August 2, 2018
Growing Season Prescribed Burn Field Day
Noble Research Institute
16877 State Highway 32
Marietta, OK 73448
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$25, includes lunch
Prescribed fire is a natural process in the Southern Great Plains, where the landscape evolved under fire and grazing. Fire can improve wildlife habitat, reduce woody plants, remove thatch, and improve forage quality and quantity for livestock.
The traditional burn season in the Southern Great Plains is late winter and early spring. This field day will show you that there are many more days throughout the year to burn, including during the growing season.
Join us to learn about fire behavior and plant response to burning during the growing season. You will learn about prescribed burn plans, fireguards, weather parameters, equipment, labor and contingency plans among other topics.
The most important way to safely burn is to gain experience conducting burns. If weather parameters are within prescription during the field day, we will attempt multiple burns to give you real experience conducting management burns.