CROWNVETCH, AN ADAPTABLE GROUND COVER FOR MASSACHUSETTS ROADSIDES

THE LEGUME, CROWNVETCH (CORONILLA VARIA), WAS SEEDED AND PLANTED ON A NUMBER OF ROADSIDE SITES IN SEVERAL SOIL/CLIMATIC REGIONS IN MASSACHUSETTS. EXCEPT ON SANDY, DROUGHTY SOILS, SEEDING PRODUCED SATISFACTORY STANDS UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: (1) PH RANGE FROM 6.0 TO 6.5. (2)REASONABLE FERTILITY LEVEL. (3) SEEDING INSTALLED IN EARLY SPRING. (4) A COMPANION GRASS NOT TOO DENSE OR COMPETITIVE. AND (5) USE OF SCARIFIED SEED WITH APPROPRIATE INNOCULANT. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT CROWNVETCH, WITH PROPER LIME AND FERTILIZER SUPPLIED TO THE PLANTING SITE, IS A VALUABLE PLANT TO REVEGETATE SLOPE AREAS WITH DETERIORATING EXISTING VEGETATION. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    130 Natural Resources Road
    Amherst, MA  USA  01003

    Massachusetts Department of Public Works

    100 Nashua Street
    Boston, MA  USA  02114

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Johnzak
    • Kaskeski, P
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-5
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM