Promoting Canadian Oats

Help maintain Canada’s reputation for quality cereals and protect your investments by taking a proactive approach to managing fusarium head blight (FHB) and the presence of mycotoxins, such as deoxynivalenol (DON), in your wheat, barley and oat crops.

Commonly known as vomitoxin, DON can be produced when the fungal disease FHB infects cereal crops. As most importing countries have strict limits on DON levels, its presence can limit grain’s end uses and marketing potential.

To preserve crop marketing opportunities and keep Canada’s markets open for all, Cereals Canada recommends wheat, barley and oat growers take the following steps to manage fusarium:

  • Grow fusarium-resistant varieties.
  • Apply a fungicide when there is an elevated risk of FHB.
  • Plan crop rotations to allow ample time for crop residue to decompose.
  • Plant clean seed and consider a seed treatment in high-risk areas to improve the crop stand.
  • Use a combination of disease management best practices to control fusarium.

We are all in this together and growers like you play an important role in managing risk. Help maintain Canada’s reputation for quality and protect your investments by keeping it clean this growing season. By doing your part to keep your wheat, barley and oat crops market-ready, you help keep markets open for all.


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The Board of the Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA) is pleased to announce that on May 1, 2019, Jenneth Johanson of Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, took over the role as President of POGA.

“POGA would like to thank Art Enns, Previous POGA President, for all his hard work and dedication since taking over the President role in 2013,” says Shawna Mathieson, POGA Executive Director. Art has been a huge asset to oat growers around Western Canada. He has participated in numerous meetings, missions and events. A few examples including attending missions to Mexico for 4 straight years where, in 2018, Canada secured nearly 100% of the oat exports and where Canadian oat exports have seen record years in the past 3 out of 4 years. In addition, Art was a key leader on the Ottawa Policy missions for the last five years, and he continues to sit on the Crop Logistics Working Group on behalf of POGA. Art has attended hundreds of meetings and events to ensure oat growers around Western Canada had an active voice at key meetings. “The strides POGA has made would not have been possible without Art’s continued dedication and perseverance, we could not have asked for a better President. POGA wishes to thank Art for all he has done, and continues to do, on behalf of oat growers,” states Mathieson.

Jenneth Johanson has been thoroughly engaged in the board since she began her term with POGA in 2016. Jenneth has participated in the federal delegation to China twice, where she had the opportunity to meet key industry and government officials to work towards access for raw oats. Jenneth also sits on the Prairie Grains Development Committee (PGDC) for POGA and presented at the North American Miller’s Association conference in 2019 in addition to many other POGA activities she has undertaken. “I am honored to be the new President of POGA and to continue the good work Art has been doing over his term. We are very fortunate that Art will continue to be on our Board and help us through this leadership change,” stated Johanson, incoming President. “I will do my best to continue the excellent work POGA has been doing and will work hard to fill the large shoes Art has left as President.”


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Letter to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, on behalf of Western Canadian barley and oat commissions regarding value creation consultations.

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