EROSION CONTROL ON ROADSIDES IN TEXAS

RESEARCH WAS CONDUCTED TO REVIEW THE ESTABLISHED SPECIFICATIONS FOR EROSION CONTROL USED BY THE TEXAS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT AND TO DETERMINE BETTER PLANT MATERIALS AND OPERATIONAL PRACTICES FOR ESTABLISHING A PLANT COVER ON ROADSIDES. FIELD SEEDINGS INSTALLED SINCE 1960, AND COMPLEMENTED BY LABORATORY MEASUREMENTS, SHOWED THAT GRASS STANDS ADEQUATE FOR EROSION CONTROL CAN BE ESTABLISHED ON ROADSIDES IN NORTHWESTERN TEXAS WITHOUT THE EXPENSIVE PRACTICE OF TOPSOILING. A LITERATURE REVIEW WAS CONDUCTED ON PROCEDURES AND PLANTS. SPECIFICATIONS RECOMMENDED SEEDING MIXTURE BY SOIL TYPE, DATE OF PLANTING, TILLAGE AND MULCHING. SPECIFICATIONS BASED ON EXPERIMENTAL SEEDING RESULTS HAVE BEEN PROVEN ON BOTH CONTRACT AND MAINTENANCE SEEDINGS. COST OF SEEDING IN PLACE USING MAINTENANCE FORCES AND FOLLOWING THE RECOMMENDED PROCEDURE WAS VERIFIED AS $200.00 PER ACRE OR 4.1 CENTS PER SQUARE YARD.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Res Rept 67-8, 33 PP, 8 FIG, 5 TAB, 22 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011
  • Authors:
    • McCully, W G
    • Bowmer, W J
  • Publication Date: 1969-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1970 12:00AM