Rotation Burning: A Forage Management System for Longleaf Pine-Bluestem Ranges
AuthorDuvall, V. L.
Whitaker, L. B.
Palustris Experimental Forest
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CitationDuvall, V. L., & Whitaker, L. B. (1964). Rotation burning: A forage management system for longleaf pine-bluestem ranges. Journal of Range Management, 17(6), 322-326.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractIn 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.