Canola Direct-Cut Harvest System Development
Researcher: Canola Direct-Cut Harvest System Development
Project Code: CARP ADF SCDC 2013-228
Final Report: April 2017
Summary: Researchers at PAMI compared header types for straight combining canola in field-scale trials over three years, looking for the optimal system. Overall, the results of the study indicate there was no definitive harvest system that had the highest yield, or the most desirable crop qualities, across all conditions encountered. All harvest systems resulted in similar crop quality under the conditions tested. This project highlighted the potential for straight cutting canola, and validated that it is a viable option for Western Canada. Overall crop management, in addition to environmental conditions, will largely determine the potential benefit of straight cutting canola for an individual operation.
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