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Ferguson, Leslie ; Duncan, Celestine Lacey; Snodgrass, Kathleen . 2003. Backcountry Road Maintenance and Weed Management. 0371 2811P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 22 p.

Provides recommendations for reducing or eliminating the spread of weeds during road maintenance. Noxious weed species frequently colonize roads and are likely to be spread during road maintenance. Roadway maintenance should not be undertaken without coordination between the maintenance crew and the noxious weed specialist. Recommendations in this report are based on weed biology, observations, and road maintenance practices rather than actual research. Included is a list of references, links to a few Web-based resources, and addresses for manufacturers of soil binders (that can reduce the need for road maintenance), and an appendix containing the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Northern Region's Noxious Weed Best Management Practices. [slightly revised November 2012]

Keywords: best management practices, brushing, grading, invasive species, mowing, noxious weeds, road grading, roadsides, seed, soil binders

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