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Moisture contents of brushland fuels desiccated for burningAuthor(s): Stanley B. Carpenter; Jay R. Bentley; Charles A. Graham
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-202. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionPlots in a manzanita brushfield at Mount Shasta, California, were prepared for burning by aerially spraying with 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T on November 3, 1966, and with paraquat on June 3, 1967. On plots burned June 23-24, only the leaves and twigs were dead and dry; most of the green stems were not consumed. On plots burned under similar conditions 1 year later, the stems had dried and were completely consumed. Spraying of herbicides appears to be a practical means of lowering the moisture content of brush fuels for burning.
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CitationCarpenter, Stanley B.; Bentley, Jay R.; Graham, Charles A. 1970. Moisture contents of brushland fuels desiccated for burning. Res. Note PSW-RN-202. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8 p
Keywordsbrush clearance, herbicide applications, paraquat, 2, 4-T, 2, 4, 5-T, desiccation, moisture content, prescribed burning, Shasta-Trinity National Forest
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