Content tagged "land management"

Invasive Plants’ Success Depends on Native Species Richness and Biomass

Invasive Species Updated: March 18, 2016

Many have commonly believed that more diverse habitats are less likely to be invaded by exotic plants since ecological niches are occupied by species already...

Managing Northern Bobwhite with Prescribed Fire

Prescribed Fire Updated: August 01, 2013

The northern bobwhite is a popular gamebird and many landowners wish to improve populations of this quail on their land. Practices such as timber thinning,...

Setting Prescribed Fire Objectives

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

Prescribed fire is an effective tool for managing vegetation.  Prescribed fire can be used to improve forage for livestock and wildlife, control...

Does fire occur in wetlands?

Prescribed Fire Updated: May 28, 2013

Yes, many wetlands do periodically burn, both from wildfire and prescribed fire. Many wetlands are only seasonally wet, so they are susceptible to fire...

Can I use herbicide, grazing, or mechanical methods rather than prescribed fire?

Prescribed Fire Updated: May 28, 2013

This depends on your management goals and objectives. Consider the fact that fire has unique properties and different effects that cannot be completely...

Can prescribed fire be used to manage sericea lespedeza?

Invasive Species Prescribed Fire Updated: May 28, 2013

Fire is one management tool that can be used to control the dominance of sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata). Data from Kansas and Oklahoma suggests...

Should I fertilize and/or lime my pastures?

Updated: March 29, 2011

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