rice hull mulch
I have a reasonably cheap supply of rice hulls. I will also be moving my horses to a new location where I will have unlimited supply of soiled rice hulls as I will be bedding their stalls with the stuff. Of course, I'll let the used stuff get well aged before using it.
Has anyone used this for mulch before? I'd like to use it on the areas near our house where looks are important and I'm growing veggies/herbs. A little concerned that the antibacterial treatment might effect soil web?:
Ross worked with a chemist to formulate a specialized coating to treat rice hulls creating a new bedding product. He has specially treated the rice hulls with anti-bacterial drying agents and coagulants to create soft bedding that absorbs and eliminates odor without requiring huge amounts of bedding to be stripped from the stall. Many users have reduced their waste removal costs dramatically.
What do you think? Safe, unsafe?