PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Yolo 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 Yolo

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Yolo
Rick Landon
70 Cottonwood Street
Woodland, CA 95695-2593
Phone:530-666-8140
Fax: 530-662-6094
Email: YoloAg@cdfa.ca.gov
Web: http://www.yolocounty.org/org/ag/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Yolo 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 3,280,180 1.15 281,808 2,550,450
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,321,840 13.5 22,025 98,245
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Propanil (503)
Anilide Not Listed 155,144 5.32 29,535 29,161
Uses: Herbicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 153,320 176.1 1,851 854.2
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 152,737 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 142,397 1.13 65,619 83,815
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 114,026 2.76 36,864 40,784
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, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 92,540 1.41 53,682 62,037
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 91,378 5.02 11,451 18,210
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
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 79,871 29.8 2,851 2,676
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 69,850 15.5 4,871 4,510
Uses:
Thiobencarb (1933)
Thiocarbamate Yes 53,336 3.73 14,550 14,286
Uses: Herbicide
Propylene oxide (508)
Alcohol/Ether Yes 53,067 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 44,338 1.87 18,036 23,282
Uses: Fungicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 40,921 78.4 549.5 521.3
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 35,781 2.07 18,972 17,132
Uses: Herbicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 34,837 23.9 1,436 1,456
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 31,026 1.67 18,018 18,275
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 30,259 0.19 121,972 154,213
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
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 28,045 1.98 11,721 13,926
Uses: Fungicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 23,965 0.67 35,354 35,651
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 22,985 0.86 26,752 26,597
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 21,823 0.43 36,317 50,088
Uses: Adjuvant
Metolachlor (1996)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 21,380 2.08 11,571 10,269
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 20,612 0.44 41,730 43,214
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 18,688 14.2 1,954 1,315
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 18,264 0.99 16,568 18,269
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Ethalfluralin (2166)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 15,848 1.51 10,669 10,458
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 15,586 333.8 156.0 46.7
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 15,354 0.24 51,921 60,010
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 13,472 0.91 13,130 13,419
Uses: Herbicide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 13,461 0.28 1,240 1,216
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 12,957 5.92 2,788 2,189
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 12,956 2.46 8,714 5,099
Uses: Herbicide
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 11,613 0.57 20,301 20,194
Uses: Herbicide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 11,028 0.44 25,331 25,202
Uses: Fungicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 9,377 0.13 59,961 66,047
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 8,400 0.95 8,695 8,690
Uses: Insecticide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 7,033 0.18 30,130 30,174
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 6,776 32.1 212.0 88.2
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 6,627 4.90 878.4 1,330
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Israelensis, strain AM 65-52 (5841)
Microbial Not Listed 6,292 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 6,243 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Hexazinone (1871)
Triazinone Yes 6,044 0.58 9,494 10,367
Uses: Herbicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 6,015 0.49 7,917 11,865
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 5,893 0.72 7,626 8,178
Uses: Fungicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 5,758 1.44 4,246 3,221
Uses: Herbicide
Magnesium phosphide (2085)
Inorganic Not Listed 5,754 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Rodenticide
Difenoconazole (5024)
Azole Not Listed 5,413 0.56 9,694 9,287
Uses: Fungicide
Clomazone (3537)
Unclassified Not Listed 5,117 0.42 12,348 12,260
Uses: Herbicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Yolo 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)
3,280,180 1.15 281,808 2,550,450 44,179
Wine Grapes (29143)
1,238,600 3.40 14,440 364,291 6,405
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
556,176 1.24 35,452 448,679 5,041
Rice (28072)
374,851 1.49 37,051 252,246 1,704
Commodity Fumigation (90)
220,084 - - - 447
Walnuts (3009)
133,562 0.78 12,581 170,875 2,719
Almonds (3001)
126,803 0.47 15,627 270,653 2,789
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
92,686 0.30 36,894 313,369 3,088
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
86,921 0.78 20,320 111,481 1,036
Right of Way (40)
67,414 - - - 1,391
Pears (4003)
42,686 4.66 330.0 9,160 271
Sunflowers (29133)
37,659 0.46 16,772 81,886 886
Bell Peppers (11003)
31,859 6.98 494.5 4,565 131
Olives (28014)
27,682 1.07 2,585 25,822 280
Corn for Forage (22005)
25,783 0.24 13,908 109,193 742
Wheat (29139)
24,743 0.22 24,837 110,963 1,187
Prunes (5006)
21,597 0.88 1,785 24,616 320
Soil Preplant (40008)
21,288 0.31 19,086 68,269 693
Landscape (30)
20,398 - - - 2,028
Public Health Pest Control (50)
15,786 - - - 177
Melons (29122)
14,806 1.31 1,277 11,318 187
Cucumbers (10010)
10,746 0.54 2,705 20,046 467
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
8,108 3.12 150.0 2,596 69
Squash (10012)
7,856 3.22 377.9 2,436 159
Structural Pest Control (10)
6,860 - - - 6,114
Onions (14011)
6,464 0.45 692.3 14,260 637
Apples (4001)
6,317 4.18 212.0 1,512 71
Commodity Research (99)
6,008 0.36 187.0 1,392 1,846
Safflower (29129)
4,222 0.33 3,432 12,642 117
Other Fumigation (91)
4,186 - - - 109
Pistachios (3011)
3,929 0.77 403.6 5,087 100
Irrigation Systems (65021)
3,785 100.6 - 36.0 7
Oats for Forage (22006)
2,940 0.19 3,525 15,418 202
Corn (29119)
2,794 0.20 917.0 13,682 434
Sorghum (29131)
2,404 1.13 395.4 2,126 36
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
2,340 0.43 733.5 5,486 373
Perennial Ryegrass for Forage (22035)
2,054 0.30 2,269 6,884 64
Pasture (28035)
2,035 0.28 1,362 7,163 81
Carrots (29111)
1,934 0.15 393.6 12,644 304
Triticale (24011)
1,639 0.31 1,195 5,361 88
null (22028)
1,212 0.27 352.0 4,474 38
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
1,085 5.10 28.0 212.8 13
Barley (29103)
1,004 0.16 2,170 6,449 69
Cherries (5002)
907.6 0.70 21.5 1,297 62
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
852.8 0.12 470.0 6,999 60
Sorghum for Forage (22004)
763.3 0.27 647.2 2,860 21
Forage Grasses (22000)
637.8 0.18 720.2 3,530 46
Garbanzo Beans (15032)
564.9 0.37 308.0 1,540 7
Dried Beans (15001)
543.1 0.20 282.0 2,680 27
Tomatoes (11005)
497.5 0.97 91.0 511.2 61
 
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.