PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Santa Cruz
David Moeller
175 Westridge Drive
Watsonville, CA 95076-2797
Phone:831-763-8080
Fax: 831-763-8255
Email: agc001@agdept.com
Web: http://www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/AgCom/AgCom.htm

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

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Santa Cruz 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 1,544,040 2.88 23,977 500,551
Uses:
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 640,641 249.9 3,744 2,563
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 288,328 98.8 4,449 2,918
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 71,368 27.7 2,641 2,581
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 68,740 193.8 1,014 346.7
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 61,287 4.47 6,623 13,712
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 46,361 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Soybean oil (2335)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 39,142 16.8 831.8 2,320
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 35,834 249.8 319.0 143.5
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 35,301 6.24 4,499 5,484
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
Potash soap (1596, 1409)
Soap Not Listed 17,700 20.4 3,124 864.4
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
Captan (104)
Thiophthalimide Yes 17,211 2.58 2,080 6,671
Uses: Fungicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 15,955 3.38 2,283 4,632
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide Not Listed 15,371 2.02 565.7 450.4
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 11,623 1.75 5,619 6,659
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 11,364 0.32 5,846 35,548
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 8,585 1.57 2,641 5,426
Uses: Fungicide
Copper ethanolamine complex (3551)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 7,949 - - -
Uses: Algaecide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 6,342 0.73 5,703 8,606
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 6,329 2.18 1,429 1,405
Uses: Herbicide
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 6,154 23.7 246.9 240.2
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Not Listed 6,052 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Not Listed 5,423 3.39 1,566 1,551
Uses: Fungicide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 4,453 2.14 3,089 1,593
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
Burkholderia sp strain A396 cells and spent fermentation media (6064)
Microbial Not Listed 4,142 9.43 1,016 439.0
Uses: Fungicide
Disodium tetraborate decahydrate (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,527 0.04 124.0 271.6
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (6082)
Microbial Not Listed 3,490 4.80 1,258 726.0
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Caprylic acid (2316)
Unclassified Not Listed 3,342 8.17 731.5 407.2
Uses: Microbiocide
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 2,834 0.31 4,909 9,123
Uses: Fungicide
Fenhexamid (4032)
Anilide Not Listed 2,804 0.66 2,723 4,242
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 2,802 0.99 562.3 1,962
Uses: Fungicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 2,715 1.20 696.5 2,262
Uses: Adjuvant
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 2,398 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Capric acid (2315)
Unclassified Not Listed 2,275 5.56 731.5 407.2
Uses: Microbiocide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,261 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 2,193 0.34 5,056 6,384
Uses: Fungicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,066 28.7 165.0 72.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Propamocarb hydrochloride (4022)
Other Carbamate Not Listed 1,913 1.01 1,600 1,902
Uses: Fungicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,897 0.88 1,569 2,131
Uses: Insecticide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 1,836 0.87 1,426 1,762
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Fludioxonil (5027)
Pyrrole Not Listed 1,799 0.21 4,454 8,354
Uses: Fungicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,775 0.29 2,166 6,175
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,711 0.45 2,336 3,759
Uses: Adjuvant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 1,632 0.49 2,369 3,281
Uses: Fungicide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 1,607 0.18 5,723 8,946
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 1,596 2.06 384.0 352.2
Uses: Herbicide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,549 4.19 440.5 370.2
Uses: Herbicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,490 0.20 3,387 6,608
Uses: Insecticide
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 1,486 1.71 1,078 866.8
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 1,485 12.2 44.0 7.40
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

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Santa Cruz 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)
1,544,040 2.88 23,977 500,551 43,029
Strawberries (1016)
789,672 3.56 4,517 221,225 7,164
Raspberries (1006)
283,908 5.39 2,722 52,635 3,956
Blackberries (1002)
104,292 4.39 918.2 23,741 3,580
Brussel Sprouts (13006)
101,470 3.79 1,543 26,799 1,196
Structural Pest Control (10)
51,259 - - - 3,640
Apples (4001)
39,249 2.03 1,302 19,336 1,220
Landscape (30)
28,652 0.03 2.00 7.00 1,076
Head Lettuce (13045)
21,107 0.48 1,428 44,128 2,331
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
20,880 1.67 189.1 12,521 859
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
18,731 0.42 1,803 44,945 2,463
Right of Way (40)
11,616 - - - 362
Wine Grapes (29143)
9,918 1.53 476.9 6,499 801
Broccoli (13005)
7,261 6.33 1,052 1,147 116
Spinach (13024)
6,594 0.67 612.0 9,788 865
Soil Preplant (40008)
6,423 128.4 35.0 50.0 17
Irrigation Systems (65021)
6,052 - - - 9
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
6,051 0.77 187.0 7,236 2,022
Cauliflower (13008)
4,215 5.81 570.0 725.0 68
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
2,913 0.52 72.0 5,365 1,144
Kale (13011)
2,755 12.2 516.2 225.8 47
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
2,430 0.59 1,193 4,100 491
Summer Squash (10013)
2,406 1.92 213.0 1,255 78
Cabbage (13007)
2,001 2.27 670.8 881.9 151
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
1,930 0.47 131.0 4,067 2,027
Greenhouse Propagation (155)
1,527 0.81 25.2 1,686 1,970
Celery (29113)
1,419 0.56 551.2 2,526 263
Tomatoes (11005)
1,179 0.98 41.0 139.6 164
Radicchio (13524)
1,162 0.33 1,611 3,473 230
Public Health Pest Control (50)
893.1 - - - 204
Blueberries (1009)
766.3 1.63 78.2 469.3 101
Chives (14005)
648.2 0.88 36.0 739.3 311
Sage (8035)
609.4 0.93 46.4 658.2 325
Cucumbers (10010)
574.9 2.12 122.0 175.4 61
Greenhouse Plants (153)
541.1 0.44 36.9 234.2 1,942
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
526.2 3.03 31.0 173.7 27
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
321.3 33.5 - 9.00 5
Tarragon (8041)
299.5 1.10 46.4 272.5 132
Artichokes (13018)
273.0 0.28 90.5 961.8 40
Bushberries (1023)
233.5 - - - 4
Avocado (28000)
198.9 0.72 21.5 275.5 24
Commodity Research (99)
172.4 2.19 41.5 78.8 101
Spices (8000)
135.0 0.73 49.4 186.0 204
Mushrooms (16003)
93.2 - - - 195
Endive (13015)
55.9 0.89 12.0 62.5 21
Pears (4003)
53.3 4.35 28.4 12.2 7
Basil (8006)
47.4 0.32 38.4 148.6 145
Squash (10012)
39.3 2.90 53.5 13.6 13
Limes (2005)
38.9 1.55 30.0 25.1 48
Edible Flowers (29008)
38.6 0.48 8.00 79.8 121
 
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.