Harvest loss

  • When is canola “ready” to straight combine?

    Harvest loss

    How many days delayed am I going to be with straight combining versus swathing? It depends on your expectation of “ready”.

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  • Check for combine losses as conditions change

    Harvest loss

    Combine losses vary throughout the day. If using the same combine settings all day long, losses in the morning and evening could be significant if the combine is set for easy-threshing afternoons. Or losses in the afternoons could be higher if the combine is locked in for those tough-swath times of day. Checking for combine losses under various conditions will help you get a feel for best settings for various conditions.

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  • How to reduce costly harvest losses

    Harvest loss

    Canola producers can lose up to five bushels or more per acre if the combine isn’t adjusted properly. Here are tips to measure combine losses and make adjustment to limit those losses, putting more canola in the bin and reducing the volunteer canola seedbank in your fields.

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  • WEBINAR: How to use our new Combine Optimization Tool

    Harvest loss

    The combine optimization tool at www.canolacalculator.ca will help farmers set the combine to keep losses as low as possible while finding a balance with productivity and grain quality.

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  • New combine optimization tool at canolacalculator.ca

    Harvest loss

    The combine optimization tool, developed by the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) for www.canolacalculator.ca, will help farmers set the combine to keep losses as low as possible while finding a balance with productivity and grain quality.

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  • How to reduce costly harvest losses

    Harvest loss

    Canola producers can lose up to five bushels or more per acre if the combine isn’t adjusted properly. Here are tips to measure combine losses and make adjustment to limit those losses, putting more canola in the bin and reducing the volunteer canola seedbank in your fields.

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  • How to reduce costly harvest losses

    Harvest loss

    Canola producers can lose 5 bu./ac. or more if the combine isn’t adjusted properly. Here are tips to measure combine losses and make adjustment to limit those losses.

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  • Steps to measure harvest losses (and why each is important)

    Harvest loss

    This is what a 5 bu./ac. loss looks like. There’s nothing to see. That’s why you need to follow these steps to find out how much you’re really throwing over.

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  • How to reduce costly harvest losses

    Harvest loss

    Tools to measure harvest loss. Credit: Angela Brackenreed

    Step one is to measure the amount of loss. This article describes all the steps in detail. Step two is to determine whether that loss is acceptable. Step three is to take steps to reduce losses.

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  • Reduce costly harvest losses — tips

    Harvest loss

    Canola producers can lose up to five bushels or more per acre if the combine isn’t adjusted properly. Here are tips to measure combine losses and make adjustment to limit those losses, putting more canola in the bin and reducing the volunteer canola seedbank in your fields.

    READ MORE

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