Effective Erosion Control BMP's Through Hydromulching and Compost Blankets
Product Theater Speaker: Ron Ciolfi, CPESC & John A. McCullah, CPESC
Hydromulching and Compost Blankets are two of the most effective Erosion Control (raindrop erosion) BMPs available to the Industry today. The effectiveness is dependent, as with most BMPs, on many factors dealing with application and installation. For example, a few of these factors are soil preparation, the quantity of material (usually expressed in lbs/ac (kg/ha)), and the material's composition. The practitioners' often-used phrase is - "BMP selection isn't rocket science - it's more complicated!"
In addition to the factors mentioned above, the two BMPs discussed in this presentation, hydromulching and compost application, require machines to apply the Hydromulch or Compost material cost-effectively. With the advent of YouTube, Vimeo, and other video platforms, “how-to” videos are a popular and effective way to introduce and teach complicated topics. This presentation will use “shot in the field” video to show a sampling of how machines can be used.
- How Hydromulching and compost blankets are used in raindrop erosion control.
- Understand the many factors in the application and installation of these BMP's.
- Understand the machines needed to const-effectively apply Hydromulch or Compost material.