Browsing Journal of Range Management, Volume 38, Number 3 (May 1985) by Authors
Economic Returns from Burning Tobosagrass in the Texas Rolling PlainsEthridge, D. E.; Sudderth, R. G.; Wright, H. A. (Society for Range Management, 1985-07-01)Based on 7 prescribed burning trials on tobosagrass (Hilaria mutica) in the Rolling Plains of Texas from 1968 to 1976, burned tobosagrass ranges yielded an additional present value of $36.16/ha ($14.64/ac) over 5 years with calf prices at $1.62/kg ($.731 lb). Additional costs are $10-12.50/ha ($4-5/ac). These results are based on average precipitation on ranges which had prior chemical treatment on mesquite. The prescribed burns were conducted according to recommended practices.