PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Sacramento in 2012, Sacramento Valley 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 Sacramento

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Sacramento
Frank E. Carl
4137 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827-3897
Phone:916-875-6603
Fax: 916-875-6150
Email: agcomm@saccounty.net
Web: http://www.co.sacramento.ca.us/agcomm/index.html

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Sacramento 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 3,246,730 2.25 112,970 1,329,380
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,811,850 12.2 26,528 148,320
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 659,025 18.4 20,911 35,749
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
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 74,527 0.75 23,915 47,000
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 70,346 1.42 37,802 38,280
Uses: Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 34,590 2.17 5,697 15,756
Uses: Fungicide
Propanil (503)
Anilide Not Listed 31,108 5.13 5,203 6,063
Uses: Herbicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 28,863 27.1 908.9 1,064
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Propylene oxide (508)
Alcohol/Ether Yes 28,785 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 27,160 1.19 24,934 22,475
Uses: Adjuvant
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 26,576 344.2 97.1 77.2
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 22,507 0.16 626.0 573.4
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 22,318 0.23 57,367 85,910
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
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 19,236 0.09 6,723 7,102
Uses: Insecticide
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 18,504 0.04 948.8 63.8
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
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 16,800 1.56 11,200 9,318
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 13,545 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 11,883 0.46 25,129 25,600
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 11,499 0.43 9,738 21,747
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
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 11,373 0.99 12,968 11,285
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 10,745 0.53 12,626 20,014
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 10,453 1.53 5,892 4,023
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Boric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 10,408 - 100.0 -
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 10,395 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 9,692 314.1 44.1 30.9
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 9,338 1.96 4,918 3,414
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 7,777 0.91 11,975 8,528
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 7,695 0.44 12,296 16,234
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 7,489 9.68 861.0 661.1
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 7,455 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,222 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 6,097 1.93 2,067 1,554
Uses: Fungicide
Calcium oxytetracycline (3832)
Antibiotic Not Listed 6,058 0.28 5,051 21,436
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Beta-pinene polymer (3998)
Polymer Not Listed 6,040 6.86 450.0 880.0
Uses: Insecticide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 5,942 0.26 14,889 13,325
Uses: Insecticide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 5,785 1.19 6,503 4,044
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 5,055 0.32 16,026 13,211
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 4,833 1.03 5,891 4,635
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 4,729 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 4,404 1.40 3,775 2,679
Uses: Herbicide
Orchex 796 oil (5179)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 3,878 1.27 1,970 3,045
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 3,616 0.79 4,757 4,294
Uses: Herbicide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,585 1.49 2,503 2,403
Uses: Insecticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,425 1.08 3,077 2,908
Uses: Insecticide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,324 0.12 16,239 27,527
Uses: Adjuvant
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 3,311 0.22 17,351 14,933
Uses: Insecticide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 3,185 0.90 6,347 3,453
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 3,027 0.32 10,192 8,152
Uses: Fungicide
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 2,695 0.13 11,590 20,215
Uses: Adjuvant
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,692 1.61 1,612 1,672
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Sacramento 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)
3,246,730 2.25 112,970 1,329,380 43,779
Wine Grapes (29143)
1,943,600 3.32 28,986 586,059 6,900
Pears (4003)
692,282 3.28 5,226 211,143 3,337
Structural Pest Control (10)
78,308 - - - 14,376
Landscape (30)
69,279 1.16 23.5 20.8 5,320
Rice (28072)
64,585 1.01 5,503 64,049 456
Right of Way (40)
59,471 0.07 0.50 0.50 1,350
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
42,354 1.07 2,864 39,426 678
Cherries (5002)
41,044 1.22 1,425 33,631 761
Commodity Fumigation (90)
29,400 - - - 34
Corn, Field, Dent (24002)
27,543 0.37 14,830 73,478 1,357
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
25,496 0.39 11,723 65,937 1,345
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
21,230 0.55 8,964 38,928 778
Ornamental Turf (33008)
18,606 44.5 294.0 413.0 51
Walnuts (3009)
17,262 0.83 844.5 20,709 187
Corn for Forage (22005)
13,070 0.41 6,829 31,804 724
Public Health Pest Control (50)
10,840 - - - 239
Apples (4001)
9,845 2.39 303.2 4,110 223
Animal Husbandry (61001)
8,766 - 100.0 - 65
Strawberries (1016)
8,435 86.2 57.1 97.8 45
Tomatoes (11005)
7,758 3.19 165.0 2,433 56
Carrots (29111)
7,235 2.70 235.0 2,684 46
Wheat (29139)
5,924 0.24 6,563 24,982 567
Aquatic Area (65000)
5,497 0.16 9.00 34,884 52
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
4,200 0.65 461.0 6,476 2,713
Sudangrass for Forage (22011)
3,856 0.23 2,961 13,976 230
Pasture (28035)
3,748 0.41 3,918 9,237 102
Irrigation Systems (65021)
2,555 3.24 15.0 75.0 9
Corn (29119)
2,531 0.23 489.0 10,808 361
Oats for Forage (22006)
2,326 0.18 2,422 12,737 194
Squash (10012)
2,250 2.53 93.5 891.0 25
Sorghum (29131)
1,919 0.38 539.6 5,062 106
Perennial Ryegrass for Forage (22035)
1,702 0.27 1,788 6,380 75
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
1,675 1.98 - 698.0 77
Almonds (3001)
1,587 0.57 150.0 2,800 26
Regulatory (100)
1,541 - - - 64
Safflower (29129)
1,395 0.62 1,098 2,237 90
Asparagus (16002)
1,244 0.49 627.1 2,545 18
Dried Beans (15001)
965.6 0.36 424.0 2,690 24
Oats (29125)
866.9 0.26 746.9 3,296 73
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
784.3 1.60 129.0 489.5 28
Clover for Forage (23003)
620.0 0.37 146.3 1,668 21
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
415.3 4.28 35.0 97.0 22
Onions (14011)
266.6 0.29 40.5 910.5 41
Forage Grasses (22000)
221.6 0.15 237.6 1,487 35
Wheat for Forage (22007)
208.6 1.13 185.0 185.0 5
Peaches (5004)
196.8 2.76 10.7 70.8 32
Unknown (-1)
165.9 4.13 - 29.0 29
Sunflowers (29133)
143.8 0.25 220.0 565.0 12
Commercial Area (77000)
137.2 0.10 - 1,338 26
 
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.