PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Tulare 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 Tulare

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Tulare
Gary Kunkel
4437 South Laspina Street
Tulare, CA 93274
Phone:559-685-3323
Fax: 559-685-3335
Email: GKunkel@co.tulare.ca.us
Web: http://agcomm.co.tulare.ca.us/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Tulare 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 14,163,600 1.43 686,993 9,526,220
Uses:
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 3,811,270 12.8 183,199 297,149
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
Calcium hydroxide (99, 3669)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,617,660 25.4 93,420 103,136
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
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,128,210 5.71 83,752 372,710
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 838,080 308.4 3,821 2,718
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 572,081 1.45 234,576 384,199
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 396,555 1.26 151,868 250,719
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 337,328 4.15 70,823 81,329
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 224,588 27.9 9,819 8,060
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 182,209 1.25 136,166 145,372
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 179,343 35.0 4,457 5,127
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 143,768 1.99 85,772 71,398
Uses: Herbicide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 112,116 8.78 14,884 12,768
Uses: Insecticide
Copper (714)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 108,922 2.86 37,888 38,136
Uses: Fungicide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 107,339 2.19 12,878 14,268
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
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 106,739 1.30 68,118 72,418
Uses: Herbicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 103,506 5.42 17,274 19,098
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 92,441 0.91 591.0 519.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 89,352 1.39 57,150 64,148
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 79,148 0.16 324,544 472,142
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
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 76,266 2.28 37,769 33,371
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 69,557 0.76 82,938 91,398
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 67,334 0.50 2,834 14,533
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Bentonite (1399)
Inorganic Not Listed 60,193 1.80 33,452 33,351
Uses: Adjuvant
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 58,196 2.70 29,647 21,239
Uses: Herbicide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 50,359 2.43 22,174 20,696
Uses: Insecticide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 50,208 162.0 981.1 305.5
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 49,918 0.66 65,761 74,973
Uses: Adjuvant
Sulfur dioxide (561)
Inorganic Yes 48,300 - - -
Uses: Dessicant, Preservative
Hydrogen cyanamide (2238)
Inorganic Yes 44,539 17.1 3,182 2,611
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 40,530 3.37 12,213 12,035
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 39,946 0.35 111,008 106,768
Uses: Herbicide
Modified phthalic glycerol alkyd resin (1159)
Polymer Not Listed 37,164 0.21 74,994 177,933
Uses: Adjuvant
Urea dihydrogen sulfate (2270)
Inorganic Not Listed 33,896 3.21 9,685 10,566
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 33,752 141.6 595.5 238.4
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 29,019 0.52 52,612 55,504
Uses: Herbicide
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 26,780 2.65 7,945 10,098
Uses: Fungicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 25,889 0.59 30,871 30,200
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 24,350 0.13 118,474 187,533
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 24,099 0.30 76,114 78,267
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 23,741 201.4 95.3 73.7
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 23,481 0.55 31,575 42,964
Uses: Adjuvant
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 23,364 0.80 27,089 27,698
Uses: Herbicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 23,339 0.68 32,381 34,381
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 22,268 0.54 35,040 41,144
Uses: Fungicide
Carbon dioxide (2207)
Inorganic Not Listed 19,522 25.0 44.0 37.7
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Rodenticide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 19,482 - 1.00 -
Uses: Fumigant
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 18,880 0.29 49,503 65,475
Uses: Adjuvant
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 18,621 0.63 30,274 29,490
Uses: Fungicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 18,339 1.44 10,582 12,466
Uses: Fungicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Tulare 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)
14,163,600 1.43 686,993 9,526,220 227,041
Oranges (2006)
5,287,680 2.95 94,238 1,769,170 58,795
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
2,215,920 1.51 46,030 1,425,550 26,571
Soil Preplant (40008)
915,392 279.6 4,123 3,274 260
Almonds (3001)
823,695 1.14 33,628 718,381 8,149
Peaches (5004)
529,944 2.03 11,765 260,489 16,523
Nectarines (5003)
489,005 1.83 9,879 266,684 15,892
Wine Grapes (29143)
436,561 1.65 11,231 265,384 3,847
Tangerines (2008)
411,535 1.23 14,318 333,814 7,804
Walnuts (3009)
359,057 0.99 31,597 354,428 8,660
Corn for Forage (22005)
319,504 0.33 114,603 967,882 10,853
Pistachios (3011)
308,711 0.67 35,349 452,372 5,585
Plums (5005)
293,424 1.79 9,722 162,628 8,161
Lemons (2004)
287,741 3.23 5,874 87,861 4,156
Right of Way (40)
192,324 1.10 1.00 11.0 1,620
Olives (28014)
184,978 2.41 10,473 76,896 2,588
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
148,684 0.22 67,597 680,911 6,441
Cotton (29121)
146,008 0.31 22,115 472,769 5,934
Tangelos (2007)
134,904 3.72 2,124 35,854 1,999
Cherries (5002)
92,546 1.94 2,480 47,747 1,734
Public Health Pest Control (50)
80,707 - - - 232
Grapefruit (2002)
66,516 2.84 1,581 23,100 1,552
Wheat for Forage (22007)
52,712 0.08 96,910 647,464 7,407
Kiwis (6018)
39,987 1.75 1,404 22,807 304
Prunes (5006)
38,809 0.77 3,411 50,010 1,093
Food Processing (71000)
37,502 - - - 39
Pomelo (2012)
26,547 4.25 504.2 6,244 536
Pomegranates (6015)
26,017 0.78 2,866 33,087 753
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
24,053 1.13 5,103 21,219 403
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
21,169 1.17 1,239 18,162 6,758
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
20,498 168.1 - 6.00 45
Structural Pest Control (10)
17,593 - - - 4,983
Citrus (2000)
15,990 4.83 176.5 1,873 198
Blueberries (1009)
11,844 0.32 1,330 37,273 452
Corn, Field, Dent (24002)
11,022 0.29 4,751 38,078 498
Landscape (30)
10,858 - - - 1,491
Dried Beans (15001)
10,464 0.23 4,036 40,346 574
Irrigation Systems (65021)
9,140 - - - 9
Apricots (5001)
7,211 0.75 513.8 9,555 663
Wheat (29139)
6,455 0.10 9,887 62,968 588
Commodity Fumigation (90)
5,413 78.0 8.00 2.00 16
Aquatic Area (65000)
3,810 1.57 - 682.0 8
Unknown (-1)
3,616 2.56 105.0 1,414 33
Sorghum (29131)
3,194 0.24 2,680 13,442 116
Sorghum for Forage (22004)
3,145 0.22 3,487 14,591 161
Pecans (3008)
3,105 0.52 741.5 5,019 245
Persimmons (6012)
2,859 0.97 518.4 2,948 185
Oats for Forage (22006)
2,834 0.11 5,876 25,925 225
Apples (4001)
2,591 7.23 37.2 352.2 23
Animal Husbandry (61001)
2,379 0.10 - 13,440 122
 
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.