Prescribed Fire

Lloyd Noble Scholar Program Offers Range of In-the-Field Experiences

From academic experts to everyday actions, lessons bring soil health practices to life.

Where There Is Smoke, There Are Scholars

Cole Fagen, a Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture, learns the value of growing-season prescribed burns and discovers a new favorite tool: the drip torch.

Prescribed Fire Offers Many Benefits to Producers, Public

The Noble Research Institute, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, the Oklahoma Prescribed Burn Association (OPBA), and the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture will co-host a Growing Season Prescribed Burn Field Day to discuss the benefits and proper use of prescribed burning for land management.

Improve Nutrition for White-Tailed Deer With Growing-Season Prescribed Burns

Habitat includes food, water, shelter, space and the arrangement of these components, though land managers and popular press most popularly discuss food. Food can easily be managed, and many times the focus is only on food plots and feeders. Native vegetation can take a back seat to these intensive management practices, but people should be aware how to manage existing native vegetation to provide a high quality diet.

Hay Rakes Can Help Build Better Firebreaks

Many decisions go into planning a safe and effective prescribed burn that meets your management goals. You will need to determine your burn objectives and consider the weather as well as personnel and equipment needs. You’ll also need to prepare firebreaks, something that ranks high on the list to safely conduct a burn.

Find Out Why and How to Burn at Great Plains Fire Summit

Many decisions go into planning a safe and effective prescribed burn that meets your management goals. You will need to determine your burn objectives and consider the weather as well as personnel and equipment needs. You’ll also need to prepare firebreaks, something that ranks high on the list to safely conduct a burn.

Growing-Season Burns Hold Potential for Fall and Winter Forage

The traditional burning season for the Southern Great Plains goes from December to April. However, when land managers limit their burn season to these five months, they often find it difficult to implement the number of burns needed to achieve their goals. This is one reason why more and more land managers are conducting growing-season burns, during late spring through early fall months, to meet some of their prescribed burning goals.

Evaluating the Most Economic Way to Improve Range

On many agricultural operations, there are always projects to work on. Often, range management or improvement projects fall in the nonessential category until they reach a critical point. However, it is best to consider whether there is a financial incentive (or penalty) for waiting until there is a critical mass to address this type of project.

3 Things to Know When Using Both Fire and Grazing on the Ranch

Many land managers incorporate prescribed fires into a management plan alongside grazing livestock. Other land managers feel it is not feasible to graze and burn on the same operation. But when prescribed fire is used strategically, its benefits outweigh any negatives.

Is Prescribed Fire a Friend or Foe to Soil Health?

Without fire on rangelands, many of the soil health building principles are much harder to achieve.

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