The Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute {PAMI} is looking for ways to help reduce, and maybe one day eliminate, harvest losses in Canada.

Nathan Gregg is PAMI's Project Manager for Applied Agricultural Services, and says there are many factors that can affect harvest losses, but combine speed is the main culprit.

"If we just say we are going to go 4 miles a hour because that what we want to go, you're not adapting and catering to what those conditions are, and that might be a very good in a certain environment conditions and crop conditions, but at other times you should be going half that speed."

Gregg is reminding farmers to check their losses as its very important.

"It's an easy thing to overlook, and to just try and go by what the gage says in the cab, and without calculating to what that actually means for bushels per acre you don't really know how much you're wasting."

Gregg adds PAMI is working on a project to help put canola losses into dollar terms, to help make it easier for farmers to make changes.