Alternatives to Burning
Why is outdoor burning a concern? The smoke from outdoor burning contains many air pollutants. These include carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxides, nitrogen oxides, and other volatile organic compounds and toxic substances. This smoke also produces tiny particles that are inhaled deep into the lungs. Our body's defenses can't protect us from them, so these particles can cause harmful chemical and structural changes to human lung tissue.
This manual presents to growers, range managers, and orchardists research-based information regarding reasonable alternatives to burning for residue, weeds, diseases, and insects.
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