ROADSIDE MULCHES

SIX DIFFERENT MULCHES WERE COMPARED IN THE COOSA WATERSHED AREA OF NORTHWEST GEORGIA. IN GENERAL, ALL THE MULCHES IMPROVED SEED GERMINATION AND STANDS BY CONSERVING MOISTURE, HOLDING SEED AND FERTILIZER IN PLACE AND INSULATING AGAINST FROST. THEY WERE MORE BENEFICIAL FOR THE SLOWLY GROWING FALL -SEEDED SPECIES THAN THE MORE RAPIDLY DEVELOPING FALL-AND- SPRING SEEDED SPECIES. PINE STRAWS AND GRAIN STRAWS WERE THE MOST ECONOMICAL OF THE MULCHES AND INSULATED GRASS SEEDLINGS AGAINST FROST DAMAGE. JUTE BAGGING PROVIDED MORE PROTECTION AGAIN SHEET EROSION THAN ANY OF THE OTHER MULCHES, HOWEVER, IT DID NOT INSULATE AGAINST FROST AS WELL AS GRAIN AND STRAW. WATER LATEX AND ABRUZZI RYE LOOK PROMISING, BUT ONLY LIMITED TEST DATA ARE AVAILABLE.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Crops & Soils

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  • Authors:
    • Richardson, E C
    • Diseker, E G
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  • Accession Number: 00204778
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1970 12:00AM