PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Santa Barbara
William D. Gillette
263 Camino Del Remedio
Santa Barbara, CA 93110-1335
Phone:805-681-5600
Fax: 805-681-5603
Email: bgillette@co.santa-barbara.ca.us
Web: http://www.countyofsb.org/agcomm/default.asp

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Santa Barbara 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 3,697,140 1.50 279,956 2,394,650
Uses:
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 758,890 132.3 5,894 5,728
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 502,386 166.3 3,665 3,011
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 491,006 4.76 38,339 102,487
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 467,540 246.8 3,120 1,894
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 279,998 117.6 3,106 2,382
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Petroleum distillates, refined (2106)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 146,009 3.38 14,380 43,157
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 125,885 6.96 10,819 18,085
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
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 89,029 1.62 33,530 55,001
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 73,133 1.51 33,436 36,781
Uses: Herbicide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 52,931 1.66 9,287 31,882
Uses: Fungicide
Maneb (369)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 50,716 1.36 28,109 37,186
Uses: Fungicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 33,316 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 32,540 16.5 2,772 1,925
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 28,149 1.36 33,309 20,672
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 21,698 2.04 10,142 10,603
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 15,644 1.32 6,926 8,999
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 15,555 0.15 44,865 101,326
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Propyzamide (694)
Amide Yes 14,799 1.06 21,271 13,848
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Not Listed 14,790 0.34 61,135 40,668
Uses: Herbicide
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 13,801 9.01 958.0 1,485
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Propamocarb hydrochloride (4022)
Other Carbamate Not Listed 13,535 0.99 20,612 13,612
Uses: Fungicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 13,097 0.25 88,212 51,215
Uses: Insecticide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 12,890 0.91 9,293 14,149
Uses: Insecticide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 12,737 0.35 30,212 36,718
Uses: Fungicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 12,329 0.69 12,238 17,726
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Potassium phosphite (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 11,672 2.67 2,706 4,353
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 10,226 0.11 83,084 86,730
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
Fenhexamid (4032)
Anilide Not Listed 10,208 0.57 12,561 17,784
Uses: Fungicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 9,523 0.85 14,760 11,054
Uses: Insecticide
Thiram (589)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 9,168 1.97 3,606 4,582
Uses: Fungicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 8,942 1.36 9,775 6,355
Uses: Herbicide
Oxydemeton-methyl (382)
Organophosphorus Yes 8,727 0.78 14,845 11,250
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 8,276 0.42 17,474 19,205
Uses: Adjuvant
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 8,149 0.20 662.0 965.9
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 7,860 1.77 3,530 3,857
Uses: Fungicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 7,790 0.18 29,573 38,409
Uses: Insecticide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 7,737 1.14 2,537 6,144
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 7,351 1.32 9,419 4,534
Uses: Herbicide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 6,970 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Linuron (361)
Urea Yes 6,242 0.72 7,845 8,658
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 5,979 2.00 3,573 2,901
Uses: Herbicide
Myrothecium verrucaria, dried fermentation solids & solubles (3966)
Microbial Not Listed 5,965 3.13 1,894 1,904
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Unclassified Not Listed 5,769 0.55 11,621 10,468
Uses: Herbicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 5,763 0.48 6,225 11,928
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 5,535 0.65 5,087 7,109
Uses: Fungicide
Neem oil (3979)
Botanical Not Listed 5,519 1.01 4,487 5,376
Uses: Insecticide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 5,450 0.16 44,717 34,091
Uses: Fungicide
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 5,272 0.39 14,684 13,465
Uses: Fungicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,976 0.38 16,124 12,668
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Santa Barbara 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)
3,697,140 1.50 279,956 2,394,650 129,406
Strawberries (1016)
1,760,330 3.81 16,952 462,165 9,349
Wine Grapes (29143)
561,766 0.96 23,250 583,158 7,474
Carrots (29111)
474,050 7.84 5,476 60,502 618
Head Lettuce (13045)
141,010 0.32 35,784 441,400 24,101
Lemons (2004)
97,694 6.89 1,832 14,178 475
Broccoli (13005)
87,629 0.32 80,046 272,196 18,015
Peas (29127)
70,208 15.8 2,687 4,449 412
Avocado (28000)
62,000 2.70 6,089 22,959 1,196
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
57,113 0.67 2,156 83,215 8,372
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
47,092 1.49 18,822 21,291 671
Structural Pest Control (10)
45,289 - - - 5,241
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
40,032 3.87 5,184 10,354 351
Celery (29113)
29,235 0.37 6,709 79,536 6,600
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
28,140 0.25 8,470 111,487 10,916
Artichokes (13018)
27,176 0.75 3,254 36,330 2,071
Right of Way (40)
23,675 0.74 109.0 573.5 845
Cauliflower (13008)
22,850 0.38 13,574 59,582 4,244
Landscape (30)
17,744 0.74 914.0 2,862 2,965
Raspberries (1006)
14,988 15.0 256.1 997.4 84
Potatoes (14013)
8,430 0.45 853.7 18,926 187
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
7,948 0.33 325.5 23,790 8,040
Summer Squash (10013)
6,791 7.43 383.5 914.2 112
Beans (28001)
5,711 1.27 2,726 4,481 128
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
5,013 0.52 68.2 1,607 2,720
Spinach (13024)
3,878 0.45 5,910 8,646 2,059
Bell Peppers (11003)
3,249 0.56 2,889 5,804 351
Dried Beans (15001)
3,243 1.46 7,764 2,216 94
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
2,999 0.36 501.7 7,663 2,312
Irrigation Systems (65021)
2,598 - - - 6
Greenhouse Plants (153)
2,306 1.60 117.0 412.4 4,901
Peaches (5004)
2,100 4.52 42.1 464.4 47
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
1,964 26.9 - 73.0 31
Soil Preplant (40008)
1,873 187.3 10.3 10.0 1
Cilanto (13501)
1,826 0.68 3,842 2,691 504
Brussel Sprouts (13006)
1,755 0.66 318.6 2,668 283
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
1,574 0.59 1,595 2,661 53
Rangeland (28045)
1,457 1.09 2,525 1,337 14
Aquatic Area (65000)
1,419 30.7 13.0 42.0 16
Tomatoes (11005)
1,355 0.68 467.5 2,001 141
Blackberries (1002)
1,323 4.59 77.0 288.0 37
Cabbage (13007)
1,160 0.22 2,224 5,196 656
Pistachios (3011)
1,079 1.04 390.0 1,040 31
Onions (14011)
967.4 0.25 444.2 3,880 45
Succulent Beans (15003)
935.1 1.13 804.7 825.9 72
Squash (10012)
916.7 2.70 245.0 339.0 56
Spices (8000)
872.8 2.71 11.0 322.5 73
Other Fumigation (91)
865.9 - - - 31
Oats (29125)
814.5 0.25 2,373 3,283 51
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
803.3 0.34 120.0 2,386 22
 
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.