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Author(s):Blaser, R. E.; Wright, D. L.
Author Affiliation:Dept. of Agronomy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univeresity, Blacksburg
Title:Establishing persistent vegetation on steep slopes during highway construction
Section:Session 10
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Meeting Info.:Munich, Germany: July 11-13, 1977
Source:International Turfgrass Society Program: III International Turfgrass Research Conference. 1977, p. 81.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Munich, Germany: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Coronilla varia; Embankments; Erosion control; Evaluations; Growth analysis; Humid climate; Lathyrus latifolius; Lespedeza cuneata; Seed mixtures
Abstract/Contents:"Results for humid temperate climates show methods for obtaining vegetative covers quickly while grading highway corridors; subsequently, through plant succession, a persistent vegetation develops. The final leguminous vegetation Coronilla varia, Lathyrus latifolius L. sylvestris or Lespedeza cuneata persists on low organic matter subsoils and rock materials without mowing or refertilizing. Seed mixtures, varying with seasons and subsoil properties, are designed to give three stages of plant succession: 1) temporary with some perennial grasses, 2) perennial grasses with some legumes, and finally 3) perennial legumes. Annual temperate and warm season species are also used to establish temporary canopies; persistent perennials are seeded later without soil preparation. Principles for obtaining such protective vegetative covers are: 1) grading to rough and loose surfaces or "stair steps" giving many microenvironments for some seed and fertilizer coverage and improved water infiltration to speed up germination and seedling growth, 2) appropriate soil amendments based on chemical properties of soil and rock materials, 3) altering species components in mixtures with seasons of seeding, 4) mulching techniques to stablize soil and augment water infiltration varying with seasons of seeding, 5) multi-step seeding and fertilization for harsh slope environments and summer and winter seedings, and 6) no mowing."
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Blaser, R. E., and D. L. Wright. 1977. Establishing persistent vegetation on steep slopes during highway construction. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 81.
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