PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Monterey in 2009, Central Coast 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 2009, 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 2009, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Basic County Information for Monterey

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Monterey
Eric Lauritzen
1428 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone:831-759-7325
Fax: 831-422-5003
Email: agcomm@co.monterey.ca.us
Web: http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/ag/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Monterey in 2009


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 (00)
Not Listed 7,486,650 1.11 5,075,300 6,558,150
Uses:
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 1,474,520 142.8 22,275 10,324
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 1,377,460 201.4 12,314 6,836
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,080,750 6.25 177,188 172,727
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 528,737 113.6 17,933 4,655
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Petroleum distillates, refined (2106)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 421,582 4.04 39,759 104,381
Uses: Insecticide
Maneb (369)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 276,927 1.42 1,543,240 194,461
Uses: Fungicide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 128,710 2.74 529,144 46,653
Uses: Fungicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 123,728 179.6 6,337 689.0
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 108,706 1.90 244,449 57,135
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 76,093 1.41 94,522 36,236
Uses: Herbicide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 68,644 2.29 681,674 29,879
Uses: Herbicide
Propamocarb hydrochloride (4022)
Other Carbamate Not Listed 66,454 1.00 777,457 66,534
Uses: Fungicide
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 61,790 2.62 328,978 23,591
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 60,233 0.23 586,787 249,227
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, Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 59,165 0.71 959,127 83,707
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 51,046 0.80 661,082 63,474
Uses: Insecticide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 51,005 1.60 24,671 31,913
Uses: Fungicide
Oxydemeton-methyl (382)
Organophosphorus Yes 50,897 0.86 650,428 58,875
Uses: Insecticide
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 49,959 27.4 4,817 1,819
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 49,959 1.34 452,380 36,986
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Potassium phosphite (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 45,268 2.83 211,955 16,007
Uses: Fungicide
Propyzamide (694)
Amide Yes 36,343 0.58 1,062,550 62,468
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorine (131)
Inorganic Yes 35,820 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 32,056 0.71 66,106 45,146
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 31,535 0.87 70,362 35,354
Uses: Herbicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 30,635 0.86 288,467 35,055
Uses: Insecticide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 30,214 0.43 218,582 64,457
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 26,199 0.35 661,063 74,028
Uses: Fungicide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 26,178 1.01 50,956 25,833
Uses: Insecticide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 23,987 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Not Listed 23,203 0.34 299,916 64,712
Uses: Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 22,933 45.4 7,051 504.8
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 20,011 0.15 1,357,110 122,610
Uses: Insecticide
Zinc phosphide (626)
Inorganic-Zinc Yes 19,709 10.3 2,357 1,917
Uses: Rodenticide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 19,343 6.31 4,500 1,895
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Borax (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 19,237 0.04 1,373 2,082
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 19,215 0.26 248,355 72,782
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 19,027 0.09 752,499 220,191
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 18,936 0.97 254,838 19,060
Uses: Fungicide
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 18,664 0.37 18,410 51,095
Uses: Adjuvant
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 18,379 0.43 788,937 42,878
Uses: Insecticide
Propionic acid (505)
Unclassified Yes 18,336 0.25 220,499 73,742
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Sodium tetrathiocarbonate (2273)
Inorganic Yes 17,982 29.9 602.5 602.0
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 17,132 1.16 74,140 13,282
Uses: Fungicide
Dichloran (81)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 16,118 1.30 202,124 12,368
Uses: Fungicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 15,524 0.08 1,867,240 182,255
Uses: Insecticide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 15,277 0.09 187,725 165,726
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 15,206 0.77 106,893 17,646
Note! Data for Mineral oil 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
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 15,007 - - -
Uses: Fumigant

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Monterey in 2009

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)
7,486,650 1.11 5,075,300 6,558,150 357,748
Strawberries (1016)
3,604,420 4.37 59,072 824,378 22,345
Wine Grapes (29143)
1,530,100 1.11 120,569 1,376,210 21,652
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
493,080 0.37 1,518,560 1,339,340 112,045
Head Lettuce (13045)
456,331 0.38 764,917 1,203,990 76,353
Broccoli (13005)
158,542 0.43 761,390 369,724 20,953
Spinach (13024)
118,118 0.75 500,434 157,121 19,913
Carrots (29111)
110,804 4.74 53,505 23,346 1,031
Artichokes (13018)
107,479 0.23 25,215 460,685 6,728
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
99,343 1.85 2,288 52,622 3,919
Raspberries (1006)
90,819 8.57 1,626 10,599 700
Right of Way (40)
76,145 1.52 7.00 402.5 867
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
64,696 0.81 114,824 79,642 5,219
Celery (29113)
55,793 0.27 172,738 203,260 16,136
Onions (14011)
51,354 1.06 50,657 47,571 2,195
Potatoes (14013)
50,503 1.62 7,880 31,265 121
Lemons (2004)
47,087 4.92 1,253 9,571 248
Cauliflower (13008)
44,687 0.40 253,289 112,356 8,077
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
36,122 0.31 755.7 963.6 33
Blackberries (1002)
25,875 11.9 437.8 2,177 171
Tomatoes (11005)
24,476 1.30 21,575 18,800 815
Irrigation Systems (65021)
24,383 - - - 8
Peas (29127)
21,293 0.57 59,450 37,247 2,126
Landscape (30)
19,737 213.9 32.0 33.2 1,544
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
19,339 23.3 256.0 807.0 515
Structural Pest Control (10)
19,146 - - - 2,030
Bell Peppers (11003)
18,789 1.48 18,865 12,733 643
Unknown (-1)
12,361 87.7 565.5 141.0 14
Cabbage (13007)
11,388 0.41 52,492 27,473 2,382
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
6,957 4.28 1,192 833.8 3,114
Asparagus (16002)
6,112 1.60 6,099 3,808 137
Brussel Sprouts (13006)
5,784 0.79 805.4 7,280 254
Aquatic Area (65000)
5,484 13.1 2,462 419.0 39
Greenhouse Plants (153)
5,221 0.48 2,674 4,433 6,159
Dried Beans (15001)
5,179 1.07 22,344 4,831 270
Chili Peppers (8050)
4,622 1.31 11,918 3,515 131
Broccoli Raab (13052)
4,503 0.13 47,209 35,196 2,057
Avocado (28000)
4,415 6.72 457.3 656.6 22
Succulent Beans (15003)
4,250 0.76 15,197 5,608 310
Kale (13011)
3,464 0.51 14,748 6,772 819
Garlic (14007)
2,896 0.18 15,356 16,056 578
Public Health Pest Control (50)
2,668 - - - 40
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
2,438 0.40 1,552 3,049 2,062
Green Onions (16004)
2,271 0.46 3,240 4,990 555
Walnuts (3009)
1,906 2.84 110.0 670.0 11
Endive (13015)
1,884 0.22 84,999 8,728 3,132
Commodity Fumigation (90)
1,869 - - - 71
Mustard (29123)
1,816 0.69 64,891 2,630 934
Cilanto (13501)
1,471 1.65 34,680 891.1 178
Pricklypear Cactus (6028)
1,362 0.38 672.7 3,556 92
 
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.