IMPROVING VEGETATION AND MOWING MANAGEMENT IN HIGHWAY CORRIDORS

KY-31 Tall Fescue was found to be the best adapted cool season perennial grass for use in Virginia. Persistence of fine-leaved, short grasses was poor. Late winter-early spring seeding of perennial legumes was found to be the best season for seeding for renovating medians with degenerating grass sods. Crownvetch growing together with tall fescue was found to persist with different mowing regimes during two successive growing seasons. No enhancement of establishment of legumes was observed from micronutrients at several Coastal Plain sites nor by coating of bacterial inoculant onto legume seeds. Buckwheat was found to be an adequate substitute for millets as a summer annual companion species. Lehmann lovegrass is not adapted to Virginia. Successful seedings of velvet bentgrass as a companion perennial species were confined to the early favorable seeding season. American beachgrass shows some promise for stabilizing coarse textured, sloughing slopes if soil acidity is not limiting. (FHWA)

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    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Department of Agronomy
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061

    Virginia Department of Highways

    Traffic and Planning Division, 1221 East Broad Street
    Richmond, VA  United States  23219

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Adams, P P
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Pagination: 164 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00322710
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • ISBN: HPR 1463
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/VA-79/63 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: PR-PL-1(14)
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM