5 Simple Tips to Keep Your Crops Ready for Market
TIP#1 | Use Acceptable Pesticides Only
Only apply pesticides that are both registered for use on your crop in Canada, are acceptable to both domestic and export customers, and won’t create trade concerns.
TIP#2 | Always Read and Follow the Label
Always follow the label for application rate, timing and pre-harvest interval (PHI). Applying pesticides or desiccants without following the label directions is illegal and may result in unacceptable residues.
TIP#3 | Manage Disease Pressures
An integrated disease management plan is important to maintain yield and profitability and can help protect Canada’s reputation as a supplier of high-quality canola, cereals and pulses.
TIP#4 | store your crop properly
Proper storage helps to maintain crop quality and keeps the bulk free of harmful cross-contaminants.
TIP#5 | deliver what you declare
The Declaration of Eligibility affidavit is a legal assertion that your crop is the variety and/or class you have designated and it was not treated with the crop input products specified in the declaration.
Tools & Resources to Grow Market-Ready Crops
Pre-Harvest Glyphosate Staging Guide
An illustrated guide to help manage pre-harvest application of glyphosate and determine when grain moisture content is less than 30% in the least mature part of the field.
A list of crop protection products which may create market risk when used on some crops and steps to mitigate risk.
An interactive tool to find a pesticide to suit your application timeline or to calculate pre-harvest interval (PHI) – the number of days to wait after product application before swathing or straight-cutting the crop.
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