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Table 1 The improvement in the economic yield of various crops due to mulching

From: Potential agricultural and environmental benefits of mulches—a review

Crop Economic yield tons ha−1 % Increase in yield References
Un-mulched Mulch
Tomato 6.02 8.27 27.20 Moursy et al. (2015)
Chickpea 5.91 7.32 19.26 Fetri et al. (2015)
Cotton 1.67 2.22 24.77 Ahmad et al. (2015)
Mustard 0.41 0.61 32.78 Saikia et al. (2014)
Rice 5.39 6.83 21.08 Devasinghe et al. (2015)
Lentil 0.80 0.89 10.11 Alami-Milani et al. (2013)
Maize 2.49 4.76 47.68 Hashim et al. (2013)
Mung beans 1.02 1.36 25.00 Jiang et al. (2012)
Soybean 1.32 1.57 15.92 Arora et al. (2011)
French beans 12.73 14.10 9.71 Kamal et al. (2012)
Potato 24.00 30.00 20.00 Dvorak et al. (2009)
Barley 3.77 4.27 11.70 Malecka and Blecharczyk (2008)
Wheat 7.24 7.79 7.06 Yang et al. (2006)