We straight cut all our canola every year. It is on irrigation and usually lying down so shelling is not a problem. I have desiccated by plane 9 out of the last 10 years. The one year I didn't was hot and dry in fall so the crop self desiccated. Also one year I put reglone through the pivot did not work well. You have to be very patient. I would not try to straight cut on a very upright lighter crop. Shelling would be a problem. Many advantages though. Higher yield better sample. My tests about 3-4 bushels per acre.Not to hijack the thread but to those of you suggesting straight cutting is it always necessary to dessicate? What happens if you don't?