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Research Tools: California Pesticide Use Summaries

UC IPM developed this database from data from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. The database includes summaries of pesticides used on California crops datailed by commodity, pesticide, county, and month. The database has no information about a pesticide or its label.

About the Reports


CONTENTS:

View Reports

Report Headings
Navigating and Buttons
Report Contents and Formatting
   

Retrieve Data

Steps Needed to Retrieve Pesticide Use Data
Selecting Output Options (examples included)
       Reports
       Standard Report
       Reports with a Customized Format
Downloading Your Report or Data File  

View Reports

Because the Pesticide Use Summaries are often very large, we have separated the reports for viewing into manageable sizes and provided many ways for you to link to the various parts.


Report Headings

The report heading, both a source of information and a navigational tool, includes:

  • Year and type of report, e.g., 1993 - Statewide
  • Links to information about the database, e.g., Terminology
  • Links to each data section of the report, e.g., when a report is in county/pesticide order, there are links in the report heading to each county name
  • Lists of all sites, pesticides, counties, and months included in the report

Navigating and Buttons

From the report heading, you have navigational links as mentioned above.

From any part of a report, you can link to:

  • All parts of the complete report
  • Each alphabetical break, in the primary sort order, within that part, e.g., "F G J L"
  • The first and last names, in the primary sort order, within that part, e.g., "forage-fodder grasses through legumes"
  • The last part has a link to the grand total

At the bottom of each report, you can link to:

  • Top of Page (link to top of current part)
  • Select New Report (link to top page of View Reports)
  • Report Heading (link to Part 1, the report heading)
  • Previous Part
  • Next Part
  • Last Part

Report Contents and Formatting

Unlike the reports you receive when you retrieve data, the order in which variables are displayed in the reports for viewing has been predetermined. All reports have common features, such as the information displayed at the top of the report, structure, and codes.

Specific formatting conventions are used when multiple subtotals are requested. As the example below shows, vertical lines visually connect the subtotaled item name to the line displaying the subtotal figure, making the report easier to read.

In this example, subtotals were requested for site, pesticide, county, and months in that sort order. Two sites (head lettuce and cotton), two pesticides (methomyl and aromatic petroleum distillates), and two counties (Fresno and Imperial) for January through December were the selection criteria.


'*' indicates a subtotal value
                                               -----------------  ---------------
                                                     NUMBER
                                                of APPLICATIONS    POUNDS of AI
                                               -----------------  ---------------
cotton
|  methomyl
|  |  Fresno County
|  |  |  1990 May                                         1          21.6000
|  |  |  1990 Jun                                         2         144.0000
|  |  |  1990 Jul                                         7         193.5000
|  |  |  1990 Aug                                        86       3,147.1176
|  |  |  1990 Sep                                        39       1,188.0000
|  |  |  1990 Oct                                        13         345.6450
|  |  |  1990 Nov                                         1          34.2000
|  |  |  1990 Unkn                                        2          19.6632
|  |  *Subtotal Fresno County                           151       5,093.7258 *
|  | 
|  |  Imperial County
|  |  |  1990 Aug                                         1           5.4000
|  |  *Subtotal Imperial County                           1           5.4000 *
|  |
|  *Subtotal methomyl                                   152       5,099.1258 *
|
|  petroleum distillates, aromatic
|  |  Fresno County
|  |  |  1990 Mar                                         1           5.6179
|  |  |  1990 Apr                                         1          63.2016
|  |  |  1990 May                                        18         404.0192
|  |  |  1990 Jun                                        31         735.6125
|  |  |  1990 Jul                                        80       2,605.8678
|  |  |  1990 Aug                                       674      34,168.1586
|  |  |  1990 Sep                                        44       1,611.1397
|  |  |  1990 Oct                                         1          15.2555
|  |  |  1990 Unkn                                        4         289.8381
|  |  *Subtotal Fresno County                           854      39,898.7109 *
|  |
|  |  Imperial County
|  |  |  1990 Mar                                         6          16.4936
|  |  |  1990 Apr                                        14         280.8527
|  |  |  1990 May                                         7         113.2111
|  |  |  1990 Jun                                        17         122.1580
|  |  |  1990 Jul                                       140       1,501.0338
|  |  |  1990 Aug                                       159       2,136.4149
|  |  |  1990 Sep                                        50       1,678.1781
|  |  *Subtotal Imperial County                         393       5,848.3422 *
|  |
|  *Subtotal petroleum distillates, aromatic          1,247      45,747.0531 *
|
*Subtotal cotton                                      1,399      50,846.1789 *

lettuce, head
|  methomyl
|  |  Fresno County
|  |  |  1990 Feb                                         4          79.2000
|  |  |  1990 Mar                                       169       4,710.0150
|  |  |  1990 Apr                                        11         184.5000
|  |  |  1990 Aug                                       117       2,802.6000
|  |  |  1990 Sep                                       893      20,214.7308
|  |  |  1990 Oct                                       388       9,309.7824
|  |  |  1990 Nov                                         9          72.2400
|  |  |  1990 Unkn                                       21         473.4000
|  |  *Subtotal Fresno County                         1,612      37,846.4682 *
|  |
|  |  Imperial County
|  |  |  1990 Jan                                       145       4,947.7830
|  |  |  1990 Feb                                        64       2,050.2000
|  |  |  1990 Mar                                         2          52.2000
|  |  |  1990 Sep                                        33         853.5330
|  |  |  1990 Oct                                       572      14,063.2348
|  |  |  1990 Nov                                       592      16,234.5620
|  |  |  1990 Dec                                       192       5,381.4360
|  |  |  1990 Unkn                                        1          19.8000
|  |  *Subtotal Imperial County                       1,601      43,602.7488 *
|  |
|  *Subtotal methomyl                                 3,213      81,449.2170 *
|
|  petroleum distillates, aromatic
|  |  Fresno County
|  |  |  1990 Mar                                         3          22.8949
|  |  |  1990 Apr                                         1          15.3696
|  |  |  1990 Oct                                         1          17.9136
|  |  *Subtotal Fresno County                             5          56.1781 *
|  |
|  |  Imperial County
|  |  |  1990 Jan                                         2         134.4106
|  |  |  1990 Feb                                         4         214.5241
|  |  |  1990 Oct                                         3         183.3265
|  |  |  1990 Nov                                        13       1,160.0956
|  |  |  1990 Dec                                         6         558.5695
|  |  *Subtotal Imperial County                          28       2,250.9263 *
|  |
|  *Subtotal petroleum distillates, aromatic             33       2,307.1044 *
|
*Subtotal lettuce, head                               3,246      83,756.3214 *

Retrieve Data


Steps Needed to Retrieve Pesticide Use Data

  1. Select a time period.
  2. Select counties.
  3. Select a site category.
  4. Choose whether to select by site/pesticide or pesticide/site.
  5. Select sites or pesticides.
  6. Select pesticides or sites.
  7. Enter your e-mail address.
  8. Select output options.
  9. Retrieve data.

Selecting Output Options


Reports

All reports have common features, such as the information displayed at the top of the report, structure, and codes. The top of the report displays the date and time the report was generated and the selection criteria you requested, including site, pesticide, and county names; use period; subtotal categories; sort order; and unit and method abbreviations, when applicable.


Standard Report

The standard report, shown below, displays number of applications and pounds of active ingredient by site, then pesticide.

 ** University of California, Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources **

California Pesticide Use Summaries report created:  14:45:17 29 JAN 1993.

2 sites requested:
   cotton
   lettuce, head

2 pesticides requested:
   methomyl
   petroleum distillates, aromatic

2 counties requested:
   Fresno          Imperial

Pesticide use period requested:  Jan 1990 through Dec 1990

Subtotals requested:
   Sites  Pesticides

Report order:
   Sites  Pesticides  Counties  Months

******************************************************************************

                                                     # APPS       POUNDS AI
                                                   						          
cotton
|  methomyl                                             152       5,099.1258
|  petroleum distillates, aromatic                    1,247      45,747.0531
*Subtotal cotton                                      1,399      50,846.1789 *

lettuce, head
|  methomyl                                           3,213      81,449.2170
|  petroleum distillates, aromatic                       33       2,307.1044
*Subtotal lettuce, head                               3,246      83,756.3214 *


                                                     # APPS       POUNDS AI
                                                       ----        --------
GRAND TOTAL                                           4,645     134,602.5003

Reports with a Customized Format

You can request the summaries in various formats by choosing "Report with a customized format." The associated selections determine whether subtotals for site, pesticide, county, and month are reported and the order in which the subtotals are displayed. Additionally, you can choose to report amount treated and planted, and application method, which will greatly increase your report size and create large files.

As shown below, the options are separated into three blocks, each used to determine your final report format. Make selections in the first block to indicate that you want subtotals of "# apps" and "pounds AI" by site, pesticide, county, and/or month. In the next block, select 1, 2, 3, or 4 for the order that you want the selected subtotals displayed. You must enter an order number for each option that you selected in the first block. Make selections in the third block to generate report totals for "Amount treated and planted" and "Application method" (these selections may greatly increase the size of your report).

  Select boxes to    AND select 1,2,...     Select boxes to report additional
  report SUBTOTALS   for the ORDER that     totals (these selections will
  of # apps, and     you want the           greatly increase report size)
  pounds AI by       subtotals displayed
  ----------------   -------------------    -----------------------------
   SITE            SITE              AMOUNT TREATED & PLANTED
   PESTICIDE       PESTICIDE          APPLICATION METHOD
   COUNTY          COUNTY
   MONTH           MONTH

Grand totals only. A simple report of grand totals only, as shown below, can be produced by not marking any fields.

 
** University of California, Div. of Agriculture & Natural Resources **
California Pesticide Use Summaries report created:  11:48:08 17 DEC 1992.

2 sites requested:
   tomato
   tomato (processing/canning)

1 pesticide requested:
   bacillus thuringiensis

1 county requested:
  Yolo

Pesticide use period requested:  Jan  1990   through   Dec  1990.

Subtotals requested:
  none

Sort-order:
   Sites  Pesticides  Counties  Months

******************************************************************************


                   #APPS   POUNDS AI
                   -----   ---------                   
GRAND TOTAL         38      95.4024

Subtotals by site, pesticide, county, and months in that sort order. Specific formatting conventions are used when multiple subtotals are requested. As the example below shows, vertical lines visually connect the subtotaled item name to the line displaying the subtotal figure, making the report easier to read. In the example below, subtotals were requested for site, pesticide, county, and months in that sort order. Two sites (head lettuce and cotton), two pesticides (methomyl and aromatic petroleum distillates), and two counties (Fresno and Imperial) for January through December 1990 were the selection criteria.

 
** University of California, Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources **

California Pesticide Use Summaries report created:  14:57:28 29 JAN 1993.

2 sites requested:
   cotton
   lettuce, head

2 pesticides requested:
   methomyl
   petroleum distillates, aromatic

2 counties requested:
   Fresno          Imperial

Pesticide use period requested:  Jan 1990 through Dec 1990

Subtotals requested:
   Sites  Pesticides  Counties  Months

Report order:
   Sites  Pesticides  Counties  Months

******************************************************************************
'*' indicates a subtotal value ----------------- --------------- NUMBER of APPLICATIONS POUNDS of AI ----------------- --------------- cotton | methomyl | | Fresno County | | | 1990 May 1 21.6000 | | | 1990 Jun 2 144.0000 | | | 1990 Jul 7 193.5000 | | | 1990 Aug 86 3,147.1176 | | | 1990 Sep 39 1,188.0000 | | | 1990 Oct 13 345.6450 | | | 1990 Nov 1 34.2000 | | | 1990 Unkn 2 19.6632 | | *Subtotal Fresno County 151 5,093.7258 * | | | | Imperial County | | | 1990 Aug 1 5.4000 | | *Subtotal Imperial County 1 5.4000 * | | | *Subtotal methomyl 152 5,099.1258 * | | petroleum distillates, aromatic | | Fresno County | | | 1990 Mar 1 5.6179 | | | 1990 Apr 1 63.2016 | | | 1990 May 18 404.0192 | | | 1990 Jun 31 735.6125 | | | 1990 Jul 80 2,605.8678 | | | 1990 Aug 674 34,168.1586 | | | 1990 Sep 44 1,611.1397 | | | 1990 Oct 1 15.2555 | | | 1990 Unkn 4 289.8381 | | *Subtotal Fresno County 854 39,898.7109 * | | | | Imperial County | | | 1990 Mar 6 16.4936 | | | 1990 Apr 14 280.8527 | | | 1990 May 7 113.2111 | | | 1990 Jun 17 122.1580 | | | 1990 Jul 140 1,501.0338 | | | 1990 Aug 159 2,136.4149 | | | 1990 Sep 50 1,678.1781 | | *Subtotal Imperial County 393 5,848.3422 * | | | *Subtotal petroleum distillates, aromatic 1,247 45,747.0531 * | *Subtotal cotton 1,399 50,846.1789 * lettuce, head | methomyl | | Fresno County | | | 1990 Feb 4 79.2000 | | | 1990 Mar 169 4,710.0150 | | | 1990 Apr 11 184.5000 | | | 1990 Aug 117 2,802.6000 | | | 1990 Sep 893 20,214.7308 | | | 1990 Oct 388 9,309.7824 | | | 1990 Nov 9 72.2400 | | | 1990 Unkn 21 473.4000 | | *Subtotal Fresno County 1,612 37,846.4682 * | | | | Imperial County | | | 1990 Jan 145 4,947.7830 | | | 1990 Feb 64 2,050.2000 | | | 1990 Mar 2 52.2000 | | | 1990 Sep 33 853.5330 | | | 1990 Oct 572 14,063.2348 | | | 1990 Nov 592 16,234.5620 | | | 1990 Dec 192 5,381.4360 | | | 1990 Unkn 1 19.8000 | | *Subtotal Imperial County 1,601 43,602.7488 * | | | *Subtotal methomyl 3,213 81,449.2170 * | | petroleum distillates, aromatic | | Fresno County | | | 1990 Mar 3 22.8949 | | | 1990 Apr 1 15.3696 | | | 1990 Oct 1 17.9136 | | *Subtotal Fresno County 5 56.1781 * | | | | Imperial County | | | 1990 Jan 2 134.4106 | | | 1990 Feb 4 214.5241 | | | 1990 Oct 3 183.3265 | | | 1990 Nov 13 1,160.0956 | | | 1990 Dec 6 558.5695 | | *Subtotal Imperial County 28 2,250.9263 * | | | *Subtotal petroleum distillates, aromatic 33 2,307.1044 * | *Subtotal lettuce, head 3,246 83,756.3214 * '*' indicates a subtotal value ----------------- --------------- NUMBER of APPLICATIONS POUNDS of AI ----------------- --------------- GRAND TOTAL 4,645 134,602.5003

Subtotals for "amount treated and planted" and "application method." In the example below, the only options selected were "amount treated and planted" and "application method." Unit codes are used when reporting amount treated:

  • A (acres)
  • K (thousands of cubic feet)
  • T (tons)
  • X (mixed units)
  • O (other than production agriculture)

Abbreviations used when reporting method of application are: NPS (applied in a nonproduction situation); Grd (Ground); and Oth (other).

 
** University of California, Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources **
California Pesticide Use Summaries report created:  14:18:45 22 DEC 1992.

1 sites requested:
   rice

2 pesticides requested:
   methyl bromide
   molinate

3 counties requested:
   Butte           Colusa          Glenn

Pesticide use period requested:  Mar 1990 through Aug 1990

Subtotals requested:
   Treated/Planted  Application Method

Report order:
   Sites  Pesticides  Counties  Months

UNIT Abbreviations:
   A = Acres; K = Thousands of cubic feet; T = Tons; X = Misc.; O = Other
Method Abbreviations:
  NPS = Applied in a nonproduction situation;  GRD = Ground;  Oth = Other 

  ********************************************************************
            METHOD #APPS   POUNDS AI       UNIT     TREATED      PLANTED
            ------------  ------------    ------    --------     --------
Air            3,084      932,266.7134      A      229,907.54   313,678.95
Ground            71       17,519.4386      A        3,715.07     5,733.94
Other             43       11,043.1103      A        2,748.33     4,254.43
         
NPS                6        1,448.6280      K          484.00

Ground             1          301.6789      X

All Air        3,084      932,266.7134     ALL
All Grd           72       17,821.1175     ALL
All Oth           43       11,043.1103     ALL
All NPS            6        1,448.6280     ALL

GRAND TOTAL    3,205      962,579.5692


Downloading Your Report or Data File

When you retrieve data, your request is submitted to the UC IPM computer for processing, which could take from seconds to hours to complete depending on the size and complexity of your request. When your request is fulfilled, you'll receive e-mail notifying you that your file is available.

Your files will be retained for 7 days from date of completion, then deleted.

All retrieval files are compressed and require a decompression application on your system to decompress them. Examples of decompression applications are PKZip (Windows), WinZip (Windows), and ZipIt (Macintosh). We've provided links from your mailbox Web page (Step 3, below) to sites where you can download these applications.

The files have the filename extension ".zip" and are named in the format "DD- hh:mm:ss"
(where DD=day of month, and hh:mm:ss=hour/minute/second request was submitted).

  1. Use your Web browser to link to http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PUSE/puse1.html
  2. On that Web page, enter your e-mail address in Step 4 and select "Submit."
  3. The Output Retrieval Mailbox page is shown with available filenames and links to sites where you can download a decompression application.
  4. Download a decompression application if you don't have one on your system.
  5. Download your files in one of three ways:
    • Before downloading your data or report file, set up your browser's helper applications to associate the ".zip" file extension with the decompression application. Then, click on a filename on the Output Retrieval Mailbox page to download and decompress the file.
    • Click on a filename on the Output Retrieval Mailbox page, then specify a decompression application to decompress it.
    • Click on a filename on the Output Retrieval Mailbox page and save the file. Then, start a decompression application and open the file to decompress it.

Viewing Your Report File

  • Use a text file viewing application such as DOS EDIT, Windows NOTEPAD, etc.
  • Use a word processing application and change the font to a non-proportional font such as Monaco or Courier.

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