Weed suppression in turfgrass using different species and thicknessess of leaf mulch

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Principal Researchers:

Peter Purvis, Guelph Turfgrass Institute, Ontario
Pam Charbonneau, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Project Scope:

Mulched leaves have been tested for weed control in turf but only using a few tree species on newly established dandelions. This study will examine the effectiveness of mulched leaves form various species of trees applied at various thicknessess to control many species of broadleaf weeds in established turf.

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