Keep It Clean: Keep treated seed out of hauled grain

As growers transition from seeding back to grain hauling to get bins cleaned out and ready for harvest, there are two timely “Keep It Clean” messages to keep in mind:

1. Carefully clean all treated seed and seed treatment dust out of the trucks and augers. Elevators are watching for this, and may reject loads where treatment is detected. This also presents a potential trade risk for any canola customers who may find seed treatment traces in a shipment.

2. Do not use malathion on bins planned for canola. Malathion is used to control grain storage insects in bins, but malathion can be absorbed by canola seed stored in those bins. Therefore, malathion cannot be sprayed in canola bins any time within six months of canola going into those bins.