PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in San Diego in 2009, 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 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 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 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 1,014,510 1.83 32,489 267,239
Uses:
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 368,294 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 151,680 25.7 8,793 5,785
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
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 58,572 28.2 3,237 2,056
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 56,151 93.5 1,101 598.8
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 46,465 0.87 15,391 24,855
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 44,989 7.18 2,712 6,258
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 33,502 86.4 918.1 281.2
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 26,760 126.5 1,080 203.3
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 22,432 1.48 4,264 9,042
Uses: Fungicide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 16,507 0.05 169.9 574.5
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 14,977 98.9 310.0 151.5
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 7,976 0.99 1,702 8,021
Uses: Insecticide
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 7,281 4.40 1,763 1,624
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Dichlobenil (112)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 6,264 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 5,986 1.53 3,259 1,489
Uses: Fungicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 5,396 2.03 1,642 292.6
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 5,045 0.92 4,906 4,575
Uses: Herbicide
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 4,755 1.78 2,815 1,242
Uses: Fungicide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential Not Listed 4,607 - - -
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
Borax (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,601 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 4,132 0.58 3,905 5,952
Uses: Molluscicide
Copper naphthenate (153)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4,105 - - -
Uses: Wood Preservative, Insecticide, Fungicide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 4,060 29.9 - 28.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 3,924 1.44 926.5 2,719
Uses: Fungicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 3,763 0.20 1,873 4,874
Uses: Insecticide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 3,574 0.20 5,558 3,882
Uses: Insecticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,498 1.28 3,614 2,621
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus sphaericus, serotype H-5A5B, strain 2362 (2409)
Microbial Not Listed 3,381 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 3,341 0.32 788.2 670.5
Uses: Synergist
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 3,165 4.74 1,872 245.3
Uses: Fungicide
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 3,160 1.66 2,794 1,843
Uses: Herbicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 2,842 0.12 1,474 405.8
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,834 41.5 - 28.0
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
Boric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,706 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 2,671 4.41 885.7 467.6
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,213 0.89 3,619 1,780
Uses: Insecticide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 2,038 1.15 594.2 165.0
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 1,976 0.91 3,911 1,781
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,910 0.09 2,173 5,631
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
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,794 0.60 4,582 2,535
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 1,789 0.80 1,240 752.1
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,748 0.55 520.0 698.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 1,603 1.02 2,439 625.6
Uses: Fungicide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 1,590 1.26 1,920 691.8
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Oxamyl (1910)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 1,567 0.51 1,002 3,059
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Sodium tetrathiocarbonate (2273)
Inorganic Yes 1,554 47.1 33.0 33.0
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 1,464 0.0000 21.0 42.5
Uses: Insecticide
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 1,449 5.13 1,383 56.8
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
Isoxaben (2289)
Amide Not Listed 1,395 0.76 1,638 411.6
Uses: Herbicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in San Diego 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)
1,014,510 1.83 32,489 267,239 71,204
Structural Pest Control (10)
409,514 - - - 11,349
Avocado (28000)
126,712 3.01 13,569 42,042 3,619
Tomatoes (11005)
110,677 1.70 1,014 65,002 1,285
Landscape (30)
52,470 4.26 110.5 19.3 6,103
Lemons (2004)
51,224 5.17 1,688 9,899 2,120
Strawberries (1016)
48,811 2.31 517.5 21,135 384
Oranges (2006)
44,770 4.09 3,041 10,933 681
Right of Way (40)
44,031 - - - 469
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
40,140 0.83 3,827 46,742 17,945
Ornamental Turf (33008)
12,837 3.68 1,417 3,071 333
Raspberries (1006)
12,771 167.8 81.0 76.1 4
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
11,454 0.58 2,103 19,219 3,717
Grapefruit (2002)
8,293 2.56 873.6 3,236 308
Greenhouse Plants (153)
7,748 0.34 410.8 17,072 13,474
Regulatory (100)
5,391 - - - 62
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
3,688 14.9 - 145.0 19
Unknown (-1)
3,138 0.0030 6.00 2.61 42
Potatoes (14013)
2,297 0.41 405.0 5,535 37
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
1,897 0.40 64.8 2,635 1,925
Aquatic Area (65000)
1,647 5.05 - 326.5 9
Public Health Pest Control (50)
1,461 - - - 8
Dill (8015)
1,309 0.88 35.0 1,481 266
Chives (14005)
1,240 0.95 36.8 1,310 261
Spices (8000)
1,239 0.95 59.0 1,304 362
Basil (8006)
984.6 0.90 22.0 1,094 268
Mint (28012)
831.7 0.92 27.0 904.5 169
Soil Preplant (40008)
781.3 - - - 15
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
756.0 0.84 99.6 903.3 126
Greenhouse Propagation (155)
668.0 0.14 45.2 1,326 2,497
Apples (4001)
555.1 0.37 114.5 1,516 102
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
548.3 0.24 71.8 1,449 843
Oregano (8026)
537.3 0.69 14.8 775.8 154
Wine Grapes (29143)
417.4 1.52 62.7 274.2 165
Arrugula (13056)
345.9 0.55 414.7 634.0 212
Tangerines (2008)
345.6 0.32 324.5 1,091 47
Mushrooms (16003)
315.8 - 1.26 - 429
Squash (10012)
275.7 2.09 41.5 132.0 23
Sage (8035)
206.1 0.61 27.0 340.0 66
Guava (6006)
191.6 1.67 27.2 114.8 24
Tropical Fruit (6000)
170.1 1.02 31.0 166.0 22
Peas (29127)
147.0 14.7 20.0 10.0 1
Potting Soil (40501)
119.5 - - - 16
Cucumbers (10010)
107.3 1.24 5.00 86.5 50
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
105.5 1.57 35.0 67.0 6
Persimmons (6012)
100.2 0.74 49.0 135.1 19
Limes (2005)
95.2 1.15 35.5 83.0 24
Corn (29119)
94.4 0.19 73.5 499.0 155
Spinach (13024)
90.9 0.19 250.0 481.0 6
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
85.2 0.16 171.5 460.9 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.