South Dakota Ag News Headlines
Reduce Risk of Combine Fires in Sunflower Harvest
South Dakota 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/.
Send this article to a friend
Other South Dakota Headlines
Soybean Meal: A Dependable Feed Ingredient
State Investigating Legionnaires' Disease Increase
Soybeans and College Spirit Make a Great Combination
South Dakota Assisting with Hurricane Response
Custer State Park to Host Annual Buffalo Roundup and Arts Fest
Radical Suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage Remembered
Mitigate Harmful Algal Blooms Across Midwest and Beyond
Copyright © 2018 - USAgNet.com. All Rights Reserved.