PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Santa Barbara
William D. Gillette
263 Camino Del Remedio
Santa Barbara, CA 93110-1335
Phone:805-681-5600
Fax: 805-681-5603
Email: bgillette@co.santa-barbara.ca.us
Web: http://www.countyofsb.org/agcomm/default.asp

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Santa Barbara 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 5,517,460 1.33 466,179 3,986,100
Uses:
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 1,665,700 190.2 11,724 8,758
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 593,697 4.67 59,718 127,206
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 550,133 123.5 8,260 4,456
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 523,279 244.8 4,206 2,138
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 478,452 6.52 34,180 72,971
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
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 186,415 2.96 11,811 63,008
Uses: Fungicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 147,723 146.7 2,284 1,006
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 77,313 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 74,100 19.6 5,412 3,773
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 73,885 2.93 16,385 25,208
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 66,438 0.86 41,535 42,775
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 46,356 1.58 127,381 29,397
Uses: Insecticide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 45,146 1.27 69,091 35,441
Uses: Fungicide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 42,187 2.73 16,174 15,423
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
1-(alkylamino)-3-aminopropane (1830, 5068)
Alkyl Amino Propane Not Listed 41,964 1,885 - 9.00
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
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 29,140 0.20 92,346 138,983
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
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 26,567 1.66 36,667 12,554
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 25,150 0.30 181,173 83,017
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 24,790 1.14 21,605 12,633
Uses: Fungicide
Trimethyl nonanol-ethylene oxide complex (1196)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 24,226 0.20 72,767 119,629
Uses: Adjuvant
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 23,363 0.42 182,962 55,801
Uses: Adjuvant
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 19,301 0.29 102,964 64,790
Uses: Herbicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 18,363 2.93 50,713 6,221
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Soybean oil (2335)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 17,961 14.9 648.8 1,205
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Petroleum distillates, aromatic (1814)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 15,544 0.46 16,260 34,147
Uses: Solvent, Herbicide, Insecticide
Propyzamide (694)
Amide Yes 14,731 1.12 33,933 13,172
Uses: Herbicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 14,680 0.14 39,360 107,279
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Ammonium propionate (5015)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 14,529 0.29 26,211 50,506
Uses: Preservative, Microbiocide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 13,698 0.91 27,889 14,999
Uses: Insecticide
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Polyalkyloxy Compound, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 13,577 0.10 98,468 137,230
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
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Not Listed 13,298 2.20 18,250 5,548
Uses: Fungicide
Fenhexamid (4032)
Anilide Not Listed 13,142 0.61 17,847 21,687
Uses: Fungicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 12,763 0.27 21,393 47,873
Uses: Fungicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 12,665 0.83 16,212 15,335
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 12,617 0.47 44,144 26,846
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 12,591 0.32 79,883 39,909
Uses: Fungicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 12,029 0.82 39,424 14,618
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 11,903 0.30 45,363 39,878
Uses: Adjuvant
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 11,452 1.48 10,224 7,676
Uses: Herbicide
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 11,285 4.52 15,342 2,495
Uses: Herbicide
Potash soap (1596, 1409)
Soap Not Listed 10,816 5.01 15,344 2,073
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
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Not Listed 10,625 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 10,517 815.4 - 9.00
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (6082)
Microbial Not Listed 10,238 4.42 5,192 2,315
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 9,986 1.03 2,920 9,636
Uses: Adjuvant
Thiophanate-methyl (1696)
Benzimidazole precursor Yes 9,302 0.56 9,300 8,422
Uses: Fungicide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 8,356 2.32 11,183 3,595
Uses: Herbicide
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 8,310 0.28 32,788 29,356
Uses: Fungicide
Myrothecium verrucaria, dried fermentation solids & solubles, Strain AARC-0255 (3966)
Microbial Not Listed 8,167 3.27 14,387 2,496
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Santa Barbara 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)
5,517,460 1.33 466,179 3,986,100 179,041
Strawberries (1016)
2,746,520 2.44 18,044 1,123,880 18,468
Wine Grapes (29143)
856,107 0.94 21,258 913,248 12,662
Carrots (29111)
501,568 11.7 6,312 42,858 715
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
196,676 1.36 5,734 144,200 10,336
Lemons (2004)
164,856 5.81 1,825 28,358 869
Head Lettuce (13045)
135,512 0.38 51,112 356,828 19,191
Raspberries (1006)
127,428 11.1 1,493 11,483 580
Avocado (28000)
101,041 3.30 6,204 30,652 1,331
Broccoli (13005)
91,387 0.33 79,552 279,728 17,533
Structural Pest Control (10)
86,494 - - - 6,208
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
60,886 0.30 48,884 201,052 21,181
Blackberries (1002)
60,009 4.03 1,350 14,905 1,526
Celery (29113)
53,996 0.31 34,297 174,040 14,603
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
53,253 539.6 - 43.0 76
Right of Way (40)
46,579 0.83 476.0 277.5 934
Cauliflower (13008)
35,097 0.29 67,451 120,693 8,931
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
16,109 0.44 1,657 36,852 2,368
Landscape (30)
15,147 0.56 277.5 218.3 2,891
Other Fumigation (91)
12,632 - - - 118
Brussel Sprouts (13006)
11,718 0.64 3,144 18,382 1,202
Irrigation Systems (65021)
10,625 - - - 12
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
9,021 0.33 227.0 27,225 7,940
Summer Squash (10013)
8,842 8.35 604.6 1,059 110
Peas (29127)
8,567 4.64 1,434 1,846 311
Spinach (13024)
8,372 0.36 7,976 23,045 3,029
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
7,975 0.03 15,209 251,215 720
Cabbage (13007)
7,609 0.29 9,867 26,130 2,212
Tomatoes (11005)
7,352 0.34 422.0 21,675 1,236
Artichokes (13018)
6,940 0.50 1,999 13,905 683
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
6,858 0.67 108.7 1,528 3,797
Beets (29109)
6,601 0.90 1,012 7,301 466
Kale (13011)
4,566 0.38 5,819 12,022 2,083
Onions (14011)
3,874 0.26 550.0 14,935 125
Blueberries (1009)
3,375 0.53 502.4 6,418 969
null (65029)
3,190 1,595 - 2.00 1
Chinese Cabbage (13010)
3,058 0.41 3,962 7,508 1,214
Potatoes (14013)
3,055 1.49 538.0 2,047 48
Greenhouse Plants (153)
2,826 0.42 98.7 975.5 5,205
Bell Peppers (11003)
2,482 0.26 1,891 9,570 207
Bok Choy (13502)
2,239 0.44 4,281 5,144 1,306
Tangerines (2008)
2,142 0.97 91.0 2,214 112
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
1,811 0.93 719.0 1,938 34
County Ag Comm Sales (60)
1,575 - - - 1
Pistachios (3011)
1,534 0.32 341.6 4,863 64
Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area (67000)
1,513 1.63 1,760 927.0 107
Cucumbers (10010)
1,453 0.35 174.0 4,195 517
Apples (4001)
1,439 7.27 19.8 198.0 21
Dried Beans (15001)
1,406 0.57 1,582 2,481 86
Aquatic Area (65000)
1,232 6.81 574.0 180.8 48
 
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.