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Organic mulch lets insect pollinators do their job

Organic mulch lets insect pollinators do their job | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
Researchers compared the effects of nontillage weed control methods, including polyethylene black plastic, woodchips, shredded newspaper, a combination of shredded newspaper plus grass clippings, and bare soil (control) on soil characteristics, squash pollination and fruit production, and squash bee nesting. Shredded newspaper combined with grass clippings was determined to be effective mulch material that improved crop performance with no apparent negative impacts on squash bee nesting or on squash floral resources and pollination.
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Pesticides more toxic for soil organisms in dry soil, at enhanced temperatures

Pesticides more toxic for soil organisms in dry soil, at enhanced temperatures | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
Soil organisms react more sensitive to marketable pesticides when exposed in dry soil and at enhanced temperatures. Both conditions may occur more often in the future due to climate change. Singularly and combined these factors lower the toxicity threshold of fungicides for springtails.
The Organic Stream's insight:

Another important signal that using compost on soil in dry areas (prone to drought) provides greater benefits and less risk to soil (and therefore plant life).


Compost and mulching are both essential for dryer climates. Why not take a listen to agronomists Bob Shaffer and Stephen Andrews as they take us through the best practices for using mulch and composted mulch on your dry soils?

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