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Straw Production at the Lighterwood Farm

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NCSU eFIre- Wimberley- Jessie Interview Straw Production

Jesse Wimberly manages pine plantations for straw production. These burns are usually high intensity, but not so intense that it kills young pines. Uneven stands must be burned after threat to the apical bud passes. Ideal conditions would be after February but before leaf out. Low humidity and high temperatures are needed to achieve the best results for straw production in pine plantations.

Straw production, Candle stage