Producers should be aware of potential for hay fires

Stotts, Donald
May 2013
Southwest Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/30/2013, p2
The article gives a warning to agricultural producers to monitor their hay in light of the recent rainfall and rising ambient temperatures in the southern Great Plains. It is mentioned that hay heating to levels capable of spontaneous combustion can result if excess moisture in forage is experienced. It explains the three stages of heating wet hay or straw and the need for consistent monitoring of piles to detect early signs of heating problems.


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