✅Mulching creates pleasant conditions for crop growth, especially for dry season cropping.
✅This includes moisture and soil conservation 🔸 temperature moderation reduction in soil compaction🔸 erosion, salinity and weed control etc.
✅Material such as grass, leaves, rice straw and hull, maize husk, groundnut hulls, wood shavings, and livestock manure make fine mulch.
✅ Generally, organic materials that will eventually rot and enrich the soil are best, so farmers can look around their surroundings for mulching materials.
✅ Mulching presents an opportunity for a farmer to make use of waste materials for providing better growing conditions for crops, and at the same time saving labour.