PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in San Benito 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 San Benito

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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San Benito
Paul Matulich
3220 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
send mail to:
P.O. Box 699
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone:831-637-5344
Fax: 831-637-9015
Email: pjm@agcom.co.san-benito.ca.us
Web: http://www.san-benito.ca.us/

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in San Benito 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 637,849 0.86 62,552 715,763
Uses:
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 124,011 7.99 6,243 15,513
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 114,175 176.7 1,094 646.1
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 55,150 162.3 344.0 339.9
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 40,714 2.59 8,730 15,686
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
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 22,286 3.10 8,234 7,183
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 21,643 1.76 11,220 11,139
Uses: Herbicide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Not Listed 15,017 2.97 6,304 5,055
Uses: Fungicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 14,373 1.57 6,571 9,139
Uses: Fungicide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 13,542 3.49 5,148 3,881
Uses: Herbicide
Potash soap (1596, 1409)
Soap Not Listed 11,911 5.99 1,653 1,987
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
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 11,651 33.5 651.7 347.8
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 10,419 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 8,569 30.2 165.9 283.9
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 7,869 67.9 108.0 115.9
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 6,915 0.19 15,328 35,149
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 hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Not Listed 6,341 81.9 - 24.5
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 5,986 0.45 7,980 13,277
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Copper octanoate (5225)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 5,233 1.03 4,230 5,073
Uses: Fungicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 4,927 0.58 7,281 8,473
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Propamocarb hydrochloride (4022)
Other Carbamate Not Listed 4,505 0.98 3,543 4,603
Uses: Fungicide
Petroleum distillates, aromatic (1814)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 3,977 0.68 3,943 5,877
Uses: Solvent, Herbicide, Insecticide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 3,924 2.51 1,856 1,482
Uses: Herbicide
Soybean oil (2335)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 3,423 13.4 78.4 255.1
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Propyzamide (694)
Amide Yes 3,334 0.95 4,980 3,522
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 3,326 1.00 3,912 3,306
Uses: Herbicide
Cycloate (516)
Thiocarbamate Yes 3,289 1.39 2,927 2,361
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 3,069 0.59 4,026 5,153
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 2,955 3.14 1,419 940.9
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 2,905 0.89 3,680 3,264
Uses: Adjuvant
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 2,875 0.35 10,490 8,062
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 2,858 1.55 1,325 1,804
Uses: Fungicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 2,654 0.64 3,669 4,126
Uses: Herbicide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,620 7.68 330.8 341.1
Uses: Insecticide
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 2,516 0.39 2,751 6,447
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 2,466 1.28 2,130 1,905
Uses: Herbicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,364 3.09 1,546 763.0
Uses: Fungicide
Polyoxyethylene sorbitol, mixed ethyl ester (1178)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,328 0.61 3,948 3,799
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethylene glycol (276)
Glycol Yes 2,326 0.36 3,162 6,495
Uses: Solvent, Adjuvant
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Not Listed 2,277 0.55 4,917 4,170
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 2,255 0.86 3,030 2,631
Uses: Insecticide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 2,252 1.61 1,382 1,398
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
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 2,238 0.19 9,648 11,897
Uses: Fungicide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 2,216 0.36 6,562 6,162
Uses: Fungicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 2,144 0.17 10,836 12,499
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (6082)
Microbial Not Listed 2,142 0.77 3,024 2,793
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Fenamidone (5791)
Imidazole Not Listed 2,072 0.26 10,084 8,073
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Aizawai, GC-91 protein (3843)
Microbial Not Listed 1,964 0.95 2,131 2,060
Uses: Insecticide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,747 0.97 1,991 1,795
Uses: Insecticide
Prometryn (502)
Triazine Yes 1,727 1.43 1,499 1,204
Uses: Herbicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in San Benito 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)
637,849 0.86 62,552 715,763 54,389
Bell Peppers (11003)
174,515 2.57 2,831 67,834 2,165
Wine Grapes (29143)
149,087 1.17 4,153 127,269 4,487
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
62,610 0.45 8,453 140,230 12,439
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
26,214 0.57 7,530 46,127 1,726
Spinach (13024)
25,294 0.46 5,999 54,733 8,242
Head Lettuce (13045)
24,699 0.38 2,794 65,062 4,057
Broccoli (13005)
16,931 0.81 3,754 20,946 2,182
Tomatoes (11005)
15,347 0.90 1,028 17,073 510
Walnuts (3009)
12,275 2.25 696.4 3,584 202
Blackberries (1002)
11,522 7.57 81.4 1,521 541
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
10,913 1.32 605.3 8,297 216
Cherries (5002)
9,854 0.42 490.4 23,456 469
Apricots (5001)
8,975 2.49 246.5 3,600 143
Onions (14011)
8,020 0.71 538.5 11,302 278
Beets (29109)
7,220 2.24 1,094 3,221 880
Irrigation Systems (65021)
6,341 81.9 - 24.5 12
Soil Preplant (40008)
5,809 280.6 50.0 20.7 2
Structural Pest Control (10)
5,730 - - - 1,567
Celery (29113)
5,457 0.31 1,111 17,468 2,051
Kale (13011)
4,760 0.69 1,397 6,895 1,458
Mustard Greens (13021)
3,943 0.64 1,718 6,207 1,291
Raspberries (1006)
3,391 4.23 86.6 802.0 213
Cauliflower (13008)
3,012 0.58 996.3 5,169 675
Apples (4001)
2,482 2.18 89.5 1,140 100
Carrots (29111)
2,292 0.79 397.1 2,918 132
Asparagus (16002)
2,157 0.60 401.0 3,624 85
Garlic (14007)
2,086 0.17 1,423 12,001 263
Right of Way (40)
2,010 1.40 71.3 116.0 189
Landscape (30)
1,858 32.4 4.00 2.58 407
Swiss Chard (13025)
1,768 0.46 2,464 3,823 1,231
Arrugula (13056)
1,671 0.37 814.2 4,568 780
Succulent Beans (15003)
1,363 4.59 171.2 297.0 22
Public Health Pest Control (50)
1,359 - - - 33
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
1,343 0.81 1,613 1,541 145
Cilanto (13501)
1,259 0.28 745.1 4,511 889
Strawberries (1016)
1,241 1.87 42.6 662.7 148
Oats (29125)
1,240 0.14 1,226 8,629 113
Wheat (29139)
1,229 0.17 1,035 7,305 102
Parsley (13022)
1,224 0.20 195.5 6,022 610
Commodity Fumigation (90)
1,198 - - - 1
Cabbage (13007)
1,101 0.15 620.9 7,362 569
Radishes (14014)
769.8 0.30 126.6 2,581 677
Other Fumigation (91)
563.7 - - - 23
Peas (29127)
520.8 2.44 237.8 213.2 28
Corn (29119)
508.8 0.08 332.9 6,568 196
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
508.4 1.16 895.0 438.0 21
Pumpkins (10011)
464.3 1.64 48.6 282.7 32
Artichokes (13018)
327.2 0.13 172.9 2,542 155
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
323.7 1.39 4.60 230.1 101
 
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.