Agricultural plastic ground cover is used as a protective cover placed over the soil used with all types of vegetable crops.

It has several advantages namely to increase soil temperature, reduce soil compaction and erosion, provide nutrients, reduce fertilizer leaching, suppress weed growth and seed germination. It helps decrease the evaporation of irrigation water. It also reduces weed growth and helps in bringing about an early crop with a much enhanced growth & quality.

Several types of plastic covers are available such as the black mulch, the transparent type, and the silver / black double sided type.

The plastic Mulch cover can be used any time of the year for practically all crops, however the best time to use it is late in spring after the soil has warmed up.