PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Broccoli in 2012

Note: See Working with the Information on this Page section below for important notes about this data.

Identifying information about Broccoli, including commodity group and code number.
Top 50 pesticides used on Broccoli, 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.
Pesticide use on Broccoli by county for all counties in California, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Crop or Site information for Broccoli

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Broccoli
Vegetables and Melons
AG
13005
13005

PUR estimates of acres planted for broccoli are highly variable due to errors in the original data, double counting and the planting of more than one crop per year in a single field. Data from 1991, 1994 and 1997 are probably incorrect due to errors in

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Broccoli in California 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 378,809 0.28 1,122,300 1,339,800
Uses:
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 86,986 3.53 308,446 24,614
Uses: Herbicide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 23,641 3.07 42,331 7,690
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 17,429 1.35 166,745 12,954
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 16,662 0.29 249,472 57,551
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 14,848 0.90 287,889 16,445
Uses: Adjuvant
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 14,697 0.17 471,532 85,268
Uses: Insecticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 11,455 1.44 27,625 7,954
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 10,428 0.24 203,549 43,211
Uses: Adjuvant
Oxydemeton-methyl (382)
Organophosphorus Yes 9,984 0.96 102,823 10,429
Uses: Insecticide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 8,909 0.27 128,374 32,921
Uses: Fungicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 8,654 0.37 41,235 23,320
Uses: Adjuvant
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 7,671 169.3 1,348 45.3
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 7,642 0.22 216,527 34,972
Uses: Fungicide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 7,489 1.65 35,008 4,548
Uses: Insecticide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 6,410 0.52 66,015 12,250
Uses: Herbicide
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 6,386 0.48 184,356 13,435
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 5,836 1.17 47,191 5,001
Uses: Fungicide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 5,813 1.35 10,876 4,322
Note! Data for Neem 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
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 5,146 0.92 15,741 5,610
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
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 4,961 0.12 271,927 41,395
Uses: Adjuvant
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 4,468 0.47 119,635 9,434
Uses: Insecticide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 4,259 1.44 8,698 2,955
Uses: Fungicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,927 1.88 3,050 2,090
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 3,661 0.18 120,200 20,722
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,571 0.07 145,052 48,934
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
Napropamide (1728)
Amide Not Listed 3,288 0.48 22,153 6,883
Uses: Herbicide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,128 0.12 49,452 26,947
Uses: Adjuvant
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,823 23.8 160.4 118.8
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 2,711 5.09 2,315 532.5
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Alpha-pinene polymer (3996)
Polymer Not Listed 2,688 0.80 2,946 3,377
Uses: Insecticide
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,552 0.09 45,119 28,116
Note! Data for Poly oxyethylated tallow amine summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 2,321 3.08 3,735 754.7
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 2,022 0.06 250,010 33,388
Uses: Insecticide
Indoxacarb, S-isomer (5331)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,971 0.06 346,360 31,312
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 1,940 0.06 140,083 35,246
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Aizawai, GC-91 protein (3843)
Microbial Not Listed 1,919 0.63 17,920 3,059
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,594 2.20 968.5 723.0
Uses: Herbicide
Polybutenes (1040)
Polymer Not Listed 1,545 0.07 40,740 23,320
Uses: Rodenticide
Buprofezin (3947)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,510 0.27 11,230 5,547
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Bacillus thuringiensis, Subsp. Aizawai, Strain ABTS-1857 (5879)
Microbial Not Listed 1,498 0.95 7,513 1,575
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,469 0.09 10,721 16,912
Uses: Insecticide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,451 0.41 16,027 3,511
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,438 4.21 746.5 341.5
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Yes 1,424 0.11 91,608 12,728
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 1,381 0.08 91,552 16,957
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 1,322 0.38 7,667 3,501
Uses: Fungicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 1,271 0.62 7,765 2,064
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Ethylene glycol (276)
Glycol Not Listed 1,189 0.17 2,647 6,857
Uses: Solvent, Adjuvant
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 1,177 0.05 142,114 25,422
Uses: Insecticide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Broccoli in 2012

Region
(County Code)
Gross
Pounds
Application
Rate
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
Count
California (00)
378,809 0.28 1,122,300 1,339,800 60,989
Monterey (27)
140,992 0.29 954,696 480,007 25,858
Santa Barbara (42)
78,693 0.24 126,870 322,135 20,056
Imperial (13)
77,462 0.33 13,477 234,568 3,419
Fresno (10)
28,492 0.29 6,033 98,226 772
San Luis Obispo (40)
23,516 0.20 8,470 118,101 7,356
Riverside (33)
9,380 0.36 2,827 26,165 863
Kern (15)
7,039 0.39 2,074 18,104 574
San Benito (35)
3,627 0.60 1,922 6,064 599
Stanislaus (50)
2,424 0.17 1,906 14,606 151
Ventura (56)
2,358 0.43 1,524 5,230 200
Santa Cruz (44)
1,978 0.48 703.6 4,118 249
San Bernardino (36)
1,194 0.83 380.6 1,440 294
Santa Clara (43)
666.0 0.27 302.1 2,012 173
Tulare (54)
664.8 0.09 837.0 7,553 174
Colusa (06)
91.8 0.52 8.00 176.0 20
Solano (48)
82.5 0.29 25.0 286.0 38
Kings (16)
54.9 0.06 183.0 867.0 16
San Diego (37)
33.5 1.29 7.75 26.0 33
Yolo (57)
18.5 0.27 23.5 67.6 27
Sonoma (49)
16.6 0.66 0.10 4.90 62
Los Angeles (19)
13.7 1.71 2.00 8.00 3
Sacramento (34)
5.67 0.28 5.00 20.0 2
Orange (30)
2.00 1.66 4.50 1.20 11
Placer (31)
1.39 0.90 0.50 1.55 4
Humboldt (12)
1.12 1.34 8.00 0.84 22
Glenn (11)
0.88 0.09 5.00 10.0 2
Contra Costa (07)
0.36 1.43 0.25 0.25 1
San Mateo (41)
0.32 - 0.50 - 10
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.