FINAL SUMMARY REPORT: GRASSES AND THEIR ESTABLISHMENT AS TURF ALONG NEWLY GRADED HIGHWAYS

ROADSIDE TURF ESTABLISHMENT IS INVESTIGATED. MAJOR PORTIONS INCLUDE A LITERATURE REVIEW, STUDY OF SPECIES ADAPTED TO USE ON HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY, STUDY OF LIME AND FERTILIZER REQUIREMENTS, STUDY OF COMPETITIVE EFFECTS BETWEEN GRASSES AND LEGUMES, AND STUDY OF TIME OF SEEDING AND SEEDING MIXTURES. SPECIES NOW USED FOR SEEDING MIXTURES IN ILLINOIS GENERALLY WERE FOUND TO BE WELL ADAPTED TO CONDITION WITHIN THE STATE. A RECOMMENDATION FOR APPLICATION OF AGRICULTURAL LIMESTONE BASED ON CHEMICAL TESTS OF THE SOIL HAS BEEN ADOPTED. IT WAS FOUND THAT TEMPORARY SEEDINGS ARE NOT NEEDED AT ANY TIME DURING THE GROWING SEASON EXCEPT IN LATE FALL AFTER IT IS TOO LATE TO SEED PERENNIAL SPECIES. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Urbana, IL  United States  61801

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    Division of Highways, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  United States  62764

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Ihr-67
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1971 12:00AM