Each country sets a maximum allowable level for pesticide residues. Not all countries set these limits at the same time or same level, posing a trade risk for canola. To ensure exports continue, our practices at home must align with those of our customer markets. To learn more about what simple steps growers can follow to keep your markets open, click here.
In 2016, growers are advised to not use herbicides containing the active ingredient quinclorac. China, one of our largest trading partners, has yet to establish a MRL. For more information on alternative options to manage cleavers and what is being done to secure Chinese approvals, visit the Canola Council of Canada or SaskCanola for more information.