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    Author(s): N. Stark
    Date: 1980
    Source: Research Note INT-RN-280. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Intermountain Forest Experiment Station
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    Slash burning in a clearcut under conditions producing very light to light burn intensities (<150°F or 66°C) for a short duration did stimulate resprouting, but resulted in almost no enrichment of biologically essential nutrients in the foliage. Burns of this low temperature range are not suitable for improving the quality and quantity of browse. Exceedingly dry soil conditions during the summer months appear to have resulted in low nutrient contents in clip plots where plants were crowded and dense, but not in controls where spacing was wider.

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    Stark, N. 1980. Light burning and the nutrient value of forage. Research Note INT-RN-280. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p.

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    prescribed burning, wood residues, forage nutrients, browse stimulation

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