Ranchers know that prescribed burning, done properly, can help control weeds, improve pasture health and encourage production of desirable forage plants. How and when the burning is conducted, however, can influence safety and the success of this pasture-management tool. With that in mind, 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
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: (308) 738-32444 x116, or by email at email@example.com.