Accession Number : ADA464935


Title :   Overview of Prairie Planting Techniques and Maintenance Requirements


Descriptive Note : Technical note


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS


Personal Author(s) : Bailey, Pamela ; Martin, Chester O


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a464935.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : This technical note provides an overview of techniques and maintenance requirements recommended for establishing and maintaining prairie lands. It serves as a product for the Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (EMRRP) work unit titled Prairie/ Grassland Ecosystem on Corps Projects and is meant as a general guideline. In most cases, a prairie site takes at least five years to develop to maturity, which is an important point to understand before undertaking a prairie restoration project (Shirley 1994). It takes time for the plant community to develop, for species diversity to increase, and for the area to regain function as a prairie ecosystem. Thus, careful planning prior to planting will make the prairie planting more successful.


Descriptors :   *ECOSYSTEMS , *GRASSLANDS , *PLANTING , EROSION , MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT , WILDLIFE , WEEDS , SEEDING , PLANTS(BOTANY) , VEGETATION , SOILS


Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE