Glyphosate Warning

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion in the markets regarding Glyphosate usage and the increased concern from the general public; which in turn creates a potential market risk.

McDougall Acres would like to inform our valued customers what that could mean for the pulse industry.

Glyphosate has been a common pre-harvest desiccant as a weed control tool for many years. There are certain markets out there that are refusing to buy any grain that has been sprayed with Glyphosate. Please consider the following when using Glyphosate:

  1. The rate at which you should apply is a maximum of 360 grams of acid equivalent per litre of product, per acre.
  2. When applying, make sure that the seed moisture is less than 30%.
  • Lentil: Lowermost pods (bottom 15%) are brown and rattle when shaken.
  • Pea: Majority (75 - 80%) of pods are brown.
  • Chickpea/Dry Bean: Stems are green to brown in colour; pods are mature (yellow to brown in colour); 80 - 90% leaf drop (original leaves). 1

Anything above that could result in residue levels greater than the allowable limit.

These two major steps are very important to declare as you will be asked when trying to market your grain.

Please see the link below for additional information:

 1 Government of Saskatchewan. 2018 Guide to Crop Protection. Glyphosate Preharvest perennial weed control. Page 219