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Experience with Black Polyethylene Film for Mulching Hardwood Transplants

Films of polyethylene plastic have been used successfully, though in a limited way, for some time for mulching vegetables and small fruits. Such film mulches have proved more effective than organic litter for controlling weeds. If black film--the color of most mulching films--is used, it has the effect of increasing soil temperatures, which in some circumstances may stimulate plant growth.


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Author(s): William J. Gabriel

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Issue 51 (1962)

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