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Harvester Set Up Forum

7 September 2023

Grain growers are invited to participate in one of a series of 2023 GRDC Harvester Forums to be held in the lead-up to harvest 2023.

Hear from industry experts and local growers on the integration of harvest weed seed control (HWSC) options, harvester fire prevention, accurate measurement/management of harvest losses, and harvest storage.

The forum hosted in VIC by Birchip Cropping Group will bring together harvester specialists, industry experts, and researchers to discuss preventable harvester grain losses and how to measure these, improvements in efficiency and output, methods of harvest weed seed control (HWSC), the prevention of harvester fires and calibrating harvester technology.


  • Understanding the impact of harvest loss, how to measure it, how to change your harvester to reduce losses and grain storage.
  • HWSC latest information, sharing how to set up for effective HWSC using mills systems (iHSD, Seed Terminator, SCU) chaff decks & chaff lining.
  • Reducing the risk of harvester fires.
  • Improving harvester capacity and efficiency.
  • Managing harvest operations, productivity, and economics.
  • Grain storage and hygiene.

Presenters include:

  • Martin Reichelt – Harvest Specialist
  • Ben White – Kondinin Group
  • Brett Asphar – Independent
  • Kassie van der Westerhuizen – Harvest Specialist
  • Peter Broley – Primary Sales
  • Chris Bazely – Primary Sales
  • Chris Warrick – Grain Storage Specialist


Upper North Farming – Deb Marner


0409 100 134

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