We’ve heard of some canola bins “heating” up over the past couple of weeks. If canola growers have time, they may see benefit in cycling canola out of one bin and into another to even out the temperature and check for hot spots.
This is the ultimate way to check bins – even with bin monitoring cables. Removing a third (or more) of the canola disrupts the moisture cycle and helps to stop any heating or spoilage that may have begun in the central core. If canola is at higher risk, cycling the whole bin might be the safest step.
While unloading, feel and smell canola as it comes out of the bin. Check for visual abnormalities such as sweating. Run another moisture and temperature test.