Impacts of Compost Application on Highway Construction Sites in Iowa

  title={Impacts of Compost Application on Highway Construction Sites in Iowa},
  author={Thomas D. Glanville and Russell Alan Persyn and Tom L. Richard},
Runoff, interrill erosion, and growth of erosion control vegetation and weeds were measured on conventionally treated portions (control) of newly constructed roadway embankments, and on areas pretreated with topsoil or one of three different types of composted organics. Runoff rates and interrill erosion rates from the control and topsoil-treated plots were highest. Runoff rates from the three compost media (biosolids, yard waste, bio-industrial waste) used were statistically lower than… 

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