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Keep it Clean hosted a webinar for agronomists, farmers and retailers to share valuable pre-harvest tips and tools to protect the marketability of your canola, cereal and pulse crops. As an export-driven industry, the success of Canadian agriculture depends on steady and predictable access to major international markets and pre-harvest considerations are an important part of that. Watch the webinar today!

Blackleg can jeopardize the yield and quality of your canola and create market risk. Protect your investment and Canada’s reputation as a trusted supplier of high-quality canola: employ an integrated blackleg management strategy that includes scouting, crop rotation and growing resistant varieties.

Canadian cereal growers — fusarium head blight (FHB) can produce the mycotoxin DON and impact the quality and marketability of your wheat, barley and oat crops. This season, follow our fusarium management best practices to stay ahead of FHB and limit the spread and severity of outbreaks.

Storing canola in a bin treated with malathion can put its marketability at risk. Malathion residue can linger in bins for months after treatment and can transfer to canola seed – do not use malathion to treat canola for storage or store canola in a bin that was treated with malathion in this growing season.

We have updated our 2021 Product Advisory to inform Canadian barley growers of market risks associated with using chlormequat (Manipulator) on barley for malt, food and feed, moving it from Green/Acceptable to Yellow/Be Informed. Growers are encouraged to confirm contract obligations and acceptance with your grain buyer before using chlormequat on all barley. There are no market restrictions for using chlormequat (Manipulator) on oats or wheat.

Before making product application decisions this growing season, talk to your grain buyer and read the 2021 Keep it Clean Product Advisory for a list of products that may impact the marketability of your crop.

Growing registered canola varieties is an important part of assuring our export customers that the oil and meal quality, biotech traits and disease resistance in our canola supply meet their requirements. Registered varieties also include agronomic advantages over de-registered varieties, including disease resistance. Learn more and see which varieties are a no-grow.

Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a potent, naturally-occurring mycotoxin that can form on stored cereal grains in high moisture conditions. Learn more about OTA and the Keep it Clean safe storage protocols that you can follow to mitigate the risk of OTA forming in your grain.

Applying pre-harvest glyphosate too early can result in unacceptable product residues in the harvested grain, which can create market risk. Where allowed, pre-harvest glyphosate should only be applied for weed control once grain moisture is less than 30% in the least mature part of the field.

Cutting a crop too soon after spraying can leave unacceptable product residues on your harvested canola and pulses. To protect the marketability of your crop, always stick to the pre-harvest interval, or PHI, for every crop protection product you apply. Learn more and try the Spray to Swath Calculator today!