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Relative Rooting Depths of Native Grasses and Amenity Grasses with Potential for Use on Roadsides in New England

Author(s): R. N. Brown, C. Percivalle, S. Narkiewicz and S. DeCuollo

Month: Mar
Year: 2010

Journal: Hortscience
Journal Link: http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/search.dtl
Volume: 45
Issue: 3
Pages: 393-400

Article Topic(s): Establishment methods
Research Setting(s): Road

Species Referenced: Andropogon gerardii (Big bluestem), Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple lovegrass), Schizachyrium scoparium (Little bluestem), Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass),

Abstract

Compares the rooting depth, plant height, and adaptation to roadside conditions of 16 native grasses and five amenity grasses with red fescue to identify species that could be used to control erosion on roadsides. Schizachyrium scoparium and Eragrostis spectabilis were similar in height to red fescue while rooting significantly more deeply.

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R. N. Brown, C. Percivalle, S. Narkiewicz and S. DeCuollo. "Relative Rooting Depths of Native Grasses and Amenity Grasses with Potential for Use on Roadsides in New England." Hortscience 45.3 (2010): 393-400.

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ISSN: 0018-5345

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