Latest Living mulch Stories
John Wilhoit and Timothy Coolong from the University of Kentucky have introduced a new technology that can make the application of organic mulches more efficient.
The most recent annual results from a four-year Iowa State University study on using cover crops between rows of corn reveals that higher yields - by as much as 10 percent - are possible using the soil-saving approach to farming.
Traditionally addressed through hand-weeding and/or herbicide application, controlling weeds is one of most costly operations in nursery production.
Study determines usefulness of dark-colored plastic mulch and row covers for okra production.
In 1999, more than 30 million acres of agricultural land worldwide were covered with plastic mulch, and those numbers have been increasing significantly since then.
Non-chemical weed control methods tested on organic mandarin trees
By Anderson-Wilk, Mark Cover crops can provide a multitude of environmental benefits, including reducing soil erosion, minimizing nitrogen leaching, and increasing soil carbon storage (Deigado et al. 2007; Singer et al. 2007; Hargrove 1991).
By Michael Mills, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 4--Question: What you would suggest to keep the weeds/grass out of my asparagus bed? We have had the bed for a few years and would prefer something other than constant weeding.