Bermuda grass http://wrkf.org en For Strengthening Levees, Bermuda Grass Is Hard To Beat http://wrkf.org/post/strengthening-levees-bermuda-grass-hard-beat <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2013/11/marshalllevees.mp3" class="asset-audio">Reporter Bob Marshall explores how Bermuda grass can be the best material to help strengthen levees.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The idea that grass can armor anything is hard to believe.</span><p>But on a recent visit to the Lake Pontchartrain&#160;levee, LSU agronomist Jeff Beasley explained how plain old, garden variety grass has earned a reputation with the US Army Corps of Engineers as one of the best armoring materials to keep the huge mud walls of a levee from collapsing during a storm.<p Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:33:54 +0000 editor 18684 at http://wrkf.org For Strengthening Levees, Bermuda Grass Is Hard To Beat