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research -- Development of Biological Methods of Dust Suppression in the Antelope Valley Posted: 30 May 2007 17:49:10
The Air Resources Board announces the release of the final report titled, “Research into the Development of Biological Methods of Dust Suppression in the Antelope Valley”. Researchers at San Diego State University studied cost effective means to revegetate barren land, with the goal developing guidance for land owners to control dust by establishing stable cover with native plants. Results showed that a stable plant cover can be created on abandoned farmland, that the unusually high salt and nutrient load in fallow farmland (compared to undisturbed desert) generally favored plants of the genus Atriplex, and that those plants generally benefited from mulching and deep irrigation. In addition, comparison across soil types showed that site-specific conditions alter the degree of success and indicate that optimum species choice should be based on local soil conditions. For more details and study results, the final report is available at www.arb.ca.gov/research/apr/past/01-339.pdf This project was supported by the Air Resources Board under contract number 01-339. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Board.