is part of the Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

  • American Agriculturist
  • Beef Producer
  • Corn and Soybean Digest
  • Dakota Farmer
  • Delta Farm Press
  • Farm Futures
  • Farm Industry news
  • Indiana Prairie Farmer
  • Kansas Farmer
  • Michigan Farmer
  • Missouri Ruralist
  • Nebraska Farmer
  • Ohio Farmer
  • Prairie Farmer
  • Southeast Farm Press
  • Southwest Farm Press
  • The Farmer
  • Wallaces Farmer
  • Western Farm Press
  • Western Farmer Stockman
  • Wisconsin Agriculturist
Western Farmer Stockman

Prescribed burn workshop scheduled for Feb. 2

Landowners, land managers, county managers and local volunteer firefighters in Jim Wells County interested in learning about prescribed burning and the South Texas Prescribed Burn Association will have an opportunity on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Merchants Building at the Jim Wells County Fairgrounds, in Alice. The workshop will feature a wide array of speakers and topics that include prescribed burn planning from start to finish, laws covering prescribed burns, fire weather, smoke control, safety conditions, and the prescribed burn association. There will also be a demonstration Prescribed Burn at La Copita Ranch, if conditions allow.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the presentations will begin at 9 a.m. Registration is $10 and will include lunch. Seating is limited so respond by Jan. 30 to Bruce Healy at (361) 668-8361, ext. 3 or Rogelio Mercado at (361) 668-5705.

The use of prescribed burning or prescribed fire has been recognized for many decades as a primary management necessity in long-term sustainability of native rangeland. Prescribed burning is the use of fire to control undesirable dead vegetation buildup and reduce wildfire hazards. Prescribed burning can also be used to prepare sites for herbicide application by removing dead plant litter blocking herbicide coverage on actively growing vegetation. Prescribed burning should be integrated with other practices such as herbicide management, grazing management, and planting riparian herbaceous cover.

Farmers and ranchers attending the workshop will be exempted from the current Jim Wells County Burn Ban – IF – they obtain, complete and follow a prescribed burn plan according to an approved NRCS or Texas AgriLife Extension Service prescribed burn plan. A list of the attendees will be provided to the Jim Wells County Commissioner’s Court.

This course will offer 3 (three) pesticide CEUs for your Restricted Use License, and 4 (four) CEUs for SRM Certified Professionals in Rangeland Management.

Workshop sponsors include Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Jim Wells County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service office in Alice.

TAGS: Management
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.