• Lemon Fair Burn. Cornwall, Vermont

    Mapped by Chris Fastie

    Cartographer: Chris Fastie

    Published by gonzoearth

    43.970380927901594 N, -73.26437241713565 E


    Ground resolution: 4.0 cm/px

    Capture date: 2012-04-20T00:00:00

    Publication date: 2012-04-25T00:00:00

    License: Public Domain

    Some farmers in Vermont try to burn hayfields in the spring to remove dead grass, kill weed seeds, blacken the soil so it warms faster, and release nutrients. It is done after the perennial grasses are green and growing, so it looks like a green field is burning.


    This field was burned on April 18, two days before these photos were captured. I should return before they make the first cutting in June to see if the burned areas look more productive. More about this KAP flight here: http://fastie.net/?p=1414

    Cartographer notes


    Thanks for organizing all these notes Stewart!

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