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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Mulching: Its effect on fruit productivity and soil health: A review

Author(s):
Anushka Sharma, Yash Hemant Pandya and Manish Bakshi
Abstract:
The demand for healthy horticultural crops has increased globally as a result of globalization and increased health awareness. Farmers have to grow more and higher-quality fruits in order to compete in the international market due to rising demand for fruits and market competition. Mulching is one of the effective methods that can assist horticultural growers in increasing production while maintaining high quality. This paper is a review of various researches done in mulching to mitigate the moisture losses and effects of mulching in enhancing yield and quality of fruits. Black polythene mulch performs best in preventing evaporational losses among inorganic mulches. Paddy straws in organic mulches lead to better fruit physio-chemical characteristics. This paper reviews the different researches published on mulching and its effects along with the discussion on the opportunities they are providing for problem solving in agriculture.
Pages: 1106-1109  |  466 Views  317 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Anushka Sharma, Yash Hemant Pandya and Manish Bakshi. Mulching: Its effect on fruit productivity and soil health: A review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 1106-1109.

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