PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Ventura 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 Ventura

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Ventura
W. Earl McPhail
815 E. Santa Barbara Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
send mail to:
P.O. Box 889
Santa Paula, CA 93061-0889
Phone:805-933-8415 or 805-647-5931
Fax: 805-525-8922
Email: susan.johnson@mail.co.ventura.ca.us
Web: http://www.countyofventura.org/index.asp

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Ventura 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 7,648,730 2.60 157,452 2,817,060
Uses:
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 2,794,700 161.7 18,636 17,279
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 1,222,120 15.2 51,526 80,189
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-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 876,204 180.5 4,816 4,854
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 654,253 129.6 5,583 5,047
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 328,425 138.1 4,835 2,373
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 208,377 184.2 813.5 1,131
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 200,227 2.93 20,060 68,293
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 126,129 1.77 14,657 71,412
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 83,682 1.49 23,363 34,391
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 76,402 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 52,921 1.28 19,166 35,707
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 43,008 1.66 19,280 23,496
Uses: Fungicide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 41,358 0.11 - 61.0
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 40,118 10.5 4,301 3,835
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Tetrakis (hydroxymethyl) phosphonium sulfate (4035)
Not Listed 33,330 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
1-(alkylamino)-3-aminopropane (1830, 5068)
Alkyl Amino Propane Not Listed 28,343 - - -
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
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 27,773 1.59 22,497 17,472
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 26,378 0.23 44,060 115,310
Uses: Fungicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 24,663 1.80 17,680 13,706
Uses: Insecticide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 24,478 6.78 2,209 3,608
Uses: Insecticide
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 20,822 0.19 38,576 110,485
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 20,227 0.71 19,883 28,425
Uses: Adjuvant
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 19,780 2.47 80.0 15.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, Subsp. Aizawai, Strain ABTS-1857 (5879)
Microbial Not Listed 19,136 0.72 24,625 26,446
Uses: Insecticide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 17,986 0.91 17,543 19,675
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 17,929 16.9 1,706 1,061
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 17,145 10.6 - 9.50
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 17,048 12.3 1,413 1,375
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
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 17,009 0.22 31,271 75,766
Uses: Adjuvant
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 16,233 0.36 29,364 45,253
Uses: Fungicide
Thiram (589)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 16,216 1.88 5,238 6,910
Uses: Fungicide
Dichloran (81)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 15,546 2.34 9,952 6,634
Uses: Fungicide
Fenhexamid (4032)
Anilide Not Listed 15,437 0.72 11,412 21,462
Uses: Fungicide
Calcium hydroxide (99, 3669)
Inorganic Not Listed 14,944 4.09 3,557 3,641
Note! Data for Calcium hydroxide summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 14,725 2.84 6,289 4,924
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 14,006 0.14 57,524 96,290
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
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 12,555 4.94 7,518 2,544
Uses: Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 11,834 23.4 1,888 506.3
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 11,660 3.54 6,134 3,293
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
Prometryn (502)
Triazine Yes 11,349 1.26 16,411 8,975
Uses: Herbicide
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 11,116 4.87 2,286 2,258
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 10,606 0.32 15,284 33,357
Uses: Fungicide
Poly-i-para-menthene (1314)
Unclassified Not Listed 10,109 0.34 12,830 29,929
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Bifenazate (5657)
Unclassified Not Listed 10,027 0.50 16,048 19,954
Uses: Insecticide
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide, Inorganic Yes 9,786 2.33 2,874 4,191
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 9,657 3.49 7,142 2,748
Uses: Herbicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 9,057 0.90 12,858 10,063
Uses: Insecticide
Alpha-pinene polymer (3996)
Polymer Not Listed 8,906 0.22 14,554 41,308
Uses: Insecticide
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Silicone, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 8,849 0.15 31,911 58,037
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

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Ventura 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)
7,648,730 2.60 157,452 2,817,060 112,035
Strawberries (1016)
4,818,680 3.39 17,329 1,423,400 15,195
Lemons (2004)
1,085,980 7.34 18,185 144,701 6,173
Raspberries (1006)
337,493 5.49 4,617 61,503 4,122
Avocado (28000)
254,626 3.10 17,530 82,160 4,459
Tomatoes (11005)
203,189 1.06 3,155 191,076 2,645
Bell Peppers (11003)
164,758 2.07 4,071 79,723 1,330
Celery (29113)
124,888 0.40 14,657 312,972 11,374
Structural Pest Control (10)
94,673 - - - 8,525
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
84,904 1.78 - 59.5 110
Right of Way (40)
50,885 0.83 3,749 3,165 1,123
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
46,981 2.27 871.7 20,582 4,651
Irrigation Systems (65021)
42,643 1.74 102.0 741.2 122
Kale (13011)
30,074 1.31 2,453 22,971 2,990
Cabbage (13007)
27,943 0.36 7,912 76,490 3,883
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
25,379 0.80 1,859 31,603 9,083
Apples (4001)
24,782 9.06 268.0 2,735 39
Landscape (30)
21,451 0.70 459.9 130.4 3,461
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
21,268 0.49 5,430 43,382 3,578
Oranges (2006)
19,605 1.80 3,259 10,612 1,159
Ornamental Turf (33008)
13,586 0.46 1,026 29,519 594
Tangerines (2008)
12,854 1.24 1,457 10,325 405
Spinach (13024)
8,271 0.38 2,987 18,260 2,067
Corn (29119)
8,164 0.14 1,380 56,519 614
Blueberries (1009)
7,922 11.6 152.4 683.2 71
Radishes (14014)
7,792 0.74 1,488 10,587 1,486
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
6,622 0.41 163.0 14,449 5,554
Mustard (29123)
6,580 0.43 1,130 15,272 1,227
Swiss Chard (13025)
6,334 1.11 1,463 5,725 1,093
Collards (13009)
6,312 0.69 1,551 9,121 1,294
Blackberries (1002)
6,186 2.82 93.9 2,193 322
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
4,993 0.87 3,071 5,737 311
Parsley (13022)
4,872 0.40 2,010 12,108 924
Bok Choy (13502)
4,390 0.78 595.2 5,659 805
Artichokes (13018)
4,321 0.32 764.2 13,507 234
Unknown (-1)
4,137 0.80 2,074 5,156 108
Succulent Beans (15003)
3,948 0.41 1,940 9,531 122
Cilanto (13501)
3,795 0.60 3,468 6,280 536
Green Onions (16004)
3,711 0.57 857.0 5,733 567
Aquatic Area (65000)
3,360 3.75 26.6 896.6 28
Carrots (29111)
3,202 0.76 496.2 3,259 144
Beets (29109)
2,556 0.61 2,627 4,179 805
Broccoli (13005)
2,358 0.43 1,524 5,230 200
Beans (28001)
2,286 0.27 2,148 8,584 130
Pumpkins (10011)
1,900 0.81 857.8 2,358 116
Orchards (28509)
1,867 1.20 371.5 1,558 108
Greenhouse Plants (153)
1,725 0.51 180.8 3,037 2,053
Leeks (14010)
1,669 0.50 731.8 3,335 385
Cucumbers (10010)
1,523 0.18 764.0 3,874 407
Onions (14011)
1,435 0.28 636.0 2,106 75
 
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.