Top Pesticides Used in Monterey County, 2006-2007

Pesticide product (active ingredient)

Amount of product applied (lbs)
462,000

Uses

Top User (% of total use)

EPA product warning label

Is active ingredient a PAN Bad Actor chemical?

1. SEACHLOR (Chlorine 99.5%)

Sanitizer

SEACO TECHNOLOGIES (100%)

Danger Danger Danger Danger
Caution

YES
NO

2. INDUCLOR

(Calcium hypochlorite 68.0%)

65,545

Sanitizer, fungicide, algaecide

DEERPOINT GROUP, INC. (100%)

3. VIKANE GAS FUMIGANT
(Sulfuryl fluoride 99.8%)

61,142

Insecticide, miticide, poison Algaecide, fungicide, insecticide, molluscicide, nematicide Insecticide, miticide, microbial insecticide

MISSION CITY FUMIGATION (65%)

YES
NO

4. TRIANGLE BRAND COPPER SULFATE
(Pentahydrate 99.0%)

21,845

KENDALL JACKSON WINE ESTATES (52%) R&B HELICOPTER FOR NORTH SALINAS VALLEY MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT (97%)

5. VECTOBAC G BIOLOGICAL

LARVICIDE GRANULES (Bacillus thuringiensis 2.8%)

21,036

NO

Data represent weight of pesticide products used within Monterey County from Jan. 1, 2006, to Dec. 31, 2007. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency product warning labels reflect federal toxicity classifications: “Danger” indicates high toxicity, “Warning” indicates moderate toxicity and “Caution” indicates slight toxicity. Pesticide Action Network (PAN) “bad actor chemicals” are “highly acutely toxic” nervous system inhibitors, developmental toxins, known or probable carcinogens, or groundwater pollutants. SOURCES: Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office Monthly Summary Pesticide Use Reports for 2006 and 2007, Pesticide Action Network Pesticide Database, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, product Material Safety Data Sheets.

6. ROUNDUP PRO HERBICIDE (Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt 41.0%) 7. AQUAMASTER HERBICIDE 8. MAKI MINI-BLOCK (Bromadiolone 0.005%) 9. GLYFOS HERBICIDE (Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt 41.0%) 10. DELTAGARD G INSECTICIDE GRANULE (Deltamethrin 0.1%) 11. CONTRAC ALL-WEATHER BLOX
(Bromadiolone 0.005%) (Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt 53.8%)

18,077

Terrestrial herbicide

HIGASHI FARMS (11%)

Caution

NO

14,854

Terrestrial and aquatic herbicide

MO. CO. WATER RESOURCES AGENCY (77%)

Caution

NO

13,868

Rodenticide

WESTERN EXTERMINATORCOMPANY (90%)

Caution

YES
NO

13,221

Terrestrial herbicide

CHRISTENSEN & GIANNINI (26%)

Warning

13,116

Insecticide, miticide

WESTERN EXTERMINATORCOMPANY (81%)

Caution

NO

12,967

Rodenticide, poison

ECOLAB PEST ELIMINATION (57%)

Caution

YES
NO

12. GLY STAR PLUS (Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt 41.0%) 13. CHECKMATE LBAM-F ((E)-11-Tetradecen-l-yl Acetate and (E,E)9,11-Tetradecadien-l-yl Acetate 17.6%)
(Methyl bromide 100.0%)

12,630

Terrestrial herbicide

TANIMURA & ANTLE (25%)

Caution

10,872

Moth mating disruption

DYNAMIC AVIATION GROUP INC. FOR U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (100CK%) DRISCOLL STRAWBERRY ASSOCIATES (53%)

N/A

N/A

14. METH-O-GAS

10,437

Herbicide, insecticide, miticide, fungicide, nematicide Nematicide, biochemical pesticide, insecticide, miticide

Danger
Caution

YES
NO

15. AGRONEEM

(Azadirachtin 15%)

10,356

THE LINKS AT SPANISH BAY (50%)

16. ROUNDUP ULTRAMAX HERBICIDE
(Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt 50.2%)

9,227

Terrestrial herbicide

LUIS A. SCATTINI & SONS (33%)

Caution

NO

17. MOSQUITO LARVICIDE GB-1111 18. CHIPCO COPPER SULFATE
(Pentahydrate 99.0%)

(Mineral oil, petroleum distillates, solvent refined light 98.7%)

8,540

Insecticide, miticide

N.S.V. MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT (89%)

Caution

NO

8,447

Algaecide, fungicide, insecticide, molluscicide, nematicide

PANZIERA FARMS (56%)

Danger
Caution

NO

19. DIPHACINONE TREATED GRAIN
(Diphacinone 0.005%)

8,378

Rodenticide

GAVILAN PEST CONTROL (23%)

YES
NO

20. ROUNDUP WEATHERMAX HERBICIDE (Glyphosate, potassium salt 48.8%)

8,377

Terrestrial herbicide

SOILSERV INC. (50%)

Caution

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