PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Grass Seed in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Grass, Seed
Other Agriculture
AG
28066
28066

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Grass Seed 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 1,389 0.12 1,819 11,976
Uses:
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 338.9 1.43 366.4 237.6
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 214.1 1.72 756.9 124.4
Uses: Herbicide
Dicamba, diglycolamine salt (5007)
Benzoic acid Yes 194.7 0.37 636.6 524.1
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 150.2 1.24 253.1 120.9
Uses: Insecticide
MCPA, dimethylamine salt (786)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 58.0 1.01 208.6 57.3
Uses: Herbicide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 55.4 0.47 678.0 116.7
Uses: Adjuvant
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 33.6 4.00 500.0 8.40
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 30.9 0.08 253.1 375.6
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
Bromoxynil octanoate (834)
Hydroxybenzonitrile Yes 30.4 0.36 860.6 84.2
Uses: Herbicide
Carfentrazone-ethyl (5130)
Triazolone Not Listed 28.6 0.03 1,809 1,068
Uses: Herbicide
Clopyralid, monoethanolamine salt (5050)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 26.5 0.19 304.3 141.3
Uses: Herbicide
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 23.0 0.10 253.1 241.9
Uses: Adjuvant
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 19.4 0.78 59.5 25.0
Uses: Herbicide
Dicamba, sodium salt (5057)
Benzoic acid Yes 19.4 0.21 93.9 93.9
Uses: Herbicide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 18.8 0.16 678.0 116.7
Uses: Adjuvant
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097, 2233)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 18.7 0.02 1,380 802.0
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
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 14.3 0.21 665.4 67.0
Uses: Fungicide
Bromoxynil heptanoate (5036)
Hydroxybenzonitrile Not Listed 13.8 0.34 620.0 40.0
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 13.6 0.06 271.6 247.4
Uses: Insecticide
Polybutenes (1040)
Polymer Not Listed 9.89 0.08 678.0 116.7
Uses: Rodenticide
Fatty acids derived from tallow (5204)
Fatty acid Not Listed 9.22 0.04 253.1 241.9
Uses: Adjuvant
Fluroxypyr 1-methylheptyl ester (5918)
Pyridinecarboxylic acid Not Listed 7.51 0.63 32.0 12.0
Uses: Herbicide
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 7.12 0.14 245.4 49.8
Uses: Herbicide
Thiram (589)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 6.82 - - -
Uses: Fungicide
Cyhalothrin, lambda (2297)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 6.81 0.03 271.6 247.4
Uses: Insecticide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 6.31 0.0077 802.2 821.0
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Not Listed 4.51 0.0066 702.2 685.3
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Halosulfuron-methyl (3919)
Sulfonylurea Not Listed 4.40 0.05 93.9 93.9
Uses: Herbicide
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 4.28 0.03 144.9 133.7
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
Alpha-tridecyl-omega-hydroxypoly(oxyethanol) phosphate (5837)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3.61 0.0053 702.2 685.3
Uses:
Alpha (para-tert-butyl phenyl)-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene)-ethyl phosphate (1605)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2.60 0.02 126.7 113.7
Uses: Adjuvant
Urea dihydrogen sulfate (2270)
Inorganic Not Listed 2.16 0.0032 702.2 685.3
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Herbicide
Zinc sulfate (667, 2995)
Inorganic-Zinc Yes 2.02 0.02 144.9 133.7
Note! Data for Zinc sulfate summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Microbiocide, Herbicide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1.96 0.09 620.0 22.6
Uses: Adjuvant
Glycerol (1147, 6221)
Not Listed 1.50 0.0022 702.2 685.3
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
Manganese sulfate (658)
Inorganic Not Listed 1.30 0.0097 144.9 133.7
Uses:
Ferrous sulfate (289)
Inorganic Not Listed 0.94 0.0070 144.9 133.7
Uses: Herbicide, Molluscicide
Cypermethrin, zeta (3866)
Pyrethroid Yes 0.92 0.05 520.0 18.5
Uses: Insecticide
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 0.68 0.0051 144.9 133.7
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Magnesium phosphide (2085)
Inorganic Yes 0.52 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Rodenticide
Potassium hydroxide (1306)
Inorganic Not Listed 0.48 0.0007 702.2 685.3
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Pinoxaden (5984)
Not Listed 0.37 0.05 48.4 7.00
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium polyacrylate (2863)
Polymer Not Listed 0.30 0.0004 702.2 685.3
Uses: Adjuvant
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 0.21 0.0003 702.2 685.3
Uses: Adjuvant
Coconut imidazoline sodium carboxylate (1659)
Imidazoline Not Listed 0.18 0.0013 144.9 133.7
Uses: Microbiocide
Methyl silicone resins (3689)
Silicone Not Listed 0.03 0.0002 144.9 133.7
Uses: Adjuvant
a-(p-nonylphenyl)-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) with an average of 4.2 moles of ethylene oxide.the nonyl group is a propylene (2066)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 0.0049 0.0024 100.0 2.00
Uses: Microbiocide
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 0.0014 0.0007 100.0 2.00
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Xanthan gum (2272)
Botanical Not Listed 0.0001 0.0000 100.0 2.00
Uses: Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Grass Seed 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)
1,389 0.12 1,819 11,976 327
Yolo (57)
666.6 0.75 366.4 892.5 159
Riverside (33)
338.3 0.06 363.6 5,644 53
Santa Barbara (42)
217.2 0.27 678.0 807.7 79
Imperial (13)
166.1 0.03 410.6 4,631 35
San Joaquin (39)
0.52 - - - 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.