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Use of Plastic Mulch on Cucumber (Cncumis Aativus) Production under Sudan Conditions

Use of Plastic Mulch on Cucumber (Cncumis Aativus) Production under Sudan Conditions

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Title: Use of Plastic Mulch on Cucumber (Cncumis Aativus) Production under Sudan Conditions
Author: AbuGoukh, AbuBakr A.
Abstract: The word 'mulch' is defined as the material (organic or inorganic) spread on the soil surface to protect the plant and modify the environmental conditions in which the plant is growing with the objective of achieving one or more of the following: Reduction of evaporation, increasing soil temperature, control of weeds earFier an, higher crop yields and maintenance of clean products. Historically, mulching with a layer of dead vegetable waste material has been prevalent for a long time in many parts of the world. Nowadays, there is a shift towards the use of plastic mulches in many countries especially by vegetable and strawberry growers in the United States and many Furopean countries. Little is known, however, about its use in the Sudan. In this paper the effects of plastic mulches on soil moisture, soil temperature and cucumber growth and yield under Sudan conditions are discussed.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/22279


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