Dry Fields Increase Harvest Fire Risks
As with fires at home, prevention and preparation are key to avoiding field fires that can potentially destroy entire harvests, University of Missouri Extension specialist Kent Shannon notes. One tip he has is to make sure each piece of equipment is accompanied by at least one 10-pound all-purpose dry chemical extinguisher. Also, perhaps less obviously, if a fire does erupt, you should call 911 prior to attempting to extinguish the flames yourself. For more tips to being proactive about your harvest’s safety, follow the link.