PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Wheat for Forage in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Wheat, Forage
Field Crops
AG
22007
22007

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Wheat 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 143,212 0.10 233,307 1,411,540
Uses:
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 60,366 0.58 99,460 103,761
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 9,545 0.06 128,968 146,905
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 7,424 0.46 16,262 16,028
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 7,068 1.41 4,993 5,024
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 4,649 0.85 5,935 5,479
Uses: Herbicide
Dicamba, diglycolamine salt (5007)
Benzoic acid Yes 4,530 0.18 25,655 25,245
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 3,664 0.24 14,164 15,034
Uses: Adjuvant
Pinoxaden (5984)
Not Listed 3,139 0.05 57,938 58,638
Uses: Herbicide
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,359 0.16 14,908 14,616
Uses: Adjuvant
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,166 0.38 5,772 5,678
Uses: Insecticide
Fenoxaprop-P ethyl (+) (5123)
Aryloxyphenoxy propionic acid Not Listed 2,156 0.48 4,566 4,532
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,019 1.14 1,764 1,764
Uses: Insecticide
Tribenuron methyl (2338)
Sulfonylurea Not Listed 1,854 0.01 124,163 136,079
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 1,781 1.14 1,639 1,567
Uses: Herbicide
Dicamba, dimethylamine salt (849)
Benzoic acid Yes 1,670 0.14 10,995 11,981
Uses: Herbicide
Carfentrazone-ethyl (5130)
Triazolone Not Listed 1,624 0.01 125,701 131,509
Uses: Herbicide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 1,572 0.03 56,445 62,329
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,564 0.07 22,409 23,933
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Bromoxynil octanoate (834)
Hydroxybenzonitrile Yes 1,539 0.33 5,234 4,640
Uses: Herbicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,386 0.19 7,208 7,115
Uses: Adjuvant
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 1,361 0.37 3,840 3,676
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
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,263 1.08 2,142 1,171
Uses: Herbicide
Bromoxynil heptanoate (5036)
Hydroxybenzonitrile Not Listed 1,247 0.30 4,747 4,168
Uses: Herbicide
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,232 0.04 25,058 28,557
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
Propiconazole (2276)
Azole Yes 1,232 0.22 5,645 5,515
Uses: Fungicide
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,226 0.05 18,866 22,580
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethylene glycol (276)
Glycol Not Listed 1,218 0.13 8,468 9,277
Uses: Solvent, Adjuvant
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 1,090 0.06 13,116 17,666
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 879.5 0.02 34,532 36,448
Uses: Adjuvant
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 681.6 0.05 12,539 13,646
Uses: Adjuvant
2,4-D (636)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Not Listed 662.3 0.31 1,676 2,148
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 572.1 0.04 13,065 14,390
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 553.1 0.04 12,348 12,598
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 514.3 0.19 2,684 2,657
Uses: Adjuvant
Fatty acids derived from tallow (5204)
Fatty acid Not Listed 490.3 0.02 18,859 22,580
Uses: Adjuvant
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 485.7 0.03 14,823 14,976
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 419.2 0.01 40,565 41,265
Uses: Adjuvant
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 392.4 0.60 994.8 658.8
Uses: Herbicide
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Yes 362.6 0.03 12,396 12,755
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 360.9 0.05 7,146 6,890
Uses: Adjuvant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 347.5 0.08 3,469 4,332
Uses: Fungicide
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 331.9 0.05 6,218 6,336
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
Sec-butyl alcohol (3078, 1482)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 239.0 0.02 12,481 12,441
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
Polybutenes (1040)
Polymer Not Listed 221.3 0.03 6,218 6,336
Uses: Rodenticide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 217.9 0.13 1,741 1,683
Uses: Fungicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 199.5 0.69 287.2 287.2
Uses: Herbicide
Urea (662)
Inorganic Not Listed 197.3 0.27 723.8 730.8
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 194.6 0.05 2,726 3,588
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Polyvinyl polymer (2822)
Polymer Not Listed 191.0 0.0061 27,031 31,111
Uses: Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Wheat 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)
143,212 0.10 233,307 1,411,540 15,771
Tulare (54)
52,712 0.08 96,910 647,464 7,407
Kern (15)
20,350 0.12 27,577 169,490 1,689
Kings (16)
20,312 0.09 42,106 229,676 2,523
Merced (24)
15,658 0.12 19,230 130,779 1,457
Fresno (10)
8,829 0.15 10,038 59,064 573
Madera (20)
7,897 0.12 12,852 64,030 657
Stanislaus (50)
7,314 0.14 11,078 53,411 724
San Joaquin (39)
5,410 0.14 7,216 37,627 436
San Bernardino (36)
1,349 0.22 1,609 6,239 117
Glenn (11)
663.2 0.12 1,028 5,354 60
Siskiyou (47)
502.3 0.32 474.0 1,562 13
Placer (31)
411.1 0.44 1,145 925.0 2
Alameda (01)
364.2 0.23 598.0 1,612 8
Yolo (57)
361.3 0.77 348.0 468.0 8
Amador (03)
236.8 0.34 257.0 706.0 9
Sacramento (34)
208.6 1.13 185.0 185.0 5
Butte (04)
204.9 0.19 170.0 1,053 27
Contra Costa (07)
172.8 0.28 222.5 607.5 17
Tehama (52)
77.8 0.11 120.0 720.0 6
Santa Clara (43)
57.2 0.37 31.0 155.0 21
Sutter (51)
39.8 0.28 35.0 140.0 4
Yuba (58)
34.2 0.21 60.0 165.0 3
Colusa (06)
33.1 0.30 18.3 109.8 4
Modoc (25)
13.9 - - - 1
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.