Clearfield Wheat

When two good things come together, great things happen.

Clearfield® wheat features top yielding genetics from high-performance varieties to help you grow the cleanest wheat. And with Altitude® FX 2 herbicide - specifically designed for use with the Clearfield Production System for wheat – control of grass and broadleaf weeds has reached new heights.

Crop Protection


A great crop starts with great genetics. Clearfield wheat delivers top yielding varieties along with the best weed control from Altitude® FX 2 to provide you with the cleanest fields possible.


Contact your retailer to get more information on these varieties.


Crop Production Services


  • CDC Abound
  • 5604HR CL
  • CDC Thrive
  • 5605HR - New

Richardson Pioneer

  • WR859 CL


Weeds controlled


C - Control       S - Suppression      - weed not currently on label as per PMRA

Cleaner fields give better yields. Clearfield wheat herbicides provide a wide range of options to provide you with the best choice for your specific weed pressure. See application rate with tank-mix partner.

Broadleaf Weeds Controlled Altitude FX 2 + MCPA Altitude FX 2 + 2,4-D Altitude FX 2 + Curtail M
Canada Thistle4 -S C
Chickweed C CS
Cleavers1 C C C
Cow cockle C C C
Dandelion4 -C C
Green smartweed C C C
Hemp-nettle C SS
Kochia1 C C C
Lamb's quarters C C C
Perennial sow thistle - S C
Redroot pigweed C C C
Round-leaved mallow S C S
Russian thistle S C S
Shepherd's-purse C C C
Stinkweed C C C
Stork's-bill S C S
Volunteer canola2 C C C
Volunteer flax C C C
Wild buckwheat S C S
Wild Mustard C C C
Barnyard grass C C C
Foxtail (green, yellow) C C C
Japanese brome grass S S S
Persian darnel C C C
Volunteer cereals3 C C C
Wild oats C C C

1 Control of Group 2-resistant biotypes
2 Volunteer canola and non-Clearfield canola varieties only.
3 Barley, canary seed, oats, durum, non-Clearfield wheat.
4 Top growth control of established perennial weeds

Grower experience

"Clearfield wheat fit perfectly into our rotation. We needed something to put on our barley and this came along – a wheat that you can put on barley stubble and when you harvest it, you have no barley in there. It worked – slick!"

-Stanley Wasilewski, North Battleford, SK

"The Clearfield wheat looks very good – it’s quite uniform. The wild oat control was excellent and the volunteer canola growth was taken care of, as well as the cleavers. Overall, I would recommend the CDC Imagine and the Clearfield system because right now it is 100% doing the job that we expected of it. In the future, we will grow Clearfield wheat and we will recommend it to our area producers."

-Glen and Gary Findlay, Shoal Lake, MB

"I would think this ALTITUDE FX has impressed me the most. I’m astounded actually at the lack of wild oats that escaped. It’s unbelievable."

-John Debona, Taber, AB

"Well this is the 3rd year I’ve grown it. We are absolutely delighted with it; we’re in an irrigation circle and there’s not a trace of lodging. Not here in the main parts, not in the swales, not in the end gun zone; it just stands up. And also, the herbicide ALTITUDE FX does a phenomenal job particularly with the wild oat control."

-LeRon Torrie, Grassy Lake, AB

"We had a side-by-side comparison between another wheat variety and the VR5604 CL. The VR5604 CL out-yielded the other variety by 4.2 bushel/acre. The chemical worked a lot better. With the herbicide program, we had no wild oats. On the Clearfield variety, the Altitude FX2, seemed to work quite well. On the wheat variety beside it, we had some wild oat issues."

-Hal Ching, Darlingford, Manitoba


All growers who grow Clearfield® wheat are required to sign a Clearfield Commitment form for wheat. The Clearfield Commitment is the cornerstone of our dedication to sound stewardship. Beginning in the 2015 growing season, BASF has simplified the Clearfield Commitment process with a new evergreen Clearfield Commitment. By signing the new evergreen Clearfield Commitment growers will need to sign only once and will not be required to sign again in the future. Similar to previous years, growers must sign and have the Commitments submitted by July 8, 2016.

The Clearfield Commitment serves as a license for the use of Clearfield technology. This helps BASF protect the integrity of the Clearfield Production System so that it will be available for growers to use for years to come and also support the development of future Clearfield wheat varieties.

The agreement ensures your Clearfield seed will fully express its herbicide agronomic traits that allow for crop safety and maximum yield potential.

Key benefits of the agreement

  • Assurance of the Clearfield trait, germination, vigor, and purity of the seeds
  • More marketing opportunities because Clearfield wheat is internationally recognized as non-GMO
  • Accelerated trait-based innovation by BASF will provide access to new varieties
  • Special grower offers, including AgSolutions Rewards

The Clearfield Commitment form for wheat

You have two options for completing and submitting the form:
  • Sign the Commitment form at the retail location you purchased your Clearfield wheat form
  • Call in to AgSolutions Customer Care at 1-877-371-BASF (2273)


  • Sales period for Clearfield wheat and registered chemistry - October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016.
  • Clearfield Commitment form regular submission - July 8, 2016.

For questions related to the Clearfield Commitment form for wheat process, please contact AgSolutions Customer Care at 1-877-371-BASF (2273).


After you sign the Clearfield Commitment, AgSolutions® Rewards will help you maximize your savings. The more combinations of seed, seed treatments, herbicides and fungicides you use, the more you can save. Sign your Clearfield Commitment for wheat today to take advantage of these rewards.


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Common questions

1. What is the Clearfield Production System?

Clearfield® is a crop production system combining specific herbicides and seeds from crop varieties that have been traditionally bred for herbicide tolerance and high yields.


The available Clearfield herbicide Altitude® FX 2 allows growers to customize weed control for pressures specific to their crops while maintaining sustainability in resistance management plans.

2. Are Clearfield wheat varieties Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)?

No. All registered or soon-to-be registered Clearfield wheat varieties were developed using traditional plant breeding methods. Therefore, Clearfield crops are treated as non-GMO, conventional crops and are approved for export worldwide.

3. What are the benefits of the Clearfield Production System for Wheat?

When you grow Clearfield wheat, you get the power of herbicide-tolerant weed control, combined with the unsurpassed broad-spectrum weed control of herbicides such as
Altitude® FX 2. There is no better way to grow clean wheat on any field in any rotation.
Clearfield wheat allows you to:


  • grow wheat after any crop, including barley
  • choose from certified varieties from Crop Production Services and Richardson Pioneer
  • control Group 1-resistant grasses
  • manage uncertain or heavy weed pressure situations
  • control tough weeds such as Cleavers, Chickweed, Hemp-nettle, Buckwheat and Kochia – including Group 2 resistant kochia

4. What are the requirements to grow Clearfield varieties?

Beginning in the 2015 growing season, BASF has simplified the Clearfield Commitment process with a new evergreen Clearfield Commitment. By signing the new evergreen Clearfield Commitment growers will need to sign only once in 2015 and will not be required to sign again in the future. Similar to previous years, growers must sign and have the Commitments submitted by July 8, 2016.

5. What can be grown after using Clearfield herbicides for wheat?

After applying Altitude FX® 2, the following crops can all be
safely seeded:

3 months after application
  • Winter Wheat
1 year after application
  • Canary seed
  • Canola (incl. Clearfield canola)
  • Chickpeas
  • Dry beans
  • Durum wheat
  • Field peas
  • Field corn
  • Flax
  • Lentils (incl. Clearfield lentils)
  • Spring wheat (incl. Clearfield wheat)
  • Spring barley
  • Sunflowers (incl. Clearfield sunflowers)
  • Tame oats
2 years after application
  • Mustard (condiment type only)

6. How do I control volunteer Clearfield wheat?


There are many options available to control volunteer Clearfield wheat, including tillage and herbicides. For herbicides, glyphosate is an important and cost-effective tool that will control volunteer Clearfield wheat. In-crop herbicide applications for pulse and oilseed crops include products like Odyssey® Ultra, Equinox® EC and Poast® Ultra.

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