THE EFFECTS OF A NUMBER OF MOWING MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES ON FLORA AND VEGETATION IN ROAD VERGES (1982 TO 1991 INCLUSIVE)

DE EFFECTEN VAN EEN AANTAL MAAIREGIMES OP FLORA EN VEGETATIE IN WEGBERMEN (1982 T/M 1991)

This report presents the results of a ten-year investigation carried out in the Netherlands into the effects of a number of management types for road verge vegetations. The floristic and vegetational aspects were studied in this respect. Two test locations were selected, that can be considered as representative for many of the verges of state roads and other roads in the Netherlands, viz.: a) a verge poor in nutrients on sandy soil; and b) a verge rich in nutrients on clayey soil. The verges are shaded whether or not by trees and bushes. It appeared that the mowing management strategy of mowing twice a year and removing the cuttings gives the best results from the floristic and vegetational point of view under nearly all given circumstances. The primary quality criterion used for this was the species diversity. A further decrease of the mowing frequency reduces this quality. Mowing and removing once a year in the autumn on sandy soil poor in clay still gives favourable though lower results.

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    DIENST WEG- EN WATERBOUWKUNDE (DWW)

    VAN DER BURGHWEG 1
    DELFT,   Netherlands  2628 CS
  • Authors:
    • VAN SCHAIK, AWJ
    • VAN DEN HENGEL, L C
  • Publication Date: 1994-4

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  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 66 p.
  • Serial:
    • DWW PUBLIKATIE
    • Issue Number: P-DWW-94-7
    • Publisher: DIENST WEG- EN WATERBOUWKUNDE (DWW)
    • ISSN: 0922-7466

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  • Accession Number: 00667961
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: DIENST WEG- EN WATERBOUWKUNDE (DWW)
  • ISBN: 90-3690-114-6
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 2 1994 12:00AM