Comparison of Organic Mulches for Perennial Quackgrass Control in Orchard Floor Management

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1994: $642.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1994
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:


  • Fruits: general small fruits


  • Pest Management: mulches - general

    Proposal summary:

    I would like to propose testing potential solutions to perennial quackgrass problems in orchard floor management. Several different types of organic mulches will be applied in an intensively managed trellised dwarf apple orchard. The proposed project would evaluate the relative costs and effectiveness of four mulch systems:
    1) Hay
    2)Hay on top of newspaper
    4)Manufactured wool felt mulch

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.