After a wet harvest, many farmers took in the grain drying session at the Farm Forum Event held earlier this month in Calgary.

Joy Agnew with the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) taught the room full of farmers, and says their recent trials found airflow rate may be more important than temperature increase.

"Also the benefit of adding heat depends on ambient conditions. I didn't realize how important that was going to be until we saw very distinct results depending on what kind of conditions we had. We had bad conditions in September, so adding heat had a big benefit, and in October, not so much, and so there really is kind of a break-even point where adding heat makes sense."

She reminds farmers when using supplemental heat, more heat is not necessarily better, with the key being to match the temperature increase with the airflow rate.

Agnew says, the last ten years of Alberta crop reports show harvest is moving later in the season, and if this trend holds true, farmers need to know their grain drying options.

More Ag News

Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Starts Today

Brandon's Keystone Centre will be bustling with activity this week, as Monday marks the opening day of the 112th Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. The Brandon fair was given the "Royal" status by the Queen…

Canadian Cattlemen's Association Hosts AGM In Ottawa

The next generation of Canadian beef producers were in Ottawa last week for the Canadian Cattlemen's Association's (CCA) annual general meeting. The Young Cattlemen's Council and Cattlemen's Young…

Canadian Ag Literacy Month Teaches Kids About Farming

March is Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month. This year over 160 farmers and ag reps volunteered for the program, which was delivered to about 7,800 Grade 2-6 students in 360 classrooms across the…

Former Conservative Ag Minister Concerned Over Canola Shipments

Former Federal Conservative Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says the current Liberal government should be doing more when it comes to clearing up the canola situation with China. Earlier this month…

Seeding Expected To Be Delayed In North Dakota

It's appears seeding south of the border will be delayed by a couple of weeks. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says in a normal year, farmers in the southern part of the state…

Canola Council Says China Unwilling To Purchase Canadian Canola Seed

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) has provided an update on market access challenges affecting all canola seed exports to China. The organization says while there was some initial optimism that…

China Agrees To Meet With Canadian Scientists

There has been some movement this week from China in regards to the stopping of canola seed shipments from Winnipeg-based Richardson International. Canada's Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau…

KAP Supports A Number Of Federal Budget Items

KAP has long called for highspeed internet access in rural, remote and northern communities – and Tuesday's budget promised to add new money to existing investments to make this happen, says Bill…

CFA Says Budget 2019 Recognizes Many Pre-Budget Recommendations

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is pleased with several key announcements in the Federal Budget that recognized many of the group's pre-budget submission recommendations. "We will also…

Dairy Farmers Pleased With Budget Announcement

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is welcoming Tuesday’s federal budget announcement, which contains a funding envelope of $3.9 billion to compensate Canada’s dairy, poultry, and egg sectors for the…

Cattle Markets Improving

Prices seem to be turning around on the cattle markets. Brian Perillat is the Manager and Senior Analyst at Canfax. "On the feeder cattle side we've seen a bit of spring pressure over the last couple…

Canadian Pork Council Welcomes ASF Preventative Measures

Last week the federal government announced new funding of up to $31 million to increase the number of detector dogs at Canadian airports to help prevent illegally imported meat products from entering…

Steinbachonline.com is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Login