Benefits of Mulching
Reduces weed growth by keeping light from reaching the soil surface.
Reduces water loss from the soil surface, which helps maintain soil moisture.
Moderates soil temperatures, keeping it warmer on cold nights and cooler on hot days.
Protects bare soil, reducing erosion and soil compaction.
Mulch films are used to modify soil temperature, limit weed growth, prevent moisture loss, and improve crop yield as well as precocity
The use of plastic mulches along with the use of drip irrigation has many benefits such as:
Soil moisture retention.
Reduction in the leaching of fertilizer.
Improved crop quality.
Reduction in soil compaction.
Reduction in root damage.