The article holds that grasses serve best as roadside vegetation, and the importance of choosing the appropriate cultivar to minimie maintenance is noted. The utility of vegetative cover to control erosion, the economy of maintenance of roadside cover, and the emphasis on beautification are stressed. Species shifts in sown mixtures, and their variation with the management imposed and the soil type are discussed. Vegetation that is poorly adapted to a site/management situation will give way to better adapted plants, which may or may not be desirable roadide vegetation. Presently, the best available roadside mixture is that of the hard fescues. Their weed-free nature, low growth, as well as their rich green summer color provides quality roadside turf. They require minimum mowing and tolerate low fertility and low soil moisture. The use of grasses containing endophytes and the protection they offer from pest attack is noted.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Duell, R W
  • Publication Date: 1989-9

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  • Accession Number: 00488906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1989 12:00AM