PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Riverside in 2012, 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 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 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
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For more detailed county agricultural contact information, see the CDFA County Ag Liaison Office.

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Riverside 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 2,815,440 0.86 161,505 2,737,570
Uses:
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 711,784 163.4 4,510 4,356
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 356,712 5.52 20,255 64,625
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 174,059 66.8 1,970 2,605
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 173,001 1.05 41,566 79,381
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 125,811 101.1 1,669 1,244
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 109,967 1.28 50,370 79,610
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
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 97,863 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Hydrogen cyanamide (2238)
Inorganic Yes 93,928 17.2 6,746 5,473
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 86,591 74.6 1,504 1,160
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 66,088 1.88 22,640 35,074
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 58,175 1.56 15,002 26,837
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 49,558 12.3 850.0 2,275
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 45,643 1.41 29,398 31,513
Uses: Herbicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 31,015 0.08 8,083 10,241
Uses: Insecticide
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 22,404 0.73 22,591 30,581
Uses: Insecticide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 21,190 4.50 6,383 4,664
Uses: Herbicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 20,419 0.06 2,405 2,924
Uses: Insecticide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 18,460 0.18 53,656 94,206
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 17,788 0.69 16,080 23,133
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 15,772 0.08 75,539 148,120
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
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 14,828 1.40 6,778 7,032
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 14,068 0.38 28,217 35,740
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 13,921 0.23 32,940 37,596
Uses: Insecticide
EPTC (264)
Thiocarbamate Yes 13,431 2.75 4,250 4,876
Uses: Herbicide
nonanoic acid (2739)
Fatty acid Not Listed 12,920 4.83 140.0 45.1
Uses: Herbicide, Fungicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 12,288 0.22 11,109 10,646
Uses: Herbicide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 12,239 11.7 1,156 1,046
Uses: Insecticide
Modified phthalic glycerol alkyd resin (1159)
Polymer Not Listed 12,005 1.20 3,741 10,000
Uses: Adjuvant
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 11,830 5.60 2,111 2,111
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
S,S,S-tributyl phosphorotrithioate (190)
Organophosphorus Yes 11,557 0.86 7,395 13,480
Uses: Defoliant, Plant Growth Regulator
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 11,468 0.37 25,216 28,092
Uses: Adjuvant
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 11,221 0.95 9,226 11,848
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 11,035 1.51 956.0 757.0
Uses: Fungicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 10,528 39.4 - 31.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 8,262 2.01 2,454 4,104
Uses: Herbicide
Boric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,815 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 7,631 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Phorate (478)
Organophosphorus Yes 7,627 1.53 4,707 4,995
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 7,419 0.38 13,721 19,188
Uses: Adjuvant
Cottonseed oil (1015)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 7,243 0.67 7,064 10,752
Uses: Insecticide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 6,615 1.02 7,532 6,405
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 6,431 0.18 31,389 36,517
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 6,270 10.6 - 121.7
Uses:
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 6,197 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 6,045 0.02 28,217 48,754
Note! Data for Cyfluthrin summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 5,642 1.30 875.0 912.6
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 5,545 0.88 6,546 5,249
Uses: Herbicide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 5,519 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Ethofumesate (1900)
Unclassified Not Listed 5,387 0.93 160.0 299.0
Uses: Herbicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Riverside 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)
2,815,440 0.86 161,505 2,737,570 100,205
Bell Peppers (11003)
566,604 6.06 5,139 93,486 2,755
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
375,173 1.19 10,212 314,726 5,724
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
273,181 3.44 9,967 79,314 808
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
207,539 0.23 45,815 899,672 12,216
Structural Pest Control (10)
168,099 - - - 26,715
Cotton (29121)
152,342 0.24 13,118 646,763 9,553
Landscape (30)
139,341 0.13 33.0 4.00 10,970
Lemons (2004)
134,722 3.64 5,815 36,991 649
Right of Way (40)
110,981 - - - 804
Strawberries (1016)
71,351 2.26 441.8 31,518 641
Tangerines (2008)
71,104 3.23 1,496 21,991 478
Watermelons (10008)
66,403 7.75 774.0 8,565 166
Grapefruit (2002)
47,807 2.15 3,600 22,237 1,015
Avocado (28000)
35,641 1.98 3,386 18,046 1,994
Aquatic Area (65000)
32,274 10.8 80.0 2,987 167
Carrots (29111)
28,257 1.32 2,469 21,353 510
Wine Grapes (29143)
23,568 4.58 1,589 5,151 603
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
21,834 0.48 5,469 45,754 1,972
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
20,734 0.28 2,743 72,842 6,851
Cauliflower (13008)
17,155 1.08 1,473 15,921 538
Oranges (2006)
17,142 0.79 3,084 21,634 851
Citrus (2000)
16,026 0.76 99.3 1,539 141
Commodity Fumigation (90)
15,894 - - - 69
Potatoes (14013)
14,718 0.29 3,884 49,599 404
Spinach (13024)
12,898 1.47 1,566 8,784 673
Chinese Greens (13999)
12,426 22.9 231.0 542.5 90
Corn (29119)
12,260 0.13 2,884 90,996 1,687
Eggplant (11001)
11,564 4.57 307.8 2,529 138
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
10,588 5.34 - 936.0 159
Tangelos (2007)
9,470 4.77 303.0 1,984 44
Broccoli (13005)
9,380 0.36 2,827 26,165 863
Dates (6004)
8,788 0.44 4,276 19,834 510
Succulent Beans (15003)
8,586 1.51 812.7 5,691 236
Chives (14005)
7,146 54.1 90.0 132.0 40
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
6,997 - - - 233
Mangoes (6007)
6,969 4.49 202.0 1,551 29
Other Fumigation (91)
6,725 - - - 13
Tomatoes (11005)
6,627 1.91 208.0 3,465 73
Ornamental Turf (33008)
6,446 0.78 1,680 8,261 199
Wheat (29139)
4,496 0.19 3,937 23,224 228
Sudangrass for Forage (22011)
4,278 0.39 1,704 10,990 97
Public Health Pest Control (50)
3,881 - - - 504
Pasture (28035)
3,398 0.23 1,949 14,710 147
Melons (29122)
3,178 0.19 1,523 16,928 509
Squash (10012)
2,895 4.97 67.0 581.9 29
Head Lettuce (13045)
2,646 0.16 1,528 16,208 630
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
2,106 0.73 1,742 2,878 31
Corn for Forage (22005)
2,013 0.36 1,224 5,645 68
Bermudagrass for Forage (22017)
1,999 0.28 1,052 7,020 88
 
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.