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  1. 1998-05-19 A conversation concerning the difficulty of obtaining mulch in semi-arid areas.  
  2. 1993-07-19 Martin Gingerich, Haiti. The note in EDN 39-4 on using Guinea grass,Panicum maximum, as a mulch for onions arrived while Martin was learning about a traditional system using Guinea grass in Haiti. This is in an area near La Valee Jacmel at about 800-1000 meters and 2,000 mm (80 inches) of...  
  3. 1996-10-19 Zai Holes Harness Termites to Increase Crop Yields Grass Mulch: An Innovative Way of Gardening in the Dry Tropics Colored Plastic Mulches Thick Mulch for No-Till Gardens Rice Hull Mulch  
  4. 2014-04-20 EDN 122 highlighted multi-purpose cowpea varieties with spreading vines that cover the soil. Below is an ECHO research update from South Africa relating our experience so far with a spreading cowpea variety intercropped with maize grown in a Foundations for Farming (FFF) system. “Living carpet”...  
  5. 2005-01-20 Maradi Integrated Development Project has forced me to question the wisdom of assuming that increases of organic content and fertility are always best.  
  6. 1997-11-19 Principles for increasing organic matter in order to increase soil fertility. Little by little, work in a dozen countries has convinced us that the vast majority of soils can be made highly fertile. How? By using our first principle:maximize organic matter production.  
  7. 2008-07-20 Keep the soil covered. At ECHO,the soil around nearly all our plantings—vegetables, fruits, grains, root and tuber crops, even forestry plots—is covered with organic matter.  
  8. 2005-01-20 These non-leguminous species were used as mulches by ICRAF researchers to increase maize yields. Leaves of both species contain up to 3 percent nitrogen. Surprisingly phosphorus also is found in high quantities in the leaves of these hedgerow weeds.  
  9. 2005-07-20 Joel Matthewsreceived some feedbackabout his comments on low fertility soil and traditional varieties in EDN 86. In response, he sent the following additional comment.  
  10. 1996-01-19 Colored Plastic Mulcheshave been found toimprove yields and fruit quality in some vegetable crops.