Canola producers can lose up to five bushels per acre – perhaps even more – if the combine isn’t adjusted properly. Please read this article for tips to measure combine losses and make adjustment to limit those losses, putting more canola in the bin and reducing the volunteer canola seedbank in your fields.
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How to reduce combine losses
Canola producers can lose up to five bushels per acre – perhaps even more – if the combine isn’t adjusted properly. Please read this article for tips to measure combine losses and make adjustments to limit those losses.
Tips to reduce combine losses
Canola growers can lose up to 5 bushels or more per acre if the combine isn’t adjusted properly. Here are tips to limit those losses. Step 1. Measure losses Electronic loss monitors give you an idea whether losses are going up, but may not accurately tell you how many bushels per acre are thrown over. To…
Set the combine to reduce losses
Growers have three steps to assess combine losses: 1. Measure the losses. Drop pans are required, given that combine loss monitors are not always accurate or calibrated properly. How to measure losses. 2. Determine whether those losses are acceptable. 3. If not acceptable, take measures to reduce the losses. Les Hill is the manager of…
Harvest prep to reduce combine losses, store safely
Prepare to reduce combine losses. Canola threshing losses are often much higher than you realize, and much higher than they need to be. You might be throwing 2 to 5 bu/ac out the back of the combine, while 2% of yield is a reasonable target. Make a plan to measure and meet that target. Read…