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RESEARCH LITERATURE

The Research Literature database was created and funded by the Florida Wildflower Foundation. Use the search features below to find scientific articles on native wildflowers that are commercially available or used in restoration projects.

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Performance of grass barriers and filter strips under interrill and concentrated flow

Author(s): H. Blanco-Canqui, C. J. Gantzer and S. H. Anderson

Month: Nov-Dec
Year: 2006

Journal: Journal of Environmental Quality
Volume: 35
Issue: 6
Pages: 1969-1974

Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Restoration
Research Setting(s): Agricultural

Species Referenced: Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass),

Abstract

The effectiveness of Festuca arundinacea filter strips on reducing sediment and nutrient movement on slopes was slightly greater (80% vs. 72%) under sheet flow (interrill flow) conditions than under concentrated flow conditions 0.7 m below filter strips. When Panicum virgatum barriers were used upslope from F. arundinacea filter strips, sediment and nutrient erosion were reduced equally well under both flow conditions resulting in 99% reduction in sediment movement and 70% reduction in nutrient movement at 8 m.

Suggested Citation

H. Blanco-Canqui, C. J. Gantzer and S. H. Anderson. "Performance of grass barriers and filter strips under interrill and concentrated flow." Journal of Environmental Quality 35.6 (2006): 1969-1974.

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ISSN: 0047-2425
DOI: 10.2134/jeq2006.0073

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