PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in San Diego in 2012, South 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 Diego

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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San Diego
Kathleen A. Thuner
5555 Overland Ave., Bldg. 3
San Diego, CA 92123-1292
Phone:858-694-2741 or 858-694-2739
Fax: 858-565-7046
Email: unavailable
Web: http://www.sdcawm.org

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in San Diego 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 1,354,600 1.84 53,139 351,919
Uses:
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 383,644 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 276,556 20.6 22,800 13,244
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
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 83,894 0.99 17,074 35,285
Uses: Herbicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 65,556 134.1 927.0 489.0
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 56,903 138.0 1,165 410.5
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 47,246 0.02 157.4 162.5
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 40,972 167.7 995.8 217.6
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 32,441 0.92 13,045 16,930
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 28,425 6.60 2,825 4,283
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 21,720 1.61 4,646 5,625
Uses: Fungicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 21,624 112.4 760.0 192.4
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Boric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 20,125 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 16,905 0.18 2,016 3,303
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 14,941 0.12 4,012 2,104
Uses: Insecticide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 14,673 292.7 234.0 11.2
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 13,648 20.0 146.7 146.7
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
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 11,566 1.50 9,220 6,936
Uses: Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 10,037 1.43 3,869 3,373
Uses: Fungicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 6,495 1.80 2,870 1,050
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 6,013 3.72 995.5 836.4
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Copper naphthenate (153)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 5,934 - - -
Uses: Wood Preservative, Insecticide, Fungicide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 5,531 0.81 3,906 2,023
Uses: Fungicide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 5,519 1.57 954.5 3,513
Uses: Fungicide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 5,432 0.30 1,140 1,035
Uses: Insecticide, Synergist
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 5,093 1.01 1,502 967.9
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 4,917 0.34 6,263 4,803
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,857 42.1 - 4.00
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 4,608 0.57 5,468 5,154
Uses: Molluscicide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 4,251 1.15 886.6 3,691
Uses: Insecticide
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 4,031 4.46 1,904 846.0
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 3,977 - 22.0 -
Uses: Insecticide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,971 1.62 1,800 656.5
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,702 0.08 5,270 9,190
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
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 3,568 2.79 2,865 557.8
Uses: Fungicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 3,495 1.05 2,996 987.2
Uses: Fungicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,408 0.98 4,494 2,575
Uses: Insecticide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 3,099 1.33 2,210 965.2
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,986 64.2 17.0 40.5
Uses:
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Israelensis, serotype H-14 (3857)
Microbial Not Listed 2,896 - 50.0 -
Uses: Insecticide
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 2,733 0.97 2,403 1,350
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 2,566 19.4 0.50 6.00
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Glyphosate, monoammonium salt (2301, 2319)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 2,356 1.16 22.0 12.5
Note! Data for Glyphosate, monoammonium salt summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,132 1.77 7,663 1,149
Uses: Insecticide
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 2,118 19.8 - 1.00
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Cyhalothrin, lambda (2297)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 1,955 0.18 640.2 307.8
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus sphaericus, serotype H-5A5B, strain 2362 (2409)
Microbial Not Listed 1,944 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,852 1.52 1,776 1,221
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 1,758 0.03 4,874 3,291
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
nonanoic acid (2739)
Fatty acid Not Listed 1,710 2.42 228.7 256.2
Uses: Herbicide, Fungicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in San Diego 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)
1,354,600 1.84 53,139 351,919 112,727
Structural Pest Control (10)
514,479 - 20.8 - 23,486
Avocado (28000)
249,545 3.25 24,537 76,865 5,136
Tomatoes (11005)
100,199 2.59 794.2 38,687 579
Landscape (30)
99,203 - 7.00 - 15,115
Strawberries (1016)
86,290 2.71 564.0 31,799 532
Right of Way (40)
63,474 - - - 833
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
49,744 0.85 4,686 54,931 23,143
Lemons (2004)
38,051 1.69 2,518 22,514 2,806
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
34,074 1.16 2,562 28,950 6,144
Oranges (2006)
26,042 1.47 4,161 17,699 1,137
Grapefruit (2002)
15,616 2.75 1,269 5,672 369
Greenhouse Plants (153)
14,695 0.39 557.8 27,254 20,030
Raspberries (1006)
13,283 27.4 146.0 484.4 27
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
10,434 27.8 - 11.0 141
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
6,435 0.60 117.1 7,982 2,523
Public Health Pest Control (50)
5,815 - - - 79
Potatoes (14013)
3,532 0.39 470.0 9,104 70
Regulatory (100)
3,364 - - - 134
Aquatic Area (65000)
3,014 3.57 - 841.8 43
Ornamental Turf (33008)
1,897 0.44 680.0 3,600 220
Wine Grapes (29143)
1,750 1.19 285.5 1,468 469
Greenhouse Propagation (155)
1,459 0.20 91.0 1,716 5,215
Pasture (28035)
1,192 0.99 5,000 1,206 12
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
1,192 0.70 135.6 1,708 154
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
938.1 1.22 304.0 761.0 23
Tangerines (2008)
838.5 0.38 622.0 2,185 129
Limes (2005)
740.7 1.87 91.8 396.2 43
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
693.0 0.34 98.5 1,527 859
Oregano (8026)
658.7 1.72 14.0 383.8 131
Mint (28012)
593.8 1.09 13.5 546.8 93
Oats (29125)
391.1 0.10 993.0 4,110 45
Cilanto (13501)
371.1 1.18 14.5 313.5 87
Chives (14005)
334.6 0.69 12.0 486.8 90
Guava (6006)
326.2 0.98 70.4 333.0 38
Tarragon (8041)
316.9 1.83 3.00 173.2 66
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
251.0 1.34 105.0 183.0 23
Mushrooms (16003)
249.6 - 1.26 - 397
Dill (8015)
236.8 0.91 14.0 260.1 106
Cucumbers (10010)
196.9 0.94 16.0 209.1 156
Apples (4001)
191.1 0.47 110.0 406.7 62
Pome Fruits (4000)
162.2 0.36 49.0 444.5 85
Peaches (5004)
161.7 10.8 3.00 15.0 5
Citrus (2000)
161.7 2.48 28.0 64.5 33
Persimmons (6012)
149.5 0.61 64.0 246.8 45
Rosemary (8032)
146.3 0.78 19.2 187.2 38
Thyme (8042)
132.9 0.71 16.8 186.0 57
Sage (8035)
132.8 0.58 11.0 228.8 42
Pears (4003)
117.1 10.6 5.50 11.0 8
Leafy Vegetables (13000)
91.3 0.17 5.25 529.8 351
 
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.