Effect of fire intensity on three west Texas grasses
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Fred H. Roberts; R. G. Clark; C. M. Britton
Publication Year: 1983

Cataloging Information

  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • grass fires
  • grasses
  • grasslands
  • plant growth
  • post fire recovery
  • Texas
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 35417
Tall Timbers Record Number: 9716
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: TX State Doc DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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During the spring of 1982, 41 plots were burned in three different grass types in west Texas: 20 plots in tobosagrass near Gail, 17 plots in weeping lovegrass near Brownfield, and 4 plots in buffalograss near Justiceburg. This research was designed to investigate the relationship between fireline intensity and post-fire grass response. A secondary objective was to evaluate the correlation between post-fire grass response and several other prescribed burning variables. Fires were ignited under a variety of weather conditions to obtain a wide range of fireline intensities. Yield, plant height, number of seed stalks, and change in basal area were sampled in late July to evaluate the first-year effect of burning on grass response.

Roberts, F. H., R. G. Clark, and C. M. Britton. 1983. Effect of fire intensity on three west Texas grasses. Research Highlights: Noxious Brush and Weed Control: Range, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management, v. 14, p. 20-21.