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Harvester Fire Workshop - Crystal Brook



A GRDC funded workshop for growers, agronomists, advisers and consultants.

Over the past few growing seasons, many farmers in the southern region have experienced issues when harvesting lentils. The risk of fire has been high with many growers having to implement extreme harvester hygiene to avoid flare ups.

This harvest the message is clear: Be aware of the risks and have a management plan in place.

Join industry experts, engineers and growers to discover:

  • Practical harvester modifications to reduce heat load
  • New firefighting solutions to kit out your header, chaser bin and chaff carts
  • This season’s ‘ Grain Harvesting Code of Practice’
  • New equipment and strategies to be fire ready.

Join us 19th Oct from 7:30 am at the Crystal Brook Football Club for a free workshop with 8:00 am start to get the up to date information about your upcoming lentil harvest, stay on and enjoy a free bbq supported by Grain Producers SA.

Click here to view and to download the flyer.

Our speakers and their topics will be:

  • Richard Konzag, Grower from Mallala – Communication is the Key
  • Michael Crouch the CFS Deputy Group Officer Spencer Region – Rapid response, clothing, nozzles and farm units
  • Ben White of Kondinin – Plan of Attack for Harvester Fires
  • Peter Terry of JSG Engineering – Fire suppression systems
  • Darren Arney of GrainProducers SA – Grain Harvesting Code of Conduct
  • Ben Wundersitz Grower from Anna Binna at Maitland – Risk Management from Experience

Please review the cancellation/refund policy prior to booking.


Deb Baum
0448 840 232 or 08 8332 3277

[image courtesy Belinda Cay: cereal stubble fire that had it’s beginnings from the lentil harvest in the neighbouring paddock, 2014 at Pinery]

Location and Time

Wednesday, 19/10/2016
7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Crystal Brook Football Club

Railway Tce
Crystal Brook, South Australia, Australia

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