Patch Burning Improves Nutritional Quality of Two Gulf Coast Grasses—and Winter Burning is Better than Summer Burning
Author(s): Victoria L. Haynes, J. Silverio Avila-Sanchez, Adam E. Toomey, J. Alfonso Ortega-S., Tyler A. Campbell, Alfonso Ortega-S., Jr., Sandra Rideout-Hanzak, and David B. Wester
Published: March 2023
Gulf cordgrass and seacoast bluestem are dominant native warm season grasses in the Texas Coastal Prairies and Marshes ecoregion. Mature Gulf cordgrass nutritive value is considered poor for grazing animals, while seacoast bluestem nutritive value is considered fair to good in spring and early summer. We compared season of burn effects on crude protein and neutral detergent fiber of these grasses.
Haynes, V.L., J.S. Avila-Sanchez, A.E. Toomey, J.A. Ortega-S., T.A. Campbell, A. Ortega-S., Jr., S. Rideout-Hanzak, D.B. Wester. 2023. Patch Burning Improves Nutritional Quality of Two Gulf Coast Grasses—and Winter Burning is Better than Summer Burning. Fire 6, 105. https://doi.org/10.3390/fire6030105