PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Almonds in 2012

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 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 22,634,900 0.99 969,716 22,818,000
Uses:
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 12,203,700 11.4 594,779 1,066,370
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
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,508,000 1.79 473,984 841,459
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 1,076,700 306.8 10,292 3,509
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 973,969 1.40 393,300 698,071
Uses: Herbicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 535,164 5.35 98,070 100,120
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 520,509 9.74 38,239 53,466
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 500,524 0.76 389,354 655,688
Uses: Adjuvant
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 391,752 2.78 153,104 141,122
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 389,677 0.26 637,679 1,523,140
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
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 333,663 2.33 215,517 143,422
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 265,891 1.00 251,313 265,366
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 257,554 2.36 171,177 109,287
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 252,187 1.91 119,688 132,004
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 237,895 0.31 601,607 771,716
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 195,223 0.80 188,962 245,159
Uses: Adjuvant
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 192,482 1.80 106,701 106,772
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 166,389 3.92 39,346 42,455
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 151,968 0.48 310,766 315,097
Uses: Fungicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 119,511 0.59 130,220 203,491
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 94,407 0.21 297,062 455,394
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 80,446 2.44 31,760 32,963
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
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 80,268 1.01 108,636 79,790
Uses: Herbicide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 70,795 0.15 267,777 468,991
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 68,096 0.21 337,528 327,122
Uses: Fungicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 62,143 0.17 341,476 358,627
Uses: Insecticide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 61,033 0.26 170,197 237,398
Uses: Fungicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 58,982 0.74 114,511 79,939
Uses: Herbicide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 58,607 0.24 218,012 242,574
Uses: Insecticide
Propiconazole (2276)
Azole Yes 53,744 0.19 277,894 285,542
Uses: Fungicide
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 53,005 0.28 197,062 189,918
Uses: Fungicide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 49,235 0.15 185,259 331,106
Uses: Adjuvant
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 48,530 3.93 13,483 12,360
Uses: Fungicide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 44,481 0.19 223,847 231,044
Uses: Fungicide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 40,242 0.12 202,252 339,637
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 38,808 0.29 96,321 135,679
Uses: Adjuvant
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 37,593 0.31 75,262 121,779
Uses: Adjuvant
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 37,374 0.78 61,351 48,023
Uses: Herbicide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 37,305 0.12 185,189 308,365
Uses: Adjuvant
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 37,112 28.6 1,355 1,299
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 36,635 2.12 23,873 17,292
Uses: Insecticide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 34,589 0.11 337,242 327,122
Uses: Fungicide
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 33,406 0.14 159,820 244,192
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
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 33,040 0.04 424,726 830,177
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Bifenazate (5657)
Unclassified Not Listed 32,392 0.60 76,174 54,060
Uses: Insecticide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 32,167 2.36 13,190 13,658
Uses: Fungicide
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 31,085 0.17 116,460 178,111
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 28,882 3.08 9,617 9,385
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 28,758 0.15 106,862 186,086
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Alpha-alkyl-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) poly (oxyethylene), (1884)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 28,263 0.20 119,695 139,885
Uses: Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Almonds 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)
22,634,900 0.99 969,716 22,818,000 233,675
Kern (15)
7,095,050 1.49 179,293 4,749,940 33,041
Fresno (10)
4,947,530 1.13 167,383 4,368,360 36,984
Madera (20)
2,602,840 0.88 116,361 2,951,250 29,923
Stanislaus (50)
2,467,880 0.80 143,593 3,092,880 41,445
Merced (24)
1,877,430 0.67 111,328 2,799,380 29,736
Tulare (54)
823,695 1.14 33,628 718,381 8,149
San Joaquin (39)
640,256 0.80 46,449 777,485 14,825
Colusa (06)
522,596 0.58 42,774 905,326 10,045
Butte (04)
470,516 0.64 35,191 734,494 11,395
Glenn (11)
424,190 0.64 40,967 660,200 6,662
Kings (16)
422,209 0.99 16,902 425,005 4,106
Yolo (57)
126,803 0.47 15,627 270,653 2,789
Tehama (52)
105,752 0.51 10,345 208,088 2,401
Sutter (51)
80,032 0.85 6,856 94,296 1,158
Solano (48)
22,865 0.48 3,106 47,449 823
Yuba (58)
3,544 0.30 698.0 11,975 142
Sacramento (34)
1,587 0.57 150.0 2,800 26
Alameda (01)
153.4 2.74 3.50 5.00 20
Contra Costa (07)
8.50 2.12 1.00 4.00 3
Napa (28)
2.88 2.88 0.50 1.00 2
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.