PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Sacramento in 2009, 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 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 Sacramento

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
Click below for detailed map of
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 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 3,124,970 2.10 119,960 1,282,530
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,572,800 11.9 27,409 132,176
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 595,042 27.9 11,308 21,350
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
Phosphine (3541)
Inorganic Not Listed 250,296 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 116,415 1.09 47,654 58,383
Uses: Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 32,817 2.65 6,318 12,117
Uses: Fungicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 26,872 176.2 493.9 152.5
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Petroleum distillates, refined (2106)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 24,890 5.03 4,059 4,948
Uses: Insecticide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 22,032 383.2 65.0 57.5
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 21,782 0.21 57,338 85,819
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 18,228 8.63 2,156 2,023
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 16,965 0.77 23,562 21,771
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 15,213 10.1 1,660 1,503
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 14,947 1.62 11,141 8,299
Uses: Herbicide
Borax (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 14,508 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 13,931 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 13,691 0.39 27,693 34,286
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Propanil (503)
Anilide Not Listed 13,610 5.64 2,618 2,414
Uses: Herbicide
Petroleum distillates (1730, 763, 2768)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 13,087 0.79 6,875 6,840
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
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 11,095 1.54 12,074 6,790
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 10,988 0.68 8,265 14,429
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 10,892 1.31 7,993 7,632
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 10,189 1.32 9,414 7,379
Uses: Herbicide
Propylene oxide (508)
Alcohol/Ether Yes 9,977 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 8,645 1.12 8,301 7,728
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 8,587 0.15 3,951 4,087
Uses: Insecticide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 8,314 3.37 2,809 689.6
Uses: Herbicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,979 2.81 4,108 2,842
Uses: Fungicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,523 14.1 478.2 534.2
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Not Listed 7,034 0.34 25,274 19,856
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 7,011 42.3 135.0 165.8
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 6,831 1.65 2,744 2,594
Uses: Fungicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 6,750 0.69 12,205 9,804
Uses: Herbicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Unclassified Not Listed 6,565 0.58 13,410 11,338
Uses: Herbicide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 6,519 1.70 3,592 3,780
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Glyphosate (2997)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 6,265 0.79 9,521 7,718
Uses: Herbicide
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 5,352 0.85 5,928 5,943
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 4,860 0.39 9,709 12,151
Uses: Adjuvant
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 4,831 50.5 - 48.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 4,700 0.24 15,190 13,166
Uses: Insecticide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 4,657 0.89 4,347 3,916
Uses: Herbicide
Calcium oxytetracycline (3832)
Antibiotic Not Listed 4,568 0.25 4,373 18,381
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Dazomet (233)
Unclassified Not Listed 4,297 7.92 4.00 4.00
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Hydrotreated paraffinic solvent (2601)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 4,071 0.42 7,680 9,253
Uses: Solvent
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 3,982 24.0 135.0 165.8
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Atrazine (45)
Triazine Yes 3,353 1.87 2,005 1,794
Uses: Herbicide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 3,187 1.28 2,516 2,493
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 3,072 0.38 4,688 7,658
Uses: Adjuvant
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,946 0.42 6,818 7,019
Uses: Insecticide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 2,875 0.22 12,474 13,176
Uses: Insecticide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Sacramento 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)
3,124,970 2.10 119,960 1,282,530 41,779
Wine Grapes (29143)
1,712,510 3.02 26,186 566,574 6,394
Pears (4003)
653,463 4.14 5,525 157,980 2,554
Regulatory (100)
214,030 0.99 - 1,006 207
Right of Way (40)
73,064 - - - 1,151
Commodity Fumigation (90)
49,281 - - - 11
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
46,179 0.85 3,073 54,332 1,012
Landscape (30)
43,722 - - - 5,546
Rice (28072)
38,518 1.39 3,133 27,655 277
Structural Pest Control (10)
33,157 - - - 12,585
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
32,440 0.31 13,303 106,041 2,085
Ornamental Turf (33008)
24,068 75.2 101.5 320.0 14
Corn, Field, Dent (24002)
23,193 0.26 13,483 90,452 1,667
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
22,206 0.58 12,083 38,122 838
Cherries (5002)
19,153 1.39 960.9 13,792 349
Apples (4001)
12,302 2.52 364.1 4,877 270
Corn for Forage (22005)
12,276 0.31 7,150 40,227 799
Wheat (29139)
12,274 0.31 10,443 39,402 565
Watermelons (10008)
11,647 2.14 281.0 5,452 61
Public Health Pest Control (50)
10,951 - - - 204
Walnuts (3009)
10,944 0.85 1,244 12,848 133
Tomatoes (11005)
8,159 1.75 324.0 4,656 101
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
5,839 9.78 - 339.2 75
Asparagus (16002)
5,135 0.28 727.1 18,264 39
Pasture (28035)
4,773 0.26 3,748 18,552 71
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
4,515 0.72 497.0 6,249 2,709
Sudangrass for Forage (22011)
4,469 0.48 2,828 9,029 127
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
3,698 3.44 30.0 1,074 55
Bell Peppers (11003)
3,579 0.86 156.3 4,146 171
Oats (29125)
3,131 0.39 3,436 7,976 162
Corn (29119)
2,818 0.23 634.0 12,013 391
Strawberries (1016)
2,812 26.8 50.8 105.1 43
Oats for Forage (22006)
2,726 0.49 2,472 5,523 146
Irrigation Systems (65021)
2,295 - - - 7
Perennial Ryegrass for Forage (22035)
1,671 0.19 1,759 8,767 122
Safflower (29129)
1,576 0.66 1,422 2,346 50
Clover for Forage (23003)
1,446 0.26 1,243 5,660 99
Almonds (3001)
1,300 0.58 158.0 2,232 37
Pumpkins (10011)
1,228 0.55 205.0 2,221 63
Barley (29103)
1,133 0.44 645.6 2,578 71
Potatoes (14013)
1,023 1.13 233.8 901.6 12
Peaches (5004)
1,014 2.74 35.0 370.0 54
Dried Beans (15001)
883.6 0.63 488.6 1,409 22
Soybeans (28023)
836.8 0.33 145.0 2,517 71
Aquatic Area (65000)
718.2 0.81 - 888.4 35
Cucumbers (10010)
462.0 0.45 243.0 1,038 26
Animal Husbandry (61001)
397.6 - - - 4
Squash (10012)
325.9 0.23 155.0 1,440 25
Onions (14011)
250.4 0.60 65.0 417.0 48
Forage Grasses (22000)
227.8 0.31 304.0 734.0 14
 
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.

Click on underlined terms for definitions or go to the Pesticide Tutorial overview page.

Any underlined term with a book icon has additional information.

To print this page, choose Print. To export this data, choose Save As 'HTML Source' and open it in Excel or equivalent program.

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.