This tool allows the user to map agricultural pesticide use in California and view time series tables and charts for different geographic scales. The tool is flexible, allowing the user to select from a variety of options. The user can:
- Select from multiple years of data
- Select from multiple metrics of pesticide use
- Select from multiple geographic units of display
- Map individual pesticides or by groups of pesticides
- Map pesticides used on specific crops or groups of crops
- Map pesticides throughout the state or in a selected county
This tool is useful for anyone interested in exploring the use of agricultural pesticides in or near their community. This tool can also help to identify communities that are most impacted by pesticide use. This tool cannot estimate the potential exposure of an individual to pesticides. The Pesticide Linkage tool (not demonstrated on the Web) estimates potential exposures for geocoded locations or other custom geometries, like administrative regions or buffered river segments. If you would like to learn more about the Pesticide Linkage tool or request service for estimating pesticide exposures on a table of addresses or a GIS dataset, please contact the Tracking Program Administrator.
We plan to develop a tutorial for the tool in the near future. However, we have attempted to create a relatively simple interface that we hope will be intuitive to users familiar with using Google Maps. Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions on making the tool easier to use.
The tool allows the user to view data from the Department of Pesticide Regulation's Pesticide Use Reports. We currently have data from 1991 through 2009.