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A plant-physiology approach to a fire-y problem

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Daily, H and Lisson, S and Bridle, K and Lane, PA and Anderson, S and Corkrey, R, A plant-physiology approach to a fire-y problem, IGC, 15-19 September 2013, Sydney NSW (2012) [Conference Edited]

Abstract

As vegetation dies, it dries and becomes more flammable. Fire agencies require accurate and timely assessments of curing (the percentage of dead material in the sward) to model grass fire behaviour and calculate fire danger ratings (Cheney and Sullivan 2008). Visual observation is commonplace and the more objective use of the Levy Rod is recommended, however both have drawbacks (Anderson et al. 2011). There is great potential for pasture growth models to provide curing estimates to assist with the management of wild grass fires (Gill et al. 2010). This PhD project focused on plant physiological characters to populate models that could be used to predict curing assessments for fire management purposes.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Edited
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Research Field:Agricultural Production Systems Simulation
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Forestry not elsewhere classified
Author:Daily, H (Ms Helen Daily)
Author:Lisson, S (Dr Shaun Lisson)
Author:Bridle, K (Dr Kerry Bridle)
Author:Lane, PA (Associate Professor Peter Lane)
Author:Corkrey, R (Dr Ross Corkrey)
ID Code:83942
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2013-03-31
Last Modified:2015-02-06
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