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Cardboard
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
Cardboard that is not waxed or impregnated with synthetic fungicide may only be used as mulch for weed control or as compost feedstock. See also PAPER.
205.601(b)(2)(i) As herbicides, weed barriers, as applicable… Mulches… Newspaper or other recycled paper, without glossy or colored inks.
Compost
Prohibited
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
Compost that contains the following is prohibited: sewage sludge, synthetically fortified compost starter, glossy paper, and materials containing colored ink. Compost is prohibited if it contributes to the contamination of crops, soil, or water by plant nutrients, pathogenic organisms, heavy metals, or residues of prohibited substances. See also MICROBIAL PRODUCTS listings for information on compost starters, SEWAGE SLUDGE, and MUSHROOM COMPOST. See Glossary for definition of "compost."
205.203(c) & (e)
Mulch – plastic
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
Plastic mulches, including mulches that are composites of paper and synthetic resins, polymers, or other nonrecycled or nonbiodegradable components, must be removed at the end of the season. Plastic mulches in perennial crops may be left for more than one season, but must be removed before the plastic decomposes or breaks into pieces so that it is not possible to effectively remove all pieces from the soil. May be used to control weed problems if the requirements of 205.206(e) are met. Use of polyvinyl chloride as a plastic mulch or row-cover is prohibited.
205.601(b)(2)(ii) As weed barriers… Mulches… (ii) Plastic mulch and covers [petroleum-based other than polyvinyl chloride (PVC)] & 205.206(c)6)
Newspaper
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
Glossy paper and colored inks are prohibited. Paper may only be used as a mulch or compost feedstock.
205.601(b)(2)(i) & 205.601(c) As herbicides, weed barriers, as applicable… Mulches. As compost feedstocks—Newspaper or other recycled paper, without glossy or colored inks.
Newspaper
Allowed
Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
Allowed for use as bedding. Glossy paper and colored ink are prohibited.
205.239(a)(3) Appropriate clean, dry bedding. If the bedding is typically consumed by the animal species, it must comply with the feed requirements of § 205.237.
Paper
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
Paper may only be used as a mulch or compost feedstock. Must be made from newspaper or other recycled paper, without glossy or colored inks. Mulches may be incorporated into the soil provided that they are fully biodegradable. See also COMPOST listings.
205.206(c)(1), 205.601(b)(2)(i) & 205.601(c) As herbicides, weed barriers, as applicable… Mulches. As compost feedstocks—Newspaper or other recycled paper, without glossy or colored inks.
Wood Ash
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
Wood ash must be produced exclusively from untreated and unpainted wood. Wood stove ashes must not be generated from burning of colored paper, plastic, or other prohibited materials. Excessive applications of ash can cause pH and nutrient imbalances. See ASH – PLANT OR ANIMAL.
205.203(d)(4) Ash obtained from the burning of plant material.