What I am mainly suggesting, is that we need to periodically test our weed
management and restoration technologies, in the Tiny Test Plots, and see
what Performance Standard you can get out of it.
It is like test-driving a car before you buy it.
What Caltrans has been trying to do for the last six years, to create a
weed-free self-maintaining native California grassland, with five planting
attempts and $450,000 at http://www.ecoseeds.com/road.test.html was
already accomplished in Sausalito in 1995 at the Alexander Avenue exit off
Highway 101 at the Golden Gate National Recreation area bus stop, using
technologies invented from the Tiny Test plots.
In order to turn the tide on the tsunami of weeds that we are facing in
North America and Hawaii, we need to have the fastest, most efficient weed
management and restoration technologies we can invent, and the Tiny Test
plots are the gateway to inventing them.