Winnipeg, Friday, April 27, 2018 – Cereals Canada is pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a maximum residue limit on chlormequat chloride, the active ingredient in MANIPULATOR Plant Growth Regulator. 

Cam Dahl, President of Cereals Canada noted that this is good news for Canadian farms.  “This is a potentially valuable tool that has seen limited use in Canada because of the lack of approval in the U.S. and the market risk that this entailed.  That barrier to use has been removed.”

The Keep it Clean – Cereals program has included cautions on the use of products containing chlormequat chloride.  Comments or reference to chlormequat chloride will now be removed from all print and digital materials related to the Keep it Clean - Cereals campaign.

“Cereals Canada extends appreciation to Engage Agro Corporation,” concluded Dahl.  The product has had approval for use in Canada for a number of years but Engage Agro has not actively marketed it to farmers because of the potential risk for exports moving to the U.S.  This is an example of responsible product introduction that reflects potential costs and benefits to all parts of the value chain.”


For more information or to schedule interviews, please contact:

Brenna Mahoney

Director of Communications and Stakeholder Relations 
Cereals Canada
Tel: (204) 942-2166

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