PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Brussel Sprouts in 2012

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
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Brussels Sprouts
Vegetables and Melons
AG
13006
13006

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 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 240,475 3.01 36,530 79,991
Uses:
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 195,528 113.2 1,997 1,727
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 12,361 79.0 261.0 156.5
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 5,315 1.32 21,666 4,029
Uses: Fungicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 3,391 123.3 21.5 27.5
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 3,067 21.4 245.0 143.5
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 2,898 4.60 12,609 630.2
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,754 1.80 2,212 976.5
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,409 0.49 5,805 2,866
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,013 0.89 14,784 1,143
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 988.3 2.27 11,159 436.1
Uses: Fungicide
Oxydemeton-methyl (382)
Organophosphorus Yes 868.8 0.90 1,584 969.2
Uses: Insecticide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 843.4 1.23 1,646 683.2
Uses: Insecticide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 831.9 0.90 4,226 924.4
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 745.8 3.38 5,935 220.8
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 714.0 0.89 6,979 805.0
Uses: Insecticide
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 703.6 0.50 21,725 1,398
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 594.6 2.85 9,375 208.3
Uses: Herbicide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 492.7 0.19 17,411 2,545
Uses: Fungicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 480.8 0.14 23,722 3,338
Uses: Insecticide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 435.0 0.35 1,761 1,234
Uses: Fungicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 413.2 22.5 120.4 18.4
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 381.8 0.26 1,848 1,448
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 333.5 1.25 231.0 267.2
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Indoxacarb, S-isomer (5331)
Unclassified Not Listed 296.0 0.06 18,620 4,761
Uses: Insecticide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 287.5 0.64 842.4 447.7
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 255.4 1.15 308.0 221.2
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
Napropamide (1728)
Amide Not Listed 230.6 0.56 2,066 415.2
Uses: Herbicide
Thiamethoxam (5598)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 227.9 0.10 23,826 2,393
Uses: Insecticide
Triflumizole (2260)
Azole Not Listed 222.6 0.25 8,325 901.1
Uses: Fungicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 208.2 0.60 195.3 347.7
Uses: Adjuvant
Bacillus thuringiensis, Subsp. Aizawai, Strain ABTS-1857 (5879)
Microbial Not Listed 186.1 0.70 7,811 265.0
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 172.0 0.19 1,850 922.4
Uses: Adjuvant
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 155.6 0.09 22,704 1,790
Uses: Adjuvant
Trimethyl nonanol-ethylene oxide complex (1196)
Not Listed 150.0 0.15 3,525 1,003
Uses:
Flonicamid (5886)
Unclassified Not Listed 144.4 0.09 11,757 1,672
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 130.9 0.08 1,358 1,601
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
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 126.7 0.07 13,969 1,925
Uses: Insecticide
Pymetrozine (5232)
Triazine Yes 120.9 0.09 14,694 1,374
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 111.8 0.04 4,819 2,578
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 85.8 6.07 203.3 14.1
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Silicone, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 85.7 0.06 2,762 1,526
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
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 79.0 0.61 161.0 129.0
Uses: Molluscicide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 77.0 0.05 22,003 1,448
Uses: Adjuvant
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 73.8 0.20 874.7 376.3
Uses: Adjuvant
Cyhalothrin, lambda (2297)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 68.9 0.03 24,551 2,297
Uses: Insecticide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 68.7 0.37 2,554 184.3
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 68.5 1.28 263.3 53.7
Uses: Insecticide
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 61.1 0.05 3,310 1,161
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 60.9 0.39 294.2 156.4
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Brussel Sprouts 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)
240,475 3.01 36,530 79,991 4,882
Santa Cruz (44)
170,125 13.4 1,472 12,679 672
San Mateo (41)
43,628 3.23 685.0 13,507 510
Monterey (27)
17,387 0.53 26,774 32,599 2,144
Santa Barbara (42)
6,171 0.51 6,612 12,016 868
San Luis Obispo (40)
1,398 0.30 331.9 4,635 420
Ventura (56)
752.2 1.87 162.9 402.4 45
Imperial (13)
736.3 0.20 203.5 3,620 82
Kern (15)
265.6 0.52 266.0 513.4 114
Santa Clara (43)
5.31 0.54 0.75 9.75 9
San Benito (35)
3.02 0.89 10.5 3.40 2
Orange (30)
1.89 1.72 2.00 1.10 4
Humboldt (12)
1.17 2.78 8.00 0.42 6
San Diego (37)
0.18 0.04 1.50 4.50 6
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.