Red Plastic Mulch (4 feet x 2,400 feet)
Red plastic mulch maximize reflected light on plant growth. From many studies on the effect of mulch color on plant growth, red has been found to enhance the growth and has shown up to 20% increased yields on Tomatoes, Strawberries and other vegetable crops. Also warms the soil an increased 4 – 6 degrees, faster then black mulch. The red color of the mulch changes the intensity of certain wavelengths of light, this modified light increases plant growth and yields. The color sensitive protein within the tomato plant that regulates plant growth and development is triggered during the reflecting period. Reflecting the red light directly to the developing plants improves photosynthesis capacity. There is more reflectivity early in the season when more of the mulch is exposed to light. Plastic mulch is flexible and stretchable. The durable plastic that is 1.25 mil thick and lays well over flat and raised beds. It has season-long integrity and is easily removed from the field after harvest. Strong enough for either double cropping in the same season or possibly over two seasons. Uniform red color for uniform field results. Almost total weed control, reduce of soil moisture evaporation.