PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Corn, Field, Dent in 2016

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

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

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

24002

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Corn, Field, Dent 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 57,016 0.27 35,139 212,758
Uses:
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 26,006 1.40 17,913 18,626
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 6,450 1.12 6,365 5,738
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 5,998 0.45 14,138 13,447
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 3,606 0.28 13,168 12,817
Uses: Adjuvant
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,875 0.12 18,907 15,870
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
Dicamba, diglycolamine salt (5007)
Benzoic acid Yes 1,491 0.31 5,005 4,856
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 1,472 0.17 8,774 8,544
Uses: Fungicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 673.1 0.26 2,957 2,590
Uses: Herbicide
Etoxazole (5849)
Unclassified Not Listed 565.6 0.10 7,175 5,486
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 557.0 0.11 4,922 5,026
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 556.9 0.31 1,850 1,774
Uses: Adjuvant
Spiromesifen (5858)
Keto-enol Not Listed 503.2 0.20 3,045 2,475
Uses: Insecticide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 440.0 1.42 309.0 309.0
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 405.0 0.39 767.8 1,027
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
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 366.7 0.43 854.0 854.0
Uses: Insecticide
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 334.3 0.06 5,810 5,162
Uses: Adjuvant
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 308.2 0.09 3,670 3,408
Uses: Adjuvant
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 305.8 0.04 7,122 6,832
Uses: Adjuvant
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 297.1 2.58 115.0 115.0
Uses: Insecticide
Bromoxynil octanoate (834)
Hydroxybenzonitrile Yes 284.8 0.45 633.0 633.0
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 248.5 0.03 10,540 9,841
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Dicamba, dimethylamine salt (849)
Benzoic acid Yes 236.1 0.23 1,047 1,047
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 211.8 1.02 207.0 207.0
Uses: Insecticide
Phorate (478)
Organophosphorus Yes 209.4 1.29 172.3 162.0
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 205.7 0.06 3,975 3,276
Uses: Adjuvant
Propionic acid (505)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 181.9 0.07 3,776 2,583
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 180.9 0.05 4,137 3,508
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
Hexythiazox (2303)
Unclassified Yes 178.6 0.13 4,644 1,401
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Tembotrione (6021)
Benzoylcyclohexanedione Not Listed 170.6 0.08 2,171 2,108
Uses: Herbicide
Dicamba, sodium salt (5057)
Benzoic acid Yes 144.4 0.17 876.3 860.1
Uses: Herbicide
Ethylene glycol (276)
Glycol Yes 138.3 0.11 1,198 1,227
Uses: Solvent, Adjuvant
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 116.4 1.08 108.0 108.0
Uses: Herbicide
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 108.9 0.07 1,551 1,618
Uses: Adjuvant
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 105.4 0.09 967.1 1,111
Uses: Insecticide
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 99.6 0.82 122.0 122.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 97.8 0.03 3,137 3,277
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 92.9 1.57 59.0 59.0
Uses: Herbicide
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Polyalkyloxy Compound, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 81.8 0.05 2,638 1,500
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
S-Methoprene (5026)
Juvenile hormone mimic Not Listed 80.9 - - -
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 76.3 0.20 430.0 390.0
Uses: Fungicide
Methomyl (383)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 75.6 0.45 24.0 168.0
Uses: Insecticide, Breakdown product
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 72.5 0.04 1,647 1,750
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Bromoxynil heptanoate (5036)
Hydroxybenzonitrile Not Listed 66.8 0.20 337.0 337.0
Uses: Herbicide
Kerosene (2071)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Not Listed 66.0 0.02 3,566 3,382
Uses: Insecticide, Solvent
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 62.9 0.22 286.0 286.0
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Heptamethyltrisiloxane-1,3-propanediol Ether, ethoxylated propoxylated (5827)
Silicone Not Listed 59.7 0.06 1,062 1,062
Uses: Adjuvant
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 59.7 1.42 45.0 42.0
Uses: Herbicide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 58.5 0.50 117.0 117.0
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 50.4 0.01 5,224 3,451
Uses: Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Corn, Field, Dent 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)
57,016 0.27 35,139 212,758 2,973
San Joaquin (39)
31,379 0.26 19,226 119,977 1,297
Sacramento (34)
17,522 0.28 11,431 61,947 1,248
Solano (48)
3,662 0.29 2,664 12,432 199
Tulare (54)
3,081 0.24 1,309 12,936 159
Kings (16)
1,220 0.26 443.6 4,648 53
Yolo (57)
97.4 - - - 2
Santa Clara (43)
35.4 0.04 46.0 798.0 13
Los Angeles (19)
16.6 1.38 20.0 12.0 1
Fresno (10)
1.22 0.15 - 8.00 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.