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David Granatstein and Kent Mullinix

spoiled hay, which can be used as an in-row mulch for trees in organic orchards ( Granatstein et al., 2003 ). In our trial, WCM, SPM, and white clover living mulch all provided excellent weed suppression. Tree growth was also improved in WCM and SPM

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Monica Ozores-Hampton

. 35 2342 2351 Stivers-Young, L. 1998 Growth, nitrogen accumulation, and weed suppression by fall cover crops following early harvest of vegetables HortScience 33 60 63 Stoffella, P.J. Kahn B.A. 2001 Compost utilization in horticultural cropping systems

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Robert L. Meagher Jr., Rodney N. Nagoshi, James T. Brown, Shelby J. Fleischer, John K. Westbrook and Carlene A. Chase

, R.L. Morris, J.B. Morales-Payan, J.P. 2015 Apical dominance and planting density effects on weed suppression by sunn hemp ( Crotalaria juncea L.) HortScience 50 263 267 Cho, A.H. Chase, C.A. Koenig, R.L. Treadwell, D.D. Gaskins, J. Morris, J

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Guangyao Wang, Mathieu Ngouajio, Milton E. McGiffen Jr and Chad M. Hutchinson

crop J. Agron. Crop Sci. 186 145 149 Al-Khatib, K. Libbey, C. Boydston, R. 1997 Weed suppression with Brassica green manure crops in green pea Weed Sci. 45 439 445 Baker, J

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Hamid Reza Rajablarijani, Bahram Mirshekari, Majid AghaAlikhani, Varahram Rashidi and Farhad Farahvash

the tassels of sweet corn emerge to be effective in weed suppression. Literature Cited Abdel-Rahman, A.M. Lazim Magboul, E. Nour, A.E. 2002 Effects of sowing date and cultivar on the yield and yield components of maize in northern Sudan. Proc. 7th

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Dario Stefanelli, Roberto J. Zoppolo, Ronald L. Perry and Franco Weibel

was estimated to be 550 kg · ha −1 . Mulch was hand-applied every spring and fall to maintain a constant thickness for weed suppression and maintenance of soil moisture. No supplementary weed control was applied. The flame-burning treatment consisted

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Maren J. Mochizuki, Anusuya Rangarajan, Robin R. Bellinder, Harold M. van Es and Thomas Björkman

relationship between soil quality and crop productivity across three tillage systems in south central Honduras Amer. J. Alt. Agr. 17 2 8 Stivers-Young, L. 1998 Growth, nitrogen accumulation, and weed suppression by fall cover

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Haley Rylander, Anusuya Rangarajan, Ryan M. Maher, Mark G. Hutton, Nicholas W. Rowley, Margaret T. McGrath and Zachary F. Sexton

with untarped treatments, likely due to increased weed suppression. Tarp use decreased the difference among no-till, reduced-till, and conventional-till treatments for both at-harvest weed biomass and crop yield. This suggests that farmers could use

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Matthew J. Leavitt, Craig C. Sheaffer, Donald L. Wyse and Deborah L. Allan

). This would suggest that hairy vetch provided adequate early-season weed suppression during spring biomass accumulation, but the weed-suppressive ability of the mulch decreased as the season progressed and the mulch degraded ( Teasdale and Mohler, 1993

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Joji Muramoto, Richard F. Smith, Carol Shennan, Karen M. Klonsky, James Leap, Miriam Silva Ruiz and Stephen R. Gliessman

), erosion control ( Bibro, 1991 ; Dabney, 1998 ; Delgado et al., 1999 ), and weed suppression ( Bensen et al., 2009 ; Brennan and Smith, 2005 ; Brennan et al., 2009 ; Liebman and Davis, 2009 ), benefits of mixed winter cover cropping include the