PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Tomatoes for Processing in 2009

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Tomatoes, Processing
Vegetables and Melons
AG
29136
29136

There are two types of tomatoes reported in the PUR data: Fresh tomatoes and processing tomatoes. Due to inconsistencies in how these are reported and possibly errors in the original data as well, reported tomato acreage is highly variable. Combining the

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Tomatoes for Processing 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
Pounds
Application Rate
Pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated
All Chemicals (00)
Not Listed 14,536,100 3.12 313,640 4,637,420
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 9,135,650 24.3 207,339 376,248
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 1,819,560 70.9 24,723 25,666
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 1,529,060 65.5 24,536 23,358
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 425,416 35.9 13,682 11,848
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 251,915 1.86 102,008 135,792
Uses: Fungicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 220,026 118.2 1,983 1,862
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 201,201 1.35 142,660 149,478
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 147,024 1.46 95,763 100,713
Uses: Herbicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 96,359 0.63 147,926 153,603
Uses: Herbicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 44,813 0.47 77,216 95,448
Uses: Insecticide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 41,930 1.18 34,174 35,550
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 39,937 0.13 165,353 302,946
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
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 39,690 0.71 57,862 56,279
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Chlorine (131)
Inorganic Yes 37,014 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 27,097 0.77 30,378 35,369
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 25,565 1.00 14,221 25,491
Uses: Insecticide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 21,956 0.17 118,977 132,236
Uses: Fungicide
Petroleum distillates, refined (2106)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 19,022 6.36 2,189 2,990
Uses: Insecticide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 17,850 0.20 77,641 91,504
Uses: Insecticide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 17,679 0.31 57,898 56,287
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 17,148 1.05 15,708 16,262
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 14,059 1.22 12,166 11,516
Uses: Herbicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 14,016 0.28 39,920 50,117
Uses: Insecticide
Maneb (369)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 13,266 0.92 12,470 14,427
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Aizawai, GC-91 protein (3843)
Microbial Not Listed 12,934 0.75 13,125 17,247
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate (2997)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 12,280 1.27 12,134 9,632
Uses: Herbicide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 12,235 1.57 10,495 7,780
Uses: Insecticide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 11,949 0.27 33,638 44,721
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 9,114 0.50 19,472 18,148
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Metribuzin (1692)
Triazinone Yes 9,020 0.32 27,416 28,314
Uses: Herbicide
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 8,952 0.17 31,718 53,150
Uses: Adjuvant
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 8,886 0.69 17,304 12,811
Uses: Herbicide
Myclobutanil (2245)
Azole Yes 8,299 0.10 78,968 86,751
Uses: Fungicide
Calcium carbonate (1007)
Inorganic Not Listed 8,232 - - -
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 8,109 0.10 73,531 84,052
Uses: Fungicide
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 7,866 0.99 6,088 7,959
Note! Data for Mineral 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, Adjuvant
Endosulfan (259)
Organochlorine Yes 7,789 0.89 8,131 8,726
Uses: Insecticide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 7,440 0.16 41,202 46,426
Uses: Insecticide
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 7,377 0.12 40,528 62,913
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Petroleum distillates (1730, 763, 2768)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 6,033 0.49 13,565 12,396
Note! Data for Petroleum distillates 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, Solvent
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 5,846 0.71 5,858 8,221
Uses: Insecticide
Hydrotreated paraffinic solvent (2601)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 5,744 0.53 9,859 10,763
Uses: Solvent
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 5,693 0.16 28,868 36,245
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Yes 5,671 0.20 27,149 28,800
Uses: Fungicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 5,517 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Not Listed 4,596 0.21 20,963 21,893
Uses: Herbicide
Alpha-(p-(1,1,3,3-tetramethyl butyl) phenyl)-omega-hydroxy poly (1932)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 4,584 0.21 12,156 21,700
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4,388 1.96 2,252 2,241
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 4,331 0.60 6,525 7,251
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Tomatoes for Processing in 2009

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)
14,536,100 3.12 313,640 4,637,420 43,494
Fresno (10)
7,712,520 4.83 97,358 1,595,860 9,646
Kings (16)
2,449,380 3.33 36,169 734,550 3,600
Merced (24)
1,336,480 3.34 25,452 400,176 3,917
San Joaquin (39)
926,383 1.79 34,760 509,412 8,606
Kern (15)
576,218 4.57 15,468 125,994 1,450
Yolo (57)
442,687 1.03 38,075 431,130 4,588
Stanislaus (50)
308,023 1.78 13,831 173,054 1,892
Colusa (06)
203,361 1.21 17,184 168,192 2,096
Solano (48)
149,491 0.93 12,190 161,156 2,767
San Benito (35)
138,179 1.72 5,349 80,139 2,092
Sutter (51)
108,399 0.84 8,477 129,341 881
Madera (20)
53,995 3.14 1,281 17,175 115
Sacramento (34)
46,179 0.85 3,073 54,332 1,012
Monterey (27)
36,122 0.31 755.7 963.6 33
Contra Costa (07)
14,272 0.52 2,106 27,416 409
Glenn (11)
12,511 2.07 570.6 6,038 42
Tulare (54)
11,664 1.01 420.0 10,922 120
Santa Clara (43)
5,609 0.80 894.0 7,000 154
Yuba (58)
4,608 1.01 236.0 4,563 74
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.