DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNIQUES FOR PLANT ESTABLISHMENT ON THE ROADSIDE
The establishment of plants on the roadside is difficult at many sites due to the highly disturbed soils that are present after highway construction. Four Interim reports were prepared during the three year period that this project covered. These reports were on the use of 'slow release' fertilizers as a nitrogen source for landscape plants; the factors that influence nitrogen fixation by woody plant species; the effects of various mulches on the growth of landscape plants; and various methods for establishing plant cover on the roadside by seeding. This report presents summaries of the four Interim Reports that were submitted.
- Revision of report dated 1 Dec 76. Sponsored in part by Indiana State Highway Commission, Indianapolis. See also PB-278603.
Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRPPurdue University, School of Civil Engineering
West Lafayette, IN United States 47907-1284
Washington, DC United States 20590
Purdue UniversitySchool of Aeronautics and Astronautics
West Lafayette, IN United States 47907
- Carpenter, P L
- Hensley, D
- Publication Date: 1977-11
- Pagination: 24 p.
- TRT Terms: Erosion control; Fertilizers; General surface features of the earth; Grasses; Highways; Legumes; Moisture content; Mulches; Nitrogen; Performance evaluations; Plant growth; Planting; Plants; Roadside; Seeds; Shrubs; Slopes; Temperature; Trees; Weed control
- Uncontrolled Terms: Landscape; Nitrogen fixation
- Geographic Terms: Indiana
- Old TRIS Terms: Leguminous plants
- Subject Areas: Design; Environment; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00175560
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-IN-76-35, JHRP-76-35, Final Report
- Contract Numbers: 1(14) Pt 2
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 14 2002 12:00AM