PROMOTING ESTABLISHMENT OF VEGETATION FOR EROSION CONTROL

TEST PLANTINGS OF GRASSES MADE IN THE VARIOUS CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS IN TEXAS DURING SEVERAL YEARS OF STUDY INDICATE THE FOLLOWING' /1/ EROSION-PROOFING THROUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COVER OF VEGETATION IS ESSENTIAL ON UNPAVED AREAS WITHIN THE HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY, /2/ THE SELECTION OF ECOLOGICALLY ADAPTED SPECIES OF PLANTS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE IN PRODUCING A VEGETATIVE COVER, /3/ BETTER GROWTH WAS PRODUCED IN SEED BEDS WHERE ADEQUATE SOIL TILLAGE WAS PERFORMED, /4/ THE TIMES WHEN CROPS ARE PLANTED ARE ALSO BEST FOR SEEDING, /5/ FERTILIZER APPLICATIONS ARE DESIRABLE AND HIGH RATES ARE NOT NECESSARILY HARMFUL, /6/ MULCHING IS THE MOST ESSENTIAL OPERATION, AND HAY IS SUPERIOR TO ASPHALT IN PROVIDING A MORE DESIRABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR GROWTH. TABLES, CHARTS, GRAPHS, PICTORIAL ILLUSTRATIONS AND A LITERATURE REVIEW ARE INCLUDED TO SUPPORT THE AUTHORS RESEARCH FINDINGS. /BPR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011
  • Authors:
    • McCully, W G
    • Bowmer, W J
  • Publication Date: 1966-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204602
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2-18-63-67
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM