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Red fire equals green prairies

April 16, 2011
By GARRY BRANDENBURG

FIRE is a natural resource management tool. Fire used correctly at the right time and right place assists in killing off woody vegetation. Since the growing points of grasses and prairie forbs are below ground and insulated from the heat, fire does no damage to the plant. Once spring rains happen, added to longer days with the warming of soil temperatures occurs, the prairie will be invigorated for another growing season.

 
 

 

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