• Rotation Burning: A Forage Management System for Longleaf Pine-Bluestem Ranges

      Duvall, V. L.; Whitaker, L. B. (Society for Range Management, 1964-11-01)
      In a Louisiana test, heavy utilization during growing seasons following fires applied at 3-year intervals improved forage palatability and nutritive content; the ensuing 2 years of lighter use restored plant vigor. Burning also top-killed brush and aided herbage growth by removing pine litter. Cows with calves gained weight throughout the growing season on rotation-burned range.