PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Sorghum in 2016

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Sorghum
Field Crops
AG
29131
29131

PUR acreage estimates for sorghum may be lower than actual planted acres because a significant portion of the acreage may not be sprayed and thus not reported. There are two types of sorghum in the PUR data set.

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Sorghum 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 37,154 0.29 19,720 130,270
Uses:
Metolachlor, (S) (5133)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 4,830 1.46 3,508 3,308
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 4,136 1.58 2,689 2,612
Uses: Herbicide
Dicamba, diglycolamine salt (5007)
Benzoic acid Yes 3,902 0.60 6,250 6,546
Uses: Herbicide
Sodium chlorate (536)
Inorganic Yes 3,657 5.77 674.2 633.3
Uses: Defoliant, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 3,418 0.99 3,612 3,440
Uses: Herbicide
Atrazine (45)
Triazine Yes 2,479 1.08 2,431 2,306
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,869 0.28 5,136 6,636
Uses: Adjuvant
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,750 0.55 3,298 3,180
Uses: Insecticide
Chlorpyrifos (253)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,532 0.53 3,068 2,904
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Metolachlor (1996)
Chloroacetanilide Yes 1,218 1.55 783.5 783.5
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,065 0.09 8,186 11,379
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 577.9 0.35 1,657 1,657
Uses: Herbicide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 577.3 0.78 745.1 743.1
Uses: Herbicide
Propylene glycol (507)
Glycol Not Listed 542.4 0.38 931.8 1,437
Uses: Fungicide, Adjuvant, Microbiocide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 541.5 1.65 453.8 327.8
Uses: Herbicide
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 533.6 1.36 235.6 391.2
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 524.7 1.21 435.0 435.0
Uses: Insecticide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 507.5 0.15 2,999 3,445
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Propargite (445)
Unclassified Yes 428.6 1.39 308.0 308.0
Uses: Insecticide
Flupyradifurone (6098)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 380.6 0.12 2,488 3,156
Uses: Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 363.6 0.11 2,708 3,221
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
Bromoxynil heptanoate (5036)
Hydroxybenzonitrile Not Listed 208.2 0.21 984.9 984.8
Uses: Herbicide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 152.4 0.03 5,225 5,664
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Ammonium nitrate (3052)
Inorganic Not Listed 125.4 0.11 1,260 1,112
Uses: Rodenticide, Microbiocide
Organosilicone, poly oxyalkylene ether copolymer (5231)
Polyalkyloxy Compound, Polymer, Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 122.1 0.04 2,123 2,857
Uses: Adjuvant
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 117.1 0.07 1,636 1,588
Uses: Adjuvant
Isopropyl alcohol (342)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 101.7 0.06 1,484 1,569
Uses: Microbiocide, Solvent
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 93.8 0.07 1,055 1,406
Uses: Fungicide
Propionic acid (505)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 93.8 0.07 1,055 1,406
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Cypermethrin, zeta (3866)
Pyrethroid Yes 93.1 0.05 1,422 1,957
Uses: Insecticide
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Not Listed 92.1 0.02 3,539 3,949
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Ethylene glycol (276)
Glycol Yes 62.9 0.26 139.0 242.0
Uses: Solvent, Adjuvant
Tall oil acids (1389)
Fatty acid Not Listed 60.0 0.06 1,076 1,011
Uses: Adjuvant
Dicamba, sodium salt (5057)
Benzoic acid Yes 56.0 0.21 354.0 271.5
Uses: Herbicide
Hexythiazox (2303)
Unclassified Yes 55.2 0.14 395.6 395.6
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Atrazine, other related (90045)
Triazine Not Listed 51.9 0.02 2,431 2,306
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 51.3 0.57 90.0 90.0
Uses: Herbicide
Polyacrylamide polymer (2111)
Polymer Not Listed 51.3 0.03 1,690 1,917
Uses: Adjuvant
Acrylamide/sodium acrylate copolymer (3567)
Polymer Not Listed 50.4 0.02 2,320 2,880
Uses: Adjuvant
Ethylene glycol polymer (2558, 1600, 2103, 2797, 2104)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 48.6 0.05 990.0 925.0
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
Glycerol (1147, 6221)
Not Listed 45.5 0.03 1,245 1,320
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
Clomazone (3537)
Unclassified Not Listed 42.5 0.36 118.0 118.0
Uses: Herbicide
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 41.0 0.35 118.0 118.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Petroleum naphthenic oils (2107)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 35.3 0.01 2,320 2,880
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Alkyl (C8,C10) polyglycoside (4015)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 34.4 0.03 1,277 1,175
Uses: Adjuvant
Polyoxyethylene castor oil (3740, 2555, 5974)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 33.7 0.22 153.8 153.8
Note! Data for Polyoxyethylene castor oil 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
Tall oil (2912)
Botanical Not Listed 27.1 0.17 204.4 157.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Dimethyl alkyl tertiary amines (3639)
Not Listed 24.9 0.0071 2,839 3,489
Uses: Algaecide, Microbiocide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 24.5 0.18 139.0 139.0
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Sorghum 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)
37,154 0.29 19,720 130,270 1,072
Kern (15)
12,818 0.18 7,341 72,349 397
Tulare (54)
10,512 0.40 6,654 26,584 337
Sacramento (34)
4,261 0.32 1,899 13,411 145
Kings (16)
3,084 0.42 618.6 7,423 38
Yolo (57)
1,852 2.77 704.0 668.7 6
Imperial (13)
1,207 0.82 488.0 1,464 12
Solano (48)
1,188 0.31 921.9 3,867 72
Fresno (10)
778.5 0.45 139.0 1,740 33
Glenn (11)
649.2 2.19 99.0 297.0 4
Sutter (51)
414.2 0.19 527.0 2,218 14
San Joaquin (39)
332.2 1.59 209.0 209.0 13
Colusa (06)
57.2 1.43 120.0 40.0 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.