Dir. Agric R&D
Cascadian Farm, Inc
719 Metcalf Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
ph: (360) 855-2726
fax: (360) 855-0444
>Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 1997 11:36 AM
>Subject: Wool Mulch
> Hello Sanet...I am working with a producer in NE Missouri who is
> trying to develop a mulch from low grade wool. There is only one
> example of a similar product we are aware of in this country.
> I am writing to see if any of you have some knowledge that could
> shed light on some gray areas:
> What nutrients are released into the soil with the decomposition of
> wool? -and how well readily available are these nutrients?
> Are you aware of any universities/ organizations who have conducted
> research trials on the use of wool as a mulch, potting medium, or
> other non-traditional, 'value-added' uses of wool?
> I thank you in advance for any information you can pass along.
> Laura Ann Bergman
> Community facilitator
> Sustainable Communities Project
> PO Box 310
> Lancaster, MO 63548