FERTILIZING AND SEEDING WITH COMPRESSED AIR

MAINTENANCE FERTILIZING OF HIGHWAY SLOPES CAN BE DONE EFFECIENTLY WITH INEXPENSIVE SANDBLAST EQUIPMENT POWERED BY A COMPRESSOR DELIVERING 100 CFM PRESSURE. A GRANULATED FORM OF FERTILIZER MUST BE USED FOR THIS METHOD, AND HIGH-ANALYSIS GRANULATED MATERIAL IS COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE. SEEDING CAN BE SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHED USING SANDBLAST EQUIPMENT AND PELLETED SEED. THE COST OF PELLETING AND THE GREATER BULK OF PELLETED SEED MUST BE CONSIDERED ALONG WITH THE EFFICIENCY OF THE SANDBLAST EQUIPMENT. BASED ON THE LIMITED AMOUNT OF ACTUAL SEEDING WORK DONE WITH THIS EQUIPMENT BY THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, IT WOULD SEEM THAT THIS METHOD IS PRACTICAL ON SLOPES WHICH CANNOT BE SEEDED BY AGRICULTURAL SEEDERS AND WHERE A NEARBY WATER SUPPLY IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR HYDRAULIC SEEDING.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 356, pp 25-28, 2 PHOT, 2 APP
  • Authors:
    • Muller, E W
  • Publication Date: 1955

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  • Accession Number: 00205064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 22 1971 12:00AM