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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Revision of report dated 1 Dec 76. Sponsored in part by Indiana State Highway Commission, Indianapolis. See also PB-278603.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  USA  47907-1284

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Purdue University

    School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    West Lafayette, IN  USA  47907
  • Authors:
    • Carpenter, P L
    • Hensley, D
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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