PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Shasta in 2009, Cascade Sierra 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 Shasta

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Shasta
Mary Pfeiffer
3179 Bechelli Lane, Ste. 210
Redding, CA 96002-2041
Phone:530-224-4949
Fax: 530-224-4951
Email: shastaag@pacbell.net
Web: http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/Departments/Ag/Homepage.htm

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Shasta 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 252,500 1.83 114,136 111,111
Uses:
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 56,125 211.0 274.7 264.6
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 40,116 151.1 274.7 264.6
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 30,982 11.1 3,239 2,785
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 29,456 2.17 61,436 9,264
Uses: Herbicide
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 16,621 3.08 21,267 5,226
Uses: Adjuvant
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 11,190 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 9,735 3.20 23,813 2,934
Uses: Adjuvant
Hexazinone (1871)
Triazinone Yes 5,637 2.16 16,553 2,538
Uses: Herbicide
Imazapyr, isopropylamine salt (2257)
Imidazolinone Not Listed 2,922 0.53 23,051 5,265
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium fluoride (537)
Inorganic Yes 2,744 - - -
Uses: Wood Preservative, Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,668 0.21 27,480 8,953
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
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 2,598 1.99 920.3 1,294
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 2,413 0.93 4,566 511.6
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 1,961 2.88 723.2 392.2
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 1,916 0.60 3,534 3,167
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 1,795 0.55 8.00 6.00
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
Copper naphthenate (153)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 1,758 - - -
Uses: Wood Preservative, Insecticide, Fungicide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,437 0.52 4,087 2,109
Uses: Adjuvant
Maneb (369)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 1,288 1.08 894.0 1,193
Uses: Fungicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,271 0.0057 180.7 123.3
Uses: Insecticide
Acrolein (3)
Aldehyde Yes 1,161 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Fumigant
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,063 1.38 722.6 764.1
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,014 - - -
Uses: Synergist
Dithiopyr (2308)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 975.5 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 949.0 1.40 67.8 45.5
Uses: Insecticide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 884.2 0.97 7,811 813.5
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 824.0 2.76 163.2 219.9
Uses: Fungicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 729.8 0.44 557.0 696.5
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, isooctyl ester (809)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Not Listed 723.9 1.54 606.8 462.0
Uses: Herbicide
Borax (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 618.8 0.70 1,213 822.0
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 613.2 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Dazomet (233)
Unclassified Not Listed 606.1 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 540.9 0.02 40.0 40.0
Uses: Herbicide
Methidathion (1689)
Organophosphorus Yes 533.4 0.74 450.0 716.0
Uses: Insecticide
Corn product, hydrolyzed (2322)
Botanical Not Listed 516.1 1.54 455.5 335.6
Uses: Herbicide
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 506.4 0.35 8,353 1,300
Uses: Adjuvant
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 501.0 0.27 37.0 50.0
Uses: Herbicide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 484.9 0.47 8,241 941.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 466.0 0.34 1,363 1,355
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium chlorite (2148)
Inorganic Yes 460.1 153.4 - 3.00
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Israelensis, strain AM 65-52 (5841)
Microbial Not Listed 450.7 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Hydrotreated paraffinic solvent (2601)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 408.0 2.31 258.0 24.0
Uses: Solvent
Tebuthiuron (1810)
Urea Yes 403.2 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 392.4 2.45 50.8 159.9
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 392.4 3.56 105.3 105.2
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Phenothrin (2093)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 365.1 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 354.4 0.60 537.0 594.0
Uses: Insecticide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 339.0 0.40 2,846 840.0
Uses: Fungicide
Alpha-alkyl-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) poly (oxyethylene), (1884)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 313.6 0.66 2,222 475.0
Uses: Adjuvant

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Shasta 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)
252,500 1.83 114,136 111,111 9,130
Soil Preplant (40008)
96,257 171.8 274.7 558.0 18
Forests (30000)
55,691 1.60 95,882 34,771 682
Wild Rice (24013)
33,345 2.82 4,157 11,843 93
Right of Way (40)
29,612 0.25 245.9 881.6 685
Landscape (30)
8,663 - - - 2,087
Walnuts (3009)
8,000 0.81 895.0 9,889 474
Public Health Pest Control (50)
5,780 - - - 175
Structural Pest Control (10)
3,582 - - - 3,984
Prunes (5006)
1,261 0.58 133.7 2,180 57
Timothy (Forage - Fodder) (22029)
1,249 0.07 1,969 19,124 135
Mint (28012)
1,025 0.23 808.0 4,379 97
Forage Grasses (22000)
1,008 0.17 1,464 6,026 65
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
1,006 67.1 - 15.0 11
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
708.1 0.15 827.2 4,788 45
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
704.8 0.30 224.5 2,362 66
Apples (4001)
587.5 1.21 21.0 485.5 59
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
511.1 2.25 88.0 227.4 9
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
501.6 0.13 77.0 3,717 57
Wheat (29139)
458.5 0.12 616.5 3,953 33
Rangeland (28045)
430.5 0.47 2,087 913.5 14
Aquatic Area (65000)
341.8 - - - 3
Beehives (61008)
278.9 0.09 - 35.0 2
Ornamental Turf (33008)
207.7 0.58 51.0 357.0 35
Wine Grapes (29143)
177.4 0.93 48.0 190.7 23
Peaches (5004)
176.3 6.22 8.95 28.3 21
Regulatory (100)
176.2 - - - 14
Pasture (28035)
159.3 0.41 644.6 392.2 23
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
141.3 0.20 25.0 699.0 26
Oats (29125)
115.8 0.97 108.0 120.0 7
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
82.4 0.87 750.0 94.9 13
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
79.2 2.26 - 35.0 1
Barley (29103)
58.8 0.36 58.0 163.0 4
Irrigation Systems (65021)
42.9 - - - 1
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
23.4 0.0002 2,560 2,630 19
Strawberries (1016)
14.8 0.47 12.2 31.6 15
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
9.78 1.30 5.50 7.50 8
Cherries (5002)
5.96 2.66 0.90 2.24 12
Pears (4003)
5.64 9.40 0.10 0.60 6
Nectarines (5003)
4.74 1.72 0.25 2.75 11
Barley for Forage (22008)
2.81 0.56 5.00 5.00 1
Pecans (3008)
2.76 0.46 8.00 6.00 2
Plums (5005)
2.32 2.13 0.60 1.09 10
Garlic (14007)
1.64 0.01 40.0 120.0 3
Apricots (5001)
1.63 3.89 0.60 0.42 2
Blackberries (1002)
0.85 4.26 0.10 0.20 2
Blueberries (1009)
0.85 4.26 0.10 0.20 2
Greenhouse Propagation (155)
0.82 - - - 2
Raspberries (1006)
0.75 3.00 0.25 0.25 1
Tomatoes (11005)
0.58 0.19 1.50 3.10 4
 
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.