PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Brussel Sprouts in 2009

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

Identifying information about Brussel Sprouts, including commodity group and code number.
Top 50 pesticides used on Brussel Sprouts, 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 Brussel Sprouts 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 Brussel Sprouts

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Brussels Sprouts
Vegetables and Melons

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for brussels sprouts appear to be fairly accurate. High acreage values in 1991 and 1992 are probably incorrect due to errors in the original data.


Top 50 Pesticides Used on Brussel Sprouts in California 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
Application Rate
Pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated
All Chemicals (00)
Not Listed 94,799 2.38 3,350 39,905
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 40,442 116.7 472.8 346.5
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 24,248 85.4 320.0 284.0
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 11,957 71.4 439.5 167.5
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 4,390 20.7 356.0 212.5
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 3,198 1.41 1,195 2,261
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,224 0.79 973.2 2,806
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,869 0.95 1,101 1,965
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,178 1.61 596.4 731.1
Uses: Insecticide
Oxydemeton-methyl (382)
Organophosphorus Yes 975.4 0.85 1,086 1,142
Uses: Insecticide
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 536.3 4.46 131.0 120.2
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 459.3 0.15 2,620 3,152
Uses: Insecticide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 391.7 1.61 353.7 243.8
Uses: Insecticide
Indoxacarb, S-isomer (5331)
Unclassified Not Listed 310.0 0.07 2,167 4,716
Uses: Insecticide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 295.2 2.46 80.6 120.0
Uses: Fungicide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 261.5 0.17 1,198 1,497
Uses: Fungicide
Maneb (369)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 229.5 1.48 143.0 154.6
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 215.5 0.10 1,106 2,160
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 118.1 1.91 165.7 62.0
Uses: Insecticide
Fenpropathrin (2234)
Pyrethroid Yes 105.4 0.32 201.0 331.8
Uses: Insecticide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 103.6 0.18 165.5 571.0
Uses: Fungicide
Propionic acid (505)
Unclassified Yes 103.6 0.18 165.5 571.0
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 100.6 1.25 60.7 80.7
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Acetamiprid (5762)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 95.2 0.07 843.2 1,279
Uses: Insecticide
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 75.2 2.94 114.6 25.6
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 68.6 0.06 1,211 1,114
Uses: Insecticide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 62.6 0.97 54.3 64.3
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 54.9 1.04 48.5 53.0
Uses: Insecticide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 50.5 0.48 85.0 105.0
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 49.5 0.29 235.4 167.9
Uses: Fungicide
Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer (2816, 1698)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 47.2 0.03 1,055 1,650
Note! Data for Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Pymetrozine (5232)
Triazine Yes 47.2 0.08 804.5 555.3
Uses: Insecticide
Napropamide (1728)
Amide Not Listed 47.1 0.50 63.2 94.2
Uses: Herbicide
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 40.2 0.21 239.0 195.0
Uses: Molluscicide
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 35.7 0.45 128.7 80.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Cyhalothrin, lambda (2297)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 33.2 0.03 671.6 1,051
Uses: Insecticide
Fludioxonil (5027)
Unclassified Not Listed 33.0 0.20 228.1 167.9
Uses: Fungicide
Spinosad (mixture of Factors A and D) (3983)
Macrocyclic Lactone Not Listed 30.2 0.07 598.0 403.4
Uses: Insecticide
Flonicamid (5886)
Unclassified Not Listed 29.2 0.09 447.5 337.2
Uses: Insecticide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 25.8 0.99 32.0 26.0
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 25.2 0.04 165.5 571.0
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
Dinotefuran (5822)
Guanidine Not Listed 23.8 0.13 408.0 185.4
Uses: Insecticide
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Silicone, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 19.0 0.13 148.0 143.0
Note! Data for Silicone-polyether copolymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 17.0 0.10 253.2 170.2
Uses: Insecticide
Spirotetramat (5955)
Keto-enol Not Listed 16.0 0.0093 1,577 1,718
Uses: Insecticide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 15.9 1.98 8.00 8.00
Uses: Herbicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, Subsp. Aizawai, Strain ABTS-1857 (5879)
Microbial Not Listed 10.8 0.54 104.7 20.0
Uses: Insecticide
Emamectin, benzoate (4020)
Macrocyclic Lactone Yes 10.2 0.01 970.0 961.2
Uses: Insecticide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 9.66 0.07 277.4 134.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Myrothecium verrucaria, dried fermentation solids & solubles (3966)
Microbial Not Listed 9.00 2.25 4.00 4.00
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Brussel Sprouts in 2009

(County Code)
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
California (00)
94,799 2.38 3,350 39,905 2,346
San Mateo (41)
72,146 4.04 900.5 17,870 1,148
Santa Cruz (44)
14,640 1.31 1,108 11,191 540
Monterey (27)
5,784 0.79 805.4 7,280 254
Santa Barbara (42)
1,755 0.66 318.6 2,668 283
San Luis Obispo (40)
471.2 0.53 217.4 892.7 110
San Benito (35)
2.89 0.76 0.55 3.80 7
Santa Clara (43)
0.24 - - - 4
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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  • 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.