PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Pasture in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Pasture
Field Crops
AG
28035
28035

PUR acreage estimates for pastures may be lower than actual acres because a significant portion of the acreage may not be sprayed and thus not reported.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Pasture 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 27,118 0.35 55,266 77,105
Uses:
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 8,133 1.01 14,027 8,085
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 2,205 0.41 7,746 5,319
Uses: Adjuvant
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,519 0.80 3,082 1,729
Uses: Herbicide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 1,471 1.00 1,882 1,464
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,287 0.23 10,768 5,647
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
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,135 0.84 2,712 1,345
Uses: Herbicide
Polyoxyethylene sorbitol, mixed ethyl ester (1178)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,064 1.44 967.0 740.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Dicamba, dimethylamine salt (849)
Benzoic acid Yes 1,047 0.66 3,156 1,595
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,039 1.54 1,694 671.6
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 1,026 0.88 6,670 1,167
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
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 811.3 1.14 2,563 707.3
Uses: Herbicide
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 729.9 0.54 2,620 1,349
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 565.6 1.92 5,025 295.0
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 501.0 0.76 616.0 655.0
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
Dicamba, diglycolamine salt (5007)
Benzoic acid Yes 455.1 0.55 856.5 830.5
Uses: Herbicide
Aminopyralid, triisopropanolamine salt (5928)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 383.2 0.11 13,446 3,332
Uses: Herbicide
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 357.5 0.21 2,807 1,700
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 342.2 0.53 1,345 641.0
Uses: Herbicide
Cottonseed oil (1015)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 322.4 0.90 466.0 360.0
Uses: Insecticide
2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester (1622)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 259.0 1.18 1,177 219.9
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, isooctyl ester (809)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 231.3 2.89 536.0 80.0
Uses: Herbicide
Clopyralid, monoethanolamine salt (5050)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 229.4 0.14 6,573 1,586
Uses: Herbicide
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 220.4 0.74 299.7 299.7
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 146.8 0.29 1,095 508.7
Uses: Fungicide
Dicamba, dimethylamine salt, other related (90849)
Benzoic acid Not Listed 121.1 0.61 856.0 200.0
Uses: Herbicide
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 93.1 0.22 641.6 413.6
Uses: Adjuvant
Picloram (593)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Yes 92.7 2.32 320.0 40.0
Uses: Herbicide
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 79.3 0.40 385.0 198.7
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 70.5 0.08 1,307 890.6
Uses: Adjuvant
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 65.8 0.23 282.0 282.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 60.8 0.03 3,052 1,881
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 58.2 0.26 264.0 224.0
Uses: Herbicide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 55.0 1.00 455.0 55.0
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 49.8 0.14 384.5 346.4
Uses: Adjuvant
Kerosene (2071)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Not Listed 47.8 0.01 4,315 3,484
Uses: Insecticide, Solvent
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 45.6 0.15 340.0 300.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Sec-butyl alcohol (3078, 1482)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 43.4 0.03 4,116 1,736
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
Polyacrylamide polymer (2111)
Polymer Not Listed 41.8 0.05 1,492 845.0
Uses: Adjuvant
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 38.9 0.11 812.0 312.0
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 36.3 0.10 466.0 360.0
Uses: Insecticide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 35.9 0.33 630.0 110.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Sodium nitrate (696)
Inorganic Not Listed 31.1 0.90 1,016 34.5
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Dimethyl alkyl tertiary amines (3639)
Not Listed 29.6 0.0075 4,880 3,921
Uses: Algaecide, Microbiocide
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 29.3 0.07 534.5 437.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 28.7 0.07 141.0 382.6
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Carfentrazone-ethyl (5130)
Triazolone Not Listed 28.6 0.02 2,172 1,446
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D (636)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Not Listed 28.6 0.43 71.0 66.0
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Benzoic acid (1329)
Benzoic acid Not Listed 27.2 0.0069 4,695 3,921
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 23.5 2.61 11.4 9.00
Uses: Herbicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Pasture 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)
27,118 0.35 55,266 77,105 1,367
Sacramento (34)
3,748 0.41 3,918 9,237 102
Stanislaus (50)
3,476 0.75 3,366 4,581 146
Riverside (33)
3,398 0.23 1,949 14,710 147
Imperial (13)
3,143 0.87 1,230 3,617 43
Yolo (57)
2,035 0.28 1,362 7,163 81
Merced (24)
1,245 0.24 2,996 5,218 36
San Diego (37)
1,192 0.99 5,000 1,206 12
Inyo (14)
982.0 1.63 2,539 601.5 16
Solano (48)
895.8 0.23 3,711 3,921 63
Ventura (56)
591.6 0.46 384.5 1,282 47
Sonoma (49)
590.8 0.79 984.5 750.7 38
Lassen (18)
479.2 0.39 806.2 1,245 26
Marin (21)
471.4 0.12 3,783 4,078 46
Santa Barbara (42)
416.3 1.18 1,285 353.9 38
San Bernardino (36)
394.9 0.35 126.5 784.0 26
Kings (16)
393.7 0.21 496.0 1,860 8
San Mateo (41)
380.0 1.51 1,260 252.0 10
Tulare (54)
304.2 0.75 464.5 403.5 30
San Joaquin (39)
290.7 0.15 467.8 1,983 32
Siskiyou (47)
256.5 0.21 1,097 1,216 46
Yuba (58)
216.3 0.44 142.0 486.0 19
Tehama (52)
200.9 0.18 919.0 1,097 21
Colusa (06)
170.3 0.60 797.0 285.0 3
Madera (20)
164.4 0.61 97.0 270.0 9
Sutter (51)
156.5 0.41 570.0 383.0 16
Fresno (10)
155.1 0.25 262.0 618.0 50
Placer (31)
143.7 0.22 613.1 660.8 36
Amador (03)
142.0 0.09 430.0 1,550 4
Butte (04)
133.5 0.11 413.2 1,161 25
Lake (17)
122.0 0.44 307.5 280.5 6
Glenn (11)
113.4 0.22 476.5 509.5 9
Shasta (45)
105.3 0.35 485.0 304.0 11
Nevada (29)
97.7 0.13 37.5 770.7 24
Sierra (46)
90.7 0.12 4,220 736.0 8
Alameda (01)
82.0 0.04 5,308 2,051 32
Napa (28)
79.9 0.40 89.0 200.0 3
Santa Clara (43)
55.9 55.9 120.0 1.00 1
San Luis Obispo (40)
44.5 0.08 114.0 541.5 22
El Dorado (09)
42.7 0.25 337.4 173.0 20
Los Angeles (19)
42.4 1.18 425.0 36.0 6
Monterey (27)
20.0 0.22 25.0 90.0 3
Mendocino (23)
16.9 0.55 51.0 31.0 2
Mono (26)
11.2 0.06 183.0 188.0 4
Tuolumne (55)
9.63 0.23 91.0 42.5 7
Trinity (53)
9.46 0.11 476.0 82.5 7
Santa Cruz (44)
3.96 0.07 7.50 56.0 13
Mariposa (22)
2.46 0.10 486.0 24.0 9
San Benito (35)
1.69 0.14 36.5 12.0 3
Plumas (32)
0.15 0.04 520.0 3.50 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.