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Cheryl R. Boyer, Glenn B. Fain, Charles H. Gilliam, Thomas V. Gallagher, H. Allen Torbert, and Jeff L. Sibley

nutrition and irrigation, ground pine logs (including bark) offer potential as a container substrate when compared with PB. Their study reported that pine wood chips provided acceptable CC (48.6%), AS [40% (high but could be reduced by inclusion of more

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Thayne Montague and Lindsey Fox

if gas exchange and growth are altered when organic mulch is placed on soil surrounding established trees. Watson (1988) reports root growth of several established tree species that had been surrounded by organic mulch (wood chips placed on soil 20

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Cheryl R. Boyer, Thomas V. Gallagher, Charles H. Gilliam, Glenn B. Fain, H. Allen Torbert, and Jeff L. Sibley

(1986) reported that plants grew largest when grown in PB compared with wood chips or PB with wood chips. Investigating these types of substrates was not revisited in the United States until 2005 ( Wright and Browder, 2005 ), though several wood

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Deborah Willard and Harlene Hatterman Valenti

when grown in black plastic compared with those grown in wood chips, and attributed the growth difference to the cooler soil temperature under the layer of wood chips in comparison with the black plastic because both conserved soil moisture. Ferguson

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Humberto Núñez-Moreno, James L. Walworth, and Andrew P. Pond

another study, incorporation of pecan pruning wood chips into the soil improved soil tilth and aggregation and increased volumetric water content 20 d after irrigation ( Tahboub et al., 2008 ) while not affecting nitrogen, phosphorus, or potassium

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Rahmatallah Gheshm and Rebecca Nelson Brown

, compost mulch, black polyethylene mulch, and shredded leaf mulch. The compost was produced from a mixture of feedstocks (animal manure, wood chips, leaves, fish scraps, shellfish waste, seaweed, spent mushroom substrate, food scraps, coffee grounds, and

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useful tool for educators to use under the unique conditions present at a public garden. Voles Like Cover Crops But Not Wood Chip Mulch in Orchards Organic orchardists need to balance tree row management for weed control, tree nutrition, soil quality, and

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Alexa J. Lamm, Laura A. Warner, Peyton Beattie, Abraham Tidwell, Paul R. Fisher, and Sarah A. White

filled with a carbon source (wood chips, mulch, or carbon from other waste sources) or an artificial medium that provides surface area for microbial communities to colonize. The microbial communities colonizing the artificial medium or carbon source

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Gerald M. Henry, Jared A. Hoyle, Leslie L. Beck, Tyler Cooper, Thayne Montague, and Cynthia McKenney

Program, 2014 ). Weed control is often achieved or enhanced with applications of organic mulches (cereal straw, green waste, or composted wood chips) or synthetic mulches (polyethylene, polypropylene, or polyester) around the base of trees ( UC Statewide

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Brian E. Jackson, Robert D. Wright, Jake F. Browder, J. Roger Harris, and Alex X. Niemiera

(1985) demonstrated that Pyracantha × ‘Mojave’ and Liquidambar formosana Hance. grew as well in a substrate of woodchips:peat:sand (3:1:1 v/v/v) as in a substrate composed of bark:peat:sand (3:1:1 v/v/v). Wood chips for their study were produced by