PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Almonds in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Almonds
Fruits and Nuts
AG
03001
3001

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for almonds are fairly accurate. CDFA estimates of acres planted prior to 1998 are lower than actual acres planted. In general, PUR estimates of acres planted for fruit and nut trees are more accurate than California D

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Almonds 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 35,357,000 1.01 1,291,070 34,819,900
Uses:
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 12,058,700 11.6 640,355 1,040,440
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
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 6,160,160 11.8 279,232 520,444
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
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 3,163,710 318.7 22,097 9,927
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 2,002,290 1.98 657,594 1,011,530
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 886,930 1.62 386,570 548,380
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 852,230 10.5 68,546 81,431
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 694,661 0.32 909,496 2,168,550
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
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 630,579 0.63 532,834 1,001,300
Uses: Adjuvant
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 595,427 2.58 364,636 231,021
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 549,828 1.14 409,442 482,192
Uses: Herbicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 413,963 1.00 423,849 414,397
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 401,530 2.73 150,882 147,070
Uses: Fungicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 388,833 5.83 74,499 66,697
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 387,549 2.13 163,354 182,054
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 363,932 0.39 831,525 934,653
Uses: Herbicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 271,840 97.6 7,116 2,785
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 256,761 0.77 232,663 335,166
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 217,802 4.34 49,616 50,205
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 198,037 0.56 196,165 352,165
Uses: Adjuvant
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 193,656 0.50 386,839 388,110
Uses: Fungicide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 193,335 0.29 566,881 657,567
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 155,292 0.26 435,876 605,256
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 147,678 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 142,621 1.80 77,622 79,245
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Methylated fatty acids from canola oil (4025)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 136,561 1.65 63,070 83,006
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 126,751 0.29 255,412 440,150
Uses: Fungicide
Propylene oxide (508)
Alcohol/Ether Yes 99,118 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 85,709 0.13 370,506 684,617
Uses: Adjuvant
Bifenazate (5657)
Unclassified Not Listed 84,659 0.65 152,316 129,610
Uses: Insecticide
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 84,323 0.15 342,927 547,221
Uses: Adjuvant
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 84,101 1.05 111,576 79,972
Uses: Herbicide
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 83,537 0.98 71,288 84,983
Uses: Adjuvant
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 81,598 0.17 430,854 493,984
Uses: Insecticide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 79,456 2.44 54,946 32,558
Uses: Herbicide
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 79,412 3.80 19,147 20,875
Uses: Insecticide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 74,791 0.20 334,699 381,423
Uses: Fungicide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 73,524 0.26 203,610 281,012
Uses: Adjuvant
Propiconazole (2276)
Azole Yes 70,182 0.20 328,090 345,455
Uses: Fungicide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 69,857 2.86 19,941 24,386
Uses: Fungicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 68,610 0.21 216,534 330,715
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 67,875 0.12 320,710 553,963
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 67,597 0.17 218,704 390,772
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 64,173 4.91 13,069 13,064
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 64,006 0.07 519,187 978,363
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 63,649 0.22 130,322 294,666
Note! Data for Ethylene glycol polymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097, 2233)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 60,943 0.11 322,764 559,100
Note! Data for Poly oxyethylated tallow amine summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 60,919 2.68 15,842 22,758
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 59,369 0.05 28,277 44,371
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 57,006 0.29 211,146 199,974
Uses: Fungicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Almonds 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)
35,357,000 1.01 1,291,070 34,819,900 372,068
Fresno (10)
10,201,000 1.44 237,222 7,064,630 66,311
Kern (15)
8,097,170 1.30 217,201 6,208,800 50,560
Madera (20)
4,171,550 0.97 144,096 4,133,030 42,441
Stanislaus (50)
3,683,660 0.77 177,382 4,779,910 62,432
Merced (24)
2,878,850 0.72 137,832 3,982,480 44,039
Tulare (54)
1,646,600 1.15 57,236 1,391,790 17,490
San Joaquin (39)
1,173,180 0.73 66,783 1,580,530 26,791
Kings (16)
804,183 0.84 30,956 956,553 9,901
Colusa (06)
791,129 0.60 56,254 1,321,490 14,788
Glenn (11)
577,531 0.53 53,403 1,088,560 10,733
Butte (04)
448,090 0.55 35,328 818,502 11,215
Yolo (57)
396,935 0.60 33,575 646,796 5,665
Tehama (52)
203,087 0.55 15,435 369,176 4,343
Solano (48)
153,256 0.54 16,161 284,268 2,857
Sutter (51)
104,947 0.73 9,120 143,427 1,851
Sacramento (34)
10,720 0.43 980.0 15,494 227
Yuba (58)
9,880 0.40 1,693 24,953 289
Placer (31)
2,265 0.80 425.2 2,825 20
Alameda (01)
1,762 0.38 780.2 4,053 54
Calaveras (05)
763.6 1.46 130.0 522.0 5
Contra Costa (07)
509.2 0.23 189.3 2,103 55
San Bernardino (36)
0.0001 0.0055 0.0100 0.0100 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.