SPR-4810: Feasibility of Utilizing Native Grasses and Other Vegetation In Lieu of Exotic Cool Season Grasses

This project will develop recommendations and an updated specification of native seeding mixtures for planting on INDOT’s right-of-way (ROW) areas. Specific objectives are to: (1) Evaluate previously planted ROW locations to determine long-term planting success, and (2) Develop recommendations for updating INDOT seeding standards to focus on predominantly native seed mixes that would be applicable in various ROW settings. Specific deliverables will include progress reports to INDOT, a final report to INDOT with recommended specifications, a manuscript for publication in a scientific journal, and a presentation at a regional or national scientific conference.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $24983
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

      Purdue University
      1284 Civil Engineering Building, Room 4154
      West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
    • Principal Investigators:

      Matthews, Jeffrey

      Bhattarai, Rabin

    • Start Date: 20230701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01890957
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-4810
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 24 2023 3:09PM