PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in San Francisco in 2012, Bay Area 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 San Francisco

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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San Francisco
Fernando Ona
501 Cesar Chavez St., Ste. 109-A
San Francisco, CA 94124-1209
Phone:415-285-5010
Fax: 415-285-8776
Email: Fernando.Ona@sfdph.org
Web: http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/casf/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in San Francisco 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 31,992 3.16 - 1,802
Uses:
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 14,463 46.5 - 52.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,513 13.2 - 42.0
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 2,031 9.46 - 42.7
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,425 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
1-bromo-3-chloro-5,5-dimethyl hydantoin (2080)
Hydantoin Yes 1,020 15.0 - 10.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Boric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 936.4 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 765.0 - - -
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
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 656.0 10.4 - 62.5
Uses: Fungicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 523.3 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
1,3-dichloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (37)
Hydantoin Not Listed 465.8 6.85 - 10.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 451.0 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 445.8 6.54 - 56.9
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 418.1 2.50 - 3.75
Uses: Herbicide
Bacillus sphaericus, serotype H-5A5B, strain 2362 (2409)
Microbial Not Listed 409.2 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 342.9 - - -
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
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 328.8 - - -
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
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 321.8 - - -
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, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 303.4 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 296.8 - - -
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
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 292.9 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Ethephon (1626)
Organophosphorus Yes 214.2 3.39 - 63.0
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Propiconazole (2276)
Azole Yes 183.4 0.82 - 217.6
Uses: Fungicide
1,3-Dichloro-5-ethyl-5-methylhydantoin (2264)
Hydantoin Not Listed 180.2 2.65 - 10.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide
Soybean oil (2335)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 167.3 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 160.3 1.47 - 9.08
Uses: Herbicide
Poly(oxyethylene) (dimethylimino) ethylene (dimethylimino) ethylene dichloride (1576)
Unclassified Not Listed 149.9 12.5 - 2.00
Uses: Microbiocide
2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester (1622)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 137.1 0.88 - 122.2
Uses: Herbicide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 131.9 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Piperonyl butoxide (486)
Unclassified Not Listed 126.4 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Synergist
Chlorfenapyr (3938)
Pyrazole Not Listed 124.2 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 121.4 14.4 - 8.40
Uses: Fungicide
5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (2038)
Isothiazolone Not Listed 113.5 1.05 - 18.0
Uses: Microbiocide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 108.8 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 87.2 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Clopyralid, monoethanolamine salt (5050)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 82.9 0.31 - 6.00
Uses: Herbicide
Hydroprene (2244)
Juvenile hormone mimic Not Listed 81.6 - - -
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
N-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide (396)
Dicarboximide Not Listed 77.4 - - -
Uses: Synergist
Oleic acid, ethyl ester (3933)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 66.8 - - -
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Adjuvant
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 59.0 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 58.6 14.7 - 4.00
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
Diatomaceous earth (195)
Inorganic Yes 58.5 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Molluscicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 54.3 1.12 - 48.2
Uses: Herbicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 54.3 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Diquat dibromide (229)
Bipyridylium Yes 53.7 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Dessicant
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 50.7 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Flutolanil (2305)
Anilide Not Listed 48.1 3.85 - 2.50
Uses: Fungicide
2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (2039)
Isothiazolone Yes 39.9 0.37 - 18.0
Uses: Microbiocide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 36.4 3.88 - 9.40
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, monoammonium salt (2301, 2319)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 34.8 - - -
Note! Data for Glyphosate, monoammonium salt summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in San Francisco 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)
31,992 3.16 - 1,802 8,556
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
20,977 17.9 - 204.6 70
Structural Pest Control (10)
5,594 - - - 7,036
Landscape (30)
2,398 - - - 1,222
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
1,477 1.03 - 1,429 81
Greenhouse Plants (153)
533.1 5.74 - 88.6 35
Right of Way (40)
519.8 - - - 64
Public Health Pest Control (50)
429.1 - - - 35
Greenhouse Propagation (155)
31.7 0.60 - 52.4 4
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
22.8 - - - 6
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
9.31 0.34 - 27.0 2
Regulatory (100)
0.31 - - - 1
 
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.