Environmental Impact Research Program. Root Plows. Section 8.2.2, US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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An equipment report on root plows is provided as Section 8.2.2 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual. The report is designed to assist the Corps District or project biologist with the selection and use of types of equipment and materials available for habitat development and manipulation. Topics covered include description, operation, maintenance, limitations, and availability. Root plows are pieces of equipment used to control dense stands of root-sprouting woody plants that are not easily controlled by other mechanical means or herbicides. Management objectives for using root plows for habitat manipulation are stated, and effects on wildlife habitat are discussed. The design and assembly of equipment are described and illustrated, and general specifications are provided. Methods of operation are described, and maintenance and safety requirements are given. Appropriate cautions and limitations are discussed.
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