PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Safflower in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Safflower
Field Crops
AG
29129
29129

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop. PUR acreage estimates for safflower may be lower than actual planted acres because a significant portion of the acreage may not be sprayed and thus not reported.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Safflower 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 271,910 0.30 49,346 908,677
Uses:
Vegetable oil (1231)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 82,915 0.89 32,298 92,650
Uses: Insecticide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 67,979 1.06 33,147 64,051
Uses: Insecticide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 30,992 1.44 21,608 21,591
Uses: Herbicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 18,275 0.49 34,547 36,994
Uses: Insecticide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 16,337 1.16 14,128 14,032
Uses: Herbicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 12,332 0.88 14,038 14,027
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 8,102 1.51 6,687 5,350
Uses: Herbicide
Cypermethrin, zeta (3866)
Pyrethroid Yes 4,995 0.05 34,517 100,391
Uses: Insecticide
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 4,006 1.54 2,546 2,602
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 3,790 0.06 29,513 65,710
Uses: Fungicide
Propionic acid (505)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 3,702 0.06 29,045 65,282
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 3,254 0.71 3,924 4,578
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
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 2,867 1.25 2,364 2,298
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 2,520 0.20 12,208 12,451
Uses: Adjuvant
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,250 0.03 35,969 77,386
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
Naphtha, heavy aromatic (2396, 1717)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 1,572 0.17 9,069 9,069
Note! Data for Naphtha, heavy aromatic summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide, Solvent
Ethalfluralin (2166)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 726.5 0.96 718.8 752.9
Uses: Herbicide
Cottonseed oil (1015)
Oil - vegetable Not Listed 626.0 0.90 699.0 699.0
Uses: Insecticide
Alpha-tridecyl-omega-hydroxypoly(oxyethanol) phosphate (5837)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 605.3 0.07 9,210 9,247
Uses:
Polyacrylamide polymer (2111)
Polymer Not Listed 485.2 0.0061 26,850 79,944
Uses: Adjuvant
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 378.1 5.25 94.7 72.0
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
TCMTB (971)
Mercaptobenzothiazole Not Listed 352.6 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097, 2233)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 290.4 0.03 9,413 9,580
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
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 275.9 0.0040 29,325 69,494
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 260.7 0.05 5,343 5,192
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 186.6 0.04 5,635 4,351
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium propionate (5015)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 177.1 0.05 3,489 3,489
Uses: Preservative, Microbiocide
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 168.9 0.11 1,647 1,506
Uses: Herbicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 161.0 0.04 4,038 3,998
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap or Surfactant
Alkyl and alkylaryl poly (oxyethylene) glycols, mixed (1706)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 119.1 0.07 699.0 1,773
Uses: Adjuvant
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 112.0 0.27 421.0 415.8
Uses: Herbicide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 106.4 0.03 3,049 3,767
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Not Listed 95.1 0.02 5,180 4,248
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Polyoxyethylene 20 sorbital trioleate (2814)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 79.2 0.12 262.0 637.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Alpha (para-tert-butyl phenyl)-omega-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene)-ethyl phosphate (1605)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 67.1 0.18 257.1 382.1
Uses: Adjuvant
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 66.8 0.01 5,699 4,660
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Ethoxylated linear alcohols (1766)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 62.6 0.19 205.1 330.1
Uses: Adjuvant
Polysaccharide polymer (2112)
Carbohydrate, Polymer Not Listed 49.8 0.0007 25,998 74,441
Uses: Adjuvant
Alkylaryl poly(oxyethylene) glycol (748)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 47.0 0.07 699.0 699.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 34.2 0.05 914.5 687.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 32.6 0.03 1,334 1,133
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 28.6 0.04 1,831 700.4
Uses: Adjuvant
Zinc sulfate (667, 2995)
Inorganic-Zinc Yes 26.1 0.0095 979.0 2,752
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
Pyrethrins (510)
Botanical Yes 25.8 0.02 1,156 1,156
Uses: Insecticide
Fatty acids derived from tallow (5204)
Fatty acid Not Listed 25.0 0.08 205.1 330.1
Uses: Adjuvant
Silicone-polyether copolymer (3520, 3841)
Polyalkyloxy Compound, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 23.7 0.02 1,337 1,572
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
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 23.3 0.04 713.2 572.2
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 23.0 0.04 590.2 590.2
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
Sec-butyl alcohol (3078, 1482)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 22.9 0.03 804.0 829.0
Note! Data for Sec-butyl alcohol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Solvent

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Safflower 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)
271,910 0.30 49,346 908,677 2,530
Kings (16)
224,214 0.28 29,857 793,506 1,732
Kern (15)
24,748 0.34 4,718 73,036 195
San Joaquin (39)
6,008 0.58 2,648 10,354 128
Yolo (57)
5,097 0.53 4,369 8,931 127
Solano (48)
3,923 0.83 2,265 4,699 105
Sacramento (34)
2,562 0.55 2,002 4,691 92
Merced (24)
1,660 0.26 697.5 6,427 86
Sutter (51)
1,351 0.79 1,226 1,690 22
Colusa (06)
1,182 0.74 1,075 1,607 23
Tehama (52)
776.6 0.31 233.5 2,544 15
Fresno (10)
238.7 0.22 156.0 1,092 4
Glenn (11)
150.2 1.50 100.0 100.0 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.