PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Safflower in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Safflower
Field Crops
AG
29129
29129

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop. PUR acreage estimates for safflower may be lower than actual planted acres because a significant portion of the acreage may not be sprayed and thus not reported.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Safflower 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 126,750 0.31 40,316 412,118
Uses:
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 35,992 0.89 16,436 40,505
Uses: Insecticide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 24,384 1.14 22,321 21,434
Uses: Insecticide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 13,900 0.97 14,356 14,286
Uses: Herbicide
Methidathion (1689)
Organophosphorus Yes 10,669 0.50 22,221 21,334
Uses: Insecticide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 8,052 0.27 20,372 30,103
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 6,750 1.32 5,256 5,104
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 4,342 1.01 4,539 4,310
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 3,144 1.25 2,704 2,521
Uses: Herbicide
Cottonseed oil (1015)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 2,710 0.90 1,553 3,026
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 2,698 5.99 300.0 450.0
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 2,489 1.69 2,406 1,473
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 1,699 0.04 16,451 40,575
Uses: Fungicide
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 1,676 0.04 16,056 40,225
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Cypermethrin, zeta (3866)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,434 0.05 20,449 30,864
Uses: Insecticide
EPTC (264)
Thiocarbamate Yes 1,287 2.02 637.0 637.0
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,007 0.02 20,585 46,102
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
Ethalfluralin (2166)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 780.5 1.11 700.8 700.8
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 693.8 1.29 568.0 537.0
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
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 473.0 0.17 3,874 2,754
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 311.5 0.13 3,243 2,348
Uses: Herbicide
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 296.3 0.09 1,745 3,188
Uses: Adjuvant
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 221.8 0.27 875.0 825.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 148.3 0.0034 17,816 43,570
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 140.6 0.04 3,684 3,378
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 131.3 0.28 466.0 465.0
Uses: Insecticide
Ammonium propionate (5015)
Unclassified Not Listed 123.4 0.05 2,581 2,280
Uses: Preservative, Microbiocide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 122.4 1.44 132.1 85.0
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
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 106.2 0.27 387.2 387.2
Uses: Adjuvant
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 102.5 0.04 2,084 2,467
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Yes 93.8 0.04 2,892 2,591
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 79.6 0.08 875.1 978.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 69.8 0.09 782.1 777.1
Uses: Adjuvant
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 64.5 0.24 133.0 266.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 57.6 0.03 1,873 1,961
Uses: Adjuvant
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 53.6 0.06 798.3 948.3
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 46.1 0.22 210.0 210.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 41.5 0.42 97.7 97.7
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 33.9 0.04 912.1 907.1
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Poly-i-para-menthene (1314)
Unclassified Not Listed 33.5 0.19 177.0 176.0
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Sec-butyl alcohol (3078, 1482)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 33.2 0.04 797.2 810.0
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
Alpha-alkyl-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) poly (oxyethylene), (1884)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 22.0 0.06 340.2 340.2
Uses: Adjuvant
Polyacrylamide polymer (2111)
Polymer Not Listed 20.6 0.0023 8,058 8,799
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 20.4 0.08 256.6 256.6
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
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 19.2 0.01 1,685 1,685
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 18.0 0.01 1,380 1,380
Uses: Adjuvant
Alpha-(p-(1,1,3,3-tetramethyl butyl) phenyl)-omega-hydroxy poly (1932)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 16.2 0.15 108.3 108.3
Uses: Adjuvant
Polyoxyethylene sorbitol, mixed ethyl ester (1178)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 15.8 0.32 50.0 50.0
Uses: Adjuvant
a-(p-nonylphenyl)-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) with an average of 4.2 moles of ethylene oxide.the nonyl group is a propylene (2066)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 15.4 0.0094 1,633 1,633
Uses: Microbiocide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 11.7 0.03 263.0 396.0
Uses: Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Safflower 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)
126,750 0.31 40,316 412,118 1,285
Kings (16)
98,170 0.27 23,018 364,154 798
Kern (15)
8,353 0.79 4,299 10,550 59
San Joaquin (39)
4,463 1.22 2,524 3,671 69
Yolo (57)
4,222 0.33 3,432 12,642 117
Fresno (10)
4,125 0.46 2,176 8,909 36
Sutter (51)
3,423 0.64 2,000 5,372 45
Sacramento (34)
1,395 0.62 1,098 2,237 90
Solano (48)
866.7 0.71 578.9 1,217 25
Merced (24)
616.5 0.81 226.1 757.9 8
Madera (20)
539.5 0.50 399.2 1,081 12
Colusa (06)
353.9 0.64 240.0 550.0 6
Butte (04)
180.5 0.33 93.0 543.0 10
Glenn (11)
29.6 0.06 97.0 414.5 7
Tehama (52)
12.7 0.63 52.1 20.0 2
San Benito (35)
0.08 0.17 84.0 0.50 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.