Podcast: Conditioning tips for canola

October 7, 2015 - Issue 28

As harvest winds down and the rains continue, some canola will be going into the bin in less than ideal storage condition. Moisture could be elevated. Canola without enough time to cure or touched be an early frost could have high green seed counts. Canola with uneven maturities may have parts of immature green plants in the sample. All of these will increase the storage risk for canola.

Turn on aeration fans to condition canola right after it enters the bin. Monitor all canola bins, including canola that went into the bin dry but hot back a few weeks ago.

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Further reading:

Conditions tips for stored canola
Canola Encyclopedia section on natural air drying
Hot canola increases the storage risk
Top 10 risky situations for canola storage
Tips for drying tough and damp canola

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