PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Ventura 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 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 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 5,028,540 2.85 191,583 1,761,750
Uses:
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 1,340,270 125.4 18,212 10,684
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 875,749 31.2 28,182 28,029
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
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 574,385 46.1 7,999 12,470
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 494,369 167.3 7,390 2,954
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 370,159 95.6 6,887 3,870
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 276,499 158.1 3,199 1,748
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 156,995 4.33 19,392 36,225
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 77,588 1.30 33,411 57,665
Uses: Herbicide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 70,019 1.65 13,750 42,374
Uses: Fungicide
MCIAL code 401 (2045)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 55,252 15.7 1,994 3,530
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Neem oil (3979)
Botanical Not Listed 42,615 3.14 5,922 13,440
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 38,397 1.77 21,304 21,655
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 36,031 1.41 15,725 25,314
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 32,501 1.91 24,128 16,975
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Dichloran (81)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 27,233 2.65 16,772 10,296
Uses: Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 24,371 0.27 75,276 88,750
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
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 19,196 1.69 19,114 11,340
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis, Subsp. Aizawai, Strain ABTS-1857 (5879)
Microbial Not Listed 18,560 0.69 23,166 26,878
Uses: Insecticide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 17,552 27.7 1,826 633.2
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 16,490 0.68 15,237 24,230
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Petroleum distillates, refined (2106)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 16,387 8.48 1,758 1,915
Uses: Insecticide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 15,882 171.7 174.0 92.5
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Calcium hydroxide (3669, 99)
Inorganic Not Listed 15,795 6.20 2,167 2,547
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
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 15,141 5.38 1,977 2,814
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 13,664 0.35 24,701 39,168
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Poly-i-para-menthene (1314)
Unclassified Not Listed 13,401 0.35 15,132 38,743
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 12,568 9.78 1,398 1,285
Uses: Insecticide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 11,208 4.77 2,616 2,351
Uses: Fungicide
Fenhexamid (4032)
Anilide Not Listed 10,414 0.73 10,400 14,286
Uses: Fungicide
Maneb (369)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 10,350 1.65 13,616 6,279
Uses: Fungicide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 10,063 5.04 8,241 1,997
Uses: Herbicide
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 9,802 0.54 11,002 18,118
Uses: Molluscicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 9,478 2.58 3,963 3,642
Uses: Fungicide
Oxamyl (1910)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 9,288 0.77 13,506 12,006
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 8,753 0.15 36,764 56,674
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 8,661 0.57 14,482 15,244
Uses: Adjuvant
Thiram (589)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 8,227 2.39 3,486 3,446
Uses: Fungicide
Prometryn (502)
Triazine Yes 7,587 1.20 13,566 6,349
Uses: Herbicide
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 7,580 0.35 21,412 21,942
Note! Data for Ethylene glycol polymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 6,760 0.18 30,281 36,524
Uses: Fungicide
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 6,629 6.13 7,111 1,082
Uses: Herbicide
Napropamide (1728)
Amide Not Listed 6,621 1.10 8,042 6,034
Uses: Herbicide
Propionic acid (505)
Unclassified Yes 6,382 0.17 30,349 36,594
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 6,374 0.39 6,380 16,280
Uses: Synergist
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 6,281 0.36 22,362 17,521
Uses: Fungicide
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide, Inorganic Yes 6,272 1.43 1,322 4,378
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Bentonite (1399)
Inorganic Not Listed 6,196 1.34 5,062 4,640
Uses: Adjuvant
Potassium phosphite (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 6,106 2.08 10,789 2,939
Uses: Fungicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 5,914 0.88 15,367 6,703
Uses: Insecticide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Ventura 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)
5,028,540 2.85 191,583 1,761,750 73,124
Strawberries (1016)
1,895,860 3.33 20,214 568,939 8,268
Lemons (2004)
1,498,590 9.22 17,047 162,605 5,792
Soil Preplant (40008)
674,394 41.7 12,654 16,183 395
Tomatoes (11005)
228,336 1.14 3,285 201,010 2,670
Avocado (28000)
140,259 2.27 14,122 61,742 3,116
Raspberries (1006)
122,064 4.55 3,358 26,829 2,200
Celery (29113)
109,759 0.47 17,046 233,980 9,216
Bell Peppers (11003)
86,302 1.03 5,148 83,802 1,919
Oranges (2006)
26,782 1.30 3,275 20,667 998
Ornamental Turf (33008)
23,444 1.49 2,949 15,694 449
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
20,728 0.89 617.5 23,154 4,417
Cabbage (13007)
20,595 0.41 9,926 50,315 3,100
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
17,339 0.58 2,312 29,242 5,848
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
13,654 0.52 7,421 26,280 2,896
Apples (4001)
12,897 12.2 270.0 1,060 14
Right of Way (40)
12,446 0.92 7,653 9,290 779
Spinach (13024)
10,789 0.65 3,347 16,709 1,640
Tangerines (2008)
10,550 0.57 1,050 18,582 427
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
10,407 0.90 163.0 10,951 5,362
Landscape (30)
7,859 0.20 6,498 40,077 725
Mustard (29123)
7,695 1.12 933.0 6,841 776
Corn (29119)
6,482 0.17 1,320 38,379 450
Collards (13009)
5,618 0.64 1,102 8,742 855
Artichokes (13018)
4,971 0.38 1,605 13,108 225
Bok Choy (13502)
4,869 1.03 3,039 4,744 807
Green Onions (16004)
4,697 1.20 1,361 3,914 384
Beans (28001)
4,432 0.56 4,606 7,964 184
Kale (13011)
3,940 1.44 1,604 2,739 572
Radishes (14014)
3,490 0.76 1,432 4,595 650
Blackberries (1002)
2,952 7.57 113.6 390.0 42
Parsley (13022)
2,811 0.43 2,225 6,579 307
Beets (29109)
2,666 1.55 2,359 1,715 358
Carrots (29111)
2,242 0.39 1,207 5,699 131
Irrigation Systems (65021)
2,203 4.15 1,716 531.1 99
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
2,157 0.66 316.6 3,125 873
Succulent Beans (15003)
2,114 0.86 1,780 2,464 64
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
1,826 1.41 940.8 1,291 119
Unknown (-1)
1,798 0.62 2,589 2,895 137
Spices (8000)
1,585 0.99 182.8 907.0 671
Leeks (14010)
1,336 1.52 132.0 876.4 123
Gai Lon (13903)
1,197 0.89 423.0 1,350 362
Greenhouse Plants (153)
1,182 0.60 124.1 1,792 1,191
Cucumbers (10010)
1,134 0.58 488.5 1,969 314
Radicchio (13524)
1,054 0.63 500.0 1,674 34
Mushrooms (16003)
990.9 4.14 30.0 239.4 20
Blueberries (1009)
843.0 1.34 190.0 628.7 27
Head Lettuce (13045)
755.3 0.54 805.9 1,411 126
Pumpkins (10011)
712.6 0.35 803.0 2,062 98
Swiss Chard (13025)
701.1 0.42 1,134 1,664 273
 
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.