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For all three setups, Chad Bown had the heater between the fan and the bin. This fan-heater-bin sequence is recommended for canola.

Turn up the heat on aeration fans when drying canola

Some growers grappling with a late harvest and high-moisture crops in 2016 added supplemental heaters to their aeration fans. This grower’s experience may inspire an upgrade to aeration setups for 2017

Things were a little off with Harvest 2016 and Chad Bown was desperate. The farmer from Ranfurly, Alta., was combining 14 per cent moisture canola in late November after a month or more of snow delays. Delivery locations were full, so on-farm storage was his only option. But aeration fans blowing cool air could not […] Read more



Glyphosate Delivered Like Fuel – for Jul. 23, 2010

Rack Petroleum of Biggar, Sask., and DuPont Canada team up to offer the Racketeer bulk storage system for Polaris-brand glyphosate. You sign a contract to buy 8,000 litres of Polaris, and Rack will lease you a Racketeer bulk storage tank for $10 a year. As part of the deal, you provide a power source for […] Read more

Fill Bins With A Grain Vac – for Jul. 23, 2010

Jason Finnie of Portage la Prairie, Man., uses a grain vac to put wheat and oats into a 90-foot Harvestore silo. His is a Thor Conveyair model, which vacuums grain up then blows it out with air pressure. Finnie connects his vac to a six-inch air-sealed pipe permanently fixed to the side of the silo. […] Read more


Rtk Hub Built On Cell Towers

Last year I wrote an article about farm equipment dealerships putting up their own network of RTK towers so farmers in the area could get RTK without having to buy, and cart around, their own $20,000 base stations. They just paid an annual subscription instead, which was $1,000 to $1,500 per machine. Raven leapfrogs this […] Read more

Glyphosate Delivered Like Fuel – for Mar. 1, 2010

Rack Petroleum of Biggar, Sask., and DuPont Canada team up to offer the Racketeer bulk storage system for Polaris-brand glyphosate. You sign a contract to buy 8,000 litres of Polaris, and Rack will lease you a Racketeer bulk storage tank for $10 a year. As part of the deal, you provide a power source for […] Read more


What’s New In Inoculants

Grainews spoke to the leading inoculant companies operating in Western Canada, asking what’s new for 2010. Here are the responses, with the companies listed in alphabetical order. BECKER UNDERWOOD Core products for Western Canada: Nodulator rhi-zobia inoculants for peas and lentils, chickpeas and dry beans. Nodulator N/T, HiStick N/T, HiCoat N/T S225 and PreCoat N/T […] Read more

11 Tips For Max Pulse Returns

Barry Rapp, agronomy and seed manager with Crop Production Services (CPS), works with pea, lentil and chickpea growers in the Regina area. He provided these 11 “management practices to maximize returns” at the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers meeting at Crop Week in Saskatoon in January. 1. Use pre-harvest glyphosate the fall before planting pulses. This provides […] Read more



Yes, you can replace your auger with a pneumatic grain vac. With a vac like that, you can also turn over a bin of canola all in one go without using a truck

Jason Finnie of Portage la Prairie, Man., uses a grain vac to put wheat and oats into a 90-foot Harvestore silo. His is a Thor Conveyair model, which vacuums grain up then blows it out with air pressure. Finnie connects his vac to a six-inch air-sealed pipe permanently fixed to the side of the silo. […] Read more