Comparison of the Use of TxDOT Seeding Mixes and Fertilizer Rates to the Use of Native Grass

Native varieties of grasses, having evolved over many eons, have clearly demonstrated their ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions and create stable vegetation communities. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has been seeding native grass species along with adapted grass species as part of its vegetation establishment program for many years. Over the past decade, the use of native grasses has greatly increased as more people have become aware of their restoration and habitat advantages as well as their beauty. TxDOT would like to test the feasibility of using an all-native species seeding mix for use in the establishment of roadside vegetation in roadway construction projects. This project surveys available native grass species and tests selected varieties as part of a mix under roadside conditions to determine which, if any, may be desirable additions to the current seeding program.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project Title: Comparison of Alternative Seed Mixes to Standard TxDOT Specifications. Report Date: October 2006; Published: July 2007.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Implementation Office, P.O. Box 5080
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5080

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McFalls, Jett
    • Li, Ming-Han
    • Schutt, James R
    • Foster, Derrold
    • Lee, Jae Su
  • Publication Date: 2007-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 146p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01055140
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-07/0-5212-1, Report 0-5212-1
  • Contract Numbers: Project 0-5212
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2007 2:28PM