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Rice is Nice
According to the University of Arkansas parboiled rice hulls can be used effectively as a pine bark substrate. They looked at spirea growing for one and two seasons long and measured the growth. Their research proved that up to 40% of the pine bark can be substituted without having decomposition. Growth was not reduced and irrigation remained the same. For more information visit Nursery Management June 16, 2011. http://www.nurserymanagementonline.com/researchers-study-parboiled-rice-hulls.aspx?
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