Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM): Technical Manual, 2015

(2015) Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM): Technical Manual, 2015. Iowa State University

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Abstract

Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management is an approach to right-of-way maintenance that combines an array of management techniques with sound ecological principles to establish and maintain safe, healthy and functional roadsides. The IRVM tool chest includes judicious use of herbicides, spot mowing, prescribed burning, mechanical tree and brush removal and the prevention and treatment of disturbances to existing vegetation. IRVM’s long-term objective is to reduce roadside maintenance by creating stands of durable, long-lived, native plants.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Vegetation, Roadside, Ditches, Iowa grasses and wildflowers
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Ecology > Plants
Natural resources and environment > Ecology > Plants > Endangered plants
Natural resources and environment > Ecology > Types of environments
Transportation > Research
ID Code: 26804
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 14 Mar 2018 18:22
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 18:22
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/26804