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Jan 12, 2020 | 02:32 1 This guy had about 10 minutes up his sleeve apparently unexpected wind change was fighting fire else were

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SASKFARMER's Avatar Jan 12, 2020 | 08:17 2 Wow that got serious fast. Reply With Quote
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Jan 12, 2020 | 09:01 3 I will take getting chased off the field by early snow storms any day over trying to get the crop ahead of a fire.

Sounds and looks horrible and frightening. Hopefully weather cooperates and they can get a handle on the fires.

I get the impression you are not too close to the fires but how far away are you talking and what is the potential in your area? Reply With Quote
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  • helmsdale's Avatar Jan 12, 2020 | 09:07 4 One thing I've been wondering Mallee...

    Do farmers down under do much in the way of conventional tillage anymore?

    We have had some bad grass fires around here the last couple years, but with no conventional tillage being done anymore there are no artificial fire breaks. It's not that conditions are any more conducive to fires necessarily, but we aren't indirectly trying to mitigate the risk anymore either.

    If a combine lights up at harvest, or a controlled burn gets whipped up by the wind, or a power pole snaps and shorts out, it'll burn hard till it hits a river now if the wind is howling. In the past it used to burn to a summerfallow field and power out before it became an inferno... Reply With Quote
    Jan 12, 2020 | 12:10 5 Where would one have to take the machinery to save it? Can a combine outrun a fire, and is there anywhere safe from a fire of that intensity in those conditions? Reply With Quote
    Jan 12, 2020 | 14:12 6 Helmsdale tillage is a dirty word pardon the pun.

    But making a bit of a comeback but only a little

    Ab5 not sure there all safe must have put 5hem on burnt ground I guess of bare areas somewere Reply With Quote
    Jan 12, 2020 | 14:37 7
    Quote Originally Posted by malleefarmer View Post
    Helmsdale tillage is a dirty word pardon the pun.

    But making a bit of a comeback but only a little

    Ab5 not sure there all safe must have put 5hem on burnt ground I guess of bare areas somewere
    Are these the ones they showed loading on a ferry off the island? Reply With Quote
    Jan 12, 2020 | 19:46 8
    Quote Originally Posted by dalek View Post
    Are these the ones they showed loading on a ferry off the island?
    Could Well be will do a searchorse

    And nah no rain but areas that need it for fires might just score 20 to 30m godsend

    Another fire going in WA Esperance area Reply With Quote
    Jan 13, 2020 | 05:09 9 Tabloid Info : Apparently Aboriginals historically, when the weather was right, burnt fuel-control black strips. According to CNN, this practice has not been carried on by white man, consequently fires can burn millions of acres when conditions present. Reply With Quote
    LEP
    Jan 13, 2020 | 08:56 10
    Quote Originally Posted by malleefarmer View Post
    Could Well be will do a searchorse

    And nah no rain but areas that need it for fires might just score 20 to 30m godsend

    Another fire going in WA Esperance area
    Esparance is an area of really tall dense forest is it not? If it gets in there it will be unstoppable. We drove through the area when I was down in 1983.

    Sorry. I check a map it was the drive from Banbury to Albany that I was thinking about. The we drove through esperance.
    Last edited by LEP; Jan 13, 2020 at 09:04.
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    Jan 13, 2020 | 10:20 11
    Quote Originally Posted by sumdumguy View Post
    Tabloid Info : Apparently Aboriginals historically, when the weather was right, burnt fuel-control black strips. According to CNN, this practice has not been carried on by white man, consequently fires can burn millions of acres when conditions present.
    You and your mythical legends. Fire is caused by man made climate change, don't you know? The only way to control it is to tax it. If you eat 6 cans of beans and light one off, you have to pay a $4 tax. It will save the Koala bears. Reply With Quote