PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Monterey in 2016, 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 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 Monterey

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Monterey
Eric Lauritzen
1428 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone:831-759-7325
Fax: 831-422-5003
Email: agcomm@co.monterey.ca.us
Web: http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/ag/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Monterey 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 9,284,540 0.93 11,564,100 9,433,780
Uses:
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 2,293,790 237.2 27,865 9,670
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,043,830 4.73 434,128 220,747
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 966,865 3.83 482,869 248,099
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 779,633 88.0 29,397 8,861
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 457,787 3.16 1,790,280 144,741
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 198,612 1.54 2,167,800 126,970
Uses: Fungicide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Not Listed 197,785 2.89 1,339,100 67,991
Uses: Fungicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 185,670 178.1 3,242 1,028
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 183,013 237.7 3,836 770.1
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Chlorine (131)
Inorganic Not Listed 161,688 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 153,143 2.17 216,076 49,087
Uses: Herbicide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 105,277 3.22 1,019,270 32,591
Uses: Herbicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 83,885 0.66 2,362,030 126,384
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Not Listed 83,470 86.4 - 227.1
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 80,673 0.35 2,099,020 227,289
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 70,468 1.31 178,841 47,190
Uses: Herbicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 69,974 26.2 13,452 2,670
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 69,093 0.32 2,670,320 213,625
Uses: Adjuvant
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 67,767 3.43 97,994 19,698
Uses: Fungicide
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 65,798 2.94 737,721 22,400
Uses: Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 56,182 47.4 23,355 1,186
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 55,820 0.14 2,164,720 379,901
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
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 54,579 0.50 1,620,830 104,079
Uses: Adjuvant
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 53,620 2.66 16,330 20,143
Uses: Fungicide
Potash soap (1596, 1409)
Soap Not Listed 53,235 6.84 165,520 7,579
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
Sodium chlorite (2148)
Inorganic Not Listed 52,410 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 45,305 0.40 117,994 113,441
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Propyzamide (694)
Amide Yes 45,144 0.76 1,509,050 59,036
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 44,245 0.82 160,763 54,012
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 43,504 1.60 535,370 27,034
Uses: Insecticide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 41,993 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 38,824 1.33 329,328 24,034
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 37,483 0.11 1,143,430 349,644
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 36,982 0.36 1,383,740 103,903
Uses: Fungicide
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 35,250 0.37 1,099,110 96,515
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 33,368 0.51 347,493 62,657
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 33,286 4.42 3,229 463.5
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Propamocarb hydrochloride (4022)
Other Carbamate Not Listed 32,968 0.90 462,624 36,400
Uses: Fungicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 32,692 0.16 3,383,750 202,405
Uses: Insecticide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 30,366 0.14 2,291,250 220,748
Uses: Adjuvant
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 29,723 0.93 587,940 31,484
Uses: Insecticide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 29,471 1.46 134,232 20,167
Uses: Herbicide
Calcium carbonate (1007)
Inorganic Not Listed 27,440 - - -
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 27,203 23.7 28,524 1,126
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
Burkholderia sp strain A396 cells and spent fermentation media (6064)
Microbial Not Listed 25,221 10.1 10,626 2,491
Uses: Fungicide
Propionic acid (505)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 24,156 0.21 1,449,370 115,347
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 23,353 0.33 721,957 66,156
Uses: Herbicide
Petroleum distillates, aromatic (1814)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 22,571 0.64 83,633 35,439
Uses: Solvent, Herbicide, Insecticide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 22,040 0.55 148,935 39,201
Uses: Herbicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Monterey 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)
9,284,540 0.93 11,564,100 9,433,780 554,630
Strawberries (1016)
3,601,390 3.84 57,183 938,034 30,802
Wine Grapes (29143)
2,230,490 0.99 236,403 2,247,670 42,843
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
760,960 0.39 3,061,330 1,930,140 142,788
Head Lettuce (13045)
509,774 0.36 1,585,920 1,398,530 88,550
Spinach (13024)
224,645 0.57 1,382,650 391,747 39,490
Broccoli (13005)
199,840 0.35 1,575,280 575,084 32,378
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
189,450 - - - 27
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
185,949 0.72 254,917 258,853 13,479
Brussel Sprouts (13006)
159,010 0.96 89,934 164,836 9,276
Right of Way (40)
148,866 0.04 473.0 349.3 1,405
Onions (14011)
103,460 1.03 84,749 97,913 3,886
Raspberries (1006)
102,138 3.00 5,353 34,003 3,520
Celery (29113)
98,988 0.28 527,528 354,450 30,331
Irrigation Systems (65021)
83,833 44.7 - 443.8 36
Peas (29127)
72,795 0.57 201,971 127,224 7,588
Blackberries (1002)
68,821 3.31 3,848 20,803 2,874
Cauliflower (13008)
56,577 0.34 566,018 168,799 11,346
Artichokes (13018)
55,022 0.20 143,288 271,659 10,298
Structural Pest Control (10)
47,554 - - - 4,194
Carrots (29111)
41,639 1.53 68,463 27,284 1,540
Lemons (2004)
33,994 4.47 1,439 7,610 153
Landscape (30)
30,783 12.9 13.6 2.25 3,473
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
29,888 0.99 999.8 30,207 3,866
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
20,032 5.43 1,612 2,975 3,016
Kale (13011)
17,882 0.51 179,406 35,387 4,297
Public Health Pest Control (50)
17,244 - - - 101
Bell Peppers (11003)
16,936 1.30 15,625 13,041 696
Tomatoes (11005)
15,950 7.11 576.0 2,243 186
Cabbage (13007)
14,776 0.23 224,229 63,033 4,156
Beets (29109)
13,808 10.6 18,548 1,306 407
Arrugula (13056)
13,557 0.49 188,866 27,925 4,364
Avocado (28000)
9,008 13.1 252.0 687.8 28
Broccoli Raab (13052)
8,498 0.27 102,697 31,918 1,502
Walnuts (3009)
8,026 0.60 363.0 13,480 63
Greenhouse Plants (153)
6,523 0.39 3,312 3,842 8,924
Pricklypear Cactus (6028)
5,701 1.02 3,791 5,615 154
Mustard Greens (13021)
5,492 0.55 133,792 10,072 2,504
Other Fumigation (91)
4,939 - - - 121
Garlic (14007)
4,593 0.19 38,858 23,581 666
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
4,590 - - - 175
Swiss Chard (13025)
4,506 0.29 184,350 15,378 3,110
Greenhouse Propagation (155)
4,402 0.67 4,074 5,472 11,283
Radicchio (13524)
3,958 0.25 24,361 15,850 2,347
Commodity Fumigation (90)
3,679 - - - 76
Aquatic Area (65000)
3,627 3.66 5,049 990.3 97
Chinese Cabbage (13010)
3,046 0.21 28,454 14,629 2,572
Leeks (14010)
2,918 0.33 40,763 8,806 1,742
Pimentos (11004)
2,457 0.87 6,582 2,832 104
Dried Beans (15001)
2,362 0.50 15,661 4,686 261
 
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.