Set up the ideal storage system for canola

This is a solid mass of heated canola in the middle of a 5,000-bushel bin. Attend the storage clinic and find out how to prevent this from happening to you.

What is the ideal bin set up for canola?

How do I know when to start the fans and shut them off?

Do I need bin monitoring cables?

Is my aeration fan strong enough?

Can I put canola in bags?

Industry experts will help you answer these questions and many more at the hands on Canola Storage Clinic at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba on February 28. The Canola Council of Canada and Manitoba Canola Growers Association are your hosts.

Joy Agnew from PAMI will start the day with a presentation on how to condition canola. Digvir Jayas, grain storage specialist with University of Manitoba, will share his latest research on bag storage of canola. Then attendees will break into smaller groups and rotate through sessions on bins and monitoring systems, floors and fans, and a live bagging demonstration.

Please register ahead of time. The early bird cost is $30, which includes lunch, the MCGA AGM and a closing reception. After February 21, the cost is $40. Growers, agronomists and retailers are welcome. Click here for more information and to register.