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Title: Moisture contents of brushland fuels desiccated for burning

Author: Carpenter, Stanley B.; Bentley, Jay R.; Graham, Charles A.

Date: 1970

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-202. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8 p

Station ID: RN-PSW-202

Description: Plots in a manzanita brushfield at Mount Shasta, California, were prepared for burning by aerially spraying with 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T on November 3, 1966, and with paraquat on June 3, 1967. On plots burned June 23-24, only the leaves and twigs were dead and dry; most of the green stems were not consumed. On plots burned under similar conditions 1 year later, the stems had dried and were completely consumed. Spraying of herbicides appears to be a practical means of lowering the moisture content of brush fuels for burning.

Keywords: brush clearance; herbicide applications; paraquat; 2,4-T; 2,4,5-T; desiccation; moisture content; prescribed burning; Shasta-Trinity National Forest

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Carpenter, Stanley B.; Bentley, Jay R.; Graham, Charles A.   1970.  Moisture contents of brushland fuels desiccated for burning.   Res. Note PSW-RN-202. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8 p.

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