PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in San Diego 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 San Diego

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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San Diego
Kathleen A. Thuner
5555 Overland Ave., Bldg. 3
San Diego, CA 92123-1292
Phone:858-694-2741 or 858-694-2739
Fax: 858-565-7046
Email: unavailable
Web: http://www.sdcawm.org

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in San Diego 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 1,569,680 1.33 28,799 416,669
Uses:
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 451,316 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 217,332 20.9 12,680 10,258
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
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 141,081 1.52 9,417 24,319
Uses: Herbicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 57,550 107.3 941.0 536.1
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 48,218 0.04 276.9 921.6
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 45,060 281.1 1,081 123.1
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Orthoboric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 37,493 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 36,958 0.25 710.6 760.7
Uses: Synergist, Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 33,781 0.13 4,835 3,652
Uses: Insecticide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 31,772 5.92 2,630 5,337
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 29,391 0.60 7,749 23,200
Uses: Herbicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 25,314 1.89 1,320 364.5
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 24,739 0.53 7,705 5,103
Uses: Insecticide
Esfenvalerate (2321)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 24,422 0.04 701.0 832.2
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 18,732 1.31 4,445 5,904
Uses: Fungicide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 17,812 7.57 26.5 15.5
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
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 17,471 138.2 500.0 126.4
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 15,322 126.1 495.0 121.5
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Caprylic acid (2316)
Unclassified Not Listed 12,274 3.89 1,218 3,149
Uses: Microbiocide
Dazomet (233)
Unclassified Not Listed 11,875 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 10,659 - 6.00 -
Uses: Insecticide
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 10,424 0.04 5,917 3,561
Note! Data for Cyfluthrin summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 9,842 43.8 405.2 224.6
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 9,782 1.58 580.0 651.8
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 9,694 0.27 1,935 2,327
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 9,504 - - -
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
Sodium percarbonate (5785)
Inorganic Not Listed 9,260 71.6 150.0 9.50
Uses:
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 8,838 1.22 4,682 7,097
Uses: Herbicide
Capric acid (2315)
Unclassified Not Listed 8,357 2.65 1,264 3,149
Uses: Microbiocide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 6,973 8.79 1,009 457.4
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Prallethrin (3985)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 6,104 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 5,927 1.02 2,790 1,658
Uses: Fungicide
Cyhalothrin, lambda (2297)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 5,874 0.04 995.0 916.4
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 5,368 0.08 6,093 11,997
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
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 5,190 1.40 1,386 773.4
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4,935 1.34 5,098 3,630
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 4,566 1.12 3,385 2,008
Uses: Fungicide
Pyriproxyfen (4019)
Juvenile hormone mimic Not Listed 4,180 0.11 1,104 110.4
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Israelensis, serotype H-14 (3857)
Microbial Not Listed 3,712 - 89.5 -
Uses: Insecticide
Copper naphthenate (153)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 3,600 - - -
Uses: Wood Preservative, Insecticide, Fungicide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Metaldehyde (379)
Aldehyde Not Listed 3,588 0.69 3,673 3,762
Uses: Molluscicide
Prodiamine (2236)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 3,503 0.71 2,248 3,541
Uses: Herbicide
nonanoic acid (2739)
Fatty acid Not Listed 3,325 3.48 215.6 148.6
Uses: Herbicide, Fungicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 2,993 1.20 2,530 905.9
Uses: Fungicide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Not Listed 2,689 2.52 2,429 616.2
Uses: Fungicide
Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene block copolymer (2816, 1698)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,648 0.30 1,334 8,904
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
Isoxaben (2289)
Amide, Oxazole Not Listed 2,557 0.92 2,638 1,590
Uses: Herbicide
Potash soap (1596, 1409)
Soap Not Listed 2,534 3.95 1,459 519.0
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
Propiconazole (2276)
Azole Yes 2,530 0.18 2,663 1,055
Uses: Fungicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in San Diego 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)
1,569,680 1.33 28,799 416,669 130,904
Structural Pest Control (10)
722,680 - - - 29,578
Right of Way (40)
126,856 - - - 848
Avocado (28000)
124,390 1.98 10,518 62,866 3,650
Landscape (30)
122,180 1.10 104.0 32.0 14,783
Tomatoes (11005)
100,585 1.64 883.0 61,384 824
Lemons (2004)
76,646 2.07 2,401 36,949 2,786
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
64,214 0.82 3,661 72,689 30,420
Oranges (2006)
42,542 1.19 2,412 35,816 1,169
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
28,996 0.99 1,630 29,162 5,766
Grapefruit (2002)
26,164 3.13 834.1 8,363 400
Ornamental Turf (33008)
19,616 25.4 577.0 773.4 32
Greenhouse Plants (153)
15,450 0.25 439.6 33,613 21,157
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
14,393 - - - 161
Raspberries (1006)
13,403 140.5 65.0 95.4 4
Tangerines (2008)
12,651 2.32 292.1 5,448 205
Regulatory (100)
11,259 - - - 227
Strawberries (1016)
9,465 4.53 192.5 2,091 262
Public Health Pest Control (50)
6,100 - - - 125
Wine Grapes (29143)
4,604 0.76 474.5 6,026 1,472
Bell Peppers (11003)
3,870 0.65 91.5 5,949 338
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
3,410 0.75 52.0 4,299 2,141
Aquatic Area (65000)
2,541 8.27 - 307.1 46
null (33007)
1,345 0.59 - 1,898 204
Tangelos (2007)
1,159 0.18 253.0 6,311 98
Greenhouse Propagation (155)
1,090 0.09 43.0 1,492 4,187
Limes (2005)
932.6 1.50 73.8 623.3 77
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
823.5 0.40 86.3 2,079 170
Potatoes (14013)
822.2 0.25 1,250 3,231 26
Squash (10012)
713.5 0.34 23.5 2,089 424
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
712.9 0.19 38.0 1,290 1,646
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
702.3 0.56 175.0 1,265 31
Cucumbers (10010)
676.1 1.21 7.00 557.6 286
Guava (6006)
665.9 0.52 99.0 1,271 68
Spices (8000)
653.4 0.16 54.2 3,993 1,512
Brussel Sprouts (13006)
626.6 0.47 218.0 1,345 45
Apples (4001)
614.5 0.71 60.0 859.0 119
Tarragon (8041)
511.3 2.35 9.00 218.0 70
Citrus (2000)
484.2 4.12 34.2 117.7 55
Mint (28012)
468.9 0.68 33.0 691.0 274
Olives (28014)
442.5 8.08 15.0 54.8 62
Oats (29125)
398.5 0.29 739.0 1,392 21
null (65029)
310.3 - - - 12
Blueberries (1009)
289.0 1.44 100.0 200.0 2
Farm Or Ag Structures And Equip. (61000)
279.9 0.0001 - 5.00 30
Leafy Vegetables (13000)
239.5 0.07 10.0 2,865 1,543
Edible Flowers (29008)
228.8 0.25 14.0 900.5 287
Dried Beans (15001)
213.2 11.0 14.5 19.4 3
Chives (14005)
167.1 0.76 30.0 219.5 72
Pome Fruits (4000)
149.3 0.19 47.0 798.8 78
 
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.