Alternatives To Pine Bark And Peatmoss Identified For Commercial, Home Gardens

Friday, April 3, 2009 - 15:28 in Mathematics & Economics

Pine bark and peatmoss are commonly used in horticultural crop production but supplies of these inputs are being reduced due to pressures for using pine bark as fuel and growing environmental concerns over the mining of peat bogs in Canada and Europe. Researchers looking for viable alternatives, evaluated how well annual bedding plants performed in the landscape when grown using ground pine tree materials or ground pine bark.

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