SRM Red Plastic Mulching Film Smooth (4ft x 600ft)

$124.99
In stock
SKU
KB-70027-900

Red plastic mulch not only suppresses weeds and retains moisture but also increases production of tomatoes and strawberries. Red mulch has been found to increase production from 12 to 20 percent due to the reflection of fruit-enhancing red light.

SRM Red Plastic Mulching Film Smooth (4’ x 600’)

 Features:

  • Reflects intense red light back up onto plants and triggers a fruiting response
  • SRM stands for Selective Reflecting Mulch
  • Prevents weeds from growing near plants
  • Warms soil 4 - 6 degrees fahrenheit
  • Reduces soil moisture evaporation
  • Easy to install, and easy field removal
  • Flexible and stretchable to conform to uneven plant beds, rows and raised beds
  • Strong enough for double cropping in the same season or possibly for use over two seasons
  • Economically priced for large scale production 
This 1.0 mil red plastic mulch not only suppresses weeds and retains moisture but it also increases production of tomatoes and strawberries. Red mulch has been shown to increase tomato production from 12-20% due to the reflection of certain growth-enhancing light waves from sunlight on to the plant. This dramatic increase has resulted from the film reflecting far-red light up into the plant. A color sensitive protein within the tomato plant that regulates plant growth and development is triggered during the reflecting period.
 
Strawberry plants were also shown to produce larger berries when grown with this mulch. Field tests at the Agricultural Research Service in Florence, South Carolina have indicated that red plastic mulch suppresses root-knot nematode damage in tomatoes.
 

Unit Ship Weight: 14 lbs

Installation Tips:

  • Prepare soil well so that it is smooth and friable
  • Do not lay plastic on dry soil
  • Plastic should be in close contact with the soil for maximum heat transfer into the soil
  • Be sure the edges of the plastic are well secured with soil

Crops that are suited for SRM Red:

  • Vegetables - Tomatoes, peppers, melons
  • Small fruits - Strawberries in annual hill system
  • Cut flowers (Because of variation among species of flowers, on-farm trials should be made.)
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