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Title: Herbaceous plant response to biennial burning cycles applied at different dates during the growing season: Preliminary results
Year: 2002
Author(s): Phillips, T., Rickard, J. K., Rideout, S., Wade, D.
Source Title: Proceedings of the Third Eastern Native Grass Symposium
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 153
Original Publication:  
Abstract: The increase in acreage treated with growing season fire during the past decade is indicative of the increased interest in burning during this period to enhance southern pine forest health and diversity. Information on how burn dates within the growing season can be manipulated to vary the mix of species is of practical importance. The objective of this study was to determine the response of herbaceous and woody plants to eight, 3 week treatment application windows during a biennial growing-season burn cycle at the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia. Early results indicate other environmental factors, possibly rainfall amounts, h ave had a greater impact on vegetational trends than prescribed burning.
Publisher: The North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, October 1-3, 2002. Omnipress, Madison, WI
Editor(s): J. Randall