PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in San Joaquin in 2012, San Joaquin 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 San Joaquin

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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San Joaquin
Scott T. Hudson
1868 E. Hazelton Ave.
Stockton, CA 95201
send mail to:
P.O. Box 1809
Stockton, CA 95201-1809
Phone:209-468-3300
Fax: 209-468-3330
Email: stocktonag2@co.san-joaquin.ca.us
Web: http://www.co.san-joaquin.ca.us/agcomm/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in San Joaquin 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 9,555,980 1.58 471,153 5,811,110
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 5,124,500 12.9 108,852 396,949
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 678,828 4.75 103,195 142,050
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
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 338,982 292.3 3,248 1,160
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 313,938 288.6 1,326 1,088
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 243,241 1.42 126,131 144,961
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 208,494 62.7 4,702 2,925
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 167,098 51.0 4,976 3,270
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 148,133 23.2 7,150 6,377
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 147,545 1.52 100,693 95,106
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 138,483 2.19 54,271 63,255
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 134,559 4.00 10,336 11,568
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
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 119,791 28.4 5,067 4,219
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 85,188 1.88 56,219 44,310
Uses: Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 84,748 1.86 33,692 45,481
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 62,934 1.89 30,579 32,824
Uses: Fungicide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 59,998 2.38 26,894 25,167
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 59,707 0.59 100,010 91,630
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 54,269 16.9 3,720 3,138
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 51,448 0.17 234,555 296,239
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
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 44,337 1.13 36,172 39,281
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 42,311 0.54 59,403 75,300
Uses: Adjuvant
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 42,283 0.76 64,477 55,822
Uses: Herbicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 37,989 74.4 500.0 493.0
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 37,769 2.07 32,616 17,866
Uses: Herbicide
Calcium hydroxide (99, 3669)
Inorganic Not Listed 34,726 17.0 2,175 2,038
Note! Data for Calcium hydroxide summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 34,692 1.67 21,872 20,801
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 32,705 0.32 109,383 97,758
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 32,667 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Propylene oxide (508)
Alcohol/Ether Yes 31,918 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 31,792 0.91 19,536 34,136
Uses: Insecticide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 29,182 0.31 96,059 92,274
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Corn steep liquor (5960)
Botanical Not Listed 28,364 4.66 4,959 6,093
Uses:
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 25,650 0.81 35,834 28,512
Uses: Herbicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 24,218 0.99 24,857 24,309
Uses: Herbicide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 22,618 1.23 25,354 18,260
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 21,147 1.21 19,438 14,413
Uses: Herbicide
Corn product, hydrolyzed (2322)
Botanical Not Listed 19,984 0.86 15,146 23,318
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 18,998 2.96 5,813 6,418
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 18,442 0.63 28,289 29,215
Uses: Fungicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 18,363 4.40 3,776 4,174
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 17,801 0.32 41,407 55,847
Uses: Adjuvant
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 16,035 0.18 82,250 88,671
Uses: Insecticide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 14,268 0.63 30,449 22,369
Uses: Herbicide
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 14,108 0.73 20,350 19,443
Uses: Herbicide
Metolachlor (1996)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 13,819 4.61 2,949 2,999
Uses: Herbicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 13,559 0.45 27,264 30,120
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 13,477 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 12,572 0.15 74,899 80,749
Uses: Adjuvant
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 12,358 0.19 67,680 63,761
Uses: Fungicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in San Joaquin 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)
9,555,980 1.58 471,153 5,811,110 125,677
Wine Grapes (29143)
4,631,260 3.22 80,789 1,436,770 25,217
Walnuts (3009)
696,492 0.90 44,755 744,983 16,325
Almonds (3001)
640,256 0.80 46,449 777,485 14,825
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
541,546 1.65 22,648 327,480 5,283
Cherries (5002)
537,277 1.20 17,554 440,411 16,578
Soil Preplant (40008)
377,065 2.06 33,891 183,237 2,395
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
304,622 3.46 4,212 88,103 1,449
Potatoes (14013)
266,567 4.67 3,772 57,047 1,207
Tomatoes (11005)
143,131 2.13 4,341 67,304 1,650
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
121,749 0.27 47,924 444,496 4,927
Corn for Forage (22005)
119,943 0.34 70,968 349,212 3,867
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
112,345 5.02 903.0 22,400 526
Watermelons (10008)
109,592 2.84 2,229 38,537 941
Public Health Pest Control (50)
109,567 - - - 269
Apples (4001)
93,521 1.14 2,564 81,925 2,567
Right of Way (40)
70,602 0.63 1,500 596.2 1,291
Pumpkins (10011)
70,279 1.68 2,848 41,934 578
Peaches (5004)
62,627 1.40 1,795 44,742 1,934
Olives (28014)
61,971 2.74 2,879 22,635 536
Rice (28072)
43,809 1.14 3,843 38,426 377
Landscape (30)
39,694 0.76 20.0 55.0 2,600
Carrots (29111)
39,347 8.23 485.0 4,783 75
Structural Pest Control (10)
36,452 - - - 8,677
Asparagus (16002)
27,964 0.43 5,951 64,633 724
Blueberries (1009)
23,296 0.72 1,194 32,172 347
Wheat (29139)
20,561 0.21 17,720 96,899 1,126
Other Fumigation (91)
19,544 - - - 79
Pears (4003)
18,368 1.79 297.0 10,290 363
Apricots (5001)
17,068 0.99 641.0 17,323 177
Dried Beans (15001)
16,425 0.29 5,102 57,270 859
Commodity Fumigation (90)
15,337 - - - 61
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
15,246 0.83 3,982 18,477 354
Corn (29119)
14,120 0.17 2,127 83,791 1,727
Aquatic Area (65000)
14,118 2.12 - 6,646 76
Irrigation Systems (65021)
11,702 0.50 500.0 905.0 28
Onions (14011)
11,296 0.41 1,811 27,802 452
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
9,975 1.20 1,484 8,323 740
Strawberries (1016)
9,454 104.0 45.2 90.9 28
Raspberries (1006)
8,166 122.6 34.0 66.6 2
Oats for Forage (22006)
8,164 0.23 10,332 35,533 540
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
7,674 1.15 - 552.0 65
Regulatory (100)
6,690 - - - 19
Wheat for Forage (22007)
5,410 0.14 7,216 37,627 436
Squash (10012)
4,792 0.91 534.0 5,239 94
Safflower (29129)
4,463 1.22 2,524 3,671 69
Winter Squash (10014)
4,246 2.03 291.4 2,093 54
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
3,388 1.10 833.7 3,082 119
Oats (29125)
3,221 0.19 3,338 16,785 191
Ornamental Turf (33008)
2,786 0.46 335.0 5,993 104
 
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.