The Study on Test for Control of Weeds Invasion in Constructed on Upper Embankment in the Shoulder of a Expressway

고속도로 갓길 외측 성토상단의 잡초침입 억제를 위한 시험 연구

  • Received : 2015.11.13
  • Accepted : 2015.12.23
  • Published : 2015.12.31


From January 2013 to October 2015, weed invasion control techniques was tested in the test road of Jungbunaeryuk expressway so as to collect preliminary data for the management methods of the upper exterior banking of expressway shoulders. Then, monitoring was conducted and its results are as follows. Mat (sheet), solidifying agent, and mulching (wood chips) were applied for the test and their initial effects of preventing weed invasion were all excellent. It was found that the homogeneity of the wood chip mulching method needs to improve. In the mat method and the mulching method were found to have the most excellent economic feasibility and aesthetics, respectively. The covering degree was found to be the highest at 80% in the control site, followed by the wood chip site at 20% and the solidifying agent site and the non-woven fabric site at 5% each. As for species diversity, the control had the largest variety of species. Two years after the construction, many different species of plants invaded and were growing. Plants including weed didn't tend to invade the slopes applied with non-woven fabric. In addition, weed didn't invade the solidifying agent site and the aesthetics of the upper exterior banking of expressway shoulders was found to be excellent. The wood chip site was found to require consistent management for preventing weed invasion. The mat (sheet) site, the solidifying agent site, and the wood chip mulching site were found to have excellent weed prevention effects. As time passed, the mat (sheet) site and the solidifying agent site showed better weed prevention effects. However, they need consistent monitoring for further application.


Species diversity;Covering degree;Control site;Mulching site


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