Improper or off-label use of crop protection products can jeopardize growers’ investments and create market risk for all agriculture commodities. By ensuring you always read and follow the label, Canadian growers like you can protect your investment and do your part to keep markets open for all.
The label has important information like a product’s rate, timing and registered crops. Applying crop protection products without following label directions is illegal and may result in residue levels that are unacceptable to both domestic and export customers.
Improper or off-label use of crop protection products can jeopardize your investment and market access for all agriculture commodities.
Products of Concern
The Canola Council of Canada, Cereals Canada and Pulse Canada are reminding growers that along with reading and following the label for all products applied to crops, there are some products that could create market risks if applied to certain crops. Be aware of the following crop protection products of concern for the 2019 growing season:
- Canola – Metconazole (i.e. Quash) Consult your grain buyer before application
- Wheat – Glyphosate (i.e. Roundup) Only apply when seed moisture content is below 30% in the least mature plants in the field.
- Malt Barley – Glyphosate (i.e. Roundup), Saflufenacil (i.e. Heat) Will not be accepted by grain buyers if treated pre-harvest
- Oats – Glyphosate (i.e. Roundup) May not be accepted by grain buyers if treated pre-harvest
- All Pulses – Glyphosate (i.e. Roundup) Only apply when seed moisture content is below 30% in the least mature plants in the field.
Using these products may jeopardize your crop marketing options and market access for all. Glyphosate is registered for pre-harvest weed control. Glyphosate is not a desiccant nor is it a tool to speed up crop dry-down.
Canadian canola, cereals and pulses have a world-class reputation for quality and safety, and Canadian growers like you make significant investments to produce your crops to these high standards.
Let’s all do our part to maintain Canada’s reputation as a trusted supplier of canola, cereals and pulses.
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