Canada exports over 20 million tonnes of wheat, oats and barley every year and shipments are inspected by processors and importers to ensure that contract specifications are being met. If excessive pesticide residues or mycotoxins such as Ochratoxin (OTA) and Deoxynivalenol (DON) are detected, it can derail domestic and export sales, causing millions of dollars in losses and putting future access to key markets at risk.
Help protect Canada’s reputation as a quality supplier by keeping market access top-of-mind throughout the growing season and following the Keep it Clean guidelines.
A list of crop protection products which may create market risk when used on some crops and steps to mitigate risk.
Pre-harvest Glyphosate Staging Guide for Cereals
Use this handy staging guide to determine when grain moisture is less than 30%.
Managing Fusarium in Cereals
Fusarium head blight (FHB) reduces yields, decreases grain quality and may limit crop marketing opportunities.
Practice Safe Storage to Prevent OTA in Cereals
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a potent, naturally-occurring mycotoxin that can form on stored cereal grains in high moisture conditions.
We’re all in
Do your part to protect the quality and reputation of Canadian crops and help keep markets open for all.
Follow the Keep it Clean 5 Simple Tips to ensure your canola, cereals and pulses are ready for market.