CULTURAL PRACTICES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF GRASSES FROM SEED FOR ROADSIDE EROSION CONTROL (ABRIDGMENT)

To reduce maintenance activities to a minimum on highway rights of ways and maximize the effectiveness of those practices, research was initiated to determine the best cultural methods and species to use in roadside erosion control. Among the varibles considered: seeding method, use of herbicide, type of mulch and tilling method. There was no significant difference in erosion control capability among the various planting methods, but use of herbicides was found to enhance it considerably. Among the mulches the best results were obtained with an excelsior blanket. The best tilling method was found to be chiseling the plots in preparation for seedbed.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 40-42
  • Monograph Title: Maintenance decision making and energy use, roadside and pavement management, and preferential bridge icing
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM