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Significance and Use
5.1 This test method evaluates the effect of an RECP on seed germination and initial plant growth in a controlled environment.
5.2 The results of this test can be used to compare RECPs and other erosion control materials to determine which are the most effective at encouraging the growth of vegetation.
1.1 This test method covers guidelines, requirements, and procedures for evaluating the effect of Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs) on seed germination and vegetation enhancement.
1.2 This test method will evaluate the effects of RECPs on seed germination in a controlled environment.
1.3 This test method utilizes bench-scale testing procedures and shall not be interpreted as indicative of field performance.
1.4 This test method is not intended to replace full-scale simulation or field testing in acquisition of performance values that are required in the design of erosion control measures utilizing RECPs.
1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids
D4354 Practice for Sampling of Geosynthetics and Rolled Erosion Control Products(RECPs) for Testing
D5268 Specification for Topsoil Used for Landscaping Purposes
D6475 Test Method for Measuring Mass Per Unit Area of Erosion Control Blankets
D6566 Test Method for Measuring Mass per Unit Area of Turf Reinforcement Mats
ICS Number Code 65.020.20 (Plant growing)