There have been reports of canola heating up in the bin.

Angela Brackenreed, agronomist with the Canola Council of Canada, explains how this might happen.

"We did have some canola go in the bin at a higher moisture last fall that was difficult to deal with because we didn't have ambient conditions that were good for drying and now we've had some really warm temperatures," she said. "So you warm up that outer layer of the bin and you've got pretty good conditions for convection currents to occur and moisture migration to happen in that bin."

To help alleviate the problem, she suggests turning on the aeration fans at night to take advantage of cooler temperatures, noting even blowing warm air would help break up hot spots.

The other option, according to Brackenreed, is to pull loads out of the bin.

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