PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Solano 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 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 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 886,550 0.86 121,767 857,147
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 351,997 14.4 6,856 24,487
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 83,715 1.26 31,502 37,960
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 39,331 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 23,594 0.85 21,344 18,709
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 21,529 0.65 23,017 33,181
Uses: Adjuvant
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 18,696 36.7 703.0 483.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 18,192 1.45 12,040 12,530
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 15,537 7.51 1,920 1,561
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
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 15,335 2.27 6,978 5,791
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 14,521 0.85 14,708 16,999
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 12,884 339.1 38.0 38.0
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 12,140 0.19 51,289 54,336
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
Kerosene (2071)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 11,452 1.14 6,895 10,055
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 10,777 2.14 4,324 4,723
Uses: Fungicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 9,581 0.65 15,026 14,641
Uses: Herbicide
Ethalfluralin (2166)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 9,420 1.53 6,124 6,144
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 9,228 1.57 6,358 5,802
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 9,073 0.60 14,110 14,885
Uses: Herbicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 9,047 17.2 559.2 468.8
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 8,026 0.35 7,093 10,888
Uses: Adjuvant
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 7,926 192.2 46.3 41.2
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 7,055 1.26 5,341 5,325
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium tetrathiocarbonate (2273)
Inorganic Yes 6,740 168.5 140.0 40.0
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Sulfur dioxide (561)
Inorganic Yes 5,693 - - -
Uses: Dessicant, Preservative
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 5,377 2.40 903.0 496.5
Uses: Herbicide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 4,998 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 4,580 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,455 0.18 23,024 25,194
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,379 5.99 762.2 731.2
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 4,318 1.65 1,541 1,164
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Not Listed 4,161 0.23 16,302 16,946
Uses: Herbicide
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 4,106 11.7 328.0 344.0
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 4,023 1.49 3,761 2,709
Uses: Insecticide
Hexazinone (1871)
Triazinone Yes 4,020 0.53 7,547 7,564
Uses: Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 3,757 1.35 2,220 2,572
Uses: Fungicide
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (5785)
Not Listed 3,494 - - -
Uses:
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 3,150 0.53 6,248 5,927
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
MCIAL code 401 (2045)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 2,986 1.06 3,052 2,760
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 2,906 0.54 5,033 5,300
Uses: Herbicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 2,677 0.30 8,719 8,171
Uses: Insecticide
Corn product, hydrolyzed (2322)
Botanical Not Listed 2,462 1.22 1,671 2,010
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate (2997)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 2,386 0.79 2,871 3,037
Uses: Herbicide
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-hepta-methyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 2,358 0.10 15,713 22,899
Uses: Adjuvant
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 2,293 1.88 1,176 1,218
Uses: Insecticide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 2,285 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Maneb (369)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 2,265 1.45 1,572 1,561
Uses: Fungicide
Petroleum distillates, refined (2106)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 2,201 4.60 348.2 478.6
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,020 0.48 4,184 4,176
Uses: Insecticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,946 1.17 1,640 1,487
Uses: Insecticide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Solano 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)
886,550 0.86 121,767 857,147 25,828
Wine Grapes (29143)
267,426 4.10 3,907 65,295 1,907
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
149,491 0.93 12,190 161,156 2,767
Right of Way (40)
100,448 - - - 920
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
63,887 0.27 26,981 238,651 2,475
Walnuts (3009)
54,678 0.96 6,822 56,922 1,913
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
39,900 0.36 21,959 111,162 1,354
Landscape (30)
26,599 0.11 39.1 150.2 2,663
Pears (4003)
19,869 5.80 343.6 3,423 161
Almonds (3001)
19,687 0.59 2,938 33,478 463
Soil Preplant (40008)
19,516 260.2 38.0 75.0 2
Sunflowers (29133)
18,443 0.54 8,097 34,066 505
Wheat (29139)
11,318 0.27 10,911 41,228 547
Corn for Forage (22005)
9,540 0.40 5,538 23,656 346
Bell Peppers (11003)
8,617 1.44 730.8 5,968 154
Structural Pest Control (10)
7,426 - - - 5,984
Prunes (5006)
6,100 1.09 896.7 5,609 179
Other Fumigation (91)
5,693 - - - 15
Sorghum for Forage (22004)
5,468 0.65 2,673 8,397 141
Dried Beans (15001)
5,414 0.66 1,507 8,257 125
Vegetables (28024)
4,998 - - - 10
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
4,837 2.99 472.7 1,620 100
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
4,644 0.64 434.5 7,290 1,149
Public Health Pest Control (50)
4,413 - - - 88
Aquatic Area (65000)
2,946 2.10 1.00 1,401 22
Peaches (5004)
2,083 6.15 75.5 338.9 78
Tomatoes (11005)
2,027 1.74 132.2 1,167 114
Perennial Ryegrass for Forage (22035)
2,002 0.57 2,288 3,489 90
Apples (4001)
1,704 1.78 144.0 955.4 92
Strawberries (1016)
1,577 25.7 28.0 61.2 21
Commercial Area (77000)
1,488 25.7 - 58.0 24
Commodity Research (99)
1,404 0.31 0.10 2.80 103
Forage Grasses (22000)
1,254 0.49 1,054 2,554 48
Corn (29119)
1,185 0.06 458.0 20,263 278
Ornamental Turf (33008)
1,074 0.76 604.0 1,416 35
Oats for Forage (22006)
1,027 0.31 1,034 3,344 45
Cherries (5002)
987.2 2.14 51.7 461.4 84
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
879.9 7.20 21.0 122.0 18
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
836.0 29.2 - 28.6 8
Triticale (24011)
699.9 0.23 1,373 3,090 87
Sorghum (29131)
592.2 0.76 134.1 774.8 18
Safflower (29129)
571.7 0.45 683.2 1,282 24
Apricots (5001)
503.1 1.77 35.3 283.8 51
Watermelons (10008)
428.7 0.20 466.4 2,095 60
Rangeland (28045)
354.2 0.32 2,804 1,124 20
Clover for Forage (23003)
265.6 1.52 174.6 174.6 6
Pasture (28035)
240.8 0.30 2,256 792.2 30
Rye (28064)
233.6 0.74 292.0 315.5 9
Barley for Forage (22008)
194.5 0.90 170.0 215.0 10
Olives (28014)
166.3 0.48 63.0 343.0 42
 
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.