Farmers are busy bringing in the harvest but storing that grain properly is key.

The Canadian Canola Growers Association is reminding producers to keep canola bins malathion-free.

Malathion residue can linger in bins for months after treatment and can be transferred from the bin to the canola seed.

If any malathion residue is found on the canola seed it makes the seed unacceptable for export.

The CCGA says that can damage Canada’s reputation as a trusted supplier of high-quality canola. 

Producers are reminded before storing canola, to make sure the bin has not been treated this season with malathion.