Swedish researchers say adding wood chips to certain paddock areas can improve the paddock—and the environment.
In anarticle for The Horse magazine, expert Masud Parvage, PhD said using absorbent, biodegradable bedding materials in paddocks can keep nearby water sources cleaner while favoring healthy grass production. “Wood chips can help maintain soil integrity in the paddocks and would be especially useful in the feeding and excretion areas,” Parvage said.
“The idea is to trap the nutrients within the bedding materials so that they do not leach out to the nearby streams and/or lakes,” Parvage said.
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