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Dust mulch efficacy in gardens and landscapes (Home Garden Series)

Linda Chalker-Scott ,
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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 in terms of conserving soil moisture, moderating soil temperature, preventing erosion, and increasing crop yields. It also examines whether dust mulch is an economically sound choice.

Department(s): Agriculture
Pages / Length: 5
Publication Date: 2015-07-01




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