Soil and Vegetation Project. A Detailed Study of Five Overburden Cores and Six Disposal Areas Along the Divide Section Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIV COOKEVILLE DEPT OF PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE
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Overburden, disposal area soils, and vegetation were evaluated in the Divide Section of the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway. Acid-Base Accounting was completed on five overburden cores revealing which strata are potentially toxic to plant growth to control erosion. Disposal area soils are characterized both chemically and physically establishing the property base of these soils. Vegetation evaluations are drawn from line transects and demonstration plot studies with emphasis on plant ecology considerations. Results indicate that nutrient deficiencies are generally not a problem. Major concern is directed toward avoiding placement of pyritic material on the surface of disposal areas and properly evaluating and correcting liming needs.
- Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
- Soil Mechanics
- Civil Engineering