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Prescribed Burning Guidelines
in the Northern Great Plains

Appendix G

Example of drip torch and fire retardant mixtures that have been used in grassland fuels.

                         DRIP TORCH FUEL MIX RATIO

GASOLINE                         DIESEL                     VOLATILITY

1 gallon                       4 gallons                       low
1 gallon                       3 gallons                     moderate
2 gallons                      2 gallons                       high

                          LIQUID FERTILIZER MIX
                           (heavy to phosphate)
                              10 - 34 - 0

WATER                            SOLUTE                    APPLICATION

10 gallons                      1 gallon                   Fire breaks
20 gallons                      1 gallon              Heavy Grass and Litter
                                                      Fighting escapes, etc.

A 10:1 mix may be effective for up to 6 hours on a good day, but not always.

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