PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Sugarbeets in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Sugarbeet, General
Field Crops

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for sugarbeets appear to be fairly accurate.


Top 50 Pesticides Used on Sugarbeets 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
Application Rate
Pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated
All Chemicals (NA, 00)
Not Listed 794,020 1.24 50,277 640,834
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 648,511 23.2 20,653 27,960
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 36,772 0.74 24,997 49,824
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
EPTC (264)
Thiocarbamate Yes 19,533 2.55 6,381 7,669
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 11,055 1.12 7,090 9,893
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 10,675 0.43 19,044 24,650
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
Polyoxyethylene sorbitol, mixed ethyl ester (1178)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 9,623 0.76 10,999 12,638
Uses: Adjuvant
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 8,759 0.77 11,364 11,355
Uses: Herbicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 7,386 0.62 9,589 11,906
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 4,179 0.94 3,682 4,438
Uses: Insecticide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 3,119 0.12 22,690 26,053
Uses: Insecticide
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 2,709 0.13 18,878 20,289
Uses: Herbicide
Ethofumesate (1900)
Unclassified Not Listed 2,624 0.57 4,751 4,619
Uses: Herbicide
Orchex 796 oil (5179)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 2,165 0.78 2,278 2,781
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 1,982 0.15 16,569 13,134
Uses: Insecticide
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,837 0.35 4,730 5,273
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,714 0.21 6,589 7,995
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,644 0.05 20,512 33,854
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
Esfenvalerate (2321)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 1,526 0.04 20,617 37,985
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 1,508 0.71 2,354 2,132
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
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 1,420 0.14 5,461 9,828
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Phenmedipham (675)
Bis-Carbamate Not Listed 1,396 0.09 14,208 16,377
Uses: Herbicide
Desmedipham (1748)
Bis-Carbamate Not Listed 1,393 0.09 14,162 16,362
Uses: Herbicide
Cypermethrin, zeta (3866)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,073 0.03 18,858 34,005
Uses: Insecticide
S-Dimethenamid (5919)
Amide Not Listed 1,071 0.11 9,954 10,073
Uses: Herbicide
Clopyralid, monoethanolamine salt (5050)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 1,005 0.11 9,578 9,257
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 667.7 1.17 690.5 569.1
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 651.7 0.19 3,041 3,367
Uses: Adjuvant
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 510.8 0.02 16,337 24,346
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 503.3 0.07 6,130 7,642
Uses: Adjuvant
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 475.6 0.18 2,651 2,587
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 415.1 0.03 7,928 12,865
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 394.4 0.15 2,678 2,720
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Triflusulfuron-methyl (3875)
Sulfonylurea Not Listed 387.1 0.01 19,006 33,710
Uses: Herbicide
Tall oil (2912)
Botanical Not Listed 365.5 0.04 5,228 9,155
Uses: Adjuvant
Alpha-alkyl (C9-C18)-omega-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene) (5862)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 325.6 0.05 2,874 7,023
Uses: Adjuvant
Oleic acid (1156)
Fatty acid Not Listed 314.3 0.11 2,278 2,781
Uses: Adjuvant
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 308.7 1.15 394.0 269.0
Uses: Herbicide
Spinosad (mixture of Factors A and D) (3983)
Spinosyn, Macrocyclic Lactone Not Listed 251.4 0.06 7,272 4,046
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 238.1 0.13 1,813 1,904
Uses: Insecticide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 227.3 0.15 1,204 1,517
Uses: Adjuvant
Sethoxydim (2177)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 223.2 0.27 1,286 813.5
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 209.2 0.04 5,769 5,540
Uses: Insecticide
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 201.9 0.02 3,711 8,433
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Alpha-pinene polymer (3996)
Polymer Not Listed 188.8 0.12 1,408 1,626
Uses: Insecticide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 178.3 0.02 5,932 10,362
Uses: Adjuvant
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 141.5 0.07 1,892 2,175
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 137.8 0.06 1,775 2,329
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/Surfactant
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 136.2 0.06 2,277 2,442
Uses: Adjuvant
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 132.5 0.02 6,922 5,318
Uses: Insecticide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Sugarbeets in 2012

(County Code)
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
California (00)
794,020 1.24 50,277 640,834 6,741
Imperial (13)
793,617 1.24 46,119 639,750 6,534
San Joaquin (39)
172.1 0.82 30.0 210.0 3
Monterey (27)
122.2 0.21 3,976 586.7 115
Ventura (56)
105.1 0.38 143.0 275.0 74
Fresno (10)
2.05 0.51 1.00 4.00 2
Kern (15)
0.71 0.09 8.00 8.00 8
Orange (30)
0.27 0.58 0.50 0.46 5
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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  • 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.