Horticulture Research Station

Row Covers for Early Tomato Production

Authors: Henry G. Taber (Iowa State University) , Anna Webb (Iowa State University)

  • Row Covers for Early Tomato Production

    Horticulture Research Station

    Row Covers for Early Tomato Production

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Abstract

Our previous research has shown wavelength selective plastic (SRM-olive) coupled with a row cover has given consistent top early yields. Clear plastic mulch was also superior provided there was excellent weed control. Agribon is a polypropylene spunbond material available in several weights that give various light transmission and frost protection characteristics. It is mostly used as a floating row cover for extended season production, frost protection, and wind and insect control. We tested the traditional slitted clear plastic row cover against the agribon (AG-19, light weight at 0.55 oz/yd2 with 85% light transmission).

Keywords: Horticulture

How to Cite:

Taber, H. G. & Webb, A., (2009) “Row Covers for Early Tomato Production”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2008(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2009
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