Non-wildlife-attracting Native and Naturalized Turf Species Suitable for Use on Airfields Manager for Wildlife Hazards in the Northeast

The objective of this research effort is to investigate alternative turf species for use on airports where endophytic fescue is not suitable. As all airports face different wildlife issues, several plant species will be tested, including Schizachyrium scoparium, Carex pensylvaniaca, Thymus pulegioides, and Deschampsia flexuosa. A mix widely used by contractors will serve as a control. The suitability of these species to withstand the conditions found on airports will be evaluated.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Project Managers:

    King, Ryan

  • Performing Organizations:

    The Research Foundation of SUNY for SUNY College at Oneonta

    Albany, NY
    , NY   
  • Principal Investigators:

    Vogler, Donna

  • Start Date: 20090521
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100820
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34012

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01478823
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 2009-G-006
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 19 2013 1:01AM