PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Sorghum for Forage in 2016

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

Identifying information about Sorghum for Forage, including commodity group and code number.
Top 50 pesticides used on Sorghum for Forage, 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 Sorghum for Forage 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 Sorghum for Forage

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Sorghum, Forage
Field Crops
AG
22004
22004

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Sorghum for Forage in California 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 55,745 0.22 30,956 251,414
Uses:
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 9,624 1.53 7,466 6,286
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 5,960 1.02 6,132 5,828
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 5,593 1.33 4,446 4,207
Uses: Herbicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 4,708 0.50 9,292 9,498
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 4,618 0.49 8,296 9,470
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Metolachlor (1996)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 4,525 1.56 3,397 2,902
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,886 1.02 3,102 2,842
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,578 0.09 20,401 28,557
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
Dicamba, diglycolamine salt (5007)
Benzoic acid Yes 2,403 0.37 7,747 6,495
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 2,246 0.21 7,330 10,878
Uses: Adjuvant
Bromoxynil octanoate (834)
Hydroxybenzonitrile Yes 1,130 0.31 3,972 3,691
Uses: Herbicide
Flupyradifurone (6098)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 719.5 0.11 7,333 6,674
Uses: Insecticide
Bromoxynil heptanoate (5036)
Hydroxybenzonitrile Not Listed 704.1 0.27 2,705 2,575
Uses: Herbicide
Dicamba, sodium salt (5057)
Benzoic acid Yes 642.9 0.20 2,509 3,155
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 589.1 1.11 580.0 530.0
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 582.5 0.10 4,789 5,653
Uses: Fungicide
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 520.1 0.09 5,080 5,621
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 489.4 0.25 2,410 1,944
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
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 429.2 0.05 5,896 8,821
Note! Data for Ethylene glycol polymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Hexythiazox (2303)
Unclassified Yes 423.1 0.15 3,058 2,751
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 328.4 0.20 1,579 1,647
Uses: Adjuvant
Propionic acid (505)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 325.8 0.08 2,970 4,154
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 268.0 4.00 67.0 67.0
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Not Listed 251.3 0.04 4,991 5,624
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 220.6 1.40 227.0 158.0
Uses: Insecticide
Frontalin + alpha-pinene mixture (3996)
Pheromone Not Listed 216.6 0.69 181.0 313.0
Uses: Pheromone
Atrazine (45)
Triazine Yes 189.8 1.69 112.0 112.0
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 152.4 0.13 1,164 1,170
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 149.3 0.07 2,068 2,136
Uses: Adjuvant
Halosulfuron-methyl (3919)
Sulfonylurea Not Listed 146.1 0.05 2,509 3,155
Uses: Herbicide
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 119.2 0.52 228.0 228.0
Uses: Herbicide
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 110.8 0.04 2,396 2,611
Uses: Adjuvant
Methylated fatty acids from canola oil (4025)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 108.2 1.08 150.0 100.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 101.6 0.76 260.0 133.0
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
Organosilicone, poly oxyalkylene ether copolymer (5231)
Polyalkyloxy Compound, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 89.5 0.03 1,386 2,564
Uses: Adjuvant
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 88.3 0.57 193.4 155.0
Uses: Herbicide
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097, 2233)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 76.8 0.02 3,870 3,494
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
Potassium nitrate (726)
Inorganic Not Listed 69.4 0.02 2,905 2,875
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 67.3 0.03 2,378 2,330
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 62.6 0.04 1,062 1,585
Uses: Adjuvant
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 61.8 0.0080 4,799 7,761
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 61.7 0.06 574.0 972.0
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 58.4 0.08 799.0 749.0
Uses: Herbicide
Sec-butyl alcohol (3078, 1482)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 57.7 0.03 2,033 2,070
Note! Data for Sec-butyl alcohol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Solvent
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 56.1 0.18 339.0 308.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 47.6 0.07 601.9 724.8
Uses: Adjuvant
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 45.2 0.01 2,842 4,251
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 41.5 0.11 535.0 385.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Glycerol (1147, 6221)
Not Listed 40.3 0.11 577.0 351.0
Note! Data for Glycerol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Sorghum for Forage in 2016

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)
55,745 0.22 30,956 251,414 1,679
Tulare (54)
24,697 0.24 14,119 102,808 836
Kings (16)
17,265 0.23 7,330 76,256 316
Kern (15)
7,779 0.17 3,381 46,829 268
Fresno (10)
2,723 0.27 3,764 10,265 100
Riverside (33)
1,134 0.18 535.0 6,165 54
Merced (24)
1,003 0.49 896.0 2,041 19
San Joaquin (39)
553.1 0.17 165.0 3,175 29
Stanislaus (50)
204.5 0.11 371.0 1,885 41
Imperial (13)
148.7 0.28 75.0 525.0 2
San Bernardino (36)
91.0 0.19 158.4 480.0 2
Yuba (58)
42.1 0.24 35.0 175.0 3
Yolo (57)
39.6 0.32 25.0 125.0 3
Madera (20)
39.1 0.07 70.0 560.0 4
Sacramento (34)
25.8 0.21 31.0 124.0 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.