PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Monterey in 2012, 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 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 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 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 9,214,270 1.14 6,449,720 7,700,500
Uses:
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 2,218,420 171.8 54,892 12,914
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 1,474,820 138.5 48,894 10,645
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,086,290 5.52 262,359 196,607
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 686,765 180.3 17,905 3,797
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 563,739 4.69 59,058 119,275
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
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 233,211 1.51 1,533,300 152,323
Uses: Fungicide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 215,568 2.90 1,078,150 73,825
Uses: Fungicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 167,691 2.72 532,366 61,694
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 164,859 1.86 157,381 87,761
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
Chlorine (131)
Inorganic Yes 156,812 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 105,589 231.3 10,691 456.5
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 95,193 13.8 1,005 1,116
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 84,725 1.73 81,660 29,296
Uses: Herbicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 84,244 171.8 5,828 487.3
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 79,547 2.41 857,383 32,929
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 63,709 1.16 101,204 51,381
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 61,986 1.88 178,958 32,972
Uses: Insecticide
Propamocarb hydrochloride (4022)
Other Carbamate Not Listed 56,706 0.94 850,667 60,362
Uses: Fungicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 55,876 5.72 2,481 958.1
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 55,638 2.68 404,417 20,775
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 51,633 0.48 1,019,590 96,084
Uses: Adjuvant
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 51,292 0.15 1,164,220 325,165
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
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 48,140 0.64 1,166,850 75,560
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 47,214 0.49 248,046 97,057
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 45,403 26.7 6,642 1,703
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 42,489 1.97 21,017 21,586
Uses: Fungicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 41,550 41.2 15,030 1,009
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 37,108 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 35,737 1.26 189,859 24,572
Uses: Fungicide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 35,384 0.34 787,821 103,366
Uses: Fungicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 33,470 0.15 2,138,140 209,654
Uses: Insecticide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 29,873 0.48 282,166 59,090
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 28,870 3.48 27,077 8,279
Uses: Fungicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 27,552 0.73 91,442 36,357
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 27,370 0.27 518,985 98,811
Uses: Fungicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 26,365 0.37 967,319 71,744
Uses: Adjuvant
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 24,081 1.28 307,208 18,592
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 22,124 0.32 234,855 67,578
Uses: Adjuvant
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 22,053 0.91 302,746 23,182
Uses: Insecticide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 22,052 0.09 2,965,950 245,526
Uses: Insecticide
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 19,132 0.21 474,358 91,030
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 18,498 0.31 88,343 59,747
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 18,352 0.80 70,940 22,878
Uses: Insecticide
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 18,178 0.38 796,230 48,064
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 18,101 0.38 159,827 47,052
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 17,827 0.05 906,470 350,039
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 17,238 0.29 415,516 54,476
Uses: Herbicide
Cycloate (516)
Thiocarbamate Yes 17,225 1.77 392,793 9,721
Uses: Herbicide
Mandipropamide (5961)
Not Listed 16,523 0.13 1,595,300 127,222
Uses: Fungicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Monterey 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)
9,214,270 1.14 6,449,720 7,700,500 427,783
Strawberries (1016)
4,219,980 4.64 92,778 910,240 25,059
Wine Grapes (29143)
1,954,470 1.12 149,679 1,750,610 30,010
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
549,432 0.34 1,719,730 1,593,830 124,607
Head Lettuce (13045)
541,886 0.44 825,248 1,237,700 74,856
Spinach (13024)
264,446 0.87 834,753 303,804 33,286
Carrots (29111)
217,604 5.58 83,222 39,002 1,751
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
165,375 1.27 - 2.50 44
Raspberries (1006)
162,673 8.93 4,669 18,208 1,490
Broccoli (13005)
140,992 0.29 954,696 480,007 25,858
Right of Way (40)
108,650 0.96 1.50 221.5 1,127
Irrigation Systems (65021)
95,056 88.1 - 170.6 18
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
90,181 2.41 3,898 37,294 1,984
Onions (14011)
84,364 0.79 51,514 104,420 3,816
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
78,142 0.79 105,895 98,452 7,268
Artichokes (13018)
73,790 0.20 87,726 363,397 10,835
Celery (29113)
60,582 0.25 165,700 241,896 17,246
Lemons (2004)
50,458 7.35 1,306 6,864 202
Structural Pest Control (10)
43,121 - - - 3,664
Peas (29127)
38,461 0.64 98,622 59,838 4,147
Blackberries (1002)
37,320 5.46 1,073 6,836 907
Cauliflower (13008)
33,486 0.22 331,530 150,723 8,599
Landscape (30)
30,514 0.60 81.0 38.7 3,427
Bell Peppers (11003)
17,714 0.85 14,585 20,933 882
Brussel Sprouts (13006)
17,387 0.53 26,774 32,599 2,144
Ornamental Turf (33008)
9,144 46.3 850.0 197.4 12
Greenhouse Plants (153)
8,554 0.47 2,300 3,421 9,101
Chinese Cabbage (13010)
7,613 1.53 24,285 4,972 1,568
Succulent Beans (15003)
5,352 0.57 17,232 9,331 402
Public Health Pest Control (50)
5,274 - - - 63
Cabbage (13007)
5,226 0.16 73,293 33,702 2,374
Broccoli Raab (13052)
5,083 0.18 51,761 29,035 1,580
Commodity Fumigation (90)
4,691 - - - 144
Asparagus (16002)
4,263 6.86 1,043 621.1 46
Arrugula (13056)
4,227 0.52 87,484 8,204 1,681
Other Fumigation (91)
4,146 - - - 103
Pricklypear Cactus (6028)
4,046 0.62 6,980 6,562 157
Pimentos (11004)
3,882 1.22 5,086 3,184 137
Garlic (14007)
3,821 0.38 11,173 9,948 260
Tomatoes (11005)
3,812 0.40 8,803 9,494 544
Potatoes (14013)
3,454 0.20 4,840 17,680 128
Chili Peppers (8050)
3,428 1.11 10,206 3,080 141
Mustard (29123)
3,191 0.28 80,199 11,286 1,716
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
3,131 0.55 644.8 2,505 2,820
Dried Beans (15001)
2,867 0.63 16,008 4,586 220
Cilanto (13501)
2,686 1.31 69,831 2,052 448
Mushrooms (16003)
2,658 - 3,604 - 1,700
Swiss Chard (13025)
2,358 0.27 85,669 8,791 2,180
Avocado (28000)
2,273 2.62 166.0 868.0 32
Kale (13011)
2,142 0.28 32,367 7,704 1,074
 
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.