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Title: Field studies of the effects of jute geotextiles on runoff and erosion in Shropshire, UK
Authors: Mitchell, David J.
Barton, A.P.
Fullen, Michael A.
Hocking, Trevor J.
Zhi, Wu Bo
Zheng, Yi
Citation: Soil Use and Management, 19(2): 182–184
Publisher: Wiley InterScience
Issue Date: 2003
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/15901
Additional Links: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118879696/abstract
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpl/sum/2003/00000019/00000002/art00016
Abstract: Jute geotextiles are widely used to stabilize steep banks and road cuttings. Jute protects bare surfaces until seeded grass becomes established, then after several years, the jute decays. To evaluate two types of jute geotextiles, eight erosion plots were established in July 1994 at the Hilton Experimental Site, Shropshire, UK. On 10 April 1995, the plots were treated as follows: (1) jute geotextile net; (2) jute mat; (3) perennial rye grass (Lolium perenne); and (4) bare soil, with duplicates of each treatment. Over one year, sediment yields from jute net and jute mat were 1.1% and 1.2%, respectively, of the yield from the bare control. Although both had similar soil protection qualities, runoff was very different. The runoff from the jute net was 35% and the jute mat 247% of the control. Results demonstrate the effectiveness of jute net for erosion and runoff control, while the jute mat may both conserve soil and 'harvest' rain or redirect runoff.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Jute geotextiles
Hilton Experimental Site
Shropshire
Runoff
Soil erosion
UK
Soil conservation
ISSN: 0197-9337
Appears in Collections: Plant and Environmental Research Group

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