News tagged with mulch

New bale unroller design deemed effective

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 research team from the University of Kentucky premiered ...

dateNov 19, 2013 in Ecology
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Improved rainwater harvesting system promising

Ridge and furrow rainwater-harvesting (RFRH) systems with mulches were first researched in the flat, lowland, semiarid conditions of northwest China to improve water availability and to increase crop production. In RFRH systems, ...

dateDec 13, 2011 in Environment
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Organic weed control options for highbush blueberry

Research scientists at Nova Scotia Agricultural College have been working steadily to find effective organic methods to control weeds in cultivated blueberry crops. One resulting study, published in a recent issue of the ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Ecology
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Biodegradable mulch films on the horizon

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. With the recent trend toward "going green", researchers ...

dateFeb 26, 2009 in
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