PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Ventura in 2016, 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 2016, 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 2016, 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 2016


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 6,398,640 1.91 195,070 3,199,650
Uses:
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 1,849,170 170.3 13,724 10,856
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 1,771,700 16.5 59,836 107,299
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
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 319,734 120.8 5,041 2,647
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 203,541 3.79 21,977 53,746
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 168,577 2.23 12,586 75,466
Uses: Fungicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 162,142 215.7 1,213 751.8
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 159,897 152.8 1,674 1,046
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 124,816 247.1 979.0 505.2
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 120,076 16.5 4,700 7,284
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
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 102,789 1.78 28,098 37,736
Uses: Herbicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 98,920 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 87,048 1.74 25,756 47,070
Uses: Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 74,394 43.1 2,379 1,726
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Potash soap (1596, 1409)
Soap Not Listed 50,933 7.46 6,769 6,822
Note! Data for Potash soap summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 49,056 3.23 14,094 15,190
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
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Not Listed 48,573 1.45 - 51.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 41,196 1.83 23,597 21,602
Uses: Fungicide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 37,800 10.4 4,320 3,640
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 35,065 0.54 52,661 64,422
Uses: Adjuvant
Bacillus thuringiensis, Subsp. Aizawai, Strain ABTS-1857 (5879)
Microbial Not Listed 30,728 0.79 34,042 38,702
Uses: Insecticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 28,100 1.73 23,203 16,239
Uses: Insecticide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Not Listed 27,523 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 26,836 2.88 13,516 9,327
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 23,616 0.26 58,141 90,100
Uses: Fungicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 19,427 3.11 13,732 5,728
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 19,226 0.17 64,324 92,452
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 or Surfactant
Calcium hydroxide (99, 3669)
Inorganic Not Listed 18,547 3.10 6,300 5,991
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
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 18,121 15.1 1,763 1,201
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Dichloran (81)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 17,522 2.37 9,473 7,395
Uses: Fungicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 17,360 3.81 5,488 4,473
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (6082)
Microbial Not Listed 17,180 2.64 11,416 6,505
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 16,504 0.20 49,604 83,446
Uses: Adjuvant
Thiram (589)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 15,779 2.29 3,376 4,766
Uses: Fungicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 15,354 1.04 19,579 14,809
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Prometryn (502)
Triazine Yes 15,157 1.32 22,611 11,509
Uses: Herbicide
Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer (2816, 1698)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 14,909 0.33 15,232 45,744
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
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 14,561 0.99 19,800 14,627
Uses: Insecticide
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 12,407 5.71 7,398 2,173
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 12,068 1.21 9,986 9,886
Uses: Herbicide
Frontalin + alpha-pinene mixture (3996)
Pheromone Not Listed 12,056 0.29 14,857 41,776
Uses: Pheromone
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide Not Listed 11,559 2.59 6,901 4,449
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Fenhexamid (4032)
Anilide Not Listed 11,498 0.68 9,502 16,921
Uses: Fungicide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 10,146 0.34 30,077 29,988
Uses: Fungicide
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 9,563 0.31 17,376 30,482
Uses: Fungicide
1-(alkylamino)-3-aminopropane (1830, 5068)
Alkyl Amino Propane Not Listed 9,535 2,417 - 3.00
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
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 9,145 0.30 21,164 29,911
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Bentonite (1399)
Inorganic Not Listed 8,515 1.18 7,988 7,195
Uses: Adjuvant
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Polyalkyloxy Compound, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 8,370 0.10 40,243 85,676
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
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 8,356 1.07 8,381 7,774
Uses: Insecticide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Ventura in 2016

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)
6,398,640 1.91 195,070 3,199,650 148,086
Strawberries (1016)
2,720,740 1.94 13,500 1,404,010 16,974
Lemons (2004)
1,742,990 6.77 18,964 251,049 11,286
Bell Peppers (11003)
356,789 2.45 5,911 145,758 3,195
Raspberries (1006)
234,604 2.16 5,413 108,702 7,291
Avocado (28000)
229,984 2.39 16,820 95,822 5,084
Celery (29113)
145,078 0.36 16,851 400,499 13,813
Structural Pest Control (10)
119,195 - - - 10,336
Oranges (2006)
95,225 3.03 4,624 31,395 2,808
Apples (4001)
88,633 11.5 312.0 7,674 33
Right of Way (40)
53,521 0.92 5,622 4,340 1,411
Kale (13011)
50,435 1.18 4,078 42,662 4,449
Cabbage (13007)
43,557 0.29 11,018 150,253 6,999
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
42,363 1.55 433.0 27,248 4,558
Blackberries (1002)
35,477 3.60 372.6 9,852 834
Tangerines (2008)
34,001 1.44 2,023 23,567 1,107
Tomatoes (11005)
33,874 1.24 595.9 27,243 2,455
Irrigation Systems (65021)
31,676 1.48 4,444 2,816 418
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
30,445 0.61 2,171 49,815 10,092
Landscape (30)
30,345 0.39 525.5 353.1 3,373
Brussel Sprouts (13006)
21,906 0.50 2,576 43,952 1,023
Orchards (28509)
19,607 2.15 1,697 9,103 643
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
18,906 0.48 5,444 38,990 3,882
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
17,662 606.0 - 25.0 78
Ornamental Turf (33008)
16,581 1.00 923.8 16,645 509
Citrus (2000)
16,217 2.15 52.1 971.6 250
Soil Preplant (40008)
15,665 3.47 2,850 4,519 161
Spinach (13024)
13,194 0.35 5,026 29,236 3,244
Cilanto (13501)
9,747 0.77 11,133 12,634 1,108
Blueberries (1009)
9,121 0.82 823.5 11,166 700
Parsley (13022)
8,024 0.43 3,813 18,769 1,253
Radishes (14014)
7,472 0.80 1,926 9,312 1,859
Potatoes (14013)
7,258 106.7 70.0 68.0 1
Succulent Beans (15003)
6,829 0.38 3,419 17,990 169
Cucumbers (10010)
6,767 0.79 206.2 5,296 525
Collards (13009)
6,579 0.47 1,958 14,144 1,651
null (33007)
6,340 0.73 350.0 8,493 379
Mustard (29123)
5,142 0.63 1,096 8,227 1,039
Artichokes (13018)
4,783 0.23 2,114 20,628 527
Beets (29109)
4,380 0.35 2,766 12,383 1,543
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
4,347 0.29 189.2 15,111 4,225
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
4,113 0.65 4,477 6,324 227
Corn (29119)
3,291 0.09 805.6 35,195 552
Bok Choy (13502)
3,251 0.38 1,436 8,567 1,285
Chinese Cabbage (13010)
2,878 0.49 1,738 5,877 577
Aquatic Area (65000)
2,446 9.99 139.6 243.9 85
Unknown (-1)
2,432 0.46 664.0 5,244 56
Swiss Chard (13025)
2,338 0.43 2,384 5,434 1,321
Carrots (29111)
2,185 0.46 609.3 2,645 171
Greenhouse Plants (153)
2,086 0.34 210.7 6,058 3,063
 
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.