Mulched vs. Unmulched Tomatoes and Water Usage

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth
Funds awarded in 2008: $272.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: North Central
State: Kansas
Project Coordinator:


  • Vegetables: tomatoes


  • Animal Production: watering systems
  • Crop Production: water management
  • Pest Management: mulches - general

    Proposal abstract:

    The purpose of this project is to use two types of mulch to control weeds and conserve water resources on tomato plantings. Comparisons of overall plant health and yield will be made between mulched and unmulched plots with two different water treatments.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.