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Turf and vegetation management practices differ at airports because of each airport’s unique terrain, geography, and vegetation. Although there is some guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration on airside applications for artificial turf, information on the means, methods, techniques, and practices airports use to manage airfield turf and vegetation is sparse.

ACRP Synthesis 128: Airfield Turf and Vegetation Management Practices, from TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program, documents airfield practices for turf and vegetation management given the various constraints of staffing, equipment, safety, funding, climate, and regulations.

Suggested Citation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Airfield Turf and Vegetation Management Practices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Publication Info

98 pages |  8.5 x 11 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-69906-8

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