In organic greenhouses, crop rotations are generally intense and lack diversity, green fallows are rare, and production relies heavily on external inputs. Consequently, problems like soil salinity, nutrient imbalances and crop damage from pest and disease are common. In the Greenresilient project the use of transfer mulch is applied as an ‘innovative’ method and is tested and analysed to determine whether the practice is beneficial for soil health and biodiversity.
This leaflet explains the benefits, risks and challenges of transfer mulch, and provides recommendations for practical application. It also includes a helpful overview of different mulch materials and their characteristics.
orgprints.org: Transfer mulch in organic greenhouses