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Control Burning Newly Planted Longleaf Pines and Saplings

Controlling competing vegetation and brown spot disease are two main reasons we prescribe burn young longleaf plantations: Longleaf pine seedlings do not like competing vegetation and will stay in the grass stage for years if vegetation is not controlled by fire, mowing or herbicides. Using improved containerized seedlings along with good vegetation management can release …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/22/control-burning-newly-planted-longleaf-pines-and-saplings/

Fireweed: A Burning Problem for Farmers

The fine hairs along the stem of Fireweed puncture the skin and introduce the toxin. Note the small flowers at the axil. Source: http://www.bio.utexas.edu/courses/bio406d/images/pics/urt/Urtica%20chamaedryoides.htm Fireweed (Urtica chamaedryoides), may not be a pasture weed that causes great economic losses from competition, but it can cause distress to people who come in contact with it in their …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/24/fireweed-a-burning-problem-for-farmers/

Benefits of Prescribed Burning

Above is a video of a recent prescribed burn in Walton County. Benefits of Summer Prescribed Burns Most landowners think of winter months (Dec-Feb) when it comes to control burning the piney woods. But once your pine trees start reaching mature heights (50-70 feet) and have been burned previously to reduce understory, summer burns become …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/03/benefits-of-prescribed-burning/