Review of the Impact of Drip Irrigation Mulching on Soil Characteristics and Efficiency in Water Usage

Shivam Mishra *

Mahakaushal University, Jabalpur, M.P., India.

R. C. Mishra

Mahakaushal University, Jabalpur, M.P., India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Vegetable growth and productivity are influenced by watering techniques and different kinds of mulch. The current study reviewed drip irrigation that used different irrigation volumes (V, 0.7V, and 0.9V) in drip treatments. Transparent mulch resulted in higher soil temperatures compared to black mulch. The study or situation involved the use of black mulch, which is a type of mulching material often used in agriculture. The use of black mulch caused the soil temperature to rise. The increase in soil temperature ranged from 2.6 to 5.5 degrees Celsius (°C). This indicates a considerable temperature difference. The moisture content in the non-mulched plots was found to be higher than that in the mulched ones. The utilization of plastic mulch resulted in water conservation ranging from 26% to 36% across various treatment conditions. In comparison to the control treatment, all treatment groups that used black mulch saw increased yields. By maximising water use, the use of mulching and drip irrigation in vegetable cultivation offers the potential to lower cultivation costs.

Keywords: Drip irrigation, water conservation, mulching

How to Cite

Mishra, S., & Mishra, R. C. (2023). Review of the Impact of Drip Irrigation Mulching on Soil Characteristics and Efficiency in Water Usage. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 13(10), 4373–4383.


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