Slow harvest and storage risk

September 27, 2017 - Issue 27

When harvest is slowed by rainy, cool days, combining often occurs in short spurts. In those spurts, the first and last loads of the day are often tough. This can mean an increased storage risk.

Condition these bins with aeration to even out moisture and temperature. Consider filling bins to only two-thirds capacity to allow for improved air flow.

Dry this canola, if necessary. Check often for signs of heating. Turn the bins over on days when combining isn’t possible.

Further reading:

Tips for drying tough and damp canola
In-depth Canola Digest article on storage risk
All Canola Watch articles on storage
Storage risk factors
On-off strategies for canola aeration

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