PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Riverside in 2009, Southeast Interior 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 Riverside

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Riverside
James O. Wallace
4080 Lemon Street, Rm. 19
Riverside, CA 92502-1089
Phone: (909) 955-3045
Fax: (909) 955-3012
Email: aarmenta@co.riverside.ca.us
Web:

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Riverside 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 1,238,880 0.76 133,851 1,222,680
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 295,083 4.15 16,370 71,026
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 125,425 0.96 34,636 47,554
Uses: Herbicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 95,315 89.1 1,387 1,070
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 67,113 4.89 6,299 10,197
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
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 58,830 1.77 26,818 33,228
Uses: Herbicide
Hydrogen cyanamide (2238)
Inorganic Yes 52,898 17.8 4,716 2,969
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 32,511 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 31,214 69.8 679.0 447.2
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Sodium tetrathiocarbonate (2273)
Inorganic Yes 28,813 50.5 570.0 570.0
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 27,423 66.6 651.0 412.0
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 22,932 2.47 683.5 971.0
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 19,359 1.46 13,738 12,265
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 16,794 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
MCIAL code 401 (2045)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 13,654 1.08 9,485 10,612
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
EPTC (264)
Thiocarbamate Yes 12,275 2.58 4,843 4,760
Uses: Herbicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 11,484 0.09 2,997 840.0
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 11,230 0.11 46,088 80,096
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 distillates, refined (2106)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 9,741 12.6 344.0 16.4
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 9,653 0.44 21,369 21,205
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 8,056 1.84 2,457 4,047
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 7,425 1.23 3,164 2,469
Uses: Herbicide
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 6,962 0.70 9,224 10,010
Uses: Insecticide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 6,353 2.68 3,277 2,298
Uses: Herbicide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 5,986 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 5,881 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 5,856 0.25 19,872 23,755
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 5,663 0.45 12,435 12,520
Uses: Adjuvant
Hydrotreated paraffinic solvent (2601)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 5,459 0.54 5,384 10,017
Uses: Solvent
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 5,420 1.01 7,176 5,225
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 5,216 0.79 6,303 6,581
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 5,123 1.20 1,751 1,056
Uses: Fungicide
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 5,089 0.10 20.0 17.0
Uses: Insecticide
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 5,063 13.3 1,516 380.9
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Maneb (369)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 4,889 1.23 3,959 3,974
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 4,833 0.86 2,797 3,455
Uses: Herbicide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,800 7.80 592.5 615.0
Uses: Insecticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 4,758 1.84 2,805 1,331
Uses: Insecticide
Phorate (478)
Organophosphorus Yes 4,614 1.97 2,460 2,337
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 4,591 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 4,554 0.38 7,847 11,590
Uses: Adjuvant
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 4,359 1.47 1,570 982.6
Uses: Fungicide
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (5785)
Not Listed 4,348 - - -
Uses:
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 3,906 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 3,851 0.82 3,060 1,942
Uses: Fungicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,761 0.53 4,750 3,372
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Copper naphthenate (153)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 3,760 - - -
Uses: Wood Preservative, Insecticide, Fungicide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Hydrogen chloride (329)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,573 17.5 560.0 204.0
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 3,283 0.12 4,510 3,442
Uses: Insecticide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 3,151 0.21 15,965 12,363
Uses: Insecticide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Riverside 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)
1,238,880 0.76 133,851 1,222,680 55,867
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
305,167 1.22 9,332 250,874 5,110
Bell Peppers (11003)
152,313 3.18 3,519 47,858 1,318
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
122,164 0.35 43,584 347,303 5,294
Right of Way (40)
89,147 0.13 21.0 119.0 724
Landscape (30)
83,732 0.28 21.3 12.0 7,252
Structural Pest Control (10)
69,306 - - - 14,908
Avocado (28000)
43,360 1.80 4,196 24,073 2,331
Watermelons (10008)
40,213 2.99 896.4 13,457 306
Grapefruit (2002)
32,618 1.65 3,872 19,765 1,069
Public Health Pest Control (50)
26,833 - - - 404
Cotton (29121)
26,129 0.25 3,830 102,627 1,403
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
21,361 1.07 3,581 19,767 289
Potatoes (14013)
20,949 0.41 3,524 34,415 228
Carrots (29111)
15,284 2.80 1,066 5,458 73
Other Fumigation (91)
12,607 - - - 19
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
11,928 0.73 4,942 16,191 4,238
Citrus (2000)
11,139 0.47 1,084 4,016 122
Corn (29119)
10,674 0.11 2,588 95,780 1,660
Lemons (2004)
10,202 0.35 3,928 28,886 298
Wine Grapes (29143)
10,075 1.46 1,605 6,890 635
Tomatoes (11005)
8,335 1.63 208.5 5,122 80
Melons (29122)
8,182 0.31 1,673 26,517 703
Tangerines (2008)
7,638 1.48 1,383 5,148 102
Oranges (2006)
7,323 0.43 3,857 17,044 698
Eggplant (11001)
7,022 3.07 237.0 2,285 69
Ornamental Turf (33008)
6,762 1.36 2,387 4,975 132
Wheat (29139)
6,008 0.18 9,954 33,982 264
Bermudagrass for Forage (22017)
5,453 3.11 417.9 1,753 28
Succulent Beans (15003)
5,342 3.61 331.0 1,481 97
Cantaloupe (10002)
4,946 0.36 645.9 13,586 294
Dates (6004)
4,629 0.49 3,708 7,833 243
Animal Husbandry (61001)
4,196 0.17 - 25.0 277
Aquatic Area (65000)
3,866 2.03 - 1,608 34
Commodity Fumigation (90)
3,479 - - - 30
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
3,202 0.20 2,441 16,066 602
Strawberries (1016)
2,828 0.30 266.1 9,303 191
Bok Choy (13502)
2,713 1.48 326.5 1,836 89
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
2,475 1.33 - 17.0 52
Squash (10012)
2,440 3.57 75.8 683.8 34
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
2,112 1.20 1,102 1,500 37
Cabbage (13007)
1,649 1.14 598.0 1,450 145
Celery (29113)
1,630 8.28 177.5 196.8 21
Onions (14011)
1,528 0.31 277.0 4,941 55
Spinach (13024)
1,464 0.50 701.9 2,923 249
Sudangrass for Forage (22011)
1,326 0.27 727.0 4,844 38
Peaches (5004)
1,281 5.77 50.5 222.2 66
Pasture (28035)
1,271 0.23 1,536 5,575 99
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
1,157 - - - 28
Broccoli (13005)
1,124 0.33 805.0 3,457 118
 
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.