PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in San Francisco in 2016, Bay Area 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 2016, 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 2016, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Basic County Information for San Francisco

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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San Francisco
Fernando Ona
501 Cesar Chavez St., Ste. 109-A
San Francisco, CA 94124-1209
Phone:415-285-5010
Fax: 415-285-8776
Email: Fernando.Ona@sfdph.org
Web: http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/casf/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in San Francisco in 2016


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 35,023 1.05 - 3,640
Uses:
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 11,607 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Deltamethrin (3010)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 3,154 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 1,773 6.48 - 273.7
Uses: Fungicide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,671 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 1,549 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
1-bromo-3-chloro-5,5-dimethyl hydantoin (2080)
Hydantoin Not Listed 1,525 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Disodium tetraborate decahydrate (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,254 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 892.8 27.7 - 6.00
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-dichloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (37)
Hydantoin Not Listed 813.2 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Not Listed 759.1 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 758.7 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Orthoboric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 709.2 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 707.0 0.27 - 29.0
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 675.8 - - -
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
Ethofumesate (1900)
Unclassified Not Listed 578.3 5.10 - 113.5
Uses: Herbicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 498.1 13.3 - 26.6
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 497.5 - - -
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
1,3-Dichloro-5-ethyl-5-methylhydantoin (2264)
Hydantoin Not Listed 447.4 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 372.8 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 350.7 - - -
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
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 339.6 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 286.1 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 205.3 3.52 - 58.0
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Propiconazole (2276)
Azole Yes 191.3 0.49 - 391.9
Uses: Fungicide
Dioctyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (1710)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Not Listed 188.6 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Algaecide, Fungicide
2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester (1622)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Yes 178.5 0.83 - 202.1
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorfenapyr (3938)
Pyrazole Not Listed 174.1 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 167.2 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 157.9 - - -
Uses: Synergist, Insecticide
Trinexapac-ethyl (2345)
Unclassified Not Listed 115.6 0.08 - 1,446
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Diatomaceous earth (2851, 195)
Inorganic Not Listed 110.8 - - -
Note! Data for Diatomaceous earth summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses:
Hydroprene (2244)
Juvenile hormone mimic Not Listed 109.8 - - -
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 107.0 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Dinotefuran (5822)
Neonicotinoid, Guanidine Not Listed 99.6 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
N-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide (396)
Dicarboximide Not Listed 99.4 - - -
Uses: Synergist
Indoxacarb, S-isomer (5331)
Unclassified Not Listed 88.7 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 87.2 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 80.6 - - -
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
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 77.5 1.48 - 9.30
Uses: Herbicide
Bacillus firmus strain I-1582 (6075)
Microbial Not Listed 73.5 2.72 - 27.0
Uses: Nematicide
5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (2038)
Isothiazolone Not Listed 72.2 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 70.0 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Poly (oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), alpha-isooctadecyl-omega-hydroxy (2216, 2738)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 66.8 - - -
Note! Data for Poly (oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), alpha-isooctadecyl-omega-hydroxy 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, Soap or Surfactant
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 65.5 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Silica gel (3557, 529)
Inorganic Not Listed 64.4 - - -
Note! Data for Silica gel 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, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Methoprene (1784)
Juvenile hormone mimic Not Listed 58.5 - - -
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 54.0 - - -
Uses: Adjuvant
Sodium bromosulfamate and sodium chlorosulfamate (6031)
Inorganic Not Listed 49.0 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 44.2 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in San Francisco in 2016

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)
35,023 1.05 - 3,640 9,422
Right of Way (40)
13,654 - - - 107
Structural Pest Control (10)
9,351 - - - 7,926
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
6,151 - - - 134
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
3,841 1.05 - 3,634 171
Landscape (30)
1,681 - - - 878
Public Health Pest Control (50)
271.8 - - - 79
Drinking Water (65015)
55.9 - - - 12
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
9.74 - - - 4
Regulatory (100)
5.97 - - - 107
Greenhouse Plants (153)
1.82 0.27 - 6.00 4
 
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.