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2021 Keep It Clean Product Advisory Now Available Online APR 14 2021 | Producers | News Release

Keep it Clean has released its 2021 Product Advisory to inform Canadian growers of market risks associated with certain crop protection products when used on some crops. The Keep it Clean initiative, which includes the Canola Council of Canada, Cereals Canada and Pulse Canada, updates this list annually as part of its effort to ensure growers and their advisors are aware of the impact certain crop protection products can have on market access.

“The Keep it Clean advisory is an important resource for growers to ensure our crop stays export ready,” says Corey Loessin, a pulse, cereal and canola grower from Radisson, Sask., who also serves as Chair of Pulse Canada. “This advisory provides timely, relevant information on products that may pose a marketing risk for each major crop type, all in one place.”

Growers are encouraged to review the 2021 Keep it Clean Product Advisory at to learn which products may restrict marketing opportunities for their cereals and pulse crops.

Product/crop types included in the advisory to be aware of this year include:

  • Chlormequat – “be informed” for use on malt barley.
  • Chlorothalonil – “be informed” for use on chickpeas.
  • Glufosinate – “do not use” on lentils and “be informed” for use on dry beans.
  • Glyphosate – “be informed” for use on wheat, oats and pulses; “do not use” on malt barley.
  • Saflufenacil – “do not use” on malt barley.

Experts from Keep it Clean and the Canada Grains Council are hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 29 at 11 a.m. CDT. (10 a.m. CST/MDT) to provide more detail on the crop protection products that may create market risk and to answer growers’ questions during a live Q&A session that will follow the speakers.

As an export-driven industry, the success of Canadian agriculture depends on steady and predictable access to major international markets and crop protection product application decisions are an important part of that.

Fred Grieg, who grows barley, canola, corn, flax, oats, peas, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat near Reston, Man., says it is important to think about market implications of crop inputs and other decisions before seeding begins.

“Before you even seed, it is important to understand where you’re selling that end product and how decisions you are making may restrict how you market it,” says Grieg. “My family has kids involved in the farm now. To be good stewards, moving forward especially, I think we’ve got even more reason to not restrict any of our markets.”

Keep it Clean encourages growers to review the 2021 Product Advisory, and to consult with their grain buyer before making product applications for the 2021 growing season to ensure the products they plan to apply are acceptable to the customers of Canadian agriculture commodities.

View the 2021 Product Advisory at

Keep it Clean is a joint initiative of the Canola Council of Canada, Pulse Canada, Cereals Canada, Barley Council of Canada and Prairie Oat Growers Association, providing growers and advisors with resources for growing crops that meet the requirements of our domestic and export customers.

To request an interview, please contact:

Jeff English

Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Pulse Canada
Ph: (204) 925-3787

To view a pdf of the full release, please click here.