Prescribed Fire and Cattle Grazing to Manage Invasive Grasses for Cattle and Wildlife
In this recent publication, researchers found that the application of prescribed fire on tanglehead-dominated areas can increase cattle utilization by up to four times in addition to improve native plant species richness, providing foraging and brood-rearing areas for northern bobwhite while maintaining adequate nesting cover. The benefits of prescribed burning lasted for over a year in our study. Patch-burning and grazing capitalized on the high productivity and resiliency of tanglehead for livestock forage while mitigating its invasive effects on the native plant community and improving the habitat for bobwhite quail. Read full article HERE.