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Reduce Risk of Combine Fires in Sunflower Harvest
Kansas Ag Connection - 10/13/2017
Sunflower is an oil-based crop, and fine fibers from sunflower seeds pose a constant fire hazard, especially when conditions are dry, reports the National Sunflower Association, Mandan, N.D.
To help reduce the risk this harvest season be sure to keep a clean work area when harvesting sunflower. Blow the combine and grain dryer setup with an air hose daily, the association advises.
Also, try nighttime harvesting, when humidity levels are higher.
And keep a small pressure sprayer filled with water on hand in the combine.
For more information, click www.sunflowernsa.com/growers/Surveys/Combine-Fire-Responses/.
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