PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in San Benito 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 San Benito

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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San Benito
Paul Matulich
3220 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
send mail to:
P.O. Box 699
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone:831-637-5344
Fax: 831-637-9015
Email: pjm@agcom.co.san-benito.ca.us
Web: http://www.san-benito.ca.us/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in San Benito 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 772,059 1.52 49,335 488,763
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 226,494 9.41 7,425 24,080
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 107,958 179.7 849.2 589.8
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 73,908 220.6 335.0 335.0
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Petroleum distillates, refined (2106)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 55,154 4.48 3,335 12,300
Uses: Insecticide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 44,874 41.6 748.1 1,079
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 15,695 1.78 7,626 7,590
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 12,724 0.77 8,701 16,142
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 12,631 26.7 457.8 470.7
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 12,288 5.59 1,572 2,179
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
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 11,433 1.36 5,331 8,222
Uses: Fungicide
Maneb (369)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 9,127 1.41 3,416 6,466
Uses: Fungicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 8,943 21.7 388.6 412.7
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 8,886 2.96 2,255 2,893
Uses: Fungicide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 8,814 3.75 2,415 2,350
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium tetrathiocarbonate (2273)
Inorganic Yes 8,156 45.0 115.0 181.4
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 7,870 27.5 25.0 192.9
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 7,069 1.03 4,241 6,877
Uses: Insecticide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 6,046 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 5,204 0.23 14,495 22,607
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
Borax (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,218 0.0098 31.0 12.1
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 3,933 4.40 912.5 753.2
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,878 0.46 4,567 8,495
Uses: Insecticide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 3,793 1.06 2,146 3,574
Uses: Herbicide
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 3,463 5.35 861.7 646.8
Uses: Herbicide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 3,343 0.90 2,781 3,712
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,342 1.14 2,722 2,918
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 3,254 0.71 3,204 4,610
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 3,209 1.31 2,654 2,439
Uses: Herbicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,152 0.85 2,924 3,714
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 2,909 0.11 11,927 26,835
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Neem oil (3979)
Botanical Not Listed 2,606 4.41 200.4 590.9
Uses: Insecticide
Propyzamide (694)
Amide Yes 2,586 0.93 2,699 2,784
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 2,262 0.81 2,740 2,807
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,212 1.84 955.2 1,197
Uses: Insecticide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Not Listed 2,160 0.44 4,445 4,253
Uses: Herbicide
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 2,150 0.51 3,885 4,220
Uses: Herbicide
Dichloran (81)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 2,049 2.11 948.7 970.1
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 2,038 1.15 641.7 1,770
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 1,896 200.1 1.90 1.90
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Cycloate (516)
Thiocarbamate Yes 1,827 1.41 1,376 1,298
Uses: Herbicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,802 0.18 3,523 6,689
Uses: Insecticide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Yes 1,792 0.22 5,769 8,228
Uses: Fungicide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 1,649 1.35 941.5 1,222
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 1,590 0.81 2,427 1,954
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 1,587 98.0 54.0 16.2
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Polyoxyethylene sorbitol, mixed ethyl ester (1178)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,579 1.29 778.1 1,224
Uses: Adjuvant
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 1,531 0.90 1,220 1,695
Uses: Insecticide
Propamocarb hydrochloride (4022)
Other Carbamate Not Listed 1,513 0.80 1,327 1,883
Uses: Fungicide
Sulfur dioxide (561)
Inorganic Yes 1,492 - - -
Uses: Dessicant, Preservative

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in San Benito 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)
772,059 1.52 49,335 488,763 31,136
Wine Grapes (29143)
225,974 2.15 4,296 105,005 3,354
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
138,179 1.72 5,349 80,139 2,092
Bell Peppers (11003)
72,762 2.01 2,551 36,257 1,285
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
63,142 5.18 3,058 12,179 450
Spinach (13024)
45,095 2.98 2,432 15,124 3,100
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
29,879 0.57 4,871 52,437 6,300
Onions (14011)
24,299 1.49 1,042 16,275 679
Tomatoes (11005)
23,405 1.48 1,113 15,796 475
Apples (4001)
15,839 8.86 306.5 1,787 167
Cherries (5002)
15,585 1.11 418.2 14,020 282
Head Lettuce (13045)
12,926 0.49 1,307 26,417 2,651
Cilanto (13501)
10,616 37.7 322.9 281.4 30
Right of Way (40)
9,661 - - - 224
Asparagus (16002)
6,538 0.52 896.6 12,616 474
Celery (29113)
5,878 0.42 587.2 14,008 1,250
Raspberries (1006)
5,628 3.11 230.0 1,810 65
Landscape (30)
5,331 - - - 418
Other Fumigation (91)
5,269 - - - 18
Structural Pest Control (10)
5,069 - - - 1,260
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
4,334 0.87 641.3 4,964 149
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
4,253 4.66 283.5 912.8 136
Irrigation Systems (65021)
4,142 29.3 12.5 112.5 13
Garlic (14007)
3,677 0.80 848.4 4,619 175
Apricots (5001)
3,467 1.08 333.0 3,209 123
Oats (29125)
2,814 0.16 3,831 17,324 228
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
2,349 0.63 979.8 3,754 148
Mustard (29123)
2,093 1.40 676.3 1,494 327
Parsley (13022)
2,043 0.42 381.5 4,893 300
Unknown (-1)
1,592 0.27 1,279 5,991 97
Wheat (29139)
1,568 0.18 1,602 8,742 134
Broccoli (13005)
1,563 0.60 774.6 2,608 367
Blackberries (1002)
1,555 7.55 20.0 206.0 29
Kale (13011)
1,534 1.19 40.5 1,292 216
Squash (10012)
1,235 2.32 196.5 533.4 35
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
1,189 0.83 686.6 1,440 44
Walnuts (3009)
997.7 1.39 324.0 559.0 47
Barley (29103)
806.6 0.30 617.0 2,694 17
Strawberries (1016)
706.8 27.1 9.20 26.1 7
Cauliflower (13008)
692.1 0.74 299.3 932.7 181
Chinese Cabbage (13010)
613.1 0.45 117.1 1,348 444
Cabbage (13007)
598.0 0.30 220.6 2,007 299
Carrots (29111)
545.4 5.12 72.5 106.5 9
Bok Choy (13502)
500.3 0.56 122.4 896.1 466
Pumpkins (10011)
422.5 0.97 126.7 435.7 45
Beets (29109)
417.4 0.35 383.5 1,186 342
Peas (29127)
411.6 1.30 41.8 316.8 26
Shallots (14017)
411.4 3.85 10.9 106.8 14
Melons (29122)
381.2 14.1 12.6 27.0 18
Soil Preplant (40008)
374.7 0.73 467.3 512.2 18
 
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.