Manitoba Canola Growers co-hosted Combine Colleges at Dauphin and Portage la Prairie in July. Here are few key messages from a general presentation on how to prevent and measure loss, and brand specific presentations from Case IH, John Deere and New Holland.
An Alberta study, with support from Alberta Canola, measured the efficiency of on-farm drying systems. The comparison of in-bin drying provided tips to improve fuel efficiency and reduce drying time and cost.
The seed pelleting technology from Syngenta makes all canola seeds uniform size to improve singulation when using a planter.
Canola and all other grains will naturally form a peak when augered into a storage bin. Because air takes the path of least resistance, it often exits the grain mass before reaching the peak. Flattening the peak will help with uniform conditioning and drying.
Recommendations from a six-year study on soil-test-based fertilizer decisions include: Reduce tillage intensity and utilize recommended nutrient recommendations to help improve soil aggregate stability and root characteristics.