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Mulch. Read Some About It!

Two questions and comments came up last week about the use of mulch in orchards. The first is that mulch is two edged. It serves to combat erosion and root rot, but it can also burn. Mulch and wood piled up against tree trunks and near trunks can cause damage to those trunks. A Fillmore grower actually goes through the orchard with a blower to move mulch away from trunks when alerted to fire. On the other hand, irrigated orchards have been shown to be effective at suppressing fire encroaching on homes.

So where to read more about fire? About mulch? Check out some of the blogs from the past.

Phire, Phlood, Phreeze and Fytophthora

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Mulch and green waste applied to avocado orchards and More

Green Waste, Yard Waste, Whatever You Call It- It has Simple Rules for Use

//ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=13093

A Safer Source of Inexpensive Orchard Mulch

//ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=12867

Avocado planting holes

//ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=6458

Cellulase Production by Various Sources of Mulch

//ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=6809

A Caution on Free "Compost/Mulch"

//ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=11712

A Safer Source of Inexpensive Orchard Mulch

//ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=12867

Mulch, Avocados and the Home Garden

//ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=14906

Mature Compost Does NOT Kill Phytophthora

//ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=19856

Use of Mulch in Organic Orchards Called into Question

//ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=21394

mulch
mulch

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 5:47 AM
Tags: avocado (279), citrus (323), greenwaste (2), mulch (12), organic matter (7)

Use of Mulch in Organic Orchards Called into Question

Because of potential contamination of mulches from pesticides, mulch use is being called into question and testing may be required for mulches applied to organic orchards.  This is a recent ruling.  As always, anything applied to a certified organic operation should be cleared with the certifier first.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/beyond-pesticides-federal-court-finds-usda-process-for-allowing-pesticide-contaminated-compost-improper-and-stops-use-300288112.html

agritourism2
agritourism2

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 6:23 AM
Tags: certified organic (1), compost (7), composting (2), farming (4), green gold (1), green waste (2), greenwaste (2), mulch (12), organic (12), pesticides (24)
 
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