PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Cauliflower in 2012

Note: See Working with the Information on this Page section below for important notes about this data.

Identifying information about Cauliflower, including commodity group and code number.
Top 50 pesticides used on Cauliflower, 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.
Pesticide use on Cauliflower by county for all counties in California, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Crop or Site information for Cauliflower

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Cauliflower
Vegetables and Melons
AG
13008
13008

PUR estimates of acres planted for cauliflower may be higher than actual acreage due to double counting. For crops with a growing season that spans two calendar years, "acres planted" calculated from the PUR data may be higher than actual acreage becaus

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Cauliflower in California in 2012


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 98,998 0.28 398,443 351,234
Uses:
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 14,224 145.1 109.0 98.0
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 7,494 3.08 38,077 2,433
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 5,238 0.30 115,148 17,264
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 4,812 0.90 76,384 5,340
Uses: Adjuvant
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 4,439 0.19 191,527 22,867
Uses: Insecticide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 3,988 2.42 9,808 1,645
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,802 1.09 89,797 3,477
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 3,324 0.46 120,772 7,233
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 3,077 0.32 88,574 9,523
Uses: Adjuvant
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 2,750 5.88 1,409 468.1
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,745 3.51 3,882 782.5
Uses: Herbicide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 2,443 1.36 2,077 1,799
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
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,272 1.27 9,941 1,792
Uses: Insecticide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,168 0.96 37,303 2,270
Uses: Insecticide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,963 1.96 3,492 1,001
Uses: Insecticide
Oxydemeton-methyl (382)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,861 0.94 13,610 1,969
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,855 0.46 53,438 4,043
Uses: Insecticide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 1,609 0.37 24,728 4,328
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 1,488 1.00 5,230 1,492
Uses: Fungicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,215 0.22 12,384 5,507
Uses: Adjuvant
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,204 1.63 843.3 739.3
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 1,086 0.75 2,953 1,443
Note! Data for Mineral oil, unrefined summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Herbicide, Fungicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,072 25.8 172.0 41.6
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,003 0.10 136,121 9,720
Uses: Adjuvant
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 999.1 0.97 3,376 1,027
Uses: Fungicide
Napropamide (1728)
Amide Not Listed 832.1 0.90 1,848 922.3
Uses: Herbicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 803.4 0.50 2,081 1,617
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 716.3 0.08 39,238 9,324
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/Surfactant
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Aizawai, GC-91 protein (3843)
Microbial Not Listed 711.5 0.91 423.2 785.9
Uses: Insecticide
Buprofezin (3947)
Unclassified Not Listed 708.0 0.29 4,842 2,431
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 699.2 0.17 23,952 4,065
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Trimethyl nonanol-ethylene oxide complex (1196)
Not Listed 610.8 0.20 9,193 3,075
Uses:
Myrothecium verrucaria, dried fermentation solids & solubles (3966)
Microbial Not Listed 597.3 3.46 855.7 172.6
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Polyoxyethylene sorbitol, mixed ethyl ester (1178)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 587.6 0.91 589.0 646.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 573.7 0.06 30,139 10,108
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Indoxacarb, S-isomer (5331)
Unclassified Not Listed 536.6 0.06 125,908 8,584
Uses: Insecticide
Boscalid (5790)
Anilide Not Listed 521.7 0.36 6,098 1,444
Uses: Fungicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 512.0 0.68 8,138 748.0
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Bacillus thuringiensis, Subsp. Aizawai, Strain ABTS-1857 (5879)
Microbial Not Listed 507.1 0.89 941.8 567.4
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 450.5 0.06 69,849 7,755
Uses: Insecticide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 447.0 0.08 14,690 5,890
Uses: Adjuvant
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 437.1 0.05 121,675 8,420
Uses: Adjuvant
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 432.0 0.20 6,398 2,163
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 416.0 0.08 24,134 5,379
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 408.9 1.21 352.0 337.0
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
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Silicone, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 368.2 0.07 28,721 5,282
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
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 367.7 0.06 16,240 6,271
Note! Data for Poly oxyethylated tallow amine summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Alpha-pinene polymer (3996)
Polymer Not Listed 353.4 0.90 1,739 392.4
Uses: Insecticide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 347.2 1.80 1,898 193.0
Uses: Fungicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Cauliflower in 2012

Region
(County Code)
Gross
Pounds
Application
Rate
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
Count
California (00)
98,998 0.28 398,443 351,234 18,189
Monterey (27)
33,486 0.22 331,530 150,723 8,599
Santa Barbara (42)
21,836 0.27 55,208 81,536 5,674
Riverside (33)
17,155 1.08 1,473 15,921 538
Imperial (13)
14,124 0.21 4,856 66,663 1,013
San Luis Obispo (40)
6,294 0.26 2,705 23,983 1,653
Kern (15)
1,756 0.37 696.0 4,711 224
Santa Cruz (44)
1,411 4.72 657.8 299.0 48
San Benito (35)
1,354 0.98 530.0 1,376 140
Santa Clara (43)
681.4 0.76 133.2 892.6 99
Stanislaus (50)
588.0 0.17 223.0 3,558 48
Yolo (57)
121.7 0.26 36.2 459.6 45
Colusa (06)
98.6 0.40 10.3 247.2 22
Ventura (56)
66.7 0.06 271.2 794.6 56
Alameda (01)
14.1 1.17 53.5 12.0 12
Kings (16)
8.25 0.15 55.0 55.0 3
Orange (30)
1.89 2.36 2.00 0.80 4
San Diego (37)
1.29 0.64 2.00 2.00 2
San Bernardino (36)
0.42 0.35 0.10 1.20 7
San Mateo (41)
0.0063 - 0.10 - 2
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.