Resources to grow market-ready crops

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.

Blackleg can put the yield and quality of your canola in jeopardy and may create market risk. To protect your investments and Canada’s reputation as a trusted supplier of high-quality canola, employ an integrated disease management strategy that includes scouting, crop rotation and growing resistant varieties.

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!

Canadian cereal growers – fusarium head blight (FHB) and the presence of the mycotoxin DON can hurt the quality and marketability of your wheat, barley and oat crops. This summer, follow the Keep it Clean fusarium management 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.

Growers like you can protect your investment and help keep markets open for all by ensuring you always read and follow the label for all crop protection products. Off-label use is illegal and may result in unacceptable residues. To keep your crop ready for market – always Follow the Label.

You worked hard to bring in your crop, but factors like high-moisture seed put stored canola at higher risk. Protect your stored canola by checking your bins frequently and following practices to reduce storage risk.