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2021 Product Advisory

Be aware of the potential market risks associated with these crop protection products on certain crop types before making application decisions this growing season. Let’s all do our part to keep markets open for Canadian grain and uphold our international reputation as a trusted supplier of world-class canola, cereals and pulses.


Be aware of market risks associated with these crop protection products/crop types.

Oats Wheat Malt Barley Barley Comments
Pre-harvest weed control
Glyphosate
(e.g. Roundup)
Warning Warning Do not use Warning

Grain buyers will not accept malt barley if treated with pre-harvest glyphosate.

Glyphosate is registered for pre-harvest weed control. Do not use as a desiccant. To prevent unacceptable residues in the harvested grain, only apply pre-harvest glyphosate when grain moisture content is less than 30% in the least mature part of the field.

Consult with your grain buyer before using this product on oats and wheat. Some grain buyers may not accept cereal crops treated with pre-harvest glyphosate. Strictly follow the product label guidelines to minimize scrutiny in the global market place.

Saflufenacil
(e.g. Heat)
Not Registered Okay Do not use Okay

Grain buyers will not accept malt barley if treated with saflufenacil.

Plant Growth Regulator
Chlormequat
(e.g. Manipulator)
Okay Okay Warning Warning

Check with your grain buyer to confirm contract obligations and acceptance before using chlormequat on barley for malt, food or feed.


Peas Lentils Chickpeas Dry Beans Faba Beans Comments
Fungicide
Chlorothalonil
(e.g. Bravo ZN)
Okay Okay Warning Not Registered Not Registered

Consult with your grain buyer before using chlorothalonil on chickpeas. MRLs will be revoked in the EU and established at low levels.

Pre-harvest weed control
Glyphosate
(e.g. Roundup)
Warning
MA
Warning
MA
Warning Warning Warning

Glyphosate is registered for pre-harvest weed control. Do not use as a desiccant. To prevent unacceptable residues in the harvested grain, only apply pre-harvest glyphosate when grain moisture content is less than 30% in the least mature part of the field.

Consult with your grain buyer before using this product on pulse crops. Some grain buyers may not accept pulse crops treated with pre-harvest glyphosate due to scrutiny in the global marketplace and low MRLs for some pulse crops in certain major markets.

Desiccant
Glufosinate
Western Canada
(e.g. MPower Good Harvest)
Not Registered Do not use Not Registered Not Registered Not Registered

Do not use glufosinate on lentils as a crop desiccant. There is an elevated risk of MRL-related trade disruption due to missing or very low MRLs in most major markets. Grain buyers will not accept treated lentils.

Glufosinate
Eastern Canada
(e.g. Ignite)
Not Registered Not Registered Not Registered Warning Not Registered

Consult with your grain buyer before using this product on dry beans in Eastern Canada.
MRLs are missing or set at low levels in most major markets.

Last updated: May 13, 2021


Pulses Product Update: Diquat (e.g. Reglone) has been removed from the advisory as MRL concerns have been resolved.

Canola Product Update: Canola can be treated with metconazole (e.g. Quash) and quinclorac (e.g. Clever, Facet and Masterline Quinclorac).

There are no market concerns with products registered for use on canola.


Okay
No market risks identified in major markets. Treated crop accepted by most grain buyers.
Warning
Be informed. Treated crop may not be accepted by some grain buyers. Consult with your grain buyer before using this product.
Do not use
Do not use. Treated crop will not be accepted by grain buyers.
Not Registered
Not registered. Only use registered product.
MA
Market acceptance issue. Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) are established in major markets but marketing risks may still be present.

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