Condition hot canola immediately

Canola combined in hot temperatures needs to go on aeration immediately, even if the canola is dry. Canola isn’t safe at high temperatures, especially if green seed counts are elevated or if there is dockage in the sample.

Monitor canola throughout the aeration process to make sure the temperature is coming down. Bin monitoring cables are handy for this job. If temperatures stop falling or worse, start rising again, this is a bad sign that heating may have begun. Empty the whole bin to break up hot spots and cool off the mass, then put the canola back on aeration. Even taking some canola from the bottom of the bin and putting it on the top after two weeks isn’t a bad idea. Another point to consider is that canola harvested in this high heat may be a good choice for early delivery to the elevator. Seek out your options.