Canola - Harvest Management

Key findings:

Windrowing timing is critical, going too early can cost you -

  • our research suggest that you should try to avoid windrowing before ~70% seed colour change (on the main stem)

Dessicants - dont offer much in terms of reducing the time to harvest, at best a couple of days

  • different story regarding weed control

Direct heading

  • go for it! research suggests that yields asre comparable to windrowing

Here is a link to all GOA harvest management reports

 

Want to understand potential harvest losses?

Try the harvest loss calculator here