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Kristine M. Lang, Ajay Nair and Kenneth J. Moore

primary factor in temperature regulation ( Stamps, 2009 ). In general, shadecloth did not result in decreased soil temperature, which is contrary to the findings of Díaz-Pérez (2013) . The use of switchgrass mulch for weed suppression within all high

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Huan Zhang, Lisa Wasko DeVetter, Edward Scheenstra and Carol Miles

PE mulch has been used in agriculture since the 1950s due to the benefits it provides for weed suppression, soil temperature and moisture modification, and yield increase ( Kasirajan and Ngouajio, 2012 ). In 2016, global use of PE mulch was 3

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D. Michael Jackson, Howard F. Harrison, Robert L. Jarret and Phillip A. Wadl

branching, which results in a denser canopy with greater height in the early growth stages in comparison with the spreading-type canopy of long-vined cultivars ( Labonte et al., 1999 ). The superior weed suppression observed with this morphology may result

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aids in weed suppression, especially when herbicides fail to provide adequate control and that the high seeding rate gave the greatest yields regardless of herbicide rate. Outlook is too injurious for spinach, and should not be further researched. Ro

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tillage and strip-tillage) and living mulch [subplots: annual ryegrass ( Lolium multiflorum ), red clover ( Trifolium pretense ) and bare ground] on weed suppression. Weed stem counts were collected from a 0.25-m 2 sample over an 8-week interval. Relative