PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Asparagus in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Asparagus
Vegetables and Melons
AG
16002
16002

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for asparagus appear to be fairly accurate.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Asparagus 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 82,757 0.69 11,793 120,358
Uses:
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 18,059 127.0 142.2 142.2
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 10,397 0.96 7,709 10,837
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 6,360 2.43 2,545 2,619
Uses: Herbicide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 4,519 2.00 924.7 2,257
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 4,356 1.43 3,086 3,044
Uses: Herbicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 4,295 1.78 2,504 2,411
Uses: Herbicide
Linuron (361)
Urea Yes 3,338 1.05 3,846 3,190
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 3,267 2.48 1,484 1,316
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 2,973 2.08 1,959 1,428
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 2,849 164.7 208.0 17.3
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,308 0.19 7,918 11,926
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
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,140 1.42 1,118 1,509
Uses: Insecticide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 2,038 219.1 200.0 9.30
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metribuzin (1692)
Triazinone Yes 1,848 1.11 1,900 1,665
Uses: Herbicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 1,564 1.07 1,160 1,468
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Disulfoton (230)
Organophosphorus Yes 937.7 1.01 812.2 927.7
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 775.1 0.59 1,649 1,304
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 766.2 0.23 1,946 3,313
Uses: Fungicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 703.9 1.19 699.1 590.2
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 664.0 0.36 1,946 1,823
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 629.5 0.50 1,135 1,269
Uses: Adjuvant
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 551.6 0.24 1,291 2,341
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Yes 544.2 0.45 1,663 1,208
Uses: Fungicide
Dicamba, diglycolamine salt (5007)
Benzoic acid Yes 527.9 0.54 1,277 983.0
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, triisopropanolamine salt (5538)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Not Listed 482.7 1.72 285.2 280.2
Uses: Herbicide
Ethylene glycol (276)
Glycol Not Listed 481.3 0.36 669.2 1,321
Uses: Solvent, Adjuvant
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 365.8 0.47 1,054 778.7
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
Napropamide (1728)
Amide Not Listed 336.0 3.00 112.0 112.0
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 311.4 1.11 285.2 280.2
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 283.8 1.02 279.0 279.0
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 271.4 0.41 760.3 662.3
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
Pymetrozine (5232)
Triazine Yes 206.4 0.09 1,793 2,402
Uses: Insecticide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 205.7 0.05 2,679 4,093
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Flumioxazin (5802)
Unclassified Not Listed 205.1 0.17 1,117 1,193
Uses: Herbicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 186.9 0.10 2,094 1,840
Uses: Insecticide
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Yes 183.1 0.08 1,631 2,194
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 182.3 0.11 1,292 1,673
Uses: Adjuvant
Poly-i-para-menthene (1314)
Unclassified Not Listed 178.0 0.39 228.5 457.0
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 163.7 0.04 3,200 4,591
Uses: Adjuvant
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 152.7 0.13 1,319 1,173
Uses: Herbicide
Alpha-alkyl-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) poly (oxyethylene), (1884)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 148.6 0.28 641.1 532.2
Uses: Adjuvant
Polyoxyethylene sorbitol, mixed ethyl ester (1178)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 147.6 0.76 244.1 195.4
Uses: Adjuvant
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 143.3 0.96 150.0 150.0
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
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 141.4 0.09 1,023 1,603
Uses: Adjuvant
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 138.4 0.31 440.2 440.2
Uses: Adjuvant
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 119.8 0.06 1,668 2,027
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Sulfentrazone (5923)
Triazolone Not Listed 112.1 1.46 714.0 77.0
Uses: Herbicide
Sec-butyl alcohol (3078, 1482)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 104.8 0.06 1,364 1,870
Note! Data for Sec-butyl alcohol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Solvent
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 88.4 0.05 1,129 1,862
Uses: Insecticide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Asparagus 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)
82,757 0.69 11,793 120,358 1,475
Fresno (10)
31,739 1.11 1,647 28,570 213
San Joaquin (39)
27,964 0.43 5,951 64,633 724
San Benito (35)
10,427 0.98 1,016 10,683 303
Monterey (27)
4,263 6.86 1,043 621.1 46
Contra Costa (07)
3,824 0.81 740.0 4,695 79
Merced (24)
2,080 0.29 322.0 7,209 38
Sacramento (34)
1,244 0.49 627.1 2,545 18
Kern (15)
835.3 0.73 228.5 1,142 15
Imperial (13)
193.7 2.20 48.0 88.0 8
Stanislaus (50)
52.1 0.79 33.0 66.0 4
Santa Barbara (42)
46.0 0.79 18.6 58.4 17
Alameda (01)
31.2 - - - 2
Kings (16)
20.8 2.45 80.0 8.50 1
Colusa (06)
18.9 1.01 18.8 18.8 6
Solano (48)
18.8 0.94 20.0 20.0 1
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.