Impacts of Compost Blankets on Erosion Control, Revegetation, and Water Quality at Highway Construction Sites in Iowa

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2003-04-01
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Richard, Tom
Persyn, Russell
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Glanville, Thomas
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Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Since 1905, the Department of Agricultural Engineering, now the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE), has been a leader in providing engineering solutions to agricultural problems in the United States and the world. The department’s original mission was to mechanize agriculture. That mission has evolved to encompass a global view of the entire food production system–the wise management of natural resources in the production, processing, storage, handling, and use of food fiber and other biological products.

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In 1905 Agricultural Engineering was recognized as a subdivision of the Department of Agronomy, and in 1907 it was recognized as a unique department. It was renamed the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in 1990. The department merged with the Department of Industrial Education and Technology in 2004.

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  • Department of Agricultural Engineering (1907–1990)

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This report summarizes the results of a three-year study sponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and the Iowa Department of Transportation. The primary objectives of the study were to evaluate the effectiveness of using composted organics on highway construction sites to control storm water runoff and erosion, and to improve the growth of roadside vegetation.

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