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Managing Pasture Wildfires


Many pastures in Kansas have already been hit by wildfire this spring. Carefully managing those burned areas after the fire is highly important to grass recovery. K-State Range and Pasture Management Specialist Walt Fick says the issue is that wildfires usually occur before pastures start greening up.


Fick says depending on the type of pasture scalded by wildfire, the post-fire damage to grass productivity can sometimes be substantial. Grasses like buffalo grass don't respond well to fire especially when burned in March.

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