Research Focus Area(s)
Land and Water Resources Engineering
Granting or Sponsoring Agency
Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)
This report summarizes the results of a three-year study sponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and the Iowa Department of Transportation. The primary objectives of the study were to evaluate the effectiveness of using composted organics on highway construction sites to control storm water runoff and erosion, and to improve the growth of roadside vegetation.
Glanville, Thomas D.; Richard, Tom L.; and Persyn, Russell Alan, "Impacts of Compost Blankets on Erosion Control, Revegetation, and Water Quality at Highway Construction Sites in Iowa" (2003). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Technical Reports and White Papers. 2.