Prescribed Burning of Switchgrass Video
Periodic prescribed burning (also known as controlled burning) is important in returning nutrients to the soil, habitat development, control of invasive species and reduction of natural fire hazards. Prescribed burns should only be performed by trained professionals, with proper planning and fire control equipment on-site. Local fire departments and other first responders should always be notified in advance. Here, we are back-burning a small test plot of switchgrass for demonstration.