Economic Returns from Burning Tobosagrass in the Texas Rolling Plains
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CitationEthridge, D. E., Sudderth, R. G., & Wright, H. A. (1985). Economic returns from burning tobosagrass in the Texas rolling plains. Journal of Range Management, 38(4), 362-365.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractBased 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.