PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Almonds in 2009

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 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 18,345,800 1.16 873,697 15,819,300
Uses:
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 6,411,750 15.1 326,206 424,146
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 4,866,540 12.6 277,063 386,188
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
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,079,530 1.12 544,189 963,316
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 595,323 305.6 6,640 1,948
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 357,226 2.13 229,174 167,321
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 350,529 9.17 35,131 38,206
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 329,275 2.44 139,078 134,797
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Glyphosate (2997)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 297,127 1.34 155,457 221,169
Uses: Herbicide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 264,653 5.17 57,530 51,149
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 242,158 0.25 505,947 962,550
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, Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 215,638 0.87 244,336 248,552
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 205,757 0.49 265,859 421,934
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Not Listed 205,688 0.29 540,022 708,560
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 204,843 2.09 99,666 98,123
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 202,053 2.03 129,736 99,278
Uses: Herbicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Unclassified Not Listed 184,968 0.68 272,291 270,974
Uses: Herbicide
MCIAL code 401 (2045)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 150,837 1.44 75,343 104,598
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 122,900 0.49 268,802 249,657
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 122,583 1.40 82,162 87,493
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 101,341 0.80 132,609 126,739
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 98,458 2.87 43,369 34,268
Uses: Fungicide
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 88,750 0.50 109,505 175,907
Uses: Adjuvant
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 74,979 31.7 3,010 2,364
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 72,582 2.33 38,938 31,165
Uses: Insecticide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 71,959 0.38 105,370 189,942
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 51,210 3.56 15,196 14,367
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 48,138 0.52 83,067 91,969
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 46,477 0.34 96,294 135,550
Uses: Adjuvant
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 46,235 0.24 211,330 190,600
Uses: Fungicide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 36,844 0.25 133,001 144,870
Uses: Insecticide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 31,763 0.11 189,599 296,375
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-hepta-methyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 31,033 0.12 136,170 262,811
Uses: Adjuvant
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 28,066 0.29 51,197 95,884
Uses: Adjuvant
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 26,610 1.80 16,075 7,662
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 26,299 0.18 171,102 149,691
Uses: Fungicide
Phosmet (335)
Organophosphorus Yes 25,490 3.32 8,512 7,669
Uses: Insecticide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 25,448 2.46 13,272 10,331
Uses: Fungicide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 25,115 4.17 7,190 6,023
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Sodium tetrathiocarbonate (2273)
Inorganic Yes 24,982 123.1 602.5 202.9
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 24,384 0.33 64,858 73,161
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 23,760 0.11 120,338 210,240
Uses: Adjuvant
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 23,558 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 23,480 0.24 68,651 99,200
Uses: Adjuvant
Propiconazole (2276)
Azole Yes 23,153 0.16 152,741 142,794
Uses: Fungicide
Hydrotreated paraffinic solvent (2601)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 22,226 0.71 29,455 31,498
Uses: Solvent
Diflubenzuron (1992)
Benzoylurea Not Listed 21,552 0.21 118,020 104,986
Uses: Insecticide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 19,208 0.05 266,901 412,923
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 17,827 0.64 18,550 27,706
Uses: Herbicide
Spirodiclofen (5857)
Keto-enol Yes 17,419 0.34 63,125 50,980
Uses: Insecticide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Almonds 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)
18,345,800 1.16 873,697 15,819,300 166,303
Kern (15)
6,045,940 1.74 169,208 3,462,310 24,371
Fresno (10)
3,954,370 1.40 145,429 2,813,930 23,982
Stanislaus (50)
2,056,230 0.88 124,871 2,320,970 32,720
Madera (20)
1,874,050 0.99 97,451 1,886,850 20,921
Merced (24)
1,259,660 0.74 102,558 1,686,980 18,239
Tulare (54)
866,072 1.76 26,667 490,875 5,474
San Joaquin (39)
611,314 0.94 41,606 624,180 11,326
Glenn (11)
464,882 0.67 41,264 689,666 6,456
Kings (16)
376,248 1.10 15,441 342,456 3,017
Colusa (06)
290,984 0.46 42,351 636,435 7,143
Butte (04)
245,202 0.57 36,504 430,720 7,364
Tehama (52)
116,067 0.68 9,738 171,351 2,256
Sutter (51)
82,441 1.13 6,170 72,980 756
Yolo (57)
64,707 0.47 12,374 138,449 1,526
Solano (48)
19,687 0.59 2,938 33,478 463
Yuba (58)
15,554 1.30 688.0 11,944 145
Sacramento (34)
1,300 0.58 158.0 2,232 37
Mariposa (22)
1,025 0.30 191.0 3,426 91
Santa Clara (43)
29.4 73.5 0.20 0.40 2
Alameda (01)
26.0 5.20 - 5.00 2
El Dorado (09)
5.52 5.52 - 1.00 1
Contra Costa (07)
3.45 0.35 1.00 10.0 8
Placer (31)
0.97 - - - 2
Shasta (45)
0.04 0.89 1.00 0.04 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.