PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Corn for Forage in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Corn, Forage
Field Crops
AG
22005
22005

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Corn for Forage 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 917,160 0.29 394,074 3,110,670
Uses:
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 324,402 1.48 187,536 219,638
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 152,424 1.19 104,603 127,922
Uses: Herbicide
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 76,139 2.34 37,098 32,537
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 36,084 0.13 223,456 283,979
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
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 26,288 1.65 15,708 15,943
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 22,182 0.30 61,240 74,283
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 19,872 0.19 97,903 107,291
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Etoxazole (5849)
Unclassified Not Listed 18,473 0.11 182,555 173,613
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 15,816 1.13 15,150 14,000
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 13,079 327.0 40.0 40.0
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 12,851 0.32 38,196 40,085
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
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 12,332 0.73 13,659 16,787
Uses: Herbicide
Spiromesifen (5858)
Keto-enol Not Listed 11,334 0.23 58,756 49,406
Uses: Insecticide
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 10,384 1.39 7,024 7,461
Uses: Insecticide
Hexythiazox (2303)
Unclassified Yes 9,281 0.14 70,521 65,504
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Metolachlor (1996)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 8,539 1.57 5,974 5,438
Uses: Herbicide
Dicamba, diglycolamine salt (5007)
Benzoic acid Yes 7,914 0.36 23,605 22,132
Uses: Herbicide
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 7,454 0.92 7,232 8,098
Uses: Adjuvant
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 5,886 0.72 8,898 8,153
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 5,409 0.17 26,534 32,242
Uses: Fungicide
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 5,326 0.11 45,176 49,967
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 or Surfactant
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 5,277 0.45 13,578 11,755
Uses: Insecticide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 5,054 0.26 17,869 19,282
Uses: Adjuvant
Dicamba, sodium salt (5057)
Benzoic acid Yes 5,005 0.13 37,993 37,255
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 4,755 1.01 5,120 4,692
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 4,526 0.52 9,983 8,641
Uses: Adjuvant
Atrazine (45)
Triazine Yes 3,917 1.14 3,457 3,431
Uses: Herbicide
Methylated fatty acids from canola oil (4025)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 3,644 1.05 3,318 3,479
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,578 0.10 32,410 35,061
Uses: Adjuvant
Glycerol (1147, 6221)
Not Listed 3,475 0.11 31,497 32,270
Note! Data for Glycerol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,375 7.64 382.0 442.0
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 3,300 0.07 38,274 47,734
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,263 0.08 34,696 39,030
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,902 0.04 64,357 72,590
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,867 0.08 34,796 38,210
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,834 0.10 28,219 29,617
Uses: Adjuvant
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Not Listed 2,681 0.03 72,640 80,357
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,507 0.08 25,888 30,655
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,437 0.05 45,161 46,347
Uses: Adjuvant
Cottonseed oil (1015)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 2,318 1.58 1,470 1,466
Uses: Insecticide
Fenpyroximate (5784)
Pyrazole Not Listed 2,143 0.10 30,001 22,179
Uses: Insecticide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,999 0.05 34,695 37,056
Uses: Adjuvant
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097, 2233)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,919 0.04 45,079 49,930
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
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 1,630 0.04 33,426 39,439
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Alpha-alkyl (C10-C16)-omega-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene) (5821)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,599 0.31 4,483 5,139
Uses: Adjuvant
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 1,586 0.03 47,455 53,028
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Ammonium propionate (5015)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 1,575 0.09 14,271 16,871
Uses: Preservative, Microbiocide
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 1,523 0.05 26,046 28,699
Uses: Adjuvant
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 1,394 0.25 6,119 5,644
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Corn for Forage 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)
917,160 0.29 394,074 3,110,670 30,895
Tulare (54)
266,911 0.33 95,859 803,209 8,739
Merced (24)
137,051 0.27 70,372 509,437 5,277
Stanislaus (50)
114,380 0.34 47,406 337,388 4,442
Kings (16)
106,953 0.29 37,903 371,000 3,707
Fresno (10)
75,769 0.38 24,663 197,328 1,844
Kern (15)
53,516 0.21 24,716 252,420 1,645
San Joaquin (39)
48,822 0.25 36,625 193,902 1,821
Madera (20)
38,494 0.21 16,864 184,866 1,341
Glenn (11)
18,824 0.42 6,677 44,874 377
Contra Costa (07)
12,378 0.38 7,047 32,649 99
Imperial (13)
11,377 0.30 4,237 38,154 276
Yolo (57)
7,197 0.25 4,434 29,062 226
Sacramento (34)
6,027 0.22 4,655 27,214 391
Sutter (51)
5,555 0.14 4,907 38,948 195
Riverside (33)
3,772 0.19 1,749 20,293 219
Yuba (58)
3,639 0.38 1,024 9,694 36
Solano (48)
2,451 0.23 1,179 10,689 124
San Bernardino (36)
1,334 0.65 1,377 2,045 44
Colusa (06)
1,255 0.25 1,284 4,950 38
Tehama (52)
802.8 0.41 610.0 1,951 23
Placer (31)
334.9 1.38 254.5 242.8 8
Los Angeles (19)
236.4 1.29 93.0 183.0 7
San Benito (35)
42.9 0.40 28.0 108.0 8
San Luis Obispo (40)
36.1 1.32 49.0 27.3 6
Butte (04)
3.39 0.08 60.0 40.0 2
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.