Much has been said about the potential benefits of straight cutting canola. In particular with regards to yield and overall quality, straight cutting has been shown to provide some benefit. There are however some qualifiers attached to those benefits that have to work to avoid a wreck. It would be a disaster to lose your canola crop to shelling at harvest because you wanted to save a little fuel for your swather.

In this episode of the Canola School we talk to Troy Prosofsky of the Canola Council of Canada about straight cutting canola. I asked Troy a number of questions including: What makes a crop a good candidate for straight cutting? Are there products out there that can help aid shatter resistance? What are the benefits of straight cutting and are some areas more suited to it than others?

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