PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in California

California pesticide use data show that between 1991 and 2000 almost 2 billion pounds of active ingredients were applied in California alone. After a massive increase in pesticide use in the early to mid-1990's, reported use has stabilized at about 200 million pounds of active ingredients each year. This figure only includes farm use and professional pesticide use. Not included are consumer and much institutional pesticide use. Also not included in this figure are so-called 'inert' ingredients. U.S. pesticide use is about 1.2 billion pounds each year, and worldwide pesticide use is about 5 billion pounds each year. For detailed information on pesticide use in the U.S. overall and in the California, New York or Oregon pesticide use reporting systems, please see our Pesticide Use pages.

Search California pesticide use data for any combination of chemical, crop, or county. Includes data from 1991 through 2012.
Find pesticide use information on over 250 crops and sites in California for 2012. Crops are organized into the following groups:
Vegetables and Melons
Fruits and Nuts
Field Crops

Spices and Herbs

Nursery Products
Forests
Livestock
Other Agriculture
Non-Agricultural
Find pesticide use information for 58 California counties for 2012.
Links to additional information on pesticide use in California, other states, the U.S. and Europe.
 

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To use this search tool: Select one or more Pesticides, Crops, and Geographic areas from the pull-down menus below. This search returns pesticide use information for all possible permutations of chemical, crop or site, and geographic area.
 

1) Use the pull-down menu to select one or more pesticide active ingredients. The chem code number will automatically be entered in the box.

The menu below only contains the most common pesticide chemicals (i.e. active ingredients). If the chemical you want isn't in the menu you can look it up here.

 
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2) Use the pull-down menu to select one or more crops or sites. The site code number will automatically be entered in the box.

If the crop or site you are interested in is not in the 'Select a Crop or Site' pull-down menu, you can look up all site codes from the lists below. Once you find the crop or site, enter the Site Code number listed to the left into the Site Code box below. You can enter multiple numbers if you separate them by commas.
 

  
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Pesticide Use on Crops and Sites in California in 2012

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For more detailed information, including data for other years, search our California Pesticide Use database.

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Unknown (-1)
All Sites (00)

Vegetables and Melons

Arrugula (13056)
Artichokes (13018)
Asparagus (16002)
Beans, Sprout (15013)
Bok Choy (13502)
Cantaloupe (10002)
Cardoon (13032)
Carrot, General (29111)
Carrots, Forage (23025)
Celeriac (14004)
Celery, General (29113)
Chayote (10030)
Chervil (13055)
Chicory (28034)
Chinese Greens (13999)
Chinese Okra (10018)
Chinese Radish (14023)
Cole Crops (13004)
Collards (13009)
Cucumbers (10010)
Cucurbits (10000)
Dandelions (13014)
Eggplant (11001)
Endive (13015)
Gai Choy (13509)
Gai Lon (13903)
Garlic (14007)
Jicama (14024)
Kohlrabi (13012)
Leeks (14010)
Lettuce, Head (13045)
Lettuce, Leaf (13031)
Melons (29122)
Mustard Greens (13021)
Okra (15015)
Onion, General (14011)
Onion, Shallot (14017)
Onions (green) (16004)
Parsnips (14012)
Peas, General (29127)
Peppers, Bell (11003)
Pimentos (11004)
Pricklypear Cactus Pads (13048)
Pumpkins (10011)
Radishes (14014)
Rhubarb (13023)
Root Crops (28061)
Rutabaga (14015)
Shungiku (13046)
Spinach (13024)
Squash, General (10012)
Squash, Summer (10013)
Squash, Winter (10014)
Squash, Zucchini (10015)
Swiss Chard (13025)
Taro (28047)
Tomatillos (11008)
Tomatoes, Fresh (11005)
Tomatoes, Processing (29136)
Turnip, General (29137)
Turnips, Forage (23501)
Vegetables, Fruiting (11000)
Vegetables, General (28024)
Vegetables, Leafy (13000)
Vegetables, Stem (13043)
Watermelons (10008)
Bitter Melon (10017)
Gourds (10026)
Corn Salad (Fetticus) (13013)
Radicchio (13524)
Broccoli (13005)
Broccoli Raab (13052)
Brussels Sprouts (13006)
Cabbage, Chinese (13010)
Cabbage, General (13007)
Cabbage, Savoy (13505)
Cauliflower (13008)
Kale (13011)
Broccoflower (13525)

Fruits and Nuts

Almonds (3001)
Apples (4001)
Apricots (5001)
Avocado (28000)
Bananas (6002)
Blackberries (1002)
Blueberries (1009)
Boysenberries (1003)
Bushberries (1023)
Cashews (3003)
Cherimoya (6030)
Cherries (5002)
Chestnuts (3004)
Citrus (2000)
Cranberries (1010)
Dates (6004)
Fruit, Dried (43026)
Figs (6005)
Fruit, General (28025)
Fruit, Trees (28036)
Fruit, Stone (5000)
Gooseberries (1013)
Grapefruit (2002)
Guava (6006)
Kiwis (6018)
Kumquat (2003)
Lemons (2004)
Limes (2005)
Mangoes (6007)
Nectarines (5003)
Nuts (3000)
Olives (28014)
Oranges (2006)
Orchards (28509)
Papaya (6010)
Peaches (5004)
Pear, Asian (4501)
Pears (4003)
Pecans (3008)
Persimmons (6012)
Pineapple (6013)
Pistachios (3011)
Plums (5005)
Pluot (5505)
Pome Fruits (4000)
Pomegranates (6015)
Pomelo (2012)
Pricklypear Cactus Pears (6028)
Prunes (5006)
Quince (4004)
Raspberries (1006)
Fruit, Small (1000)
Strawberries (1016)
Grapes, Table and Raisin (29141)
Tangelos (2007)
Tangerines (2008)
Fruit, Tropical (6000)
Walnuts (3009)
Grapes, Wine (29143)

Field Crops

Alfalfa, Forage (23001)
Barley, General (29103)
Barley, Forage (22008)
Bean, Broad (Fava, Horse Bean) (28059)
Beans, General (28001)
Beets, General (29109)
Beets, Forage (23036)
Bermudagrass (33017)
Bermudagrass, Forage (22017)
Birdsfoot Trefoil, Forage (23011)
Clover, Forage (23003)
Corn, General (29119)
Corn, Forage (22005)
Corn, Field, Dent (24002)
Cotton, General (29121)
Cotton, Forage (23005)
Dichondra (33028)
Beans, Dried (15001)
Soybeans, edible (15010)
Flax (28009)
Forage Grasses (22000)
Garbanzo Beans (15032)
Fiber crops, general (21000)
Grain Crops, Forage (24000)
Grains (28078)
Hops (8020)
Jojoba (27018)
Legumes, Forage (23000)
Oats, General (29125)
Oats, Forage (22006)
Oil crops (27000)
Pasture (28035)
Pastures, Grass (22013)
Peanuts (29126)
Peas, Forage (23008)
Perennial Ryegrass, Forage (22035)
Potatoes (14013)
Rape Seed (28051)
Rice, General (28072)
Rye (28064)
Safflower (29129)
Sesame (28018)
Sorghum (29131)
Sorghum, Forage (22004)
Soybeans (28023)
Beans, Succulent (15003)
Sudangrass, Forage (22011)
Sugar Beets, Forage (23009)
Sugarbeet, General (29135)
Sugarbeet, Unspecified (28020)
Sugarcane (25003)
Sunflowers (29133)
Sweet Potatoes (14018)
Timothy (Forage - Fodder) (22029)
Tobacco (26003)
Triticale (24011)
Vetch, Forage (23010)
Wheat, General (29139)
Wheat, Forage (22007)
Wild Rice (24013)
Yams (14021)

Spices and Herbs

Anise (8004)
Basil (8006)
Peppers, Chili (8050)
Chives (14005)
Cilantro (13501)
Mustard, Curled (13504)
Dill (8015)
Edible Flowers (29008)
Fennel (28008)
Ginger (8019)
Horseradish (28011)
Mint (28012)
Mustard, General (29123)
Oregano (8026)
Parsley (13022)
Rosemary (8032)
Sage (8035)
Salsify (28504)
Spices (8000)
Tarragon (8041)
Thyme (8042)
Watercress (13027)

Livestock

Animal Husbandry (61001)
Beehives (61008)
Cattle (52003)
Chickens (55001)
Ducks (55002)
Eggs (55501)
Animals, Farm (52000)
Hogs (52018)
Horses (56005)
Milk Production (60000)
Poultry (55000)
Rangeland (28045)
Turkey (55008)

Other Agriculture

Beverage Crops (7000)
Commodity Fumigation (90)
Commodity Research (99)
County Ag Comm Sales (60)
Farm Or Ag Structures And Equip. (61000)
Area, Feed Storage (46502)
Fencerows (68009)
Grass, Seed (28066)
Honey (25501)
Irrigation Systems (65021)
Manure (40001)
Mushroom, Buildings (61007)
Mushroom House Soils, Mushroom Casing So (40011)
Mushroom, General (16003)
Potting Soil (40501)
Seed (28040)
Silos (61005)
Soil, General (40000)
Soil, Preplant (40008)
Area, Storage (46000)
Area, Uncultivated Agricultural (66000)

Non-Agricultural

Airports (67001)
Antifouling (69000)
Aquatic Area (65000)
Aquatic, Industrial Uses (65503)
Buildings (67003)
Commercial Area (77000)
Commercial Water Cooling (65019)
Water, Drinking (65015)
Food Processing (71000)
Garbage Dumps (89000)
Household Sites (63000)
Industrial Sites (67009)
Landscape (30)
Turf, Ornamental (33008)
Fumigation, Other (91)
Public Health Pest Control (50)
Recreational Area (67002)
Regulatory (100)
Restaurants (72000)
Right of Way (40)
Sewage Systems (65026)
Structural Pest Control (10)
Water, Swimming Pools (65011)
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
Urban Area (68002)
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
Wood Treatment (64500)

Forests

Christmas Trees (30005)
Forests, General (30000)
Forests, Reforestation (30006)

Nursery Products

Flowers, Dried (39009)
Greenhouse, Empty (61006)
Greenhouse, Flowers (151)
Greenhouse, Plants (153)
Greenhouse, Propagation (155)
Ornamental broadleaf evergreen shrubs (34006)
Nursery, Outdoor Containers (154)
Nursery, Outdoor Flowers (152)
Nursery, Outdoor Propagation (156)
 

Pesticide Use in California Counties in 2012

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For more detailed information, including data for other years, search our California Pesticide Use database.
 

California (00)
Alameda (01)
Alpine (02)
Amador (03)
Butte (04)
Calaveras (05)
Colusa (06)
Contra Costa (07)
Del Norte (08)
El Dorado (09)
Fresno (10)
Glenn (11)
Humboldt (12)
Imperial (13)
Inyo (14)
Kern (15)
Kings (16)
Lake (17)
Lassen (18)
Los Angeles (19)
Madera (20)
Marin (21)
Mariposa (22)
Mendocino (23)
Merced (24)
Modoc (25)
Mono (26)
Monterey (27)
Napa (28)
Nevada (29)
Orange (30)
Placer (31)
Plumas (32)
Riverside (33)
Sacramento (34)
San Benito (35)
San Bernardino (36)
San Diego (37)
San Francisco (38)
San Joaquin (39)
San Luis Obispo (40)
San Mateo (41)
Santa Barbara (42)
Santa Clara (43)
Santa Cruz (44)
Shasta (45)
Sierra (46)
Siskiyou (47)
Solano (48)
Sonoma (49)
Stanislaus (50)
Sutter (51)
Tehama (52)
Trinity (53)
Tulare (54)
Tuolumne (55)
Ventura (56)
Yolo (57)
Yuba (58)
 

Additional Resources

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U.S. Pesticide Use
    Overview of sources of U.S. pesticide use estimates
    
U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates of agricultural chemical use
    National Center on Food and Agricultural Policy estimates of pesticide use by state, crop and chemical
    U.S. Geological Survey Pesticide Use by Crop
    U.S. EPA pesticide sales estimates

California Pesticide Use
    Overview of the California pesticide use reporting system
    California pesticide use maps
    PAN analysis of California pesticide use, 1991-1998
    CA Department of Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Use Reports
    CA Department of Pesticide Regulation CalPIP Pesticide Use Search
    UC Davis CA pesticide use search

 Oregon Pesticide Use
    Overview of the Oregon pesticide use reporting system
    Oregon Department of Agriculture Pesticide Use Reporting

 New York Pesticide Use
    Overview of the New York pesticide use reporting system
    New York State Department of Enviornmental Conservation Annual Reports
    Cornell University Pesticide Management Education Program
    Environmental Advocates analysis of NY pesticide sales and use, 1996-1997

 Pesticide Use Information in Other States
    Massachusetts Department of Agriculture
    New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Pesticide Use Information in Europe
     United Kingdom Pesticide Usage Survey
     Sweden Pesticide Sales Statistics (download)
     Sweden Pesticide Use Reduction Program
     Netherlands Agricultural Pesticide Use
     Netherlands Agricultural Statistics
     OECD Survey on the Collection and Use of Agricultural Pesticide Sales Data (download)

Import/Export/Manufacturing Info
  HSDB - Manufacturing and export data
  USDA Pesticide Pipeline dbase
  Prior Informed Consent worldwide chemical ban list
  FAOSTAT Global pesticide trade and consumption