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Check Your Hay!

County Agent News
Dan Folske
September 30, 2019


Check Your Hay!

            Wet conditions for haying and heavy recent rains have contributed to hay fires and spoiling hay around the state. Some heating of hay following baling is normal but when moisture levels at baling are too high microbial action can cause excessive heating and even spontaneous combustion. This is especially true when bales are stacked into large piles with limited airflow.

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