PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Sorghum in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Sorghum
Field Crops
AG
29131
29131

PUR acreage estimates for sorghum may be lower than actual planted acres because a significant portion of the acreage may not be sprayed and thus not reported. There are two types of sorghum in the PUR data set.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Sorghum 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 41,063 0.38 20,360 107,203
Uses:
Metolachlor (1996)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 15,334 1.62 9,439 9,481
Uses: Herbicide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 5,272 1.71 3,049 3,089
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 3,466 5.92 617.5 585.8
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Dicamba, diglycolamine salt (5007)
Benzoic acid Yes 3,197 0.36 9,972 8,860
Uses: Herbicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,367 0.50 2,584 2,741
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,339 0.61 2,354 2,191
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 873.1 0.18 4,593 4,722
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
Ethylene glycol (276)
Glycol Not Listed 791.0 2.17 399.0 365.0
Uses: Solvent, Adjuvant
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 644.7 1.63 394.8 394.8
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 611.5 0.45 1,440 1,349
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
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 610.6 0.17 2,715 3,655
Uses: Adjuvant
Atrazine (45)
Triazine Yes 586.1 1.67 364.0 350.2
Uses: Herbicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 572.9 0.45 1,273 1,273
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 567.0 0.22 2,808 2,533
Uses: Adjuvant
Thiram (589)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 558.2 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 514.3 1.70 505.9 301.9
Uses: Herbicide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 443.2 0.07 5,962 6,455
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 364.3 0.80 496.2 454.2
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 322.5 0.16 2,292 2,028
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 311.7 0.08 3,502 3,714
Uses: Adjuvant
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 260.1 1.46 207.6 177.6
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 251.0 1.38 222.0 182.0
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 231.6 1.04 223.1 223.1
Uses: Herbicide
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Yes 226.4 0.05 3,905 4,800
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 215.3 0.97 181.6 221.6
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
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 162.8 0.04 2,918 3,858
Uses: Adjuvant
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 155.7 0.20 776.0 793.5
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Bromoxynil octanoate (834)
Hydroxybenzonitrile Yes 145.3 0.39 373.6 376.6
Uses: Herbicide
Dicamba, dimethylamine salt (849)
Benzoic acid Yes 130.5 0.30 433.0 433.0
Uses: Herbicide
Alpha-pinene polymer (3996)
Polymer Not Listed 122.9 0.25 540.0 488.5
Uses: Insecticide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 120.2 0.05 2,286 2,368
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 92.6 0.10 1,115 970.1
Uses: Adjuvant
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 80.6 0.05 1,690 1,594
Uses: Adjuvant
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 68.7 0.87 79.3 79.3
Uses: Adjuvant
Cypermethrin, zeta (3866)
Pyrethroid Yes 64.4 0.05 1,496 1,303
Uses: Insecticide
Calcium chloride (920)
Inorganic Not Listed 62.8 0.02 2,667 3,699
Uses: Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide, Molluscicide
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 62.3 0.07 925.2 925.2
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Dicamba, sodium salt (5057)
Benzoic acid Yes 61.1 0.17 355.6 355.6
Uses: Herbicide
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 57.6 0.07 599.9 840.2
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
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 40.1 1.82 22.0 22.0
Uses: Insecticide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 38.3 0.05 1,047 831.1
Uses: Adjuvant
Polyalkyleneoxide modified polydimethyl-siloxane (5203)
Silicone Not Listed 38.2 0.05 776.0 793.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Fatty acids derived from tallow (5204)
Fatty acid Not Listed 37.0 0.04 1,115 970.1
Uses: Adjuvant
Nonyl phenoxy polyoxyethylene ethanol-iodine complex (870)
Iodine Compound, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 32.7 0.12 264.0 264.0
Uses: Microbiocide
Polyoxyethylene ester of rosin (3334, 1444)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 31.0 0.14 223.1 223.1
Note! Data for Polyoxyethylene ester of rosin 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
Bromoxynil heptanoate (5036)
Hydroxybenzonitrile Not Listed 31.0 0.20 150.0 153.0
Uses: Herbicide
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 29.9 0.26 115.3 115.3
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Urea dihydrogen sulfate (2270)
Inorganic Not Listed 29.0 0.15 188.9 188.9
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 27.7 0.09 294.0 294.0
Uses: Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Sorghum 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)
41,063 0.38 20,360 107,203 1,059
Kern (15)
28,680 0.35 14,483 81,026 681
Tulare (54)
3,194 0.24 2,680 13,442 116
Yolo (57)
2,404 1.13 395.4 2,126 36
Sacramento (34)
1,919 0.38 539.6 5,062 106
Sutter (51)
1,611 1.82 311.0 885.0 9
San Joaquin (39)
832.5 0.82 299.6 1,012 28
Fresno (10)
686.1 1.22 71.0 562.0 9
Imperial (13)
569.1 0.72 5.00 15.0 4
Solano (48)
479.3 0.35 231.3 1,353 40
Kings (16)
447.4 0.41 552.4 1,083 21
Colusa (06)
166.8 0.38 122.0 442.0 5
Butte (04)
73.6 0.38 668.9 195.0 4
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.