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Silver Metallic Plastic Mulch Ground Cover 1.0 mil Embossed 4 ft x 25 ft - Seed World
Silver Metallic Plastic Mulch Ground Cover 1.0 mil Embossed 4 ft x 25 ft - Seed World
Silver Metallic Plastic Mulch Ground Cover 1.0 mil Embossed 4 ft x 25 ft - Seed World
Silver Metallic Plastic Mulch Ground Cover 1.0 mil Embossed 4 ft x 25 ft - Seed World
Silver Metallic Plastic Mulch Ground Cover 1.0 mil Embossed 4 ft x 25 ft - Seed World

Silver Metallic Plastic Mulch Ground Cover 1.0 mil Embossed 4 ft x 25 ft

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Silver Metallic Plastic Mulch Ground Cover 1.0 mil Embossed 4 ft x 25 ft

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.

Features:

  • 4FT X 25FT Roll
  • Higher Crop Yields
  • Reduce the use of chemicals and provides organic pest control. Goodbye APHIDS!
  • Suppress weeds and helps retain moisture