PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Tulare in 2009, 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 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 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 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 14,017,700 1.68 641,978 7,854,160
Uses:
Calcium hydroxide (3669, 99)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,906,420 24.5 91,074 118,540
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 1,902,220 5.49 73,540 346,789
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 1,784,790 17.4 68,101 96,232
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
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 1,696,870 20.3 67,402 83,502
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 798,160 359.9 3,475 2,218
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 606,160 1.07 268,830 469,670
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 374,572 4.24 71,027 88,402
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Not Listed 349,609 0.36 101,931 104,588
Uses: Herbicide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 163,682 1.06 98,974 153,887
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 151,699 1.93 65,781 78,684
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 144,619 436.7 994.2 252.0
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 143,923 1.42 105,649 101,084
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 139,364 31.9 5,282 4,371
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 136,757 2.03 82,461 66,499
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 131,511 1.42 75,991 74,967
Uses: Herbicide
Copper (714)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 124,934 2.73 39,507 45,695
Uses: Fungicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 114,899 18.0 5,888 6,392
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 106,709 1.99 56,861 53,124
Uses: Herbicide
MCIAL code 401 (2045)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 106,587 1.13 51,109 94,548
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 97,065 2.33 47,913 41,731
Uses: Insecticide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 74,967 0.79 88,406 94,416
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 72,843 0.21 232,229 335,003
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
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 69,455 1.28 40,046 52,304
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 68,017 7.81 512.2 61.1
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 61,245 5.76 11,134 10,642
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 60,420 196.8 483.2 307.0
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Bentonite (1399)
Inorganic Not Listed 59,153 1.76 32,163 33,629
Uses: Adjuvant
Sulfur dioxide (561)
Inorganic Yes 57,452 - - -
Uses: Dessicant, Preservative
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 55,462 161.6 350.4 343.1
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 49,165 5.43 8,679 9,060
Uses: Insecticide
Phosmet (335)
Organophosphorus Yes 41,416 2.42 17,273 17,137
Uses: Insecticide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 40,609 0.37 80,772 108,080
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Unclassified Not Listed 40,153 0.42 58,190 91,651
Uses: Herbicide
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 38,734 0.56 70,473 68,491
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 37,548 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 37,374 2.21 22,035 16,154
Uses: Herbicide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 36,189 4.71 6,937 7,686
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Sodium tetrathiocarbonate (2273)
Inorganic Yes 36,150 23.7 1,786 1,525
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 35,320 0.29 77,059 119,875
Uses: Adjuvant
Glyphosate (2997)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 34,343 1.02 15,550 33,038
Uses: Herbicide
Copper oxychloride sulfate (158)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 32,018 2.88 4,190 11,104
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 30,647 1.17 29,939 26,279
Uses: Insecticide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 27,537 0.75 32,799 35,852
Uses: Herbicide
Modified phthalic glycerol alkyd resin (1159)
Polymer Not Listed 27,231 0.23 56,823 117,231
Uses: Adjuvant
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 23,572 0.24 66,988 99,521
Uses: Adjuvant
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Not Listed 21,188 5.00 4,405 4,236
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Hydrogen cyanamide (2238)
Inorganic Yes 17,438 15.8 1,698 1,100
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 17,090 0.60 30,593 28,106
Uses: Fungicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 16,413 1.83 10,594 8,932
Uses: Insecticide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Tulare 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)
14,017,700 1.68 641,978 7,854,160 199,124
Oranges (2006)
5,270,200 3.20 98,113 1,630,440 57,485
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
2,168,120 1.37 46,828 1,537,800 24,557
Almonds (3001)
866,072 1.76 26,667 490,875 5,474
Peaches (5004)
707,664 2.70 13,551 261,665 16,287
Nectarines (5003)
684,702 2.25 11,621 302,540 16,406
Right of Way (40)
533,370 - - - 2,103
Tangerines (2008)
422,369 2.00 10,142 211,341 4,619
Wine Grapes (29143)
414,901 1.93 10,537 214,799 3,031
Plums (5005)
414,680 2.20 12,504 187,032 7,699
Walnuts (3009)
337,856 1.09 28,615 296,510 7,088
Corn for Forage (22005)
311,060 0.46 111,811 678,113 7,767
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
308,289 0.61 65,488 501,925 5,153
Pistachios (3011)
245,493 0.78 25,764 309,110 4,427
Olives (28014)
168,131 2.50 8,809 67,316 2,021
Lemons (2004)
159,639 2.94 4,534 52,973 2,756
Cherries (5002)
122,225 3.38 1,837 36,175 1,146
Public Health Pest Control (50)
115,798 - - - 219
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
93,128 4.13 1,656 22,568 6,142
Tangelos (2007)
86,938 3.12 1,833 27,864 1,536
Prunes (5006)
84,865 1.65 4,279 51,195 1,208
Cotton (29121)
72,881 0.40 11,601 180,700 2,514
Wheat for Forage (22007)
57,274 0.13 80,204 427,416 5,025
Potatoes (14013)
54,222 24.7 635.6 2,198 33
Grapefruit (2002)
38,386 2.41 1,427 15,609 1,174
Pomegranates (6015)
37,488 2.17 1,935 17,212 537
Kiwis (6018)
36,066 2.51 1,748 14,187 267
Dried Beans (15001)
23,058 0.38 4,642 43,564 694
Structural Pest Control (10)
21,590 - - - 4,680
Landscape (30)
17,659 - - - 1,562
Pomelo (2012)
17,501 3.99 494.5 4,391 370
Blueberries (1009)
16,388 0.45 1,173 36,113 362
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
11,664 1.01 420.0 10,922 120
Wheat (29139)
11,090 0.18 14,299 57,722 653
Citrus (2000)
10,419 2.86 2,231 3,416 204
Onions (14011)
8,820 0.33 1,286 26,485 310
Apples (4001)
7,723 17.9 40.7 413.2 31
Apricots (5001)
7,669 1.92 252.2 4,003 348
Strawberries (1016)
5,400 150.0 19.8 36.0 15
Other Fumigation (91)
4,668 - - - 31
Oats for Forage (22006)
4,612 0.16 12,770 29,280 460
Corn, Field, Dent (24002)
4,421 0.20 2,728 21,751 308
Cucumbers (10010)
4,019 0.69 254.0 5,856 299
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
3,741 0.52 2,359 7,217 161
Pears (4003)
3,436 1.77 116.3 1,946 233
Oats (29125)
2,285 0.34 4,662 6,650 64
Pecans (3008)
2,142 0.73 547.0 2,935 130
Squash (10012)
1,563 2.71 115.0 577.0 23
Persimmons (6012)
1,386 0.46 548.6 3,007 188
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
1,377 0.06 8.00 5.00 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.