Pulse Canada Joins "Keep It Clean" Program

Pulse Canada has formally joined its national canola and cereal crop counterparts in supporting the “Keep It Clean” program.

The awareness initiative aims to inform growers of the impact that on-farm production and storage decisions can have on meeting export market requirements.

“Farmers recognize that responsible use of crop protection products is critical to keeping markets open for Canadian exports,” said Gord Kurbis, Director of Market Access and Trade Policy for Pulse Canada, in a news release issued Friday. “Pulse Canada is pleased to join the Keep It Clean program in 2017. Up-to-date crop protection advisories and accurate use information position Canadian pulse farmers to supply more than 150 export markets around the world.”

Both the Canola Council and Cereals Canada welcomed the pulse value chain group’s collaboration.

“This partnership allows us to do the best job possible of sharing information on export requirements among the value chain and bring information to growers in a simple and coordinated way,” noted Brian Innes, vice president of government relations with the Canola Council of Canada.

Cereals Canada is also working with the Prairie Oat Growers Association and the Barley Council of Canada to extend the reach of the program.

Keep It Clean  recently issued its 2017 “products of concern” advisory to agronomists, certified crop advisors and ag retailers, warning that using the following products could create marketing problems or result in a crop not being accepted.

Canola
Do not use:
Quinclorac (e.g. Accord, Clever, Masterline Quinclorac)
Fluazifop-p-butyl (e.g. Venture L)
Vinclozolin (e.g. Ronilan)
Caution:
Metconazole (e.g. Quash)

Wheat
Do not use (Eastern Canada):
Chlormequat (e.g. Manipulator)
Caution (Western Canada):
Chlormequat (e.g. Manipulator)

Pulses:
For detailed information related to pulse crops (peas, lentils, chickpeas, beans and faba beans), visit www.keepingitclean.ca

Cereals
Special consideration:
Glyphosate (e.g. Roundup) – follow label carefully and talk to your grain buyer.

Related: Wheat School: Residues, Mycotoxins and Testing to the Part Per Trillion

 

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