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Field burning following grass-seed harvest

Rex Warren

Field burning following grass-seed harvest

by Rex Warren

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Published by Oregon State University, Cooperative Extension Service in [Corvallis, OR] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Prescribed burning -- Oregon.,
  • Burning of land -- Oregon.,
  • Grasses -- Diseases and pests -- Control -- Oregon.,
  • Grasses -- Weed control -- Oregon.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared by Rex Warren.
    SeriesFS -- 96., Fact sheet (Oregon State University. Cooperative Extension Service) -- 96.
    ContributionsOregon State University. Cooperative Extension Service.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 leaf ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17725745M

    process was the Symposium on Grass Seed Field Burning held in March of , during which a principal topic of discussion was alternatives. The target is to have the use of alternatives in place for the season. The process to certify alternatives to grass seed field burning is related to, but separate and unconnected to. Following the burn, fields are irrigated to stimulate regrowth of the bermudagrass. Winter annual weeds, both grasses and broadleaves, will germinate after the fall harvest. After the summer harvest, summer grasses and nutsedges are most common. The entire field should be examined to determine which species of weeds are present.

    Angry grass growers say Jacklin Seed Co.’s pact to end field burning on the Rathdrum Prairie is a sham. They say Jacklin Seed is overstating the number of acres and growers involved in a. Some reduction in ergot will be realized through post harvest open field burning. Propane burning may also be of some benefit, providing that temperatures at the soil surface are high enough to incinerate the sclerotia. Vacuum Sweeping Vacuum sweeping was used in some fields in the Willamette Valley as a post harvest alternative to field burning.

    Seed production enhanced by adding to1 lb boron/acre or following soil test recommendations • Plant on well-prepared seedbed • Leave corn standing around edge of field, harvest mechanically, burn after harvest, or use normal agricultural practices with seeds remaining in field • Soil test and pH - • Plant on well-prepared.   Burning a field does expose some microorganisms to heat that could be lethal. But this is only in the top couple centimeters of soil. If practiced regularly, prescribed burns won’t get so hot as to scorch the earth. Heat is largely determined by the amount of .


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Field burning following grass-seed harvest by Rex Warren Download PDF EPUB FB2

Field burning following grass-seed harvest Public Deposited. Analytics × Add Author: Rex Warren. Abstract. The emissions from burning the residue following grass-seed harvest were determined by means of a combined laboratory-field study. Samples of the straw and stubble residue were burned in the laboratory burning tower at the University of California at by: raking, etc.), burning, or grazing.

Each species reacts somewhat differently to each of these removal techniques, so a blanket recommendation cannot be made.

Post-harvest residue burning in the production of grass seed originated in the Pacific Northwest for disease control about 40 years ago (Hardison ).

Post-harvest burning of straw and stubble in grass fields is the most valuable cultural practice in grass-seed production in Oregon.

Unfortunately, smoke from burning fields sometimes creates a nuisance to others who understandably question the idea. This discussion is presented to clarify the justification for burning grass fields and to suggest methods for reduction of the.

Harvesting Grass Seed The timing of seed harvest is one of the most important decisions a grass seed grower will make. Grasses need days after flowering for seeds to properly mature. This will vary because the period of flowering and seed development lasts from several days to two weeks.

As a result, seed heads emerge at. Enforce the rules that govern open field burning of grass and cereal grain in the North Willamette Valley Burning and restrictions ODA regulates grass seed and cereal grain burning.

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Just one week after a prescribed burn, green grass shoots rise from the ashes. Jacob Grace / For Harvest Public Media. Farmers burn their fields to remove plants that are already growing and to help the plants that are about to come up.

These burns are often called “prescribed burns” because they are used to improve the health of the field. Grass seed growers are searching for alternatives to postharvest residue burning. In on‐farm experiments in western Oregon, we compared four postharvest residue management methods for effects on seed yield of creeping red fescue (Festuca rubra L.

subsp. rubra cv. Cindy) and Chewings fescue (Festuca rubra L. subsp. commutata Gaudin cv. Center). It is harvest time for our grass seed fields. Beforehand, we check each field to see which one is the most ripe. Dec 2, Another year in the books. Dec 2, This Saturday, Nov 15th is our last day open for apple picking.

Oregon law now limits grass seed burning to 15, acres annually in the Willamette Valley. Prior to, acres were burned annually, and between andthe limit acres. Inthe actual number of acres burned was less t itation of grass seed fields in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

The legislative agenda may include a broader state-wide perspective than that presented here. To date, however, control of agricultural burning in Oregon has been confined to open-field burning of grass seed in the Valley. Warm-season grass varieties grow well if the burn occurs in the late spring or early summer.

Cool- and warm-season grass varieties should stand around 1 to 2 inches tall before a prescribed burn. Burning the grass early in its growth cycle helps to ensure that the. The post-harvest burning of grass seed fields had been a popular technique since its implementation in to control weeds, remove leftover straw, and destroy crop diseases.

Two decades later, however, people became concerned about the air. Cool-Season Grass Seed Production. N.J. Ehlke 1, and D.J. Undersander 2. 1 Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota, St.

Paul, MN 2 Department of Agronomy, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Cooperative Extension Service, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI September, After the seed harvest, the aftermath may be grazed moderately until growth stops in the fall.

No more grazing should be done until after seed harvest the following summer. Because of its tendency to lodge, timothy fields should not receive more than 40 to 50 pounds of nitrogen per acre. This should be applied during the winter months.

This excess makes grass-seed production fit well into a livestock enterprise. You can use it for grazing or cut it for roughage. This roughage is often high in feeding value. Mow grass-seed fields back to about 4 inches above the ground surface at the start of the growing season and after harvest of each seed crop during the growing season.

Emissions from burning the residue following grass-seed harvest have been determined by both field and laboratory studies.

Field studies have been conducted by Oregon State University engineers on actual grass plots. The laboratory studies were conducted by scientists at the University of California at Riverside on grass samples collected from the fields in on.

Grass seed farmers in Oregon burn their fields after harvest to condition the soil and to kill insects that harm grass.

Such burning spews pollutants into the air causing health problems for local residents and creating an externality problem as shown below.

This problem deals with a potential resolution of this negative externality. Crop Residue Burning. Crop residue burning is convenient to the farmers, because narrow window get a get a between the wet season harvest and the dry season cropping, forcing the farmers to burn the residues to vacate the fields.

While several management practices are suggested, some of them involve costly equipment while others involve. Residue is the remaining straw and stubble after the grass seed is harvested.

In the mids open-field burning was a way growers controlled disease problems (ergot, blind seed, and seed gall nematode) and pest like rodents and slugs.

Field burning was also used to dispose of straw following seed harvest.the grass seed production industry in the Willamette Valley (Hardison, a). By the late s, postharvest field burning (see Chap Craig,this publication) was established as an effective control for blind seed.

By the s, field burning was generally accepted as a .Farmers may not have the labour or resources to grow cover crops, or dig residues into their fields, or adopt other practices that are better for long-term soil fertility and soil conservation than burning.

They do not have enough labour to cut bush and pull weeds by hand. So they burn their fields and they see immediate gains.