Four the week

September 17, 2014 - Issue 24

Photo credit: Gregory Sekulic

Photo credit: Gregory Sekulic

Green lock. Did heavy frost lock in a high green count? It happens, and extra curing time will do little to help.

Harvest loss. An article in the September Canola Digest has inspired growers to pay closer attention to combine losses. Hey, better in the bin than on the ground.

Seed log. Make note of this year’s harvestability, disease levels and yield to help choose the right seed for 2015. The decision process often starts — and sometimes ends — at the combine.

Storage lore. Stored canola cooking into a heated mass might sound like the stuff of legend, but it can happen. Green seeds, weed seeds, dockage, hot harvest temperatures and moisture all increase the risk.

Canola Watch