PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Landscape in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Landscape
Non-Agricultural
NONAG
00030
30

Acres treated, acres planted, and number of fields do not apply to this category of pesticide use.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Landscape in California in 2016


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 1,747,460 1.08 4,172 4,758
Uses:
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 508,084 1.20 1,635 555.6
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 153,138 1.32 746.6 298.6
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 92,792 8.33 1,107 55.8
Uses: Fungicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 62,721 2.53 135.0 32.5
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 48,203 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Sodium percarbonate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 47,865 - - -
Uses:
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 44,353 17.6 1.00 0.20
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
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 41,175 1.49 147.0 38.3
Uses: Herbicide
Endothall, dipotassium salt (1356)
Unclassified Not Listed 40,730 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Defoliant
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 35,670 0.80 545.2 219.1
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide Not Listed 31,627 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Copper ethanolamine complex (3551)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 28,693 0.15 173.2 22.0
Uses: Algaecide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 25,528 0.60 136.0 35.5
Uses: Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 23,511 9.60 135.0 2.50
Uses: Fungicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 22,599 1.99 320.0 105.0
Uses: Herbicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 21,881 3.40 515.0 80.1
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 21,825 0.79 421.5 167.1
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate (1818)
Triazinetrione Not Listed 20,561 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 18,730 4.44 484.0 13.1
Uses: Fungicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 17,866 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, monoammonium salt (2301, 2319)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 16,718 - - -
Note! Data for Glyphosate, monoammonium salt summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide
Dithiopyr (2308)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 14,695 0.24 220.0 7.80
Uses: Herbicide
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 14,102 0.50 1,225 238.0
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 13,822 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester (1622)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Yes 13,421 0.08 328.9 7.00
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 12,455 0.06 155.0 213.0
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, Soap or Surfactant
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Not Listed 11,793 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 11,522 0.07 19.0 101.8
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 11,365 101.8 223.0 4.70
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 11,299 0.66 333.0 39.0
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 10,758 0.43 385.0 38.7
Uses: Insecticide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 10,705 1.41 443.0 40.5
Uses: Fungicide
nonanoic acid (2739)
Fatty acid Not Listed 10,356 16.5 487.0 8.50
Uses: Herbicide, Fungicide
Trichloro-s-triazinetrione (407)
Triazinetrione Not Listed 10,124 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Not Listed 9,448 8.64 220.0 8.80
Uses: Fungicide
Ethofumesate (1900)
Unclassified Not Listed 7,803 2.13 122.0 25.0
Uses: Herbicide
Propiconazole (2276)
Azole Yes 7,743 0.80 540.0 28.0
Uses: Fungicide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 7,549 0.02 216.5 174.6
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,530 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 7,487 - - -
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
Endothall, mono [N,N-dimethyl alkylamine] salt (2056)
Unclassified Not Listed 7,106 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Defoliant
Isoxaben (2289)
Amide, Oxazole Not Listed 6,173 0.32 640.0 42.0
Uses: Herbicide
Trinexapac-ethyl (2345)
Unclassified Not Listed 6,172 0.09 1,027 355.9
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Formaldehyde (295)
Aldehyde Yes 6,030 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 5,771 0.24 93.0 39.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 5,394 12.8 10.0 3.00
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4,738 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Flutolanil (2305)
Anilide Not Listed 4,694 4.28 220.0 8.80
Uses: Fungicide
Tebuthiuron (1810)
Urea Yes 4,519 - - -
Uses: Herbicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Landscape in 2016

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)
1,747,460 1.08 4,172 4,758 147,348
Los Angeles (19)
149,276 2.30 105.0 27.6 17,548
Riverside (33)
141,639 1.16 872.0 1,326 11,419
Santa Clara (43)
126,544 2.31 74.4 127.5 6,531
San Diego (37)
122,180 1.10 104.0 32.0 14,783
Imperial (13)
119,259 - - - 152
Orange (30)
118,871 3.07 1.00 1.80 13,221
Fresno (10)
84,558 0.73 17.0 48.0 2,252
Alameda (01)
78,484 - - - 5,682
Contra Costa (07)
69,858 0.88 640.0 239.0 6,392
Sacramento (34)
68,262 - - - 5,397
Kern (15)
67,282 - - - 1,411
San Mateo (41)
51,546 0.19 5.42 1.00 4,339
Placer (31)
50,625 31.8 5.00 4.00 3,810
San Bernardino (36)
48,105 9.44 148.9 3.00 6,558
Solano (48)
39,570 1.38 15.0 1.00 2,325
San Joaquin (39)
36,006 0.88 20.0 24.0 3,032
Monterey (27)
30,783 12.9 13.6 2.25 3,473
Ventura (56)
30,345 0.39 525.5 353.1 3,373
Santa Cruz (44)
28,652 0.03 2.00 7.00 1,076
Sonoma (49)
27,802 0.23 90.0 284.2 3,269
Marin (21)
25,294 0.51 50.0 34.5 2,258
Lake (17)
22,524 4.16 88.0 121.8 404
Butte (04)
20,339 2.60 14.0 201.4 1,820
Stanislaus (50)
20,212 - - - 2,814
Merced (24)
19,409 1.97 328.0 426.0 1,101
Santa Barbara (42)
15,147 0.56 277.5 218.3 2,891
San Luis Obispo (40)
13,914 - - - 3,024
Yolo (57)
12,300 0.05 26.0 745.0 1,946
Shasta (45)
12,246 - - - 1,546
Tulare (54)
12,063 - - - 1,275
Napa (28)
11,652 2.00 2.00 0.50 1,683
El Dorado (09)
11,288 0.85 6.00 17.0 1,954
Nevada (29)
10,472 3.35 205.0 52.8 653
Tuolumne (55)
6,940 0.77 4.00 4.00 735
Sutter (51)
6,550 0.02 20.0 40.0 657
Calaveras (05)
5,426 - - - 885
Kings (16)
4,371 - - - 642
Madera (20)
4,012 - 2.00 - 673
Lassen (18)
3,816 - - - 70
Siskiyou (47)
3,627 0.31 88.0 322.2 290
Yuba (58)
3,096 1.49 38.2 47.0 421
Tehama (52)
2,134 - - - 402
San Benito (35)
1,858 32.4 4.00 2.58 407
San Francisco (38)
1,681 - - - 878
Amador (03)
1,502 - - - 531
Plumas (32)
1,462 - - - 123
Glenn (11)
1,010 - - - 314
Humboldt (12)
850.4 - - - 218
Mariposa (22)
828.8 - - - 155
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.