Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Mulch

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_4715

A layer of material placed on the soil to retard growth of weeds. In commercial crop production plastic is often used, whereas in the home garden organic materials such as leaves, straw, wood chips, and pine needles are often used.

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