PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Tomatoes for Processing in 2012

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 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 13,462,100 3.06 263,575 4,392,430
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 8,688,040 26.6 174,899 326,295
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 1,531,590 78.5 23,766 19,513
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 1,481,550 83.7 26,332 17,702
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 277,444 1.84 105,351 150,616
Uses: Fungicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 217,843 105.9 2,135 2,057
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 168,530 1.49 115,711 113,145
Uses: Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 146,235 30.0 5,097 4,882
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 134,943 2.01 55,937 67,154
Uses: Herbicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 87,226 0.69 129,407 126,519
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 86,671 1.78 45,511 48,788
Uses: Herbicide
Metolachlor (1996)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 55,623 1.69 35,137 32,818
Uses: Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 45,475 0.98 37,168 46,361
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 35,863 0.44 59,970 81,698
Uses: Insecticide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 33,014 0.64 49,162 51,376
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 32,755 0.74 44,487 44,134
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 31,084 0.12 143,193 256,592
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
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 30,513 0.60 41,759 50,969
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 25,758 0.98 14,476 26,182
Uses: Insecticide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 23,928 0.21 94,389 111,472
Uses: Insecticide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 21,435 2.37 15,256 9,050
Uses: Insecticide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 21,006 0.17 94,080 121,650
Uses: Fungicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 17,792 0.50 35,170 35,795
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 14,107 0.49 30,795 28,941
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
Difenoconazole (5024)
Azole Not Listed 11,526 0.12 74,029 95,856
Uses: Fungicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 10,302 1.12 8,755 9,187
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 10,052 0.40 22,985 25,155
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 9,422 0.33 23,184 28,752
Uses: Adjuvant
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 8,530 0.65 8,338 13,043
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 8,512 0.17 48,868 51,082
Uses: Fungicide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 8,452 1.25 3,598 6,745
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 7,349 0.31 22,927 23,769
Uses: Adjuvant
Endosulfan (259)
Organochlorine Yes 6,484 0.98 5,910 6,646
Uses: Insecticide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 6,383 0.17 28,755 36,883
Uses: Insecticide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Yes 6,361 0.24 28,693 26,070
Uses: Fungicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 6,360 0.14 49,469 46,254
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 6,290 0.08 56,038 77,685
Uses: Insecticide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 6,126 0.06 63,839 102,446
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 6,123 0.11 36,537 57,177
Uses: Adjuvant
Metribuzin (1692)
Triazinone Yes 6,040 0.41 19,656 14,586
Uses: Herbicide
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 5,339 0.06 46,207 83,873
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 5,182 0.14 30,177 36,076
Uses: Fungicide
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 4,328 0.05 51,165 83,443
Uses: Adjuvant
Alpha-alkyl (C9-C18)-omega-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene) (5862)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 4,172 0.21 6,633 19,513
Uses: Adjuvant
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Aizawai, GC-91 protein (3843)
Microbial Not Listed 4,070 0.76 3,161 5,334
Uses: Insecticide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4,048 1.49 3,069 2,720
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Phosphoric acid, monopotassium salt (2777)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,927 7.00 561.0 561.0
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Herbicide, Microbiocide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,837 0.15 23,788 25,499
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,605 0.24 11,010 15,093
Uses: Adjuvant
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 3,528 0.05 59,996 65,801
Uses: Insecticide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Tomatoes for Processing 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)
13,462,100 3.06 263,575 4,392,430 37,262
Fresno (10)
8,106,680 4.41 97,266 1,836,560 10,499
Kings (16)
1,792,850 3.71 27,836 483,393 2,237
Merced (24)
1,085,680 4.01 16,539 270,956 2,604
Yolo (57)
556,176 1.24 35,452 448,679 5,041
San Joaquin (39)
541,546 1.65 22,648 327,480 5,283
Kern (15)
503,728 3.10 13,364 162,725 1,739
Stanislaus (50)
321,223 1.48 11,170 217,293 2,136
Madera (20)
140,382 1.76 2,776 79,646 489
Colusa (06)
123,759 0.66 12,286 186,153 1,535
Solano (48)
107,551 0.73 9,359 147,100 2,411
Sutter (51)
103,320 0.81 7,815 128,086 1,255
Sacramento (34)
42,354 1.07 2,864 39,426 678
San Benito (35)
16,660 0.85 1,651 19,635 676
Contra Costa (07)
12,243 0.37 1,896 32,708 397
Santa Clara (43)
7,929 0.63 718.5 12,592 282
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.