Wildfire effects on various grasses

A Kansas State professor in agronomy offered advice for farmers on how to respond to fires.

Walter Fick said it’s difficult to treat every fire the same since each has different effects.

Fick said short grasses, like blue grama, might be impacted greatly by wildfires. In comparison, rhizomatous grasses, like Indiangrass, would recover easier, especially if they grow deep into the soil.

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