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Plastic Mulch 4 X 600 Metallic

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SKU: 05039-00-00

Unique alternative to certain pesticides.
Shown in university trials to reduce certain insect populations.
Reflective character disorients certain insects.

Metallic mulch has provided important benefits in actual tests. For example, reduction of virus-vectoring aphids in cucurbits (melons, squash and cukes), decreased viral infection, thus increasing the percentage of marketable fruit. A tomato test included reduction of silverleaf whiteflies populations, decreasing incidence of tomato mottle virus. The theory is that the metallic color of this mulch seems to confuse certain insects, possibly related to the light reflection disorienting them. It is recommended that the metallic mulch be used on a trial basis, comparing it to crop performance on black plastic.

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The Harris Seeds company began its catalog operation in 1879. It evolved from the efforts of Joseph Harris who became extremely successful in the selection of superior strains of vegetables and grains. The company became wildly popular because of his basic business philosophy - "Offer my customers a quality product at a fair price and they will return."



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