PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Sorghum for Forage in 2012

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 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 18,045 0.38 11,335 47,388
Uses:
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 7,850 3.95 2,159 1,987
Uses: Insecticide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 1,988 1.95 1,073 1,019
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,269 0.53 2,457 2,381
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 1,067 0.83 1,791 1,290
Uses: Herbicide
Dicamba, diglycolamine salt (5007)
Benzoic acid Yes 982.8 0.38 2,904 2,576
Uses: Herbicide
Metolachlor (1996)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 685.8 1.55 368.0 443.0
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 526.0 1.32 397.0 397.0
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 451.7 0.09 5,323 5,133
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
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 380.2 0.95 403.4 400.0
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 311.5 1.04 300.0 300.0
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 241.3 1.50 160.9 160.9
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
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 234.3 1.63 143.6 143.6
Uses: Insecticide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 208.4 1.44 145.0 145.0
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 181.2 1.10 250.0 165.0
Uses: Herbicide
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 174.0 0.20 1,238 881.3
Uses: Adjuvant
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 168.8 0.27 669.0 623.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 132.3 0.18 727.0 727.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Dicamba, sodium salt (5057)
Benzoic acid Yes 84.4 0.20 462.6 427.6
Uses: Herbicide
Dicamba, dimethylamine salt (849)
Benzoic acid Yes 80.4 0.27 527.0 299.0
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 77.0 0.19 417.8 407.6
Uses: Adjuvant
Fatty acids derived from tallow (5204)
Fatty acid Not Listed 69.6 0.08 1,313 881.3
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 67.7 0.09 997.0 730.0
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 65.9 0.05 1,481 1,218
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 65.9 0.08 628.5 816.0
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/Surfactant
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 51.8 0.14 274.0 374.0
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 45.0 0.02 2,787 2,524
Uses: Adjuvant
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 44.1 0.06 727.0 727.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 38.4 0.04 1,277 1,010
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Bromoxynil octanoate (834)
Hydroxybenzonitrile Yes 37.0 0.21 176.0 176.0
Uses: Herbicide
Bromoxynil heptanoate (5036)
Hydroxybenzonitrile Not Listed 35.7 0.20 176.0 176.0
Uses: Herbicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 25.8 0.13 245.0 195.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 25.1 1.20 20.9 20.9
Uses: Adjuvant
Atrazine (45)
Triazine Yes 24.6 1.18 20.9 20.9
Uses: Herbicide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 24.0 0.03 949.2 777.2
Uses: Adjuvant
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 24.0 0.01 1,454 1,647
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 23.6 0.02 1,495 1,445
Uses: Adjuvant
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 23.4 0.02 1,405 1,142
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 21.8 0.09 242.6 242.6
Uses: Fungicide
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 21.8 0.14 160.9 160.9
Uses: Adjuvant
Halosulfuron-methyl (3919)
Sulfonylurea Not Listed 20.1 0.04 492.6 457.6
Uses: Herbicide
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 18.9 0.02 803.0 803.0
Note! Data for Cyfluthrin summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 18.0 0.45 40.0 40.0
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 12.5 0.06 258.6 208.6
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
Cypermethrin, zeta (3866)
Pyrethroid Yes 11.0 0.04 247.6 247.6
Uses: Insecticide
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 10.4 0.05 190.0 190.0
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 9.57 0.05 177.0 177.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Flubendiamide (5948)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 8.55 0.05 124.0 175.0
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 8.32 0.06 137.0 137.0
Uses: Insecticide
Carfentrazone-ethyl (5130)
Triazolone Not Listed 7.86 0.0078 1,121 1,015
Uses: Herbicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Sorghum for Forage 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)
18,045 0.38 11,335 47,388 446
Fresno (10)
8,012 4.75 824.1 1,685 19
Tulare (54)
3,145 0.22 3,487 14,591 161
Kings (16)
3,088 0.18 4,008 17,473 128
Riverside (33)
1,809 0.30 1,289 6,063 46
Yolo (57)
763.3 0.27 647.2 2,860 21
San Bernardino (36)
422.4 0.87 285.0 487.0 7
Solano (48)
362.2 0.15 499.0 2,469 32
San Joaquin (39)
291.1 0.29 153.8 994.1 15
Merced (24)
101.3 0.28 51.0 357.0 5
Stanislaus (50)
34.0 0.14 51.0 249.0 8
Kern (15)
16.9 0.11 40.0 160.0 4
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.