PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Marin in 2012, Bay Area Region

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

Basic Information about this county including contact information for the California County Agricultural Commissioner in this county.
Top 50 pesticides used in this county or region in 2012, 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.
Top crops and sites for chemical use in this county or region in 2012, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Basic County Information for Marin

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Marin
Stacy Carlsen
1682 Novato Blvd. 150-A
Novato, CA 94947-7021
Phone:415-499-6700
Fax: 415-499-7543
Email: MarinAg@cdfa.ca.gov
Web: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/AG/main/index.cfm

For more detailed county agricultural contact information, see the CDFA County Ag Liaison Office.

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Marin 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
Pounds
Application Rate
Pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated
All Chemicals (NA, 00)
Not Listed 69,782 1.13 4,028 8,129
Uses:
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 21,512 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 10,185 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Spinosad (mixture of Factors A and D) (3983)
Spinosyn, Macrocyclic Lactone Not Listed 5,047 0.0001 88.0 887.1
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Israelensis, strain AM 65-52 (5841)
Microbial Not Listed 4,393 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,282 6.75 137.6 631.2
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 2,480 0.76 86.2 55.2
Uses: Herbicide
Borax (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,272 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 2,071 5.38 141.6 283.3
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
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,040 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 1,706 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 897.5 - - -
Note! Data for Limonene summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insect Repellent, Insecticide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 870.5 7.04 53.0 106.0
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
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 718.6 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Boric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 696.1 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Copper ethanolamine complex (3551)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 659.6 1.96 - 337.0
Uses: Algaecide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 629.8 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 565.9 3.56 - 136.2
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 501.9 1.18 328.0 83.0
Uses: Herbicide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 488.4 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 482.0 4.14 22.0 8.50
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 459.8 0.12 737.0 587.0
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
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 415.3 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 356.0 0.56 161.8 248.2
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 289.0 - - -
Uses:
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 256.3 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 249.2 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 237.5 12.4 19.2 19.2
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Silicone, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 216.9 0.10 170.0 20.0
Note! Data for Silicone-polyether copolymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 193.2 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 190.2 0.02 39.2 39.2
Uses: Insecticide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 177.8 3.87 - 1.00
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 165.0 - 2.00 -
Uses: Herbicide
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 155.8 0.62 161.8 248.2
Uses: Fungicide
Trinexapac-ethyl (2345)
Unclassified Not Listed 137.7 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 134.6 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Clopyralid, monoethanolamine salt (5050)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 134.0 0.19 2,317 674.0
Uses: Herbicide
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 127.9 0.58 359.2 111.2
Uses: Adjuvant
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 122.1 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Copper naphthenate (153)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 119.9 - - -
Uses: Wood Preservative, Insecticide, Fungicide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 117.6 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Synergist
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 117.4 1.05 53.0 106.0
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide, Inorganic Yes 111.0 0.33 6.00 6.00
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Dithiopyr (2308)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 99.2 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 94.5 - - -
Note! Data for Cyfluthrin summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Methoprene (1784)
Juvenile hormone mimic Not Listed 89.4 - - -
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 87.2 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 85.1 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus sphaericus, serotype H-5A5B, strain 2362 (2409)
Microbial Not Listed 83.0 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Aminopyralid, triisopropanolamine salt (5928)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 81.6 0.12 1,418 303.0
Uses: Herbicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Marin in 2012

Crop or Site
(Commodity Code)
Gross
Pounds
Application Rate
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
Count
All Sites (00)
69,782 1.13 4,028 8,129 8,239
Landscape (30)
33,506 - - - 2,267
Structural Pest Control (10)
14,716 - - - 4,988
Wine Grapes (29143)
6,300 2.93 147.6 2,150 201
Right of Way (40)
5,777 - - - 90
Public Health Pest Control (50)
4,856 - - - 86
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
1,458 2.15 - 9.00 129
Aquatic Area (65000)
1,253 2.40 - 521.0 17
Olives (28014)
1,029 0.79 89.0 1,304 224
Pasture (28035)
471.4 0.12 3,783 4,078 46
Animal Husbandry (61001)
270.1 - - - 13
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
71.4 1.49 - 48.0 24
Regulatory (100)
35.9 - - - 4
Greenhouse Plants (153)
19.4 0.98 - 4.00 15
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
7.15 1.74 2.80 2.48 42
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
6.22 0.52 6.00 11.4 64
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
5.11 - - - 1
Greenhouse Propagation (155)
0.0074 - - - 24
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
0.0031 0.0020 - 0.72 3
Other Fumigation (91)
0.0000 - - - 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.