10.8 10
Regulatory (100)
2.89 - - - 3
Strawberries (1016)
2.60 1.05 3.12 2.48 5
Other Fumigation (91)
1.56 - - - 1
 
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.