PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Solano 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 Solano

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Solano
Susan E. Cohen
501 Texas St.
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone:707-421-7465
Fax: 707-429-0827
Email: agcomm48@solanocounty.com
Web: http://www.solanocounty.com/Department/Department.asp?NavID=62

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Solano 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 960,295 0.74 142,885 1,119,110
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 382,846 12.3 8,071 31,181
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 72,533 1.29 40,153 52,483
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 51,820 6.87 6,955 7,357
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 50,020 1.25 16,821 16,726
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 28,603 1.83 12,816 15,044
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 25,956 14.7 35.5 35.5
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 23,004 0.94 25,277 21,242
Uses: Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 19,218 26.0 1,524 739.5
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 16,198 0.17 69,244 85,589
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
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 16,005 1.66 10,076 9,654
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 15,184 0.97 15,216 15,702
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 11,614 258.1 161.0 40.2
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 10,305 0.40 18,381 24,402
Uses: Adjuvant
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 9,487 0.71 13,524 13,434
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 9,170 0.39 17,042 17,186
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 8,442 0.26 29,180 31,610
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,786 - - -
Uses:
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 7,593 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 6,839 4.92 884.2 1,381
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 6,589 0.53 12,046 11,970
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 6,390 1.06 6,621 5,876
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 6,329 1.65 3,882 3,634
Uses: Fungicide
Hexazinone (1871)
Triazinone Yes 6,185 0.56 10,318 11,110
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 6,010 2.26 2,703 2,309
Uses: Fungicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 5,800 1.64 1,935 2,007
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 5,035 333.7 15.2 15.1
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metolachlor (1996)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 5,022 1.75 3,011 2,864
Uses: Herbicide
Corn product, hydrolyzed (2322)
Botanical Not Listed 4,992 0.90 3,425 5,521
Uses: Herbicide
Ethalfluralin (2166)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 4,631 1.47 3,192 3,140
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 4,169 2.65 930.7 436.9
Uses: Herbicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 4,120 343.4 75.0 12.0
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 4,108 0.62 6,703 6,609
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 3,447 0.17 16,313 19,057
Uses: Herbicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,250 0.78 4,302 3,943
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,939 24.7 35.0 119.0
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 2,901 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 2,753 0.11 17,552 24,740
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 2,731 3.45 751.8 790.8
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 2,694 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 2,678 3.06 977.0 875.0
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,662 0.44 5,996 6,035
Uses: Insecticide
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 2,662 0.93 3,645 2,848
Uses: Fungicide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,635 2.88 2,357 915.7
Uses: Insecticide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 2,552 1.42 1,040 1.00
Uses: Herbicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 2,451 0.09 11,492 15,150
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 2,286 210.2 3.00 2.95
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,283 0.06 21,970 35,781
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 2,278 6.01 458.0 379.0
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Sulfur dioxide (561)
Inorganic Yes 2,215 - - -
Uses: Dessicant, Preservative

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Solano 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)
960,295 0.74 142,885 1,119,110 30,285
Wine Grapes (29143)
320,424 3.70 3,800 86,540 2,631
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
107,551 0.73 9,359 147,100 2,411
Walnuts (3009)
89,575 0.64 8,662 140,881 2,663
Right of Way (40)
75,153 - - - 797
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
73,723 0.35 26,991 211,023 2,464
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
58,686 0.31 27,856 187,675 2,093
Pears (4003)
32,995 4.29 325.4 7,691 231
Landscape (30)
30,513 - - - 2,640
Almonds (3001)
22,865 0.48 3,106 47,449 823
Sunflowers (29133)
19,316 0.46 7,535 41,959 547
Bell Peppers (11003)
13,454 1.29 556.7 10,409 349
Wheat (29139)
13,349 0.18 13,523 74,099 812
Structural Pest Control (10)
11,139 - - - 6,697
Corn, Field, Dent (24002)
9,912 0.26 7,030 37,844 467
Apples (4001)
8,819 2.80 141.5 3,145 162
Prunes (5006)
8,475 0.75 867.7 11,345 205
Vegetables (28024)
7,593 0.15 0.14 1.82 25
Sudangrass for Forage (22011)
6,219 0.21 5,696 29,673 373
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
5,204 1.02 448.5 5,082 1,443
Perennial Ryegrass for Forage (22035)
4,753 0.31 4,990 15,218 147
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
4,116 5.86 193.0 697.4 45
Aquatic Area (65000)
3,192 4.07 - 784.2 25
Commodity Research (99)
3,142 0.47 114.4 58.0 79
Dried Beans (15001)
3,138 0.38 1,626 8,177 162
Oats for Forage (22006)
2,931 0.67 1,688 4,354 55
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
2,899 0.80 1,303 3,603 85
Other Fumigation (91)
2,215 - - - 7
Cherries (5002)
1,881 1.82 47.0 1,032 183
Triticale (24011)
1,443 0.20 1,780 7,334 114
Soil Preplant (40008)
1,236 209.5 3.00 5.90 2
Forage Grasses (22000)
1,092 0.34 943.0 3,252 59
Commercial Area (77000)
1,045 11.4 - 92.0 15
Pumpkins (10011)
1,034 1.29 99.3 804.0 57
Pasture (28035)
895.8 0.23 3,711 3,921 63
Safflower (29129)
866.7 0.71 578.9 1,217 25
Public Health Pest Control (50)
769.6 - - - 66
Peaches (5004)
735.7 4.55 32.0 161.7 44
Corn for Forage (22005)
705.6 0.17 479.0 4,127 39
Carrots (29111)
664.6 0.30 135.5 2,215 62
Ornamental Turf (33008)
623.3 0.69 615.0 875.0 23
Oats (29125)
618.9 0.28 640.1 2,209 44
Pistachios (3011)
480.7 1.40 25.0 344.2 21
Sorghum (29131)
479.3 0.35 231.3 1,353 40
Rangeland (28045)
417.3 0.32 5,530 1,287 14
Cucumbers (10010)
373.7 0.41 151.2 920.6 64
Sorghum for Forage (22004)
362.2 0.15 499.0 2,469 32
Onions (14011)
361.2 0.32 81.6 1,126 49
Apricots (5001)
344.8 1.69 18.6 204.3 55
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
287.4 4.00 18.0 71.8 11
 
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.