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Research Project: Invasive Species Assessment and Control to Enhance Sustainability of Great Basin Rangelands

Location: Great Basin Rangelands Research

Title: Effects of Phos-Chek® on soil nutrient availability

Author
item Morgan, Tye
item Blank, Robert - Bob

Submitted to: Great Basin Consortium Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/21/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Not applicable

Technical Abstract: Fire retardants are an essential tool used by wildland firefighters during wildfires. Primarily, fire retardants are composed of phosphate and sulfate salts that prevent combustion of cellulosic materials, but also have similar properties to fertilizers. The typical residual time for fire retardant is three months, however during drought conditions residual times can be longer. This study examined the effect of phos-check application on soil nutrient availability during a drought period.