EFFECT OF FERTILIZER SLURRIES USED WITH HYDRO-SEEDING ON SEED VIABILITY

THE APPLICATION OF SEEDS IN WATER IN ANY COMBINATION WITH FERTILIZER OR WOOD-FIBER CELLULOSE MULCH FOR ESTABLISHING TURF IS CALLED HYDRO-SEEDING. THIS IS A LABOR-SAVING TECHNIQUE BECAUSE THE SEED AND FERTILIZER OR SEED, FERTILIZER, AND MULCH MAY BE APPLIED IN ONE OPERATION. THE METHOD IS ESPECIALLY SUITABLE FOR MAKING TURF SEEDINGS ON SLOPES WHERE OTHER MECHANICAL METHODS CANNOT BE USED. HYDRO- SEEDING METHODS HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED BY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS AND SEEDING CONTRACTORS ON ROADSIDES, INDUSTRIAL SITES, PARKS, LAWNS, GOLF COURSES, ATHLETIC FIELDS AND OTHER AREAS FOR ESTABLISHING TURF. THIS METHOD IS ALSO VERY SUITABLE FOR SIMULTANEOUS RESEEDING, REFERTILIZING AND MULCHING DEGENERATED SLOPES. THIS PAPER GIVES RESULTS ON THE EFFECT OF SEED VIABILITY AND GERMINATION AS INFLUENCED BY LENGTH OF EXPOSURE AND CONCENTRATION OF FERTILIZER SOLUTIONS. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 30-34
  • Monograph Title: Roadside development 1963
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  • Accession Number: 00204583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM