There is no one best way to harvest canola. Each harvest method has its advantages and disadvantages and only with proper field assessment can you determine which method, or combination or methods, will result in your highest yields per acre.
To help you maximize your canola yields and minimize your stress levels, here are some harvest management best practices to consider when deciding whether to swath, delay swathing or straight cut:
Swathing may be an option if:
Delayed swath may be an option if:
Straight cutting may be an option if:
Need more information? The Canadian Canola Council provides important tips for harvest management that all canola growers can reference.
One of the biggest factors in determining your crop’s suitability for swathing, delayed swathing or straight cutting is your canola hybrid. Brevant® seeds offers a portfolio of hybrids with different harvesting options to meet the needs of your operation.
Developed by Corteva Agrisicence™, the genetic packages in Brevant® seeds canola hybrids include built-in traits such as clubroot (various new sources of resistance), sclerotinia and blackleg resistance, so you get a season-long solution that maximizes yield potential and disease protection.
Brevant® seeds B3010M provides high yields, industry-leading clubroot resistance against nine pathotypes, and harvesting options.
Brevant® seeds D3158CM offers high yields, consistent performance, clubroot resistance, and options for harvest.
Brevant® seeds B2030MN has very good early growth with both Clearfield® and Nexera® traits, along with built-in clubroot and blackleg resistance, and options for harvest.