Ranchers know that prescribed burning can help control weeds and encourage desirable forage plants, but how and when it’s done can make all the difference for effectiveness and safety. To help landowners best apply this tool, Dr. Charles “Butch” Taylor, director of the Texas A&M University Sonora Research Station, will teach a series of Prescribed Burn Task Force schools in Nebraska. There will be four schools during the first week of February on dates and at locations to be determined, announced John Ortmann, task-force vice president.
The Prescribed Burn Task Force was formed in 1994. Since then it has held 48 schools attended by 1,426 students, while demonstration burns total 30,380 acres. The schools teach safe and effective use of fire as a management tool, and school graduates can use task-force burn equipment for a nominal fee. Instructors have included leading prescribed-fire experts from
For more information, contact Dr. John Ortmann, Lower Loup Natural Resources District Natural Resources District prescribed-burn coordinator at (308) 738-32444 ext. 116, or by e-mail at email@example.com.