PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Broccoli Raab in 2012

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

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

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Broccoli Raab
Vegetables and Melons

Accuracy of acres planted data not evaluated for this crop.


Top 50 Pesticides Used on Broccoli Raab in California in 2012

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
Application Rate
Pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated
All Chemicals (NA, 00)
Not Listed 11,177 0.24 53,806 46,850
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 3,893 3.02 3,583 1,287
Uses: Herbicide
Mefenoxam (4011)
Xylylalanine Yes 1,748 56.8 1,771 30.8
Uses: Fungicide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 748.2 4.11 3,206 182.1
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 554.1 0.15 13,062 3,787
Uses: Fungicide
p-nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene (4-14 moles)dihydrogen phosphate ester (5016)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 536.5 0.40 14,591 1,353
Uses: Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 510.2 0.14 23,068 3,528
Uses: Insecticide
Reynoutria sachalinensis (5823)
Microbial Not Listed 377.5 0.11 23,455 3,466
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Fenamidone (5791)
Imidazole Not Listed 340.3 0.23 24,574 1,461
Uses: Fungicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 303.4 1.94 1,043 156.0
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 267.0 0.25 1,164 1,069
Uses: Fungicide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 217.6 0.08 1,376 2,862
Uses: Adjuvant
Propionic acid (505)
Animal derived Yes 189.7 0.19 11,810 1,003
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 182.2 0.07 1,253 2,784
Uses: Adjuvant
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 160.5 0.04 49,674 4,173
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 145.6 0.09 1,253 1,621
Uses: Insecticide
Acrylic acid (2118)
Unclassified Yes 143.7 0.11 14,591 1,353
Dimethyl poly siloxane (1861)
Silicone Not Listed 131.7 0.05 31,120 2,614
Uses: Adjuvant, Insecticide
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 100.2 0.26 11,515 389.7
Uses: Herbicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 95.2 0.08 19,806 1,216
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/Surfactant
Cypermethrin, zeta (3866)
Pyrethroid Yes 84.6 0.04 1,816 1,974
Uses: Insecticide
Clethodim (3566)
Cyclohexenone derivative Not Listed 82.0 0.12 935.8 662.4
Uses: Herbicide
Potash soap (1596)
Soap Not Listed 61.4 3.38 393.6 18.1
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Mefenoxam, other related (94011)
Xylylalanine Not Listed 51.4 1.67 1,771 30.8
Uses: Fungicide
Cypermethrin (2171)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 50.1 0.08 1,487 622.2
Uses: Insecticide
Spirotetramat (5955)
Keto-enol Not Listed 44.8 0.0090 42,660 4,984
Uses: Insecticide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 24.7 0.19 1,904 126.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 22.0 1.28 18.0 17.2
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Aizawai, GC-91 protein (3843)
Microbial Not Listed 19.6 1.00 383.6 19.6
Uses: Insecticide
Phosphoric acid (871)
Inorganic Not Listed 16.3 0.01 14,485 1,353
Uses: Fungicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide, Microbiocide
Spinosad (mixture of Factors A and D) (3983)
Spinosyn, Macrocyclic Lactone Not Listed 15.1 0.08 780.2 200.0
Uses: Insecticide
Acetamiprid (5762)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 9.58 0.07 2,958 133.6
Uses: Insecticide
3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyl trisiloxane, ethoxylated, acetate (2610)
Silicone Not Listed 8.22 0.06 1,904 126.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Fatty acids, mixed (2069)
Fatty acid Not Listed 8.13 0.0081 11,810 1,003
Uses: Adjuvant
Mandipropamide (5961)
Not Listed 6.83 0.13 53.4 52.6
Uses: Fungicide
Sec-butyl alcohol (3078, 1482)
Alcohol/Ether Not Listed 4.93 0.02 7,997 212.7
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
Thiamethoxam (5598)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 3.70 0.05 79.0 79.0
Uses: Insecticide
QST 713 strain of dried Bacillus subtilis (5447)
Microbial Not Listed 3.20 0.22 94.0 14.7
Uses: Fungicide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 2.99 0.06 1,152 51.0
Uses: Insecticide
Kerosene (2071)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Not Listed 1.86 0.02 123.0 78.5
Uses: Insecticide, Solvent
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 1.74 0.09 140.8 20.4
Uses: Insecticide
Flonicamid (5886)
Unclassified Not Listed 1.27 0.09 643.8 14.5
Uses: Insecticide
Azadirachtin (2328)
Botanical Not Listed 1.25 0.02 424.1 60.1
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Dimethyl alkyl tertiary amines (3639)
Not Listed 1.04 0.01 123.0 78.5
Uses: Algaecide, Microbiocide
Benzoic acid (1329)
Benzoic acid Not Listed 0.96 0.01 123.0 78.5
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Pyrethrins (510)
Botanical Yes 0.95 0.05 140.8 17.4
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis, Subsp. Aizawai, Strain ABTS-1857 (5879)
Microbial Not Listed 0.63 0.54 29.0 1.16
Uses: Insecticide
Trimethyl nonanol-ethylene oxide complex (1196)
Not Listed 0.60 0.27 2.20 2.20
Cyfluthrin (2223, 3956)
Pyrethroid Not Listed 0.44 0.0028 291.7 153.7
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
Acibenzolar-S-methyl (5338)
Unclassified Not Listed 0.40 0.03 12.6 12.6
Uses: Fungicide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Broccoli Raab in 2012

(County Code)
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
California (00)
11,177 0.24 53,806 46,850 2,090
Imperial (13)
5,399 0.32 1,253 17,003 262
Monterey (27)
5,083 0.18 51,761 29,035 1,580
Riverside (33)
560.4 0.84 123.0 669.6 75
Santa Barbara (42)
74.5 1.53 503.3 48.8 70
Ventura (56)
41.1 0.55 140.8 74.1 75
San Luis Obispo (40)
19.7 1.02 24.5 19.4 28
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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  • 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.