Open burning for forestry and agricultural purposes in Georgia during 1971
Document Type: Book
Author(s): W. A. Hough; J. C. Turner
Publication Year: 1972

Cataloging Information

  • agriculture
  • air quality
  • coastal plain
  • computer programs
  • fire control
  • fire hazard reduction
  • flatwoods
  • Georgia
  • particulates
  • Piedmont
  • sandhills
  • site treatments
  • smoke effects
  • smoke management
  • wildfires
  • wildlife habitat management
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39102
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13734
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: GA State Docs Georgia Forest Research Council DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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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.

Online Link(s):
Hough, W. A., and J. C. Turner. 1972. Open burning for forestry and agricultural purposes in Georgia during 1971. Georgia Forest Research Paper 72. Macon, GA, Georgia Forest Research Counsil.