• Effects of Soil Moisture on Burned and Clipped Idaho Fescue

      Britton, C. M.; Clark, R. G.; Sneva, F. A. (Society for Range Management, 1983-11-01)
      Idaho fescue (Festuca idahoensis) plants were burned and clipped under 2 soil water regimes. Treatments were applied to plants in late August and mid-October located in eastern Oregon. Results indicated that watering plants either before or after burning produced no beneficial effects as measured by changes in basal area or yield. Regardless of treatment, plant damage was greater with late August as contrasted to mid-October treatment dates. These data do not support the opinion that high soil moisture is necessary prior to fall burning of sagebrush-bunchgrass communities.