"New Technology For Fuel Breaks And Green Strips In Urban Interface And Wildland Areas "

Vollmer, Jennifer L. 2005. New Technology for Fuel Breaks and Green Strips in Urban Interface and Wildland Areas. Eighth International Wildland Fire Safety Summit, Missoula, MT.
A new technical advance in fuel break and green strip production is to apply Plateau® or Journey® herbicide, to control annual grass growth and encourage growth of desirable fire retardant vegetation after brush or tree removal. Studies using BehavePlus indicate that when annual grass was removed by herbicide to release perennial bunch grasses, a reduction of flame height of up to 90% was possible.