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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Biodegradable plastic mulches are used by conventional growers, but not by organic production because the mulch uses genetically modified organisms.

Mulch by any other name may not be as organic

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter September 29, 2021

WSU scientists are working to produce a biodegradable alternative to plastic mulch for organic farmers.  Mulch is placed on the soil surface to suppress weeds, modify soil temperatures, reduce soil...

Sarah Nehring, left, speaks with long-time customer Bonny Boyan, right, at the WSU Eggert Organic Family Farm Friday afternoon. The farm sells fresh produce harvested with help from WSU students.

From the fields to the market

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2021

A quiet and peaceful organic farm located on the corner of campus was idle on Friday because of the pouring rain, but loyal customers still showed up to buy fresh produce.  Bonny Boyan, WSU Library...

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