Over the past week I've noticed a couple of different smoke signals while driving to and fro. Saw a few fields that were burned already. My take is that it's too early to get a good burn, but to each their own...and without knowing the intended goal I guess it's hard to form a solid opinion (like that's ever stopped me though /forum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif) We don't burn my dad's land until the conditions are right. We don't burn it every year anyway, but it's on the to-due list for this year. If the conditions don't pan out it will be pushed back and we'll try next year. I try to burn to knock the non-natives back and prefer to have a bit of green up before striking the match. We're trying to get dad's set-aside/garbage land restored to a native grass and some forbes mix. I stop shy of saying prairie restoration because it's a work in progress and we haven't really planned out the full schmatics of diversity and whatnots. This year, if we can burn I hope to see some previous years spot-plantings take off a bit more and we'll try broad casting some seeds I hand harvested this past fall. SO FAR everything's been free and I don't feel like I'm out anything by playing it slow, just time I guess. We have talked about turning a 4 acre hay field over this fall and doing it the right way with a PF grass/forbes mix next spring...but until then set-aside is trial and error learning tool. My land and thoughts aside, what are some of your guys' take on spring burning...times, conditions, and intended affects.results? I prefer to wait until last week of March, first week of April...There's nothing quite like 2-4inches of new growth greens to set up for second season turkeys.