METHODS OF QUICKLY VEGETATING SOILS OF LOW PRODUCTIVITY, CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES

The study has produced a user's manual for the 50 states on latest methods and procedures for establishing dense stands of perennial vegetation, on soils of low productivity that have been disturbed by construction activities, which will hold the soil in place and thus minimize water pollution by sedimentation. The manual has defined common ground, in a practical and applied way, among many technical disciplines. The sciences of soil, geologic material and plant growth are defined and related. Emphasis is on vegetating soils that naturally are low in productivity. "Soil Great Groups" that fit this criteria, representing 39% of the United States land area, are discussed. The soil and plant research of many professional scientists are related and brought into focus. Demonstration sites at 10 locations are characterized and documented. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Midwest Research Institute

    425 Volker Boulevard
    Kansas City, MO  United States  64110-2299
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 468 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-440/9-75-006
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM