Use of Vegetation Enhanced by Green Soil Stabilization for Protection of Kansas Roadsides Against Erosion

The main objective of the proposed research is to evaluate the effectiveness of lignin combined with buffalo grass in preventing the roadside erosion in Kansas, primarily during the construction. This will be accomplished in two separate research phases. The first phase is designed to address the effectiveness of lignin protection against wind and rainfall induced soil erosion in the absence of vegetation, while the second phase will assess the effect of lignin on the rate of plant growth in the absence of wind and rainfall. Thus, the first phase covers the period between seeding and sprouting of the grass for which the most effective concentrations of lignin solution will be determined along with the method of application and optimal application rates. Plant growth will be monitored and evaluated separately during the second phase. The research is designed so that recommendations for the most effective application of lignin can be formulated upon the completion of the two phases.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $69588
    • Contract Numbers:

      K-TRAN: KSU-20-2



    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kansas Department of Transportation

      Eisenhower State Office Building
      700 SW Harrison Street
      Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754
    • Performing Organizations:

      Kansas State University Transportation Center

      Kansas State University
      Department of Civil Engineering
      Manhattan, KS  United States  66506
    • Principal Investigators:

      Peric, Dunja

    • Start Date: 20190701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20241231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01751167
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Kansas Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: K-TRAN: KSU-20-2, RE-0788-01, C2143
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 1 2020 1:04PM