Canadian growers work hard to produce crops to the highest standard to meet the expectations of customers around the world. The Canola Council of Canada and Cereals Canada are reminding growers to protect that reputation and quality by following these 5 Simple Tips during the growing season to ensure your crops are ready for domestic and international markets.
See the 5 Simple Tips below and visit keepingitclean.ca for more information on each.
TIP #1 – Use Acceptable Pesticides Only
Only apply pesticides that are both registered for use on your crop in Canada and won’t create trade concerns.
Tip #2 – Always Read and Follow the Label
Always follow the label for rate, timing and pre-harvest interval (PHI). Applying pesticides or desiccants without following label directions may result in unacceptable residues.
Tip #3 – Grow Disease-Resistant Varieties and Use Practices that Reduce Infection
Crop diseases like blackleg in canola and fusarium head blight (FHB) in cereals can cause yield and quality losses, impact profitability and may create a market risk.
Tip #4 – Store Your Crop Properly
Proper storage helps to maintain crop quality and keeps the bulk free of harmful cross contaminants.
Tip #5 – Deliver What You Declare
When you sign the mandatory Declaration of Eligibility affidavit at the elevator, you are making a legal assertion that your crop is the variety and/or class you have designated.
We all benefit when markets for Canadian crops remain open and stable – let’s all do our part to maintain our reputation as a quality supplier.
Visit keepingitclean.ca/5-simple-tips to learn more about each of these 5 Simple Tips to keep your crop ready for market!