Soil And Mulch Producer News
Transportation Issues, Retail Price Wars Affecting Mulch/Soil Industry
Study: Biochar Viable Substitute For Peat Moss In Greenhouses
Improving Soil Quality For Healthier Plants – Using Probiotics
Is Composting For You?
Transportation Issues, Retail Price Wars Affecting Mulch/Soil Industry
By Ken McEntee

For almost 40 years, Hardwood Mulch Corp., located about 35 miles southeast of Richmond, Va., hauled loads of wood mulch to a loyal customer in Maryland. That ended this year because of new interstate trucking regulations that mandate the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) to monitor a driver's hours of service, said Garland Anderson, owner of the company.

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Study: Biochar Viable Substitute For Peat Moss In Greenhouses
By P.J. Heller

Substituting various amounts of biochar for peat moss in greenhouse and nursery growing applications – including the total elimination of peat from the potting substrate and replacing it with biochar – resulted in similar plant growth, according to a recent study.

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Improving Soil Quality For Healthier Plants – Using Probiotics
By Gail Barnes
Soil is more than brown dirt. It is a living breathing system, and like any living system can become unhealthy and susceptible to pests and disease. That's where beneficial bacteria – or good bugs known as probiotics - come in.

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Is Composting For You?
By Ken McEntee

In theory, expanding a mulch producing operation into compost production sounds like an ideal way to add an additional revenue stream. Unfortunately, say some people in the mulch business, the complications of permitting and the expense of purchasing composting equipment often can make compost production more trouble than it’s worth.

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