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Making the most of mulch

April 27th, 2016|1 Comment

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Organic herbicides don’t match mulch for pear growers.

That’s the conclusion of University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisor John Roncoroni, who determined through a series of trials that mulches hold back weeds in organic pear orchards better than organic-approved herbicides.

“Available organic herbicides are relatively ineffective, especially for perennial weeds, but