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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGING AGRICULTURAL WATER QUALITY IN FIELDS AND WATERSHEDS: NEW PRACTICES AND TECHNOLOGIES

Location: Agroecosystems Management Research

Title: Restoring soil quality on construction sites)

Author
item Sauer, Patricia
item Logsdon, Sally

Submitted to: Iowa Storm Water Education Program Technical Bulletin
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/10/2013
Publication Date: 2/15/2013
Citation: Sauer, P., Logsdon, S.D. 2013. Restoring soil quality on construction sites. Iowa Storm Water Education Program Technical Bulletin. Available: www.iowastormwater.org.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Soil at construction sites gets compacted reducing root growth and infiltration, which leads to runoff, erosion, and loss of nutrients. Adding compost and prairie grasses decreased the soil density, increased soil water storage, increased root penetration, and reduced runoff and erosion.

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