Storage and handling characteristics of new varieties of high oil content canola

Researcher: Digvir S. Jayas, University of Manitoba, Noel D.G. White, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Winnipeg, MB

Project Code: 3.5.1

Final Report: April 2013

Summary: Canola varieties with high oil content have predominantly replaced low oil content
canola grown in western Canada. Researchers in Manitoba conducted a three year study to develop more reliable safe storage guidelines for high oil content canola. The results of both small scale and large bin studies showed that high oil content canola can be safely stored for at least 10 weeks if temperature is at 25 C and moisture content is 11%. The safe storage periods of high and low oil content canola were similar, and
buildings that are strong enough for low oil content canola could also support the high oil content canola.

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