The effect of frequency of rotational burning on blueberry production
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): W. N. Black
Publication Year: 1963

Cataloging Information

  • agriculture
  • arthropods
  • biomass
  • burning intervals
  • Canada
  • competition
  • croplands
  • experimental areas
  • fruits
  • insects
  • multiple resource management
  • population density
  • reproduction
  • season of fire
  • site treatments
  • soils
  • statistical analysis
  • Vaccinium angustifolium
  • weeds
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 33828
Tall Timbers Record Number: 8007
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
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The results of a 9-year rotational burning study on blueberry fields at the Experimental Project Farm, Alliston, Prince Edward Island, indicated that total fruit production was greater from burning every second year than from every third year. Both burning treatments produced large yield increases over the unburned areas and injury from the blueberry maggot was largely controlled. Within the scope of this study, there was no evidence that flash burning, at either 2- or 3-year intervals, had seriously affected the rhizomes or the reserves of plant food in the soil.

Black, W. N. 1963. The effect of frequency of rotational burning on blueberry production. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, v. 43, no. 2, p. 161-165.