PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Corn, Field, Dent in 2012

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

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

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

24002

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Corn, Field, Dent 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 62,513 0.33 31,967 189,659
Uses:
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 24,808 1.29 16,791 19,183
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 8,163 1.07 7,114 7,615
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,953 0.42 9,022 9,416
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,726 0.20 12,501 13,304
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
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 2,676 1.80 1,340 1,486
Uses: Herbicide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 2,438 2.34 1,339 1,042
Uses: Insecticide
Dicamba, diglycolamine salt (5007)
Benzoic acid Yes 1,552 0.34 4,388 4,587
Uses: Herbicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,401 0.35 3,925 3,950
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,364 0.23 5,881 5,820
Uses: Adjuvant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 1,181 0.35 3,457 3,389
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 924.8 0.98 948.1 948.1
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Atrazine (45)
Triazine Yes 865.6 1.29 688.9 669.7
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 834.2 1.25 667.7 667.7
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 754.9 0.32 2,073 2,381
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
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 658.2 1.09 603.4 603.4
Uses: Herbicide
Spiromesifen (5858)
Keto-enol Not Listed 587.6 0.16 5,844 3,639
Uses: Insecticide
Cottonseed oil (1015)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 547.6 1.00 546.0 546.0
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 509.9 0.49 1,073 1,033
Uses: Insecticide
Phorate (478)
Organophosphorus Yes 399.7 1.09 367.0 367.0
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Hexythiazox (2303)
Unclassified Yes 383.0 0.13 3,152 3,064
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Dicamba, dimethylamine salt (849)
Benzoic acid Yes 363.4 0.29 1,173 1,248
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 341.5 0.31 1,091 1,086
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 338.7 0.08 3,829 4,041
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
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 333.2 0.89 432.4 373.4
Uses: Herbicide
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 330.5 0.07 4,434 4,431
Uses: Adjuvant
Etoxazole (5849)
Unclassified Not Listed 322.1 0.09 3,854 3,452
Uses: Insecticide
Dicamba, sodium salt (5057)
Benzoic acid Yes 294.9 0.21 1,422 1,390
Uses: Herbicide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 261.1 0.04 6,380 6,847
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Metolachlor (1996)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 245.1 1.49 164.0 164.0
Uses: Herbicide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 210.7 0.07 3,046 3,225
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 202.9 0.09 2,313 2,159
Uses: Insecticide
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 177.2 0.03 5,781 5,779
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 168.3 0.09 1,944 1,945
Uses: Adjuvant
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 151.2 0.26 590.2 585.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 120.6 0.25 492.0 492.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Yes 112.5 0.04 2,503 2,595
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 110.3 0.11 817.3 974.2
Uses: Adjuvant
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 106.1 0.14 767.0 762.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 85.9 0.06 1,247 1,376
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
Trifloxystrobin (5321)
Strobin Not Listed 84.6 0.09 937.0 937.0
Uses: Fungicide
Propiconazole (2276)
Azole Yes 84.6 0.09 937.0 937.0
Uses: Fungicide
Polyoxyethylene 20 sorbital trioleate (2814)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 83.8 0.05 1,377 1,636
Uses: Adjuvant
Sec-butyl alcohol (3078, 1482)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 80.3 0.09 868.2 902.3
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
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 72.0 0.06 1,399 1,263
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Diflufenzopyr-sodium (5751)
Urea Not Listed 57.7 0.06 1,027 1,027
Uses: Herbicide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 57.2 0.0037 11,633 15,288
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 56.5 0.04 1,287 1,418
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 53.0 0.05 1,187 1,079
Uses: Adjuvant
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 52.2 0.08 668.3 650.8
Uses: Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Corn, Field, Dent 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)
62,513 0.33 31,967 189,659 2,833
Sacramento (34)
27,543 0.37 14,830 73,478 1,357
Kings (16)
11,669 0.39 3,752 30,168 371
Tulare (54)
11,022 0.29 4,751 38,078 498
Solano (48)
9,912 0.26 7,030 37,844 467
Stanislaus (50)
1,314 0.30 846.0 4,362 82
Fresno (10)
614.9 0.19 537.8 3,244 36
Kern (15)
437.0 0.18 220.2 2,485 22
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.