PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Santa Barbara 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 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 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 6,180,260 2.13 512,686 2,809,320
Uses:
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 1,405,090 160.1 12,591 8,775
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,110,000 6.29 55,960 176,343
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 1,039,050 133.2 13,031 7,801
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 1,013,610 296.4 4,284 3,420
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 210,477 142.6 3,392 1,469
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 184,129 6.05 24,732 30,167
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
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 103,245 4.08 10,049 25,202
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
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 76,193 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 66,784 1.66 10,521 40,147
Uses: Fungicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 52,851 131.8 1,026 397.8
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 51,149 1.60 81,862 31,931
Uses: Insecticide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 49,622 1.28 55,714 38,368
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 42,713 1.25 17,165 18,151
Uses: Herbicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 40,360 12.3 4,382 3,272
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 40,348 2.92 15,206 13,828
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 34,121 1.44 22,784 19,473
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 28,193 1.20 29,590 16,171
Uses: Fungicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 21,724 0.25 199,282 83,448
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 19,084 0.13 143,923 143,352
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 18,518 0.34 73,430 53,701
Uses: Fungicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 18,361 0.43 87,761 42,724
Uses: Adjuvant
Propamocarb hydrochloride (4022)
Other Carbamate Not Listed 18,186 1.10 57,503 16,458
Uses: Fungicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 17,509 0.62 35,332 28,040
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 17,256 0.51 48,506 34,030
Uses: Adjuvant
Tetrakis (hydroxymethyl) phosphonium sulfate (4035)
Not Listed 16,594 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 16,421 0.33 117,128 47,747
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 14,285 1.40 13,671 10,065
Uses: Herbicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 14,215 2.99 16,729 4,735
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 13,071 1.51 21,447 8,512
Note! Data for Neem 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
1-(alkylamino)-3-aminopropane (1830, 5068)
Alkyl Amino Propane Not Listed 13,063 - - -
Note! Data for 1-(alkylamino)-3-aminopropane summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Microbiocide
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 12,478 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 11,417 0.44 27,890 25,283
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Propyzamide (694)
Amide Yes 11,342 1.26 25,330 8,927
Uses: Herbicide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 11,052 1.38 20,961 8,007
Uses: Insecticide
Trimethyl nonanol-ethylene oxide complex (1196)
Not Listed 10,950 0.19 74,174 56,158
Uses:
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 10,706 0.09 120,866 101,922
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
Fenhexamid (4032)
Anilide Not Listed 10,542 0.55 16,915 19,027
Uses: Fungicide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 10,400 1.73 12,331 5,509
Uses: Fungicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 9,262 0.82 27,445 11,185
Uses: Insecticide
Linuron (361)
Urea Yes 8,785 0.68 17,372 12,982
Uses: Herbicide
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 8,028 0.36 20,765 22,033
Uses: Fungicide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 7,894 0.18 78,182 43,583
Uses: Fungicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 7,706 0.27 25,970 28,730
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 7,474 0.19 102,469 36,258
Uses: Insecticide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 7,354 2.86 8,570 2,568
Uses: Herbicide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,170 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 7,146 4.46 9,284 1,602
Uses: Herbicide
Thiram (589)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 6,981 1.83 3,097 3,814
Uses: Fungicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 6,948 1.05 26,224 6,593
Uses: Herbicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Santa Barbara 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)
6,180,260 2.13 512,686 2,809,320 135,105
Strawberries (1016)
2,666,180 4.21 18,722 633,248 11,182
Wine Grapes (29143)
1,250,290 1.86 21,187 673,334 9,785
Carrots (29111)
1,200,390 14.8 13,089 81,350 873
Raspberries (1006)
117,883 30.7 760.0 3,836 254
Head Lettuce (13045)
117,406 0.31 57,881 378,468 18,303
Structural Pest Control (10)
86,548 - - - 5,393
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
86,263 0.58 3,510 148,119 10,466
Avocado (28000)
83,887 2.91 6,538 28,806 1,197
Lemons (2004)
82,185 8.52 1,853 9,646 379
Broccoli (13005)
78,693 0.24 126,870 322,135 20,056
Blackberries (1002)
46,445 17.1 508.8 2,715 198
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
39,165 0.27 47,603 145,374 10,994
Potatoes (14013)
34,819 2.41 1,336 14,422 144
Commercial Area (77000)
33,357 - - - 15
Celery (29113)
32,753 0.33 41,014 99,383 7,186
Right of Way (40)
29,617 2.67 155.0 47.5 885
Peas (29127)
27,495 11.5 657.5 2,388 295
Cauliflower (13008)
21,836 0.27 55,208 81,536 5,674
Landscape (30)
19,590 0.55 428.5 475.8 2,969
Bell Peppers (11003)
12,753 1.50 1,850 8,499 242
Artichokes (13018)
12,280 0.56 10,318 21,838 1,142
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
11,540 1.05 - 110.0 64
Other Fumigation (91)
8,051 - - - 73
Onions (14011)
6,741 0.66 1,341 10,198 166
Brussel Sprouts (13006)
6,171 0.51 6,612 12,016 868
Spinach (13024)
5,919 0.27 8,600 21,834 2,888
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
5,676 0.31 200.5 16,286 4,932
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
5,201 0.58 7,636 8,944 297
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
4,411 0.30 1,141 13,989 2,181
Irrigation Systems (65021)
3,814 3.38 - 4.00 12
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
3,258 0.71 100.8 1,907 3,046
Squash (10012)
3,233 1.22 665.8 2,646 143
Cabbage (13007)
3,207 0.24 16,191 13,348 1,515
Summer Squash (10013)
2,741 4.63 242.5 591.5 54
Dried Beans (15001)
2,295 1.18 1,741 1,939 77
Greenhouse Plants (153)
1,938 0.23 62.5 582.7 5,796
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
1,812 2.10 1,010 863.0 78
Chinese Cabbage (13010)
1,724 0.30 1,708 5,708 535
Beans (28001)
1,714 1.59 1,257 1,076 35
Tangerines (2008)
1,699 2.78 85.0 610.7 20
Aquatic Area (65000)
1,257 15.9 671.0 62.0 20
Oranges (2006)
1,251 19.9 10.0 62.8 16
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
1,222 0.72 716.0 1,688 30
Succulent Beans (15003)
1,095 1.36 623.5 807.0 79
Limes (2005)
943.1 26.9 5.00 35.0 7
Cucumbers (10010)
920.4 0.71 166.0 1,288 155
Regulatory (100)
734.3 - - - 7
Forage Grasses (22000)
651.5 0.36 1,340 1,833 42
Kale (13011)
643.8 0.51 1,691 1,268 260
 
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.