ROADSIDE PLANTS NEED CARE, TOO

TESTS IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA SHOW THAT SOD CAN BE ESTABLISHED ON ROADSIDES IF THE PLANTING IS TREATED AS A CROP. PLANTS WHICH GIVE GOOD COVER ARE TALL FESCUE, ABRUZZI RYE, COMMON BERMUDA, LOVEGRASS, CROWN VETCH, AND KUDZU. PINE STRAW AND GREEN STRAW MULCHES WORKED WELL WHEN USED AT THE RATE OF 1-1/2 TONS PER ACRE. CLEAR PLASTIC MULCHES INCREASED MOISTURE LEVEL OF SOIL SURFACE AND SPEEDED GERMINATION OF SPRING-SEEDED CROPS. SAWDUST PREVENTED SOIL CRUSTING AND DID NOT INTERFERE WITH SEEDLINGS COMING UP. MULCH WAS FOUND TO BE ESSENTIAL FOR ANCHORING SEED AND FERTILIZER ON STEEP SLOPES. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Progressive Farmers

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  • Authors:
    • Richardson, E C
  • Publication Date: 1959-4

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  • Accession Number: 00204772
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 143
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1970 12:00AM