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5 Ways to Maximize Your Vegetation Management Budget

Contributed - Jan 31, 2014

5 Ways to Maximize Your Vegetation Management Budget

Tighter vegetation management budgets call for hard-working strategies. It’s a common conundrum — as challenges controlling invasive weeds and brush increase, vegetation management budgets decrease. Couple that with overstretched roadside crews and rising operational costs and you have an epic war ...

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Integrating Roadside Vegetation and Erosion Control

Better Roads Staff - Mar 06, 2013

Integrating Roadside Vegetation and Erosion Control

Safety and the mowing-herbicide-beautification-erosion control-culvert maintenance mix   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor     Integrated roadside management programs are being adopted at state and county road agencies because they combine the multiple missions of vegetation management, roadside beautification, motorist safety, erosion control and roadway ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Mar 20, 2012

Highway Contractor

Growing Pains What happens when budge shortfalls cut back vegetation management? Once again the weeds will be growing . . . quickly . . . in Rapid City this summer. But now it’ll be up to the commercial and industrial landowners in the ...

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Fall Herbicide Applications Keep Roadside Vegetation Under Control

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 01, 2011

Fall Herbicide Applications Keep Roadside Vegetation Under Control

Maintaining clear roadsides doesn’t have to be a drain on time and resources. Mowing can be an effective temporary method for removing troublesome weeds along roadsides, but frequent mowing can empty the coffers in a hurry. Under ideal growing conditions, mowing ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Sep 07, 2011

Highway Contractor

It Doesn't Have to be a Jungle Out There New products can benefit appearances . . . and budgets By Mike Anderson Call it a rule of thumb: It is always easier to find funds – no matter how bare the funding cupboard ...

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