Story: Fire and agriculture

Test burning

Test burning

Since 2001 there has been research into the effects of burning tall-tussock grasslands, on a variety of sites. The plant biomass and soil nutrient pools are measured before and after burning, and fire behaviour is monitored. These scenes are from a test site on the high, rolling country at Moa Flat Station, inland from Dunedin.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 1 April 2006, p. 17
Photograph by Stephen Jaquiery

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Robert Peden, 'Fire and agriculture - Burning and erosion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008