Farming forum: Flaming the field!

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
May 26, 2018 5:10 PM CST
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jun 3, 2018 5:31 PM CST
Blinking Blinking That is amazing, I have never seen that before, way better then weed killers. Is this done before the corn is planted? Otherwise you may have popcorn. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Aug 26, 2018 5:26 PM CST
It would have to be; I'm sure that the flames are not "selective". LOL I've not seen that done before.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Sep 3, 2018 7:14 AM CST
Didn't know about this.
A friend told me her dad would burn (a) field at times (50 yrs ago). I guess this is safer than setting a whole field on fire, lol
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plantmanager
Sep 3, 2018 9:16 AM CST
They used to burn off the cotton fields every year in Arizona. So much smoke and there was always a danger the fire would spread.
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Sep 3, 2018 9:38 AM CST
They burn cane in Texas too. We didn't see them doing it when we were there in January, but I think some had been done fairly recently.
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pod
Sep 3, 2018 10:31 AM CST
Many locals here still burn off their garden spots in the springtime. They say it also benefits the soil by adding something???
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Sep 3, 2018 10:38 AM CST
seems like it would reduce bugs and put nutrients back in.
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plantmanager
Sep 3, 2018 10:51 AM CST
It would reduce bugs for sure! If your soil is acidic, it would raise the PH. If you have very alkaline soil it can be bad. Most wood ash contains a good percentage, about 25%, calcium carbonate, an ingredient in garden lime. If your soil is very acidic (5.5 or lower), amending with wood ash can raise your soil pH . On the other hand, if your soil is neutral or alkaline, to begin with, adding wood ash could raise the pH high enough to interfere with plants ability to take in nutrients.
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Name: Bread Baker
Central Texas Hill Country (Zone 8b)
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Iluvtobake
Mar 23, 2019 8:22 AM CST
My grandmother used to burn everything -trash, limbs, etc., on spots where she was planning a new garden. Made it much easier than removing sod and got rid of her waste. Her place was a dairy back in the '40s. The area later turned into a town and she gradually sold off pieces of land until she was down to just her house and 'lot'. The neighbor she sold to adjacent to her was a fireman, so they let her continue the burning thing until she died in 1996. The soil was very acid, so it helped in that way too.
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 31, 2019 5:10 PM CST
AnnaZ said:It would have to be; I'm sure that the flames are not "selective". LOL I've not seen that done before.


Well, no, the corn is actually growing & while you are correct that the flames are not selective, the real factor is the location of the growing points i.e. below the soil or above the soil. Here's an article. Pretty cool. That video was quite intriguing.

https://www.canr.msu.edu/resou...
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