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Recycling Newspaper for Mulching Strawberries: Summary
This resource is a guide that was published by the Extension Paper Mulch Study Group of the West Virginia University Extension Service. The theme of the publication is the management of solid waste (newspapers) by recycling them as a mulching medium in strawberry beds.
It covers the types of newspaper that should be used, where to obtain mulching newspaper, when to apply the newspaper mulch, how much to apply, and how to appropriately use the mulch from season to season. Additionally, the advantages of using newspaper as mulch for strawberry plants are discussed. Several other aspects of growing strawberries like fertilizing and pest control are also briefly discussed.