Unacceptable residues can sink a shipment – know the 2018 products of concern before application.
Be informed – treated crop could create marketing concerns:
Quinclorac (e.g. Accord, Clever, Facet, Ingenius and Masterline Quinclorac) – consult grain buyer before using.
Metconazole (e.g. Quash) – consult grain buyer before using.
All Cereals: Glyphosate (e.g. Roundup) – under increased scrutiny. Rigorous adherence to guidelines, including following the label, will keep this important product in our toolbox for years to come.
Wheat: Glyphosate – only use pre-harvest if greenest part of the crop is <30% moisture.
Oats: Glyphosate – only use pre-harvest if greenest part of the crop is <30% moisture and talk to your buyer, oats may not be accepted by grain buyers if treated pre-harvest.
Malt Barley: Glyphosate, Saflufenacil (e.g. Kixor) – will not be accepted by grain buyers if treated pre-harvest.
Up-to-date information is now available here.
Three important steps to avoid unacceptable residues and protect Canada’s reputation as a quality supplier:
- Use only registered products.
- Always follow the label for rate, timing and pre-harvest interval.
- Confirm market requirements with your grain buyer.