PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Pasture in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Pasture
Field Crops
AG
28035
28035

PUR acreage estimates for pastures may be lower than actual acres because a significant portion of the acreage may not be sprayed and thus not reported.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Pasture 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 20,539 0.18 54,080 111,885
Uses:
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 8,653 1.04 26,236 8,338
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 2,521 0.82 5,578 3,071
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 1,278 1.74 1,659 733.3
Uses: Herbicide
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 1,229 0.94 1,460 1,300
Uses: Herbicide
Triclopyr, triethylamine salt (2131)
Chloropyridinyl Not Listed 634.3 1.05 2,168 603.7
Uses: Herbicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 568.1 0.75 3,137 757.8
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 444.3 0.14 4,505 3,158
Uses: Adjuvant
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 411.5 0.04 18,148 10,809
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
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 401.6 0.59 738.0 681.0
Uses: Insecticide
Dicamba, diglycolamine salt (5007)
Benzoic acid Yes 375.1 0.68 710.0 555.0
Uses: Herbicide
Dicamba, dimethylamine salt (849)
Benzoic acid Yes 285.0 0.28 2,298 1,025
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 237.5 0.32 2,718 741.5
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
Aminopyralid, triisopropanolamine salt (5928)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 224.7 0.03 16,014 7,161
Uses: Herbicide
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 217.4 0.64 822.0 340.4
Uses: Adjuvant
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 189.7 0.05 4,107 3,472
Uses: Fungicide
Clopyralid, monoethanolamine salt (5050)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 184.9 0.25 1,905 736.0
Uses: Herbicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 183.7 0.72 348.4 248.4
Uses: Adjuvant
Polyoxyethylene soybean oil fatty acid ester (mol. Wt. 850) (3338)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 171.6 0.56 306.0 306.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Bromoxynil octanoate (834)
Hydroxybenzonitrile Yes 154.2 0.57 314.5 272.0
Uses: Herbicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 153.8 0.10 3,268 1,491
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester (1622)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Yes 135.1 1.31 287.0 103.0
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, butoxyethanol ester (802)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester, Glycol Ether Not Listed 134.4 0.59 277.0 228.0
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D (636)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 127.6 0.47 499.0 273.6
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Polyoxyethylene sorbitol, mixed ethyl ester (1178)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 118.4 1.07 1,388 110.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Propionic acid (505)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 87.8 0.05 2,121 1,950
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 76.6 0.01 653.5 6,172
Uses: Adjuvant
Glycerol (1147, 6221)
Not Listed 73.7 0.08 1,864 980.2
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
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 70.6 0.02 1,316 3,784
Uses: Herbicide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 70.0 1.00 3,637 70.0
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 65.5 0.26 250.0 250.0
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Cyhalothrin, lambda (2297)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 63.7 0.03 1,602 2,074
Uses: Insecticide
Thiobencarb (1933)
Thiocarbamate Yes 62.9 3.49 18.0 18.0
Uses: Herbicide
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 60.6 0.07 176.0 869.5
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 52.2 0.02 1,778 2,198
Note! Data for Cyfluthrin summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 45.6 0.03 1,941 1,469
Uses: Adjuvant
Alpha-alkyl-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) poly (oxyethylene), (1884)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 39.4 0.15 348.4 248.4
Uses: Adjuvant
Sodium hydroxide (362)
Inorganic Not Listed 31.3 0.03 1,788 934.7
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 30.9 0.16 1,290 191.9
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Fatty acids derived from tallow (5204)
Fatty acid Not Listed 30.6 0.0050 653.5 6,172
Uses: Adjuvant
Cypermethrin, zeta (3866)
Pyrethroid Yes 28.5 0.05 191.0 573.0
Uses: Insecticide
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 27.8 0.06 1,144 452.0
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
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 27.7 0.03 1,179 881.0
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 27.1 0.01 2,911 1,889
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Tall oil (2912)
Botanical Not Listed 26.5 0.05 525.5 485.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 25.6 1.06 110.0 24.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 24.8 4.13 6.25 6.00
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
Alpha-alkyl (C10-C16)-omega-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene) (5821)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 24.4 0.90 27.0 27.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Chlorsulfuron (2143)
Sulfonylurea Yes 24.1 0.0038 315.0 6,284
Uses: Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 23.7 0.95 25.0 25.0
Uses: Herbicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Pasture 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)
20,539 0.18 54,080 111,885 1,335
Stanislaus (50)
2,042 0.43 2,056 4,678 113
Merced (24)
1,670 0.28 5,714 5,931 38
Sacramento (34)
1,519 0.96 1,444 1,578 25
Yolo (57)
1,418 0.29 1,925 4,858 71
Siskiyou (47)
1,267 0.21 1,409 5,919 85
Kings (16)
1,172 0.21 2,001 5,626 11
Yuba (58)
965.5 0.92 787.0 1,048 74
Kern (15)
925.8 0.11 1,697 8,624 85
Butte (04)
911.2 0.20 958.5 4,670 40
Contra Costa (07)
809.2 0.21 1,882 3,903 15
San Joaquin (39)
667.4 0.32 575.5 2,092 57
Shasta (45)
661.8 0.15 1,067 4,358 32
San Mateo (41)
566.9 1.53 1,690 371.0 21
Tehama (52)
518.4 0.23 790.0 2,284 42
Imperial (13)
501.0 0.54 214.0 930.0 8
Tulare (54)
479.9 0.11 1,177 4,308 24
San Luis Obispo (40)
471.6 0.29 429.4 1,615 49
Lassen (18)
426.8 0.11 11,830 3,843 21
Solano (48)
364.1 0.21 1,548 1,722 40
Placer (31)
291.4 0.22 729.5 1,341 17
Modoc (25)
287.9 0.26 582.8 1,125 13
Santa Barbara (42)
286.4 1.09 1,115 262.0 25
Glenn (11)
269.2 0.20 327.0 1,354 22
Colusa (06)
252.7 0.79 166.0 318.0 5
Sutter (51)
229.8 0.93 219.5 246.5 13
Fresno (10)
204.3 0.41 132.5 502.3 32
Sonoma (49)
198.0 0.33 903.0 608.0 9
Sierra (46)
172.5 0.0083 55.0 20,692 50
Los Angeles (19)
135.4 0.44 467.0 308.0 12
Riverside (33)
114.1 1.33 69.0 86.0 19
Amador (03)
113.5 0.36 305.0 312.0 12
Mendocino (23)
113.0 0.97 106.0 117.0 5
Nevada (29)
102.8 0.20 4.00 516.2 29
Plumas (32)
83.8 0.0093 70.0 9,044 22
Monterey (27)
66.9 0.45 981.4 149.5 16
Ventura (56)
66.2 0.17 210.5 384.9 33
Mono (26)
53.9 0.50 178.0 107.7 21
El Dorado (09)
46.9 0.12 142.0 393.0 23
Lake (17)
19.4 0.06 361.0 325.0 13
Orange (30)
18.0 0.24 41.0 76.0 4
Madera (20)
11.6 0.37 46.5 31.0 10
Mariposa (22)
9.67 0.09 34.5 112.0 11
San Benito (35)
9.52 0.18 7.00 51.5 9
Santa Clara (43)
6.50 0.72 5.00 9.00 2
San Diego (37)
4.95 0.06 16.0 85.0 6
Marin (21)
4.69 0.09 1,140 55.0 6
San Bernardino (36)
4.38 0.22 12.0 20.0 4
Napa (28)
1.98 0.25 15.0 8.00 1
Alameda (01)
0.84 0.0002 6,242 4,808 37
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.