The Efficacy of Red Oak Sawdust as a Mulch to Control Grass and Weeds in Organic Wild Blueberries

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1996: $2,827.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1997
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:

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  • Fruits: berries (blueberries)


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Douglas Johnson, will test whether red oak sawdust controls grass and weeds in organic wild blueberries. Johnson's project was inspired by observation that when blueberry fields are bordered by red oak, the edges are comparatively weed free and the oak tannins inhibit the growth of herbs and grasses.

    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.