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Fire behaviour in wheat crops

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In March this year, CFA and CSIRO led cutting-edge research into how fire behaves in crops rather than grasslands on a plot of land in Wallinduc, south-west of Ballarat.   

Fire behaviour in wheat crops

On a high-risk fire day, some of the country‚Äôs best fire behaviour analysts got together to burn croplands to look at how fire behaves in crops rather than grasslands. Read the full story or watch the video below.

The lessons learned will help with the future response to crop fires, but also help us determine what the Fire Danger Rating is, when Fire Danger Periods should take place in a particular area, when to declare Total Fire Bans and how we allocate resources across the state.