Vegetative Weed Suppressive Groundcover (Alternative to Herbicides Initiative)

The objective of this research project is to identify, select, and evaluate alternative vegetation in simulated plots and evaluate promising candidates planted in demonstration on the right-of-way (ROW). The study is to pursue low growing, low maintenance suppressive vegetation tolerant of stresses encountered along the roadway that may be planted under guiderails where conventional mowing is not feasible as an alternative to the use of herbicides to control; vegetation at such locations. Additional groundcover demonstrations and demonstrations of direct-seeded grasses and forr mixtures along the ROW will be included in Phase 2.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Initial Reports are available at:


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $416500.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    C0110331- Task # C-0

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232
  • Performing Organizations:

    Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY  United States  14853
  • Start Date: 20010601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20070930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 11374

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01458514
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New York State Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: C0110331- Task # C-0
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:44PM