Friday, October 26, 2018

How red plastic mulch works?

There are pigments in tomato plants called phytochromes. They are color-sensitive proteins. Their job is to regulate plant growth and development.
Phytochromes react differently to different spectra of light. Specifically, when far-red light wavelengths from the plastic bounce back up to tomato plants, the phytochromes tell the tomato fruit to grow more and faster.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Plastic Mulch -- Mulch India

Minimized Fertilizer Leaching — Plastic mulches prevent an excess of water from going into the soil, helping to limit the loss of plant nutrients through leaching. Because the mulch is restrictive in this sense, it is most ideal to use it in conjunction with the drip irrigation method, which allows the addition of water and fertilizer in small amounts

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Plastic Mulch - Mulch India

  • Better Moisture Retention — Plastic mulch helps limit evaporation of water from soil, leading to better moisture retention. Because of this, less water is required for irrigation. It also facilitates more even distribution of water through the soil.