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Coverage of mulching since February 10, 2021.

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Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: For bushier dahlia plants, cut out centre growing tip early on

"...When you spread fertilizer under and around a tree, don’t waste any close to the trunk. There’s little or no root action there. Start around 30 cm from the trunk and spread the fertilizer beyond the tree’s “drip line..."

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Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Heirloom tomato plants sometimes produce misshapen fruit

"...Up until around 10 years ago, I followed the same digging, draining and storing routine that you describe. As winters became warmer, I began leaving the tubers in the ground after cutting down frost-blackened top growth and mulching over the clumps with a protective layer of wood shavings and straw..."

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Helen Chesnut’s Garden Notes: Cucumber plants happier outside the greenhouse

"...Check moisture levels in the soil and if needed, give the bed a long, slow watering, ending with a dilute fish fertilizer solution. Follow that with a generous mulching with a nourishing compost. I use fish compost because it’s easily available where I live and it has so far worked effectively to perk up plants in my garden..."

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Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Some tomatoes fare better in hot weather

"...A fertile, humus-rich soil kept thoroughly and consistently moist is a basic first step toward stress-resistant tomato plants. Mulching with a high quality compost as the soil warms in late spring or early summer is helpful too, as is a soil-cooling, sunlight-deflecting layer of straw laid loosely over the mulched root area..."

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Helen Chesnut’s Garden Notes: Much put on hold during the heat wave

"...Except for watering, weeding and mulching, much was put on hold during the heat wave. Too hot to seed or transplant. The handy among us will have improvised various sorts of shading arrangements over heat-sensitive plantings while cucumber, melon and squash plants lapped up the heat and leapt into active growth..."

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Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Mulch in late spring, early summer to retain moisture in soil

"...Dear Helen: I am confused by the concept of mulching. When should I apply it? How much? What types are best? How are ground covers mulched? Will a mulch smother them if applied on top?..."

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Did You Know Composting Happens All Year Round?

"...And for motivation, Wallman says, “the best part of composting or dropping off Hazardous waste items or even metal, in Steinbach, is that it’s free. There’s no charge to enter the Landfill compound to drop off your compostable and recyclable materials. ’ In fact, he says, “you can come from anywhere, absolutely anywhere and we will take your stuff..."

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Helen Chesnut’s Garden Notes: Mulch is plant’s best friend in hot, dry conditions

"...The very best protection for plants against drought is a humus-rich, moisture-retentive soil. Preparing a soil before planting with generous additions of a nutritious compost, home-made or purchased, and/or well-composted manures helps to create a spongy soil that fosters a lively community of beneficial micro-organisms, which in turn act to support plant health..."

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VIDEO: On the road to Indigenous-led food sovereignty in northwest B.C.

"...The farm began as a homestead two years ago and during the pandemic expanded into a fully operational commercial market garden and the Beatons were able to demonstrate how to maximize production in smaller spaces using agro-ecological techniques like permaculture, mulching and weed suppression among other organic methods..."

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Helen Chesnut’s Garden Notes: Basking in the familiar pleasures of spring

"...My mail abounds with questions: How do I build up the soil in my vegetable plot? Too many choices are available. What if I don’t have enough of my own compost? What kind of lime to use? Is all lime the same? What about mulching — when, and with what?..."

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Irrigation management key for bioenergy production to mitigate climate change

"..."According to existing scenarios, biomass plantations could increase by up to 6 million square kilometers if global warming is to be limited to 1. 5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, the more ambitious of the two temperature targets of the Paris Agreement," says co-author Dieter Gerten from PIK. "We use these scenario inputs to run simulations in our high-resolution global vegetation and water balance model to explore the freshwater implications..."

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Facts on the ground: How microplastics in the soil contribute to environmental pollution

"...For their study, the scientists examined four soil types corresponding to different agricultural practices: soils from outside and inside a greenhouse (GS-out and GS-in, respectively), mulching (MS), and rice field soil (RS). Of these, the former three samples represented the use of polyethylene film, while the RS sample represented little to no use of plastic. To minimize the effect of non-agricultural sources of MP, scientists collected the samples from rural farmlands during the dry season..."

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Parks Labourer - Urban Forestry (Natural Areas) - City of Surrey (Surrey, BC)

"...    As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, City of Surrey is a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation. City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city—and their careers—forward..."

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"...Shrub and tree pruning, mulching and related activities..."

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Farming practices and deficit irrigation management improve winter wheat crop water productivity and biomass through mitigated

"...However, few research works have been focused on plastic film with deficit irrigation regimes on global warming potential (GWP), greenhouse gas intensity (GHGI), and biomass productivity under simulated rainfall conditions..."

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Unraveling consequences of soil micro- and nano-plastic pollution on soil-plant system: Implications for nitrogen (N) cycling an

"...In agriculture, micro/nano plastics are originated from a variety of different agricultural management practices, such as the use of compost, sewage sludge and mulching..."

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Effect of natural factors and management practices on agricultural water use efficiency under drought: A meta-analysis of global

"...Field management practices, such as mulching and weed control, can help alleviate drought by regulating WUE to some extent..."

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Socioeconomic benefits of conserving Iran?s water resources through modifying agricultural practices and water management strat

"...The combination of yield gap closure, drip irrigation, soil mulching, and deficit irrigation has the largest effect on blue water saving; it releases or changes the status of monthly blue water scarcity in 11 provinces; increases field-employees by 132%, food security by 9%, international food-export by 87%, and gross domestic production by 54%..."

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Perception of climate change and adaptation strategies in tea plantations of Assam, India

"...Adaptive measures executed to combat climate change included rainwater harvesting, irrigation, afforestation, biodiversity conservation, soil mulching and creation of wind barriers..."

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Microbiological degradation of macroalgae waste and its potential considerations for agricultural applications

"...The carbon, nitrogen, and phosphate contents of macroalgae suggest their favorable applications for agricultural uses, including soil enrichment through mulching or composting..."

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Plastic contamination of forest, urban, and agricultural soils: a case study of Yeoju City in the Republic of Korea

"...The use of mulching film as a source of PE and PP presents particular concern in terms of the effects of microplastic contamination on soil quality, health, and functionality in agroecosystems..."

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The crucial role of mulch to enhance the stability and resilience of cropping systems in southern Africa

"...We evaluated at, eight trial locations across southern Africa, how partial and full implementation of these components affected crop yield and yield stability compared with conventional tillage alone or combined with mulching and/or crop rotation..."

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Farm households' perceptions and adaptation strategies to climate change risks and their determinants: evidence from Raya Az

"...Crop diversification (99%), mulching (88%), soil and water management practices (78%), and use of alternative tillage practices (74%) were reported to be the most, while the use of improved seed (27%), planting trees (26%), mixed farming (12%), and home farm practice (3%) were reported to be the least adopted adaptation strategies..."

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Organic Farming for Sustainable Soil Use, Management, Food Production and Climate Change Mitigation

"...Organic farming or organic agriculture has been adopted as a new and sustainable agriculture technology due to its environmentally friendly nature and healthy produce..."

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Soil nutrients and crop yield response to conservation-effective management practices in the sub-humid highlands agro-ecologies

"...The CEM practices were; tied ridging (TR), mulching (MC), and minimum tillage (MT), with conventional tillage (CT) as a control..."

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