Check bins, avoid costly surprises

2010 – Issue 24

Think canola is safe when it’s cold outside? Not always. Many bins of canola have been lost already this year because canola went in hot or damp and was not conditioned adequately. As outside temperatures drop below zero and stay there, another moisture cycle begins within the bin. (See the graphic below.) A pocket of humid and warmer air collects at the top of the central core where spoilage and heating can start. Moving one third of the canola out of a full bin disrupts the moisture cycle and helps cool the mass. Click here for more bin checking tips.

 

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