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Mulches for Grass Establishment on Fill Slopes
- Dudeck, A. E., Swanson, N. P., Mielke, L. N., Dedrick, A. R.
- Agronomy journal 1970 v.62 no.6 pp. 810
- roadside soils, slope, Bromus inermis, grasses, sowing, mulches, application rate, soil stabilization, erosion control, soil temperature, soil water content, dry matter accumulation, Nebraska
- Eleven mulch treatments were evaluated during the fall of 1966 on a 2:1 northeast-facing fill slope seeded to smooth bromegrass (Leyss.). Mulch materials included wood cellulose fiber, excelsior, jute netting, emulsifiable asphalt used separately and as an anchorage for corncobs, woodchips, prairie hay, and fiberglass. Plots protected with an excelsior mat yielded the best seedling grass.Eight mulch treatments were evaluated on a 2:1 east-facing fill slope during the fall of 1967. Mulch materials included an emulsifiable polymer, compost, wood cellulose, jute netting, excelsior, and asphalt-anchored mulches of excelsior, woodshavings, and bark dust. Plots protected with an excelsior mat or jute netting yielded the best seedling grass.