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Most unplanned fires have a drastic effect on a pasture. Fire changes the plant composition and reduces growth and carrying capacity in the following season.
Following a fire, the risk of water erosion is greatly increased on bare paddocks.
Wind and water erosion risk is increased after fire removes groundcover and some seed reserves.
When grapevines are exposed to smoke during sensitive growth stages, the resulting wine may contain smoke-related aromas and flavours.
Smoke exposure of grapevines and the development of smoke-related characteristics in the resulting wines is an increasing issue for the wine industry.