Shown in university trials to disorient certain insects, thereby reducing their populations. 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 reduction of silverleaf whitefly populations, decreasing incidence of tomato mottle virus. The silver color of this mulch seems to confuse certain insects, because the light reflection disorients them. Metallic Mulch is also available with 8 inch black strip down the middle for increased soil temperatures around young transplants. It is recommended that Metallic mulch be used on a trial basis. Smooth 1.25 mil. 4' x 4000'.