CROWNVETCH FOR HIGHWAY BANK STABILIZATION IN THE PIEDMONT UPLANDS OF GEORGIA

CROWNVETCH, A DEEP-ROOTED PERENNIAL LEGUME, APPEARS PROMISING FOR HIGHWAY SLOPE STABILIZATION IN THE PIEDMONT UPLAND OF GEORGIA. STANDS WERE SUCCESSFULLY ESTABLISHED IN THE FALL OR SPRING BY TRANSPLANTING OR BY SEEDING. PARTIAL STANDS SOON BECAME FULL STANDS AS ADDITIONAL GROWTH DEVELOPED FROM UNDERGROUND RHIZOMES AND FROM SEED PRODUCED. CROWNVETCH SEEMED TO BE FREE FROM DISEASE AND INSECT DAMAGE AFTER IT PASSED THE COTYLEDON STAGE. MULCH OR NURSE CROP PROTECTION WAS REQUIRED ON MOST OF THE PLANTINGS UNTIL SEEDLINGS WERE WELL ESTABLISHED. THE VIGOROUS PLANTS PRODUCED A THICK COVER OF ATTRACTIVE, PROSTRATE FOLIAGE AND HAD A BEAUTIFUL APPEARANCE WHEN IN FULL FLOWER. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 55, pp 213-215, 3 FIG, 3 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Richardson, E C
    • Diseker, E G
    • HENDRICKSON, B H
  • Publication Date: 1963

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  • Accession Number: 00204768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1970 12:00AM