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Project 0-4571

Utilizing Compost as an Alternative Method to Standard Seedlings

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This research investigated whether the establishment of vegetation on highway ROW could be improved by the application of compost as mulch compared to various traditional methods of protection. Conclusions drawn from examination of the evidence indicate that a layer of compost mulch greater than two inches adversely affected emergence and establishment of desired vegetation, whereas soil moisture retention was comparable on sub-plots treated with straw mulch held in place by jute netting.

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Clifford B. Fedler, Ph.D., P.E.
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Email:  Clifford.Fedler@ttu.edu
Phone: )806) 834-3964

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