4 x 50 ft. Silver Plastic Mulch - Organic Insect Control - Vegetable Garden Cover
This highly reflective metallic silver mulch, made of 1.0 mil thick HDPE (high-density polyethylene plastic), disorients and repels insects such as thrips, aphids, flea beetles, and whiteflies by reflecting the light of a particular wavelength and illuminating the normally shady underside of the leaves.
With a black co-extruded bottom side, it suppresses weeds and retains moisture, but will also keep the soil 2 to 6° F cooler. Its inherent reflectivity also causes the canopy to absorb more light, resulting in up to 20% higher crop yields for particular crops, such as peppers.
Metallic mulch has provided important benefits in field tests. Benefits include reduction of virus-vectoring aphids on cucurbits (melons, squash, and cucumbers) and decreased viral infection, thus increasing the percentage of marketable fruit.
A tomato test showed a reduction of silver leaf whitefly populations, decreasing the incidence of tomato mottle virus. The silver color of this mulch seems to confuse certain insects because the light reflection disorients them.
- 4FT X 50FT Roll
- Higher Crop Yields
- Reduce the use of chemicals and provides organic pest control. Goodbye APHIDS!