Topics for the month

Warm temperatures increase moisture migration in bins

Outside temperatures affect moisture migration within grain bins. When outside temperatures are warmer than the stored grain, this will warm the grain near the outside wall of the bin. This causes air inside the bin to cycle up the outside and down the middle, concentrating moisture in the centre. Moisture is then reabsorbed by the cooler canola seed in the centre of the bin. This moisture migration can increase storage risk. Graphics in the Canola Encyclopedia. How to check bins and bags for spoilage.

Canola 4R Advantage deadline

The deadline to submit applications for the current application intake is February 17, 2023. The current application intake covers eligible costs paid between February 7, 2022 and March 31, 2023 for BMPs implemented in the 2022 or 2023 planting season. Learn more about the key dates for the current intake and how to apply and make claims.

Results posted for 2022 Canola Performance Trials

Find the annual results booklet at It contains small plot and field scale results for leading canola cultivars included in the 2022 trials. Results are based on 37 swathed small plot trials, 40 straight cut small plot trials and 68 straight cut field scale trials across the Prairies. 

2023 Canadian Crops Convention – early bird registration deadline

Have you registered for the fourth annual Canadian Crops Convention in Ottawa, March 7-9? Deadline for the final early bird prize draw is approaching. Register by January 18 and you’ll be entered into a draw to win an Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet. Learn more and register today at