Harvest Update – Canola

Canola has been a successful crop on Morvenvale this season. Yields average 1.8 t/ha with oil just above 42%. After the previous post Waiting Game, it turned out wind damage was minimal as the swaths were firmly anchored to the stalks of the plants. Harvesting this crop was a big job. We swathed 1600ha with 2 machines over 4 days then picked up that area with 5 combines over 5 days. None of the canola was stored on farm. It was trucked to a local grain depot, Beanbri.
Note – it was very handy having a couple of varieties with different maturity to spread the workload. It would have been very difficult to cover, if the whole crop had come in at once.

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