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Canola: straight cutting vs. swathing

Aug. 20, 2013 - Wet soil conditions in parts of Manitoba have some producers debating straight cutting canola to allow fields to dry out.

Canola crops that are good candidates for straight cutting are uniform, well knitted and have good standability. A slightly leaning crop can still be good to straight cut.

The Canola Council of Canada's Canola Encyclopedia offers more information on the risks and rewards of the two different harvesting systems - straight cutting vs. swathing. Click here for more information.

August 20, 2013  By Top Crop Manager


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