PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Santa Cruz in 2009, 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 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 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 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 1,582,740 3.31 18,500 451,498
Uses:
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 566,856 193.3 4,163 2,917
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 497,617 147.6 4,719 3,372
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 91,436 5.65 5,610 16,173
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 75,328 31.3 2,230 2,396
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 48,309 103.9 1,257 464.8
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 39,992 6.31 3,116 6,265
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
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 25,677 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 19,999 2.00 4,252 10,000
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (5785)
Not Listed 18,318 - - -
Uses:
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 15,066 1.80 2,440 8,347
Uses: Fungicide
Soybean oil (2335)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 13,200 11.2 1,183 1,173
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Borax (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 11,156 0.04 299.0 479.0
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Petroleum distillates, refined (2106)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 10,014 9.39 387.0 1,012
Uses: Insecticide
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 9,327 21.9 462.8 425.2
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 7,441 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Maneb (369)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 6,059 1.47 1,560 4,118
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 5,731 0.78 4,330 7,343
Uses: Insecticide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 5,408 109.8 31.8 49.2
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer (2816, 1698)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 4,596 0.22 4,184 20,654
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
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 4,507 0.97 2,286 4,643
Uses: Insecticide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 4,206 3.32 1,776 1,248
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 4,188 0.93 1,566 642.0
Uses: Herbicide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 3,669 0.55 1,607 6,645
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 3,605 0.10 5,664 34,334
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Thiram (589)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 3,553 2.60 651.0 1,366
Uses: Fungicide
Alpha (para-tert-butyl phenyl)-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene)-ethyl phosphate (1605)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,532 0.41 1,907 8,533
Uses: Adjuvant
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 3,488 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 3,286 4.20 1,408 630.8
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,205 0.88 3,030 3,570
Uses: Insecticide
Fenhexamid (4032)
Anilide Not Listed 3,001 0.63 3,073 4,727
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,547 0.30 3,522 7,419
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
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 2,485 1.02 576.0 1,778
Uses: Fungicide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 2,292 0.31 4,982 7,288
Uses: Fungicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,030 0.72 1,231 2,389
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Aizawai, GC-91 protein (3843)
Microbial Not Listed 1,843 0.48 2,976 3,854
Uses: Insecticide
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 1,839 0.65 2,195 2,256
Uses: Fungicide
Alkyl oxy poly (ethyleneoxy) ethyl phosphate (1715)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,767 0.32 1,032 5,534
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Neem oil (3979)
Botanical Not Listed 1,693 4.21 266.3 204.5
Uses: Insecticide
Copper carbonate, basic (60)
Inorganic-Copper Yes 1,675 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide
Alpha-pinene polymer (3996)
Polymer, Polymer Not Listed 1,514 0.31 2,023 4,916
Uses: Insecticide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 1,472 0.16 5,445 8,888
Uses: Fungicide
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 1,457 0.32 3,094 4,604
Uses: Fungicide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential Not Listed 1,427 15.3 9.00 8.00
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
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Silicone, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,328 0.22 2,471 6,116
Note! Data for Silicone-polyether 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
Bifenazate (5657)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,289 0.47 3,513 2,738
Uses: Insecticide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 1,181 1.14 497.8 336.0
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,175 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,160 0.83 1,318 1,386
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,061 0.31 1,558 3,269
Uses: Synergist

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Santa Cruz 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)
1,582,740 3.31 18,500 451,498 29,100
Strawberries (1016)
950,986 3.59 4,908 264,377 6,399
Raspberries (1006)
321,525 7.58 2,515 42,392 1,658
Blackberries (1002)
73,311 5.22 740.1 14,052 1,785
Apples (4001)
57,111 5.44 1,321 10,490 811
Structural Pest Control (10)
30,171 - - - 2,786
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
26,636 3.38 289.0 7,870 413
Right of Way (40)
25,748 - - - 514
Landscape (30)
24,396 - - - 1,049
Brussel Sprouts (13006)
14,640 1.31 1,108 11,191 540
Head Lettuce (13045)
12,716 0.39 1,152 32,265 2,379
Wine Grapes (29143)
11,254 1.25 491.3 8,968 822
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
5,943 0.26 868.8 22,562 1,981
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
4,402 0.24 777.0 13,000 1,553
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
4,217 0.65 255.0 6,198 1,573
Soil Preplant (40008)
3,892 198.6 30.0 19.6 2
Irrigation Systems (65021)
2,516 - - - 6
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
1,747 1.01 167.5 1,726 442
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
1,161 0.41 503.2 2,836 148
Summer Squash (10013)
1,059 6.09 177.0 174.0 71
Tomatoes (11005)
966.6 1.66 11.0 51.0 96
Artichokes (13018)
714.7 0.18 265.2 3,894 176
Greenhouse Propagation (155)
641.7 1.05 13.5 502.4 623
Cucumbers (10010)
586.6 13.8 7.00 41.5 39
Other Fumigation (91)
548.8 - - - 4
Spinach (13024)
516.7 0.41 141.4 1,270 115
Public Health Pest Control (50)
510.8 - - - 146
Greenhouse Plants (153)
454.9 0.10 20.1 1,796 1,608
Broccoli (13005)
454.6 1.30 368.5 348.3 64
Celery (29113)
402.1 0.55 132.0 731.0 74
Mushrooms (16003)
398.6 - - - 38
Spices (8000)
354.2 0.77 220.5 423.6 193
Pears (4003)
314.5 6.69 52.0 47.0 15
Squash (10012)
273.8 0.52 141.0 528.0 29
Cauliflower (13008)
268.4 1.03 358.0 260.5 47
Beehives (61008)
252.8 - - - 7
Beans (28001)
238.8 12.6 6.00 19.0 4
Prunes (5006)
228.1 5.85 80.0 39.0 14
Cabbage (13007)
214.8 0.18 155.9 1,192 215
Bushberries (1023)
161.0 - - - 2
Unknown (-1)
90.3 1.07 92.6 80.0 20
Basil (8006)
80.6 0.55 - 145.8 99
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
71.0 - - - 40
Blueberries (1009)
65.3 0.17 13.4 375.7 30
Peas (29127)
51.6 0.38 61.0 135.3 34
Peaches (5004)
47.7 15.9 4.00 3.00 3
Bean, Broad (Fava, Horse Bean) (28059)
47.1 0.24 52.0 199.0 27
Chives (14005)
39.9 1.04 6.00 38.3 50
Forage Grasses (22000)
37.9 0.11 53.5 357.5 18
Avocado (28000)
31.4 0.28 7.00 114.0 21
 
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.