Results of the 1971inventory of fire use in Georgia indicate that 589,633 acres were burned for agricultural purposes and 527,557 acres were presribed burned for forestry purposes. About 95 percent of this burning was done in the southern half of the State. It was estimated that controlled agricultural burning produces about 5,000 tons of particlulates and forest burningabout 16,000 tons of particulates. Wildfires burned 42,193 acres and produced about 8,000 tons of particulates. Total of particulate matter released in 1971 from open burning on forest and agricultural lands was about 29,000 tons.