Silage harvest is beginning in some areas. It’s always difficult to forecast weather, but if dry field conditions persist, potential for combine and field fires will increase. A high-temperature source in the engine area or an overheated bearing can ignite dry plant material.
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Hanna, H. Mark, "Dry Field Conditions Increase Harvest Fire Risks" (2012). Integrated Crop Management News. 159.
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