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Mulches

Any substance spread or allowed to remain on the soil surface to conserve soil moisture and shield soil particles from the erosive forces of raindrops and runoff. - NALT

Layer of organic material (e.g. crop residues) used to cover the soil in order to conserve moisture, suppress weeds and recycle soil nutrients. - AGROVOC

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Eucalyptus and Corymbia Species for Mulchwood, Pulpwood, Energywood, Bioproducts, Windbreaks, and/or Phytoremediation

FR013/CIR1194 by D. L. Rockwood and G. F. PeterJanuary 3rd, 2022A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet.

Polyethylene Mulching for Early Vegetable Production in North Florida

CV213/Cir805 by George J. Hochmuth, Robert C. Hochmuth, and Stephen M. OlsonOctober 2nd, 2018

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