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Author(s):Massengale, Martin A.
Author Affiliation:Director, Center for Grassland Studies, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Title:[Controlling water pollution through grasses and grasslands]
Column Name:From the director
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Source:Center for Grassland Studies [Newsletter]. Vol. 5, No. 4, Fall 1999, p. 2.
Publishing Information:Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Water quality; Water pollution; Turf values; Buffer zones
Abstract/Contents:Suggests that "one of the most effective ways of controlling pollution and thus maintaining or improving water quality is through the judicious use of grasses and the effective use of...grasslands." Explains that "the leaf blades intercept the fall of water droplets and thus avoid the pounding and compacting of the soil. Second, the leaf blades and other above-ground parts impede the movement of water, reducing the eroding power and helping to deposit some of the sediments carried in the water. Thirdly, the fibrous root system of grasses holds the soil in place and improves water infiltration into the soil profile."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Massengale, M. A. 1999. [Controlling water pollution through grasses and grasslands]. Center for Grassland Studies [Newsletter]. 5(4):p. 2.
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