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Table 2 Selection of Mulches according to Ecological Conditions

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

Sr. No. Ecological Situation Mulches
1 Rainy season Perforated mulch
2 Orchard and plantation Thicker mulch
3 Soil solarisation Thin transparent film
4 Weed control through solarisation Transparent film
5 Weed control in cropped land Black film
6 Sandy soil Black film
7 Saline water use Black film
8 Summer cropped land White film
9 Insect repellent Silver colour film
10 Early germination Thinner film