Timing burns for effective results

FFEC using fire to target Cryptostegia grandiflora, Mitchell River
FFEC using fire to target Cryptostegia grandiflora,
Mitchell River.
Photo: Mick Blackman, Mt Carbine Tablelands, FNQ, 2006

FFEC has extensive experience is utilising fire for weed control in the presence of pest species such as: Rubber Vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora), Lantana (Lantana camara),Grader grass (Themeda quadrivalvis), Seca stylo (Stylostanthes scabra) and Hamil grass (Panicum maximum).Timing is the critical factor in using fire for weed control, as often the burns need to be carried out under specific climatic conditions. FFEC uses various techniques and indicators to time burning for the most efficient control.