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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.
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.
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.
From academic experts to everyday actions, lessons bring soil health practices to life.
Fire is essential to the health of the Southern Great Plains. Prescribed fire is a management tool that benefits the land in a safe, planned way.
Prescribed fire, grazing and rest are integral processes for maintaining the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community in the Southern Great Plains and throughout the U.S.
A discovery about pecan scab reproduction could give producers a new way to fight the fungus and potentially save them thousands of dollars in the process.
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.
2019 Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture Amber Oerly describes a variety of summer activities: conducting prescribed burns, touring an agritourism farm and helping tag feral hogs.