SALT-TOLERANT GRASSES FOR ROADSIDES

AN ACCELERATED USE OF SODIUM CHLORIDE AND OTHER SALTS FOR DE-ICING HIGHWAYS HAS CAUSED WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTION OF ROADSIDE VEGETATION. SATISFACTORY ALTERNATIVES TO SALTING HAVE NOT YET BEEN DEVISED; THUS THE NEED FOR PLANTS THAT ARE TOLERANT OF A DRASTICALLY CHANGED ENVIRONMENT MUST BE CONSIDERED. THIS DISCUSSION IS LIMITED TO SEVERAL GRASSES FOUND IN THE UNITED STATES, WHICH HAVE DEMONSTRATED GOOD SALT TOLERANCE. SPECIFIC GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS AND HABITATS OF THE GRASSES PERTINENT TO ROADSIDE USE ARE DISCUSSED. RESEARCH WITH SPECIFIC GRASSES IS CITED, AND THE NEED FOR FURTHER IN-DEPTH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WITH SALT-TOLERANT GRASSES IS NOTED.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-6
  • Monograph Title: Planting and managing highway roadsides
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205225
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309020832
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 7 1973 12:00AM