Burn vegetation before seeding/planting
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Number of studies: 0
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Burning of vegetation in degraded grasslands can reduce dense swards and the encroachment of woody shrubs or invasive non-native species. When carried out prior to seeding or planting, this may aid the germination and colonisation of grassland plants.
For studies that remove vegetation prior to sowing or planting using mechanical methods, see ‘Remove vegetation before seeding/planting’, or for studies that apply herbicide, see ‘Apply herbicide before seeding/planting’.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Grassland Conservation
Grassland Conservation - Published 2021