in the area of agricultural land were assessed from CORINE 1990 /2000 using GIS.
Wheat yields were based on data from the JRC MARS project at NUTS3 level.
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It will keep weeds away; protect the plants by keeping the soil cool; decrease evaporation and reduce soil compaction. Be creative and use materials like: pebbles, bark chippings, gravel, cocoa shells, decorative pine cones, marbles, broken crockery, grass clippings or leaf mould. But avoid mulching too close to the stems to avoid the plant rotting in winter.
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