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Mulching (with organic materials)

Straw mulch applied to disturbed soil on the site of a new housePractice Code: 484

Mulching is applying a protective cover of plant residues or other suitable material not produced on the site, to the soil surface.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)Conservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Conservation Crop Rotation
Contour Farming
Critical Area Planting
Lined Waterway or Outlet
Grassed Waterway
Mulching (with plastic)

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.

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