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  • Check for spoilage

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    This is steam coming off canola heating due to high moisture. This was not a welcome sight for the grower.

    Steam coming out of bin doors or snow melting off one bin while remaining on others is a quick clue — but don’t use these as your only indicators! Spoilage usually starts small. Even with temperature cables, start points are not always detected until some of the grain is already damaged.

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  • Keep an eye on bags, patch holes

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    A clump of spoiled canola from the U of M's bag storage study. This canola went into the bag at 12% moisture. Credit: Angela Brackenreed

    If leaving bags for the winter, watch them regularly. Feel them for warm temperatures. Probe them if possible. Tape up any holes that may occur due to wildlife or any other damage. Spoilage in bags often starts around holes.

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  • What to do with high-moisture canola?

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    Canola harvested tough or damp can be quite volatile in storage. While cool temperature can reduce the risk significantly, keeping the whole bin consistently cool until delivery can be a challenge and a risk. These steps will help improve conditioning results and reduce risk….

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  • ALERT: Canola is heating!

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    Heated canola, the brown burned seeds, mean an immediate downgrade.

    Delivery points report a spike in heated canola. Check all canola bins as soon as possible.

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  • Alert: What to do with high moisture canola?

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    Weather is finally allowing for some harvest to resume across the Prairies, but the concern now is how to handle canola will undoubtedly come off very tough, or damp. Try to make a plan prior to taking it off the field, as even at low temperatures the bulk will likely be quite volatile. Spoilage can occur rapidly. These steps will help improve conditioning results and reduce risk:

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  • Video library: Harvest theme

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    Pre-swath disease scouting

    These seven videos will help growers with harvest and storage decisions.

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  • PAMI summer storage research 2016 — blog

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    By Joy Agnew, lead investigator The Canola Council of Canada, in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, PAMI and the provincial Canola grower commissions, is gathering more information to help define best management practices for summer storage of canola. Click here for live updates of in-bin conditions. 2014 results In 2014, PAMI and the […]

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  • Growers needed for PAMI storage research

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    Joy Agnew from Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) in Humboldt is looking for Saskatchewan farmers with canola in storage that will remain in storage until at least August.

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  • Handle grain safely

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    Safe Farms bulletins from Manitoba provide the following safety tips for handling grain. …

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  • Straw management issues

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    Poor functioning spreaders leave some areas covered and some bare.

    Cereal straw management is especially important on fields planned for canola next year, given the impact uneven residue can have on seed placement and seedling survival. Cutting as high as you can and making sure the combine spread width matches the header width are important steps at harvest. Have someone check the spread pattern behind the combine. Sometimes just adjusting the spreader vanes is enough to improve results.

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