Tropical Grasslands (1982) Volume 16, 104–112

FIRE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF GRAZING LANDS IN QUEENSLAND

A.J. PRESSLAND

Charleville Pastoral Laboratory, Department of Primary Industries, P.O. Box 282, Charleville Qld.

Abstract

The use of fire in the management of the grazing lands of Queensland is reviewed. Each pasture community is treated separately and the advantages and disadvantages of fire in its management are outlined.
The contribution that burning makes towards pasture degradation of regeneration, the effect of pasture burning on animal production, and the susceptibility of unwanted species to fire are factors which require further research. It is concluded that grazing management remains a major factor influencing the success or otherwise of pasture burning.

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