A patented helicopter hydroseeding process was used to put grass on 122 acres of land inaccessible to surface vehicles at Lost Nation Airport in Willoughby, Ohio. The site is a very poorly-drained wet area of silt and sand mixture which made conventional seeding virtually impossible. The jet helicopter carrying a 300-gallon stainless tank and lawn-sprinkler-like hydrospyder seeded an average of 30 acres per day. The process is made possible by a proprietary blend of Hyvetrol (a suspension agent) and Genaqua (a latex-based mulching material). The two materials encapsulate the seed, fertilizer and lime, developing an oatmeal-like consistency that holds moisture and adheres to the soil. The method works extremely well on slopes and other inaccessible areas that require soil erosion control.

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    Cahners Publishing Company

    275 Washington Street
    Newton, MA  United States  02158-1630
  • Publication Date: 1989-10

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 81
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  • Accession Number: 00488787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1989 12:00AM