Storage Management Projects

Market research shows that 36% of growers have had spoilage issues, which result in poor seed quality and lower economic returns. As the industry introduces new canola varieties with higher oil content, research is needed to uncover their storage and handling characteristics. Canola growers also need better information about how seed is affected by larger bins and innovative systems like bag storage.

Projects underway

Storage and handling characteristics of new varieties of high oil content canola
Feasibility of bag storage system for canola under Prairie conditions

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

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Objective: To develop safe storage guidelines for high oil content canola cultivars. This project will help to store the new high oil content canola varieties in a safe and efficient manner, preventing spoilage.

Research team: Dr. Digvir Jayas (University of Manitoba) – Principal Investigator; Dr. Noel White (AAFC, Winnipeg); Dr. Fuji Jian and Chelladurai Vellaichamy (University of Manitoba)

Funded through the Canola/Flax Canadian Agri-Science Cluster, a joint initiative of AAFC and Canola Council of Canada

Feasibility of bag storage system for canola under prairie conditions

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Objective: To quantify the changes in seed quality of canola during bag storage. This study will give detailed information about the feasibility of using harvest bags to store canola in the prairie regions, examining both high and lower oil content varieties.

Research team: Dr. Digvir Jayas (University of Manitoba) – Principal Investigator; Dr. Noel White (AAFC, Winnipeg); Dr. Fuji Jian and Chelladurai Vellaichamy (University of Manitoba)

Funded through the Canola/Flax Canadian Agri-Science Cluster, a joint initiative of AAFC and Canola Council of Canada