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mulch

Definition

A layer of organic material applied to the surface of the ground to retain moisture; mulching is the spreading of leaves, straw or other loose material on the ground to prevent erosion, evaporation or freezing of plant roots. (Source: GILP96)

Themes
  • agriculture
  • materials
  • soil
  • waste
Groups
  • PRODUCTS, MATERIALS
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Scope note

Scope note is not available.

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/5418