Corn and soy products pass export test ahead of planting season

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Five new products for corn and three for soybean crops have passed a market access review completed by the Market Access Committee established by Grain Farmers of Ontario and Soy Canada.

With 70% of Ontario soybeans exported along with a significant amount of corn, maintaining market access, and preventing risk is important to get the most value for Ontario grown corn and soybeans, says Grain Farmers of Ontario.

The new corn products — Insight, V-10504 FS Lumiscend Pro, Veltyma DLX, Voraxor Complete, and Zolera FX — were assessed based on the MRL profile and ancillary information of the active ingredients reviewed. For soybean, Insight, Voraxor Complete, and Zeltera were assessed in the same way. For both crops, any trade-related disruption risk was deemed “acceptable” when used according to label directions.

The approach used by the Committee follows the “Market Acceptance of Pesticide Use Policy” developed by the grain value chain under the auspices of the Canada Grains Council. In brief, the Maximum Residues Limits (MRLs) of crop protection products are evaluated by the Committee against requirements in key export markets – a MRL is the maximum amount of a crop protection product permitted in grain and is determined by the importing country. Product use information such as application rates, timing of application, and relevant residue data are considered as part of the assessment, along with risk management strategies as necessary.

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