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  • Plastic mulching reduces farmland bird numbers and diversity

    Using plastic sheeting to encourage early growth of crops reduces the number and diversity of farmland birds, new research from Poland suggests. The study shows that this effect continues even after plastic has been removed. Plastic ‘mulching’ is the use of sheets of plastic to cover vegetables after sowing; this controls weeds and increases the soil temperature, allowing faster ...

  • Organic mulch lets insect pollinators do their job

    As interest in organic agricultural and horticultural practices continues to grow, so does the need to identify alternative weed control practices. Mulching, a common practice used to control weeds and reduce the need for tillage, can also reduce insect pollinators' exposure to harmful pesticides; however, finding the right mulch materials that allow pollinators to flourish can be challenging. ...

  • New Full Line Hydro Mulch - Verdyol Virgin

    Cascade is proud to be a full line distributor of the Verdyol Virgin product line as well as the already stocked Verdyol Biotic Earth products. This is the most comprehensive hydro mulch system available today, with proven case studies to prove their success! We are pleased to offer a new line of hydro-seeding products, Verdyol Virgin, a 100% virgin wood fiber hydraulic mulch plus tack thermally ...


    By Cascade Geotechnical Inc.

  • Recycled Christmas trees: mulch, dunes, habitats

    It's one of America's great recycling success stories: Every year, hundreds of thousands of discarded Christmas trees are collected and reused. Many are picked up curbside by local garbage collection services and turned into mulch. But there are other second acts for Christmas trees, too. They're placed on beaches to shore up dunes and sunk in lakes as fish habitats. They've even been milled into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Living mulch, organic fertilizer tested on broccoli

    Cover crops provide many benefits to agricultural production systems, including soil and nutrient retention, resources and habitat for beneficial organisms, and weed suppression. In regions where short growing seasons can hinder the establishment of productive cover crops between cash crop growing periods, living mulch systems may provide vegetable crop growers with opportunities to establish ...

  • Over 40 safety and health violations found at Wayne Lumber and Mulch Inc.

    Wayne Lumber and Mulch Inc. continues to expose employees to willful, repeat and serious safety and health hazards at the company's sawmill in Wayne. The employer faces $85,080 in proposed penalties following two investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA conducted a planned safety inspection in March 2014 as part of the agency's ...

  • Polyethylene mulch, glazing create optimal conditions for soil solarization

    Soil solarization, a process that uses solar radiation to rid the soil of pests, is most common in regions with high solar radiation and high temperatures during the summer season. An alternative to soil fumigation, the process is used either alone or in combination with fumigants. To accomplish solarization, solar radiation is used to passively heat moist soil covered with clear plastic ...

  • Agricultural Films Market By Applications [Greenhouse, Silage, Mulch] & Polymers Trends & Forecasts to 2017

    The report covers the global agricultural films market which includes application of the agricultural films, different types of agricultural films, and other related segments. It also studies about the application/end use of the agricultural films with respect to different geographical areas. It also gives the insights about the technology being used; analyses the market with respect to drivers, ...


  • Richard Stewart Joins the T.H. Glennon Team

    T.H. Glennon Co., Salisbury, Mass., is pleased to announce that Richard Stewart has joined the company as National Sales Manager. Richard will manage the sales force that represent the company’s line of Colorfast landscape mulch colorants for wood, rubber and aggregate, as well as the Mulch Color ...


    By T.H. Glennon Co., Inc.

  • Protecting against erosion after wildfire

    Soil erosion after wildfire can be substantially reduced by using a combination of sowing grass seeds and protecting the soil with a layer of straw, a Spanish study suggests. The authors of the research found that, although seeding alone made little difference, the combination of straw mulch and seeding reduced soil erosion by 93%. The European countries that are worst affected by wildfires are ...

  • India Protected Cultivation Industry Outlook to 2017 - Government Initiatives Paving the Way for Future Growth

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: India Protected Cultivation Industry Outlook ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Mow and munch!

    Soon our lawns will be coverend in not just grass, but also leaves! You can multi-task by “munching” your leaves as you mow. Just mow over them, chopping them into small bits, and let them stay on the grass. These shredded leaves will help to control weeds and provide your soil with winter nutrients that lead to a beautiful lawn next spring. And don’t worry about seeing brown on ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Harvest Power Acquires Coastal Supply

    Harvest Power, a leader in producing renewable energy, soil and mulch products from organic materials, today announced it has acquired 100% of Coastal Supply Company, Inc, a Delaware-based soil and mulch manufacturer. The transaction integrates Coastal Supply’s leadership position in garden products manufacturing and distribution into Harvest’s ...


    By Harvest Power, Inc

  • Sandwich system found effective in organic apple orchards

    In organic apple orchards, one of the most serious challenges for growers is determining ways to limit weed competition while improving soil quality and ensuring high yields of quality apples. Scientists from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences published a study of orchard floor management systems (HortScience, March 2015) that revealed the benefits of using "sandwich systems" in ...

  • Household Green Waste Chipping/Shredding

    Local Authorities are finding that the most cost effective way to meet recycling targets for domestic green waste is to chip and shred at source and then leave for the householder to use as mulch or for composting. GreenMech have been working closely with Worcestershire County Council and Redditch Borough Council to find ways to help reduce the amounts of domestic green waste going to landfill. ...


    By GreenMech

  • Case IH launches new Farmall JXM series tractors

    The optional 20×20 creeper transmission offers speeds as low as 280 metres per hour for specific applications such as trenching and mulching. (image source: Case IH) The Farmall JXM series is powered by the Iveco S8000 series engines which are available in two versions, 80 hp and 88 hp. The four-cylinder turbocharged powering is further enhanced by the intercooler in both ...


    By TractorExport

  • Prime movers with purpose

    PrimeTech’s new PT-300 prime mover fills the gap for its clients, fitting perfectly between the smaller PT-200 and the larger PT-400 The French Canadian logging and farming hamlet of Plamondon in North Eastern Alberta has barely 350 residents but can boast an active community. It’s just a dozen or so kilometers off Highway 63, the main route between the province’s industrial ...

  • Fertiliser can offset heat for African farmers

    [NAIROBI] African smallholders in dry areas can overcome climate change and even double crop yields if they invest in fertiliser use and harvest rainwater, researchers have found. Farmers in arid and semi-arid areas usually protect themselves from climate-related losses by investing as little as possible in farm inputs such as fertilisers. But in doing so they fail to grab opportunities for ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Higher Yield with Less Colorant: The T.H. Glennon Difference

    There’s no secret — there’s just science. Your customers’ lawns and landscapes depend on artistry, sure. A beautiful outdoor space requires a special eye for shape and color. But beneath that artistry is chemistry, and chemistry is what has made us — and kept us — a market leader. In working to develop ...


    By T.H. Glennon Co., Inc.

  • The New PT-300: The “Top Dog” on low ground pressure

    The PT-300 has been created! It’s PrimeTech′s new tracked prime mover with an unrivalled and exceptionally low ground pressure of 3.10 psi! With its 275 HP, PT-300 rounds off the range of PrimeTech prime movers, placing itself between the more powerful PT-400 with 415 HP and the smallest model of the series, PT-200 with 180 HP. The PT-300 was designed to guarantee high productivity on ...

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