PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Uncultivated Agricultural Area in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Area, Uncultivated Agricultural
Other Agriculture
AG
66000
66000

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Uncultivated Agricultural Area 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 1,538,090 0.46 666,106 3,335,000
Uses:
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 378,073 1.65 304,010 228,379
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 331,013 1.83 244,477 181,314
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 161,982 292.2 928.5 554.4
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 83,852 127.9 1,072 655.8
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 76,658 1.05 122,576 72,926
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 64,110 0.46 203,073 140,464
Uses: Adjuvant
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 41,638 1.49 34,940 27,853
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 38,322 0.19 247,218 198,399
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 32,100 0.19 219,897 171,290
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 27,849 307.7 90.0 90.5
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
EPTC (264)
Thiocarbamate Yes 27,266 2.95 12,566 9,242
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 25,651 0.10 245,058 245,244
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
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 16,520 0.82 24,325 20,198
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 15,729 0.54 61,713 29,050
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
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 14,512 1.16 26,882 12,463
Uses: Adjuvant
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 11,044 26.4 485.7 418.7
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 10,996 113.7 152.0 96.7
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 10,723 1.32 54,279 8,147
Uses: Adjuvant
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 9,703 1.52 7,238 6,384
Uses: Herbicide
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 9,266 0.14 110,421 65,550
Uses: Adjuvant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 8,069 0.20 75,063 41,272
Uses: Fungicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 7,857 0.89 9,717 8,838
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,849 0.07 171,955 112,240
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Polyoxyethylene sorbitol, mixed ethyl ester (1178)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 7,287 0.59 33,674 12,390
Uses: Adjuvant
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 7,095 0.63 30,262 11,280
Uses: Herbicide
Petroleum distillates, aromatic (1814)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 6,101 0.23 11,842 26,694
Uses: Solvent, Herbicide, Insecticide
Metolachlor (1996)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 5,524 1.76 3,728 3,143
Uses: Herbicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 4,809 160.3 31.0 30.0
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Caprylic acid (2316)
Unclassified Not Listed 4,509 11.2 2,608 401.8
Uses: Microbiocide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 4,474 0.06 114,240 74,983
Uses: Adjuvant
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 3,813 0.99 24,714 3,713
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 3,564 0.63 19,386 5,623
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Capric acid (2315)
Unclassified Not Listed 3,070 7.64 2,608 401.8
Uses: Microbiocide
Glycerol (1147, 6221)
Not Listed 2,990 0.06 43,331 48,602
Note! Data for Glycerol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,982 0.05 37,273 66,000
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Propionic acid (505)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 2,856 0.12 45,336 23,419
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Naphtha, heavy aromatic (2396, 1717)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 2,806 0.23 11,665 12,038
Note! Data for Naphtha, heavy aromatic summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide, Solvent
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Not Listed 2,664 0.03 88,629 100,179
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester (1622)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Yes 2,593 0.61 4,226 4,227
Uses: Herbicide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,508 0.03 84,400 78,986
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 2,345 0.38 53,486 6,226
Uses: Adjuvant
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 2,312 0.18 15,429 12,624
Uses: Herbicide
Nonanoic acid, ammonium salt (5963)
Botanical Not Listed 2,289 31.8 105.0 72.0
Uses: Herbicide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 2,026 1.66 4,320 1,208
Uses: Herbicide
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 1,942 0.03 50,827 57,997
Uses: Adjuvant
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,633 3.98 1,059 410.5
Uses: Insecticide
Ethalfluralin (2166)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 1,609 1.46 1,353 1,103
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 1,553 3.12 7,229 497.9
Uses: Herbicide
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097, 2233)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,514 0.02 94,176 62,592
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

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Uncultivated Agricultural Area 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)
1,538,090 0.46 666,106 3,335,000 39,945
Monterey (27)
185,949 0.72 254,917 258,853 13,479
Yolo (57)
162,177 0.32 65,689 512,386 4,060
Kern (15)
150,513 1.25 24,874 120,240 863
Solano (48)
136,549 0.38 36,824 360,949 4,050
Kings (16)
133,830 0.26 60,849 520,898 1,236
Fresno (10)
130,984 0.74 23,025 177,836 873
Imperial (13)
115,563 0.58 37,512 198,441 1,675
Colusa (06)
88,502 0.38 19,502 233,724 1,428
Madera (20)
79,438 2.30 6,114 34,613 322
Sutter (51)
61,334 0.40 30,335 152,204 1,245
Riverside (33)
55,479 0.45 13,268 122,465 1,137
Stanislaus (50)
43,062 4.25 1,829 10,129 119
Santa Clara (43)
35,916 2.06 3,665 17,453 727
San Benito (35)
26,214 0.57 7,530 46,127 1,726
Sacramento (34)
25,059 0.27 15,207 92,877 1,630
Glenn (11)
19,326 0.37 7,775 52,139 494
Contra Costa (07)
18,529 0.32 8,342 56,594 802
Merced (24)
9,303 0.60 2,860 15,489 161
Tulare (54)
8,312 0.58 3,703 14,319 284
Santa Barbara (42)
7,975 0.03 15,209 251,215 720
Yuba (58)
6,834 0.70 2,095 9,697 49
Siskiyou (47)
6,799 1.82 932.6 3,736 38
Butte (04)
6,708 0.33 2,961 20,635 143
San Joaquin (39)
5,399 0.34 2,317 16,079 325
Ventura (56)
4,113 0.65 4,477 6,324 227
Tehama (52)
3,047 0.35 1,991 8,589 144
Santa Cruz (44)
2,430 0.59 1,193 4,100 491
Sonoma (49)
1,664 0.57 1,879 2,933 102
San Luis Obispo (40)
1,221 0.51 2,094 2,400 177
Modoc (25)
1,090 1.17 298.0 930.0 19
San Bernardino (36)
1,076 0.48 217.9 2,234 245
Los Angeles (19)
1,048 0.44 1,050 2,126 434
Lassen (18)
767.7 0.61 362.0 1,253 23
Napa (28)
524.7 1.02 3,233 513.2 179
Shasta (45)
384.7 0.21 307.3 1,834 27
San Mateo (41)
208.5 0.20 160.0 1,056 68
Placer (31)
202.5 1.60 382.5 126.0 78
Orange (30)
171.1 1.78 264.0 96.0 14
Lake (17)
113.2 0.53 465.0 211.9 50
San Diego (37)
97.2 2.05 92.0 46.8 40
Mono (26)
50.1 2.00 25.0 25.0 1
Alameda (01)
47.8 0.05 334.9 914.0 22
Humboldt (12)
31.0 1.66 82.0 18.0 7
Mendocino (23)
27.5 0.18 25.0 150.0 3
El Dorado (09)
15.0 0.88 32.5 17.0 5
Calaveras (05)
4.41 2.21 1.00 2.00 2
Mariposa (22)
3.00 0.75 5.00 4.00 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.