REPORT OF THE BELGIAN CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE FOR SEEDING OF HIGHWAY VERGES

BERICHT DES BELGISCHEN BERATUNGSAUSCHUSSES FUER STRASSENBEGRUENUNG 1971-1974

THIS REPORT CONTAINS PROPOSALS FOR THE IMPROVEMENTS AND CHANGES IN WORKING METHODS. FOR EXAMPLE FOR TURFING, AGROSTIS SSP, POA PRATENSIS, FESTUCA RUBRA AND FESTUCA OVINA SPECIES WILL BE USED; THE TURF WILL NOT CONTAIN HOLCUS LANATUS OR OTHER GRASS SEEDS OF LESSER QUALITY; LOLIUM PERENNE AND DACTYLIS GLOMERATA WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED IN THE PROPORTION OF 5%. IF GRASS SEEDS ARE SOWN, A VERY HIGH DENSITY MUST BE QUICKLY REACHED TO PROTECT THE SOIL, AND THE GRASS SHOULD REQUIRE ONLY MINIMUM MAINTENANCE. IDEAL MONTHS FOR SEEDING ARE MARCH-APRIL AND AUGUST-SEPTEMBER TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SOILS. WHEN TOP SOIL IS ADDED, IT MUST CONTAIN OVER 1% OF ORGANIC MATTER. SOIL FROM MEADOWS SHOULD NOT BE UTILIZED. THE CULTIVATED DEPTH MUST BE 15 CM. FOR SEEDING, THREE TYPES OF MIXTURES ARE GIVEN: FOR LIGHT SANDY SOIL (FESTUCA RUBRA AND FESTUCA OVINA), FOR A MEDIUMWEIGHT SOIL (FESTUCA RUBRA AND POA PRATENSIS) AND FOR RAPID GROWTH AND FOR SOIL CONTAINING MANY WEEDS, THE SAME MIXTURE WITH THE ADDITION OF LOLIUM PERENNE. THE OTHER PROPOSALS PUT FORWARD CONCERN MAINTENANCE AND GROWTH-INHIBITORS.

  • Authors:
    • DUCHATELET, J P
  • Publication Date: 1976

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 49-51
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01297165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 6:14AM