[Market-farming] Tomato problem

Bill Shoemaker wshoemak at inil.com
Fri Sep 1 08:31:57 EDT 2006


That's interesting specualation, but after using it for more than twenty 
years, I can't imagine what evidence there is for this. I've never seen 
disease associated with plastic mulch.

Bill Shoemaker, Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
University of Illinois - St Charles Horticulture Research Center
www.nres.uiuc.edu/faculty/directory/shoemaker_wh.html

>
> Plastic mulch can cut off air to the topsoil and prevent normal 
> evaporation
> through the hay, and create conditions for disease organisms.




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