PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in San Benito 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 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 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 612,572 1.16 55,645 507,424
Uses:
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 171,640 249.9 1,128 686.8
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 115,157 8.15 4,844 14,135
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 51,194 4.59 3,884 11,150
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
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 26,875 183.6 159.0 146.4
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 19,213 1.90 6,453 9,621
Uses: Fungicide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 18,691 2.86 6,563 6,538
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 16,909 2.23 7,290 6,790
Uses: Herbicide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 12,841 3.02 4,810 4,204
Uses: Fungicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 9,406 43.2 296.6 217.7
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 9,400 71.4 73.0 131.5
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 9,293 1.49 4,019 6,147
Uses: Fungicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 8,476 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 7,483 2.06 1,996 3,467
Uses: Herbicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 6,290 27.5 154.8 228.6
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 5,998 0.67 6,416 9,003
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 5,506 0.65 6,994 8,454
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 5,333 0.87 4,706 6,073
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
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 5,027 2.05 1,251 2,450
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 4,394 0.26 10,938 16,531
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
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 3,556 4.99 1,453 712.7
Uses: Herbicide
Propamocarb hydrochloride (4022)
Other Carbamate Not Listed 3,485 0.84 3,754 4,169
Uses: Fungicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,101 0.87 2,813 3,567
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Aizawai, GC-91 protein (3843)
Microbial Not Listed 3,017 0.88 2,748 3,413
Uses: Insecticide
Cycloate (516)
Thiocarbamate Yes 2,902 1.04 2,491 2,794
Uses: Herbicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 2,696 0.17 10,156 15,521
Uses: Insecticide
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 2,409 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 2,371 0.24 9,214 9,710
Uses: Fungicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 2,338 0.71 3,128 3,312
Uses: Adjuvant
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,273 0.24 5,998 9,442
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 2,142 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 2,139 0.64 3,855 3,342
Uses: Herbicide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Yes 1,918 0.31 5,976 6,227
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,831 1.23 2,125 1,485
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 1,818 0.40 5,364 4,045
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 1,808 0.98 3,324 1,842
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 1,803 1.25 1,747 1,441
Uses: Herbicide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,796 1.33 1,397 1,346
Uses: Insecticide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 1,763 0.96 2,395 1,838
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,746 0.42 5,052 4,105
Uses: Adjuvant
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 1,564 0.10 13,604 14,778
Uses: Insecticide
Prometryn (502)
Triazine Yes 1,549 1.51 1,184 1,028
Uses: Herbicide
Oxamyl (1910)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 1,472 0.63 1,919 2,319
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Fenamidone (5791)
Imidazole Not Listed 1,432 0.25 7,368 5,615
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 1,375 0.07 10,833 20,837
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 1,310 0.34 3,986 3,884
Uses: Fungicide
Dichloran (81)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 1,252 2.28 507.8 548.3
Uses: Fungicide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 1,116 0.17 7,322 6,356
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,087 0.41 2,677 2,679
Uses: Insecticide
Copper (714)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 1,078 2.99 400.0 360.0
Uses: Fungicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in San Benito 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)
612,572 1.16 55,645 507,424 40,344
Bell Peppers (11003)
173,408 4.18 1,976 41,448 1,425
Wine Grapes (29143)
153,348 1.71 3,207 89,628 2,253
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
49,249 0.48 7,090 102,403 11,212
Spinach (13024)
33,235 1.05 5,086 31,708 5,669
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
16,660 0.85 1,651 19,635 676
Tomatoes (11005)
16,305 0.77 860.2 21,161 579
Raspberries (1006)
15,473 5.90 181.0 2,624 187
Head Lettuce (13045)
11,625 0.40 1,927 28,769 2,215
Asparagus (16002)
10,427 0.98 1,016 10,683 303
Beets (29109)
9,994 5.75 703.8 1,738 599
Onions (14011)
7,897 0.63 624.9 12,585 497
Cherries (5002)
7,564 0.41 513.0 18,467 326
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
7,162 4.16 206.5 1,723 34
Celery (29113)
7,108 0.45 842.4 15,747 1,471
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
7,015 0.75 4,084 9,362 611
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
6,456 0.82 454.1 7,882 340
Apricots (5001)
6,410 2.63 281.0 2,440 103
Corn for Forage (22005)
5,818 0.28 1,287 20,990 103
Other Fumigation (91)
5,781 - - - 21
Structural Pest Control (10)
4,892 - - - 1,983
Walnuts (3009)
4,892 1.94 335.0 2,520 89
Blackberries (1002)
4,842 6.37 48.0 759.5 91
Landscape (30)
4,032 5.09 300.0 67.5 498
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
3,666 - - - 12
Broccoli (13005)
3,627 0.60 1,922 6,064 599
Oats (29125)
2,131 0.23 2,728 9,134 162
Right of Way (40)
1,938 2.95 3.00 6.00 118
Curled Mustard (13504)
1,917 0.94 1,126 2,034 572
Wheat (29139)
1,872 0.28 1,790 6,768 121
Irrigation Systems (65021)
1,785 - - - 6
Garlic (14007)
1,746 0.84 646.4 2,077 102
Parsley (13022)
1,698 0.54 475.3 3,128 397
Cilanto (13501)
1,660 2.66 514.3 624.5 129
Apples (4001)
1,656 1.08 222.8 1,531 67
Cauliflower (13008)
1,354 0.98 530.0 1,376 140
Strawberries (1016)
1,323 32.1 19.0 41.2 12
Pumpkins (10011)
1,270 1.28 427.3 992.3 150
Kale (13011)
1,177 0.78 704.7 1,506 488
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
1,144 0.73 427.8 1,569 80
Leeks (14010)
1,021 10.5 122.7 97.3 88
Summer Squash (10013)
992.7 22.3 31.0 44.5 11
Arrugula (13056)
925.2 0.43 872.4 2,132 573
Artichokes (13018)
925.0 0.47 127.9 1,950 327
Cabbage (13007)
874.9 0.30 395.1 2,944 517
Carrots (29111)
861.9 0.52 470.4 1,654 58
Mustard (29123)
779.6 0.27 1,332 2,889 684
Swiss Chard (13025)
680.9 0.32 1,268 2,136 799
Peas (29127)
617.3 0.78 335.5 792.5 23
Chinese Cabbage (13010)
582.1 0.37 403.9 1,571 355
 
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.