PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Corn for Forage in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Corn, Forage
Field Crops
AG
22005
22005

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Corn 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 1,104,470 0.31 513,882 3,579,360
Uses:
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 362,412 1.41 216,686 257,781
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 187,682 1.14 143,080 164,211
Uses: Herbicide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 133,228 2.24 67,448 59,378
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 34,872 0.13 242,524 269,919
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
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 32,501 0.68 51,588 47,944
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 31,358 0.17 158,390 184,017
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 21,705 333.9 95.0 65.0
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metolachlor (1996)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 18,962 1.76 11,153 10,779
Uses: Herbicide
Spiromesifen (5858)
Keto-enol Not Listed 18,792 0.16 132,148 114,351
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 17,099 0.34 48,691 50,546
Uses: Adjuvant
Cottonseed oil (1015)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 15,492 1.06 14,805 14,654
Uses: Insecticide
Hexythiazox (2303)
Unclassified Yes 13,415 0.12 116,612 110,214
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 12,009 0.50 24,589 23,913
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
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 11,953 1.53 7,686 7,825
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 11,854 1.09 11,713 10,879
Uses: Herbicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 11,638 0.48 28,812 24,070
Uses: Insecticide
Dicamba, diglycolamine salt (5007)
Benzoic acid Yes 10,915 0.36 30,216 30,181
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 10,762 0.53 22,880 20,178
Uses: Adjuvant
Atrazine (45)
Triazine Yes 8,109 1.66 4,960 4,893
Uses: Herbicide
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 8,101 0.10 70,168 82,724
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
Dicamba, sodium salt (5057)
Benzoic acid Yes 7,817 0.15 54,357 51,091
Uses: Herbicide
Etoxazole (5849)
Unclassified Not Listed 7,733 0.10 83,057 77,750
Uses: Insecticide
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Yes 5,714 0.05 103,115 119,246
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 5,511 6.32 901.5 871.5
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 5,499 0.05 94,534 109,681
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Phorate (478)
Organophosphorus Yes 5,288 0.99 5,364 5,354
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 4,972 0.12 36,582 43,217
Uses: Adjuvant
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 4,479 0.03 120,481 135,889
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 4,431 0.89 5,726 4,955
Uses: Herbicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 4,190 0.10 46,394 43,646
Uses: Insecticide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 3,939 0.12 33,298 32,426
Uses: Insecticide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 3,792 0.25 15,704 15,295
Uses: Fungicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 3,441 0.20 15,007 16,837
Uses: Adjuvant
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,336 0.13 25,488 26,538
Uses: Adjuvant
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 3,048 42.3 72.0 72.0
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,903 0.05 60,209 59,038
Uses: Adjuvant
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 2,651 0.07 34,351 39,368
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,594 0.04 62,335 67,201
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,470 0.11 22,970 23,195
Uses: Adjuvant
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,334 0.09 21,775 25,584
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 1,987 0.04 49,567 53,062
Uses: Adjuvant
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,862 0.07 21,864 26,631
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
Dicamba, dimethylamine salt (849)
Benzoic acid Yes 1,819 0.27 7,496 6,748
Uses: Herbicide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,809 0.04 36,309 40,993
Uses: Adjuvant
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 1,771 0.04 38,122 39,767
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Alpha-alkyl-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) poly (oxyethylene), (1884)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,606 0.24 7,157 6,811
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium propionate (5015)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,509 0.08 14,541 18,650
Uses: Preservative, Microbiocide
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 1,499 5.99 481.0 250.0
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,415 0.08 16,334 16,767
Uses: Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Corn 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)
1,104,470 0.31 513,882 3,579,360 38,246
Tulare (54)
319,504 0.33 114,603 967,882 10,853
Stanislaus (50)
141,828 0.37 58,798 386,723 5,403
Merced (24)
137,464 0.28 75,842 491,304 5,601
San Joaquin (39)
119,943 0.34 70,968 349,212 3,867
Kings (16)
108,448 0.28 49,840 394,099 3,849
Fresno (10)
74,166 0.32 30,319 233,151 2,127
Kern (15)
59,580 0.24 34,197 244,667 2,155
Yolo (57)
25,783 0.24 13,908 109,193 742
Madera (20)
24,838 0.22 14,109 110,606 1,029
Contra Costa (07)
19,026 0.34 7,446 55,315 192
Glenn (11)
14,379 0.34 11,833 41,989 463
Sutter (51)
13,766 0.22 9,816 63,215 414
Sacramento (34)
13,070 0.41 6,829 31,804 724
Imperial (13)
10,889 0.51 3,221 21,335 167
Colusa (06)
6,724 0.26 4,642 25,502 241
San Benito (35)
5,818 0.28 1,287 20,990 103
Yuba (58)
2,508 0.37 1,130 6,855 47
Riverside (33)
2,013 0.36 1,224 5,645 68
Butte (04)
1,530 0.21 621.3 7,327 39
Tehama (52)
1,263 0.23 955.9 5,547 49
San Bernardino (36)
789.2 0.52 852.0 1,522 23
Solano (48)
705.6 0.17 479.0 4,127 39
Santa Barbara (42)
264.6 0.29 290.0 900.0 2
Sonoma (49)
92.9 0.36 234.0 256.2 29
Amador (03)
47.8 0.56 85.0 85.0 2
San Luis Obispo (40)
25.6 1.00 49.5 25.6 9
Alameda (01)
4.60 0.06 300.0 73.0 7
Monterey (27)
1.42 0.16 3.00 9.00 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.