PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Santa Cruz in 2012, Central 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 Cruz

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Santa Cruz
David Moeller
175 Westridge Drive
Watsonville, CA 95076-2797
Phone:831-763-8080
Fax: 831-763-8255
Email: agc001@agdept.com
Web: http://www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/AgCom/AgCom.htm

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Santa Cruz 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 1,692,040 4.10 27,021 397,723
Uses:
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 665,062 193.2 5,238 3,443
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 481,761 136.8 4,877 3,523
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 213,481 160.0 3,410 1,317
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 57,990 23.4 3,300 2,480
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 37,199 3.65 6,228 10,178
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 34,847 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 21,227 6.24 3,330 3,383
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
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 17,315 278.2 98.8 62.2
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Soybean oil (2335)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 12,207 10.6 651.3 1,155
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 11,797 2.07 1,603 5,693
Uses: Fungicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 11,524 1.82 3,647 6,311
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 8,241 9.79 981.4 760.2
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
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 7,480 10.0 - 115.5
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 6,237 1.54 2,544 4,018
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 5,437 0.61 5,486 8,965
Uses: Insecticide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 5,425 3.09 1,346 1,738
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 4,541 0.18 5,603 25,062
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 4,400 5.12 4,765 782.0
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 4,167 2.11 1,590 669.2
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 3,931 0.98 1,051 3,720
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,998 0.45 4,047 6,201
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
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 2,841 9.41 34.1 7.21
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
Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer (2816, 1698)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,489 0.46 1,246 5,407
Note! Data for Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Fenhexamid (4032)
Anilide Not Listed 2,332 0.70 2,597 3,280
Uses: Fungicide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 2,146 3.35 488.6 514.2
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
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,133 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,036 1.65 550.3 1,087
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,024 3.66 499.8 552.8
Uses: Herbicide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 2,009 0.31 4,964 6,477
Uses: Fungicide
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 1,712 0.32 3,179 5,385
Uses: Fungicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,711 0.34 2,486 5,063
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 1,633 0.67 1,978 2,022
Uses: Fungicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,549 2.93 973.5 514.7
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 1,526 0.66 2,141 2,307
Uses: Insecticide
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 1,518 0.87 1,974 1,707
Uses: Molluscicide
Bifenazate (5657)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,394 0.49 3,094 2,852
Uses: Insecticide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 1,362 0.17 5,546 7,918
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,258 0.90 1,138 1,394
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 1,191 0.42 1,349 2,779
Uses: Fungicide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 1,174 1.89 1,356 622.5
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,136 0.68 1,297 1,667
Uses: Insecticide
Fludioxonil (5027)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,105 0.20 3,021 5,386
Uses: Fungicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,081 0.82 4,231 1,230
Uses: Insecticide
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 1,067 0.42 1,259 2,459
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Thiram (589)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 957.0 2.42 164.0 396.0
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 955.5 1.08 659.2 395.5
Uses: Herbicide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 875.6 0.92 685.6 951.6
Uses: Insecticide
Triflumizole (2260)
Azole Not Listed 874.1 0.23 1,869 3,775
Uses: Fungicide
Propamocarb hydrochloride (4022)
Other Carbamate Not Listed 849.6 1.00 521.8 850.2
Uses: Fungicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Santa Cruz 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)
1,692,040 4.10 27,021 397,723 31,296
Strawberries (1016)
855,633 4.65 4,390 183,488 5,700
Raspberries (1006)
400,707 11.9 3,446 33,566 1,361
Brussel Sprouts (13006)
170,125 13.4 1,472 12,679 672
Blackberries (1002)
66,969 6.45 801.1 10,390 1,495
Structural Pest Control (10)
40,467 - - - 3,036
Apples (4001)
36,406 4.61 1,265 7,893 617
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
23,404 16.4 288.1 1,424 534
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
18,468 0.98 394.0 18,779 1,268
Wine Grapes (29143)
12,092 2.17 463.3 5,552 670
Head Lettuce (13045)
12,037 0.28 1,122 42,430 2,273
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
9,697 0.28 1,088 34,378 2,521
Irrigation Systems (65021)
7,480 10.0 - 115.5 12
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
5,084 1.01 595.6 5,054 547
Right of Way (40)
4,870 - - - 267
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
4,225 0.30 2,047 9,515 1,539
Commodity Research (99)
3,757 8.64 30.0 434.7 51
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
2,958 0.38 189.5 6,975 2,090
Celery (29113)
2,892 0.32 532.0 9,136 507
Landscape (30)
2,065 0.0094 2.00 4.00 1,003
Broccoli (13005)
1,978 0.48 703.6 4,118 249
Cauliflower (13008)
1,411 4.72 657.8 299.0 48
Artichokes (13018)
905.4 0.31 133.5 2,893 155
Summer Squash (10013)
886.0 2.01 470.5 441.0 46
Sage (8035)
872.0 1.17 26.5 746.5 210
Greenhouse Propagation (155)
782.0 1.22 15.2 572.2 709
Tomatoes (11005)
586.5 1.01 169.0 117.0 116
Other Fumigation (91)
583.0 - - - 21
Bushberries (1023)
510.5 - - - 7
Cabbage (13007)
505.6 0.39 654.0 1,290 118
Cucumbers (10010)
489.5 3.58 123.5 136.7 62
Chives (14005)
356.2 0.68 32.5 521.6 337
Spices (8000)
345.9 0.78 32.5 442.3 294
Greenhouse Plants (153)
342.9 0.57 3,983 220.9 1,627
Spinach (13024)
310.5 0.19 91.3 1,643 261
Soil Preplant (40008)
309.6 140.7 30.0 2.20 3
Tarragon (8041)
308.2 1.34 26.5 230.2 142
Public Health Pest Control (50)
245.6 - - - 174
Mushrooms (16003)
136.7 - - - 50
Collards (13009)
134.4 11.2 245.0 12.0 6
Chicory (28034)
114.1 0.12 407.0 928.0 48
Beehives (61008)
101.4 0.03 - 360.0 33
Swiss Chard (13025)
54.3 1.60 148.5 34.0 7
Chervil (13055)
49.7 1.09 6.00 45.4 81
Blueberries (1009)
49.3 0.23 34.6 215.9 26
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
46.8 1.54 - 16.0 20
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
45.6 - - - 71
Basil (8006)
40.4 0.52 26.5 77.9 44
Beets (29109)
33.4 4.07 84.0 8.20 4
Apricots (5001)
20.1 5.03 120.0 4.00 2
 
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.