Sunday, September 7, 2014

Plastic Mulch

One of the unique features of farming in the Jordan Valley is that every plant is protected in some way from the effects of water scarcity.  Even the open field crops are protected at the root level by plastic mulch which allows more uniform water application as well as a big reduction in evaporation.  Plants with water readily available to their root systems do not get water stressed and perform better than plants that go through periods of water scarcity and stress between irrigation times.

Plastic Sheet Mulch being laid over the top of drip tubing to inhibit evaporation and enhance even distribution of water

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