Do Your Canola Bins Pass the Sniff Test? Go Check!


Campbell winter farmThis is your friendly neighbourhood public service announcement: go check your bins.

For those of you not in Manitoba, spring is arriving…and for those of us in Manitoba, it may arrive soon, I’ve heard. The warmer (ahem) daytime temps and longer hours of spring sunlight can get bins warming up and, if higher moisture pockets had formed last fall, the spring warming trend in a bin can cause spoilage in a hurry.

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If you didn’t flag bins at high risk to spring heating last fall, it’s a great time to get out to ALL your bins and give them the sniff test, or check out which ones are free of frost when all the others are dusted over. In this quick audio interview, Shawn Senko, agronomy specialist and keen bin watcher with the Canola Council of Canada, explains why it’s important to keep checking those bins as they warm back up, what you might want to consider doing with canola in bags and why planning now for spring movement is important.

If you cannot see the embedded player, click here to hear this interview.

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