You can help your customers protect their investments, and the marketability of their wheat, barley and oats, by being aware of the crop protection products which could create market risk when used on cereal crops. Keep reading for the 2020 products of concern for cereals.

Keep it Clean is encouraging Canadian retailers to learn the following products of concern for cereal crops and pass the information to their customers to inform their crop management decisions for this growing season.

There are three crop protection product active ingredients which may create market risk if used on cereal crops in 2020 – chlormequat (e.g. Manipulator), glyphosate (e.g. Roundup) and saflufenacil (e.g. Kixor).


Note: This year, chlormequat was registered for use on oats and barley.

BE INFORMED: Before using chlormequat on malt barley, growers are advised to check with their grain buyer to confirm contract obligations and acceptance.


DO NOT USE: Malt barley will not be accepted by grain buyers if treated with pre-harvest glyphosate.

BE INFORMED: Only use pre-harvest glyphosate on wheat and barley once the greenest part of the crop is at less than 30% grain moisture.

BE INFORMED: Oats may not be accepted if treated with pre-harvest glyphosate; growers are advised to consult their grain buyer before use. When allowed, the greenest part of the crop must be at less than 30% grain moisture before applying pre-harvest glyphosate for weed control.

Glyphosate is under increased scrutiny. Rigorous adherence to guidelines, including following the label, will keep this important product in the grower’s toolbox for years to come.


DO NOT USE: Malt barley will not be accepted by grain buyers if treated with saflufenacil.

As a trusted advisor, you can uphold Canada’s global reputation for quality and safety by encouraging your customers to keep market access top-of-mind and take the steps to Keep it Clean throughout the growing season.

Additional information, including tips to ensure product residues remain below maximum residue limits (MRLs), is available at keepingitclean/cereals.

Read Know the 2020 Products of Concern for Pulses to get important information on the three crop protection product active ingredients which may create market risk if used on certain pulse crops.

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