Our latest brief summarizes a paper from David Augustine and Daniel Milchunas entitled Vegetation Responses to Prescribed Burning of Grazed Shortgrass Steppe. The paper addressed the questions of whether prescribed fire:
- Affects above ground net herbaceous production (ANHP).
- Effects depend on variability in precipitation.
- Suppresses abundance of broom snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae) and prickly pear cactus (Opuntia polyacantha).
- Affects nitrogen content in forage.