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  • Biodegradable plastic mulch and suitability for sustainable and organic agriculture 

    Ghimire, Shuresh; Hayes, Doug; Cowan, Jeremy S., 1977-; Inglis, Debbie, 1953-; DeVetter, Lisa W.; Miles, Carol A. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-04)
    Biodegradable plastic mulch offers crop production benefits similar to polyethylene (PE) mulch but is designed to be tilled into the soil after use thereby eliminating waste and disposal challenges. This publication explains ...
  • Dust mulch efficacy in gardens and landscapes. 

    Chalker-Scott, Linda (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2015-07)
    Dust mulches are made by breaking up the top few inches of the soil with a hoe or rake, creating a finely textured layer. This publication on dust mulch discusses the performance of dust mulches compared to organic mulches ...
  • Important considerations for the use of biodegradable mulch in crop production 

    Chen, Kuan-Ju; Galinato, Suzette P.; Ghimire, Shuresh; MacDonald, Stuart; Marsh, Thomas L., 1962-; Miles, Carol A.; Tozer, Peter R.; Velandia, Margarita (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-08)
    Farmers use mulch to control weeds, conserve soil moisture, help improve crop yield, and obtain several other benefits during the crop growing season. Several studies have shown that biodegradable mulches (BDM) are comparable ...
  • Rubber mulch use in home landscapes 

    Chalker-Scott, Linda (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2015-04)
    The purpose of this fact sheet is to summarize the current scientific research on the use of recycled rubber products in home landscapes.
  • Using biodegradable plastics as agricultural mulches 

    Corbin, Andrew; Cowan, Jeremy; Miles, Carol A.; Hayes, Doug; Dorgan, John; Inglis, Debbie, 1953- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2013-01)
    This factsheet, derived from currently available literature and experimental results to date, will familiarize growers, manufacturers, Extension, and other agricultural agency personnel with the concept of biodegradability, ...