ESTABLISHMENT OF A COVER OF TURF ON A MIXTURE OF STONE AND QUARRY DUST

A STRETCH OF THE NEW YORK THRUWAY BETWEEN NYACK AND HARRIMAN RAN INTO DIFFICULTY OVER THE DIFFICULTY OF SECURING RUN-OF-BANK GRAVEL FOR THE MEDIAN SHOULDERS. A MIXTURE OF GRAVEL AND STONE DUST FROM A NEARBY QUARRY WAS USED IN A YEAR-LONG TEST TO DETERMINE WHETHER TURF COULD STABILIZE ON SUCH MATERIAL. THE TEST PRODUCED A GOOD TURF WITH A FAIR PROPORTION OF FINES, APPROPRIATE GRASSES, AND ADEQUATE FERTILIZER. ESSENTIALLY NO ORGANIC MATTER WAS PRESENT, YET NO DIFFERENCE COULD BE DETECTED BETWEEN THE TURF ON THE COMBINED GRAVEL AND DUST AREAS AND ON THOSE WHERE THESE INERT MATERIALS WERE MIXED WITH SUBSOIL.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 496, pp 79-80, 2 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Newhard, E E
  • Publication Date: 1957

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  • Accession Number: 00205106
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 22 1971 12:00AM