Warm days allow for natural air drying

May 21, 2020 - Issue 10

Still have tough canola in the bin? Warm air has good capacity to dry. For example, at 22°C and 60% relative humidity, canola will trend towards just below 8% moisture content with natural air drying. Therefore, these warm days are ideal for natural air drying.

Turn on the fans and get that canola dried. If that stored canola is not dried, the combination of radiant heat on the sunny side of the bin and concentration of moisture within the bin will increase the risk of serious quality loss with each passing day. Once moisture is down to where you want it, use cool nights to cool off the grain. Keep watching that canola until you get it delivered.

Natural air drying tips from the Canola Encyclopedia

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