Regional Optimization of Roadside Turfgrass Seed Mixtures 

Status:  Active
Project Start Date:  06/27/2016


Many new seed mixes were introduced in the 2014 spec book and more information is needed to help designers choose appropriate mixes and to help inspectors know what to watch for. This project would compare performance of the most commonly used seed mixes as well as several site preparation and establishment variables, such as tillage, mowing, and watering. Vegetation establishment would be evaluated for multiple parameters including erosion control, growth rate, resistance to weed invasion, etc. The results would inform a more thorough understanding of vegetation establishment, thus enabling better permit compliance, environmental stewardship, and more effective use of financial and natural resources.

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