A new method to evaluate the weed‐suppressing effect of mulches: a comparison between spruce bark and cocoa husk mulches

@inproceedings{Arentoft2013ANM,
  title={A new method to evaluate the weed‐suppressing effect of mulches: a comparison between spruce bark and cocoa husk mulches},
  author={Birgitte W. Arentoft and Asif Ali and Jens Carl Streibig and Christian Maal{\o}v Andreasen},
  year={2013}
}
Summary To suppress weeds in an apple (Malus sp.) orchard, we placed spruce (Picea spp.) bark mulch and cocoa (Theobroma cacao) husk mulch for 3 months in thicknesses of 0, 2.5, 5, 10 and 15 cm. To assess the development of weed cover, an innovative use of log-logistic dose–response models was applied, with mulch thickness as the independent variable. Weed cover was measured by non-destructive image analysis by estimating the relationship between the number of green pixels and the total… CONTINUE READING