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dc.contributor.authorGuyton, John W.
dc.contributor.authorJones, Jeanne C.
dc.contributor.authorEntsminger, Edward D.
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-15T22:03:23Z
dc.date.available2017-12-15T22:03:23Z
dc.date.issued2014-07
dc.identifier.citationGuyton, J. W., J. C. Jones, and E. D. Entsminger. 2014. Alternative Mowing Regimes’ Influence on Native Plants and Deer. SS228 Final Project Report, Report No. FHWA/MDOT–RD–14–228. Final Project Report to Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), Jackson, MS. July 2014. 79pp. http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=1340960en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://mdot.ms.gov/documents/research/Reports/Interim%20and%20Final%20Reports/State%20Study%20228%20-%20Alternative%20Mowing%20Regimes%92%20Influence%20on%20Native%20Plants%20and%20Deer.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11668/14195
dc.description.abstractThis study evaluated mowing regimes, changes in native and non-native plant communities, deer presence in the research plots,and public perception of various management practices on ROWs. No significant difference was found in the height of vegetation 3 weeks after each mowing between research plots mowed 4 times per year and plots mowed only once per year in uplands or lowlands. Native plants increased in plots mowed once per year and deer preferred the frequently mowed plots where clovers and vetches had been seeded. Increasing the carrying capacity of the lowlands with more extensive plantings of clover and vetch may attract deer, thus encouraging them to browse and use the underpasses beneath bridges and making the ROWs safer. The public survey found strong support for wildflowers on ROWs and a distaste for litter. Further, respondents would tolerate a less manicured ROW if it saved money, made the roads safer, and hid litter.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), Jackson, MSen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSS228 Final Project Report;FHWA/MDOT–RD–14–228
dc.subjectroadside plantsen_US
dc.subjectnative plantsen_US
dc.subjectmowingen_US
dc.subjectright of way (ROW)en_US
dc.subjectsafetyen_US
dc.subjectwhite-tailed deeren_US
dc.subjectfinanceen_US
dc.subjectpublic relationsen_US
dc.subjectproperty managementen_US
dc.subjecthighway designen_US
dc.subjectenvironmenten_US
dc.titleAlternative Mowing Regimes’ Influence on Native Plants and Deer.en_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquacultureen_US
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Forest Resourcesen_US
dc.publisher.researchcenterForest and Wildlife Research Centeren_US


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