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Effects of mulches on soil properties and tomato production. I. Soil temperature, soil moisture and marketable yield



Effects of mulches on soil properties and tomato production. I. Soil temperature, soil moisture and marketable yield



Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 13(1): 55-81



The effects of hay, compost, plastic and paper mulches on soil temperature, soil moisture and yield of paste tomato were evaluated on five farms in Virginia, USA. Organic mulches reduced afternoon soil temperature and maintained higher soil moisture levels than other treatments. Black plastic mulch increased soil temperatures by 1-2 degrees C, but sometimes resulted in lower soil moisture levels in early summer, probably by hindering penetration of rainfall.

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DOI: 10.1300/j064v13n01_06



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