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Coverage of mulches since February 15, 2021.

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Victoria shovels free home-made compost out to gardeners

"...Ideal for prepping food gardens, the compost, mulch and wood chips will be at city parks for pick up Zoe Ducklow, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterApr. 12, 2021 5:00 p. m..."

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Grow Green with Rotary The Oshawa Express

"...The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood is selling composted livestock manure to help residents get their gardens ready for spring..."

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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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COLUMN: Worm poop is gardening gold

"...Or, you can invite hardworking worms into your home! Worms make great house guests working tirelessly to eat-up your kitchen-veggie scraps converting this organic waste into garden useful fertilizer. Worm composting (vermicomposting) can be done in the safety of your home, garage or shed..."

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Weekly Garbage Pickup Resuming for City of Weyburn

"..."What shouldn't go in your bins is lawn and garden waste," stated Tenbult. "You should try to compost that for your garden or mulch it for your flower bed. The landfill does actually have a compost section to drop off those lawn clippings, leaves, garden waste, or compost free of charge..."

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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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Federal Government Invests $4.5 Million To Manage On-Farm Plastic Waste

"..."Canada's agricultural sector continues to develop innovative tools and approaches to ensure their operations are sustainable. Today's funding will support farmers looking for ways to better manage their plastic waste, and help advance the necessary work to turn crop residues and other agricultural by-products into renewable energy. This is a win-win for our hardworking farmers, the environment and Canada's bioeconomy," said Bibeau..."

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Parts of Cumberland's mine park closed for tree work

"...Once the work is done, the parks department will conduct forest restoration work through spring and fall to improve habitat diversity and resilience within the park. The restoration work will include designating natural revegetation zones, adding mulch to protect garden beds and tree roots and installing a broader range of native plant species with a focus on increasing habitat and foraging opportunities for native wildlife..."

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‘I really want to help people grow': New garden centre opens in Fernie

"...With 20 years of gardening experience behind her (including ten years learning about what works – and what doesn’t – in Fernie), she said that more people were discovering gardening and growing their own food to be important not just to their health, but their food security as well..."

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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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From their farm to your fork: local restaurant group preps for summer harvest

"...While some people focus on fertilizing the plant itself, 10 Acres focuses on fertilizing the soil itself through composting, light-tilling, and growing cover crops throughout the year that are mixed into the soil, or simply left as green mulch..."

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The snowfall-induced break gives Duchess of Dirt some time for insect identification

"...Small wonder gardeners get frustrated over the weather. We had happily been spending hours working in the garden only days ago. Puttering on the pruning chores, pulling leaf mulch away from some early flowering perennials to expose the fresh buds, cleaning up the debris from the fierce windstorms..."

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Jobs in mulches

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Labourer 3 - Forestry - City of Burnaby (Burnaby, BC)

"...Considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, tools, materials and safety precautions used in forestry work; of the functions of the division concerned, established procedures governing the work of the division and the relationship between the various applicable divisions of the civic service..."

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Natural Area Practitioner - Urban Forestry (Natural Areas) - City of Surrey (Surrey, BC)

"...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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Labourer 3 - Forestry - City of Burnaby (Burnaby, BC)

"...Considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, tools, materials and safety precautions used in forestry work; of the functions of the division concerned, established procedures governing the work of the division and the relationship between the various applicable divisions of the civic service..."

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Labourer 3 - Forestry - City of Burnaby (Burnaby, BC)

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention mulches.

Gardening the Permaculture Way: How to Create an Abundant Perennial Garden

Duration: 01:06:12

"...Put down that shovel and start a no-till perennial garden! Permaculture Designer Morag Gamble shares her tips about how to create an abundant and thriving organic oasis..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about mulches relevant to the latest news.

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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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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Ecological weed management approaches for wheat under rice?wheat cropping system

"...Several approaches like early sowing of wheat, soil solarization, adjustment in row spacing, sowing weed free seeds, adjusting seed rate, planting densities, crop rotations, competitive cultivars, stale seed bed technique, efficient nutrient management, proper irrigation scheduling, mechanical control, mulching, residue retention and tillage methods have been found effective in wheat in numerous field studies..."

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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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Mulching and nitrogen management in peanut cultivation: an evaluation of productivity, energy trade-off, carbon footprint and p

"...Field study was conducted during winter seasons (November?March) of 2015?2016 and 2016?2017 at the Research Farm of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India, with an aim to investigate the crop productivity, energy and C budget, carbon footprint and economic sustainability of peanut cultivation fertilized with varied levels of nitrogen under polythene mulching..."

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The microplastisphere: biodegradable microplastics addition alters soil microbial community structure and function

"...Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are biodegradable plastics used in mulch films, and in packaging material to minimize plastic waste and to reduce soil pollution..."

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Climate change resilience: lessons from local climate-smart agricultural practices in Ghana

"...The study found that farmers used LEK to identify key local CSA practices, including agroforestry, cover cropping, crop rotation, mulching, and mixed cropping..."

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Ex ante mapping of favorable zones for uptake of climate-smart agricultural practices: A case study in West Africa

"...Four practices were considered: cereal-legume intercropping, fodder legume cultivation, farmer managed natural regeneration (FMNR) of Parkia biglobosa, and crop residue mulching..."

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Soil Moisture Depletion-Based Irrigation Technology for Summer Finger Millet Under Midland Situation of Chhattisgarh Plains

"...The present study deals with the effective water management practices to deficit irrigation based on different soil moisture depletion level (SMDL) with combination of soil mulch and without mulch to enhance water use efficiency and yield output of finger millet as substitute of summer rice..."

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Future climate change impacts on grain yield and groundwater use under different cropping systems in the North China Plain

"...However, the assessment of the impacts of future climate change on crop production and water consumption under different cropping systems with/without straw mulching has not been reported in the NCP..."

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