Storage And Testing
Crops are usually stored on farm until they can be moved either to an intermediate store or to the crush. During this time the crop can be tested to make sure that it achieves specification (>75% High Oleic and <3,5% Low Linolenic fatty acids content).
- Adequate storage is available on farm or harvest movement provisions are made in advance. Some grain companies may provide off-farm storage
- The crop is segregated from other oilseed rape crops
- Any part of the crop possibly contaminated with volunteers can be stored separately and quality checked
- Representative samples are taken and sent off for oil quality assessment