PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Cauliflower in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Cauliflower
Vegetables and Melons
AG
13008
13008

PUR estimates of acres planted for cauliflower may be higher than actual acreage due to double counting. For crops with a growing season that spans two calendar years, "acres planted" calculated from the PUR data may be higher than actual acreage becaus

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Cauliflower in California in 2016


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 141,298 0.35 649,829 404,400
Uses:
Potash soap (1596, 1409)
Soap Not Listed 24,499 7.55 38,834 3,246
Note! Data for Potash soap summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 14,209 168.8 247.0 84.2
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 8,578 2.86 86,526 3,001
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 6,986 0.32 179,010 22,034
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 6,166 0.24 257,342 25,880
Uses: Insecticide
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 5,642 1.24 19,230 4,557
Note! Data for Neem oil summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 4,878 0.89 145,980 5,505
Uses: Adjuvant
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,947 3.96 9,023 997.2
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 3,079 0.25 157,466 12,198
Uses: Adjuvant
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 3,061 0.37 48,338 8,324
Uses: Adjuvant
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,044 1.26 29,854 2,418
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 2,938 2.47 14,089 1,191
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
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 2,888 1.07 12,406 2,701
Uses: Insecticide
Myrothecium verrucaria, dried fermentation solids & solubles, Strain AARC-0255 (3966)
Microbial Not Listed 2,546 3.74 3,708 680.4
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 2,433 1.19 25,443 2,037
Uses: Fungicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 2,290 0.80 37,209 2,879
Uses: Insecticide
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 2,274 0.45 111,739 5,013
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,171 0.97 46,744 2,244
Uses: Insecticide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,757 1.35 29,876 1,299
Uses: Insecticide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 1,689 0.39 83,111 4,343
Uses: Fungicide
Spirotetramat (5955)
Keto-enol Not Listed 1,674 0.08 399,811 21,510
Uses: Insecticide
Napropamide (1728)
Amide Not Listed 1,595 0.93 7,692 1,721
Uses: Herbicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,515 1.97 5,801 769.2
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Trimethyl nonanol-ethylene oxide complex (1196)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,366 0.23 9,489 6,050
Uses: Adjuvant
Chromobacterium subtsugae strain PRAA4-1 cells and spent fermentation media (6024)
Microbial Not Listed 1,339 0.83 4,393 1,614
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis, Subsp. Aizawai, Strain ABTS-1857 (5879)
Microbial Not Listed 1,197 0.98 10,566 1,224
Uses: Insecticide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 1,164 0.67 3,816 1,725
Uses: Herbicide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,040 0.12 48,284 8,495
Uses: Adjuvant
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,016 0.12 186,022 8,693
Uses: Adjuvant
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 961.7 0.10 152,601 9,654
Uses: Adjuvant
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide Not Listed 938.9 2.36 296.6 397.1
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide
Clothianidin (5792)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 849.2 0.16 132,071 5,388
Uses: Insecticide
Burkholderia sp strain A396 cells and spent fermentation media (6064)
Microbial Not Listed 836.1 8.66 195.6 96.6
Uses: Fungicide
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097, 2233)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 831.9 0.10 49,463 8,670
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
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 783.7 0.78 14,560 1,010
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Polyalkyloxy Compound, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 764.3 0.09 14,525 8,910
Note! Data for Silicone-polyether copolymer summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 695.3 0.49 55,505 1,425
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 663.4 0.06 156,871 10,892
Uses: Insecticide
Oleic acid, ethyl ester (3933)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 651.6 0.31 21,798 2,121
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Adjuvant
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 632.0 0.07 81,539 9,151
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 586.6 0.47 10,476 1,253
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Polybutenes (1040)
Polymer Not Listed 547.9 0.07 48,324 8,324
Uses: Rodenticide
Propionic acid (505)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 541.6 0.14 78,671 3,847
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (6082)
Microbial Not Listed 533.6 4.09 138.8 130.5
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Indoxacarb, S-isomer (5331)
Unclassified Not Listed 523.0 0.06 161,052 8,119
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Aizawai, GC-91 protein (3843)
Microbial Not Listed 454.3 0.82 7,285 552.6
Uses: Insecticide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 453.9 2.38 141.0 190.8
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 453.5 0.06 48,084 7,805
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 or Surfactant
Thiamethoxam (5598)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 436.9 0.06 151,134 7,156
Uses: Insecticide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Cauliflower in 2016

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)
141,298 0.35 649,829 404,400 26,173
Monterey (27)
56,577 0.34 566,018 168,799 11,346
Santa Barbara (42)
35,097 0.29 67,451 120,693 8,931
San Luis Obispo (40)
19,414 0.70 4,084 27,803 2,198
Imperial (13)
15,136 0.26 5,578 59,130 1,737
Santa Cruz (44)
4,215 5.81 570.0 725.0 68
Riverside (33)
3,867 0.30 1,729 12,747 383
San Benito (35)
3,012 0.58 996.3 5,169 675
Kern (15)
2,828 0.45 2,150 6,234 350
Ventura (56)
755.1 0.51 783.0 1,408 142
Santa Clara (43)
214.7 0.16 344.2 1,317 220
San Diego (37)
82.9 1.10 20.5 75.5 16
Alameda (01)
44.2 0.63 54.5 70.0 40
Colusa (06)
24.9 0.26 4.00 96.0 17
Placer (31)
9.07 1.51 1.50 6.00 4
Yolo (57)
8.67 0.13 5.00 65.0 11
Fresno (10)
7.68 0.13 13.2 59.8 27
Los Angeles (19)
3.97 7.93 4.00 0.50 1
Orange (30)
0.77 2.58 2.50 0.30 3
San Bernardino (36)
0.73 0.24 20.0 3.00 3
Sonoma (49)
0.32 - - - 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.