I am looking for some comparative trials on weed fabrics. Part of my operation needs 2 year fabric and I would like to know whether it might be more economical to purchase heavier long life fabric and repeatedly reuse it. Other parts of my operation require long lasting fabric like that is used in Blueberries.
Clark County Washington
I'm am not aware on trials that have compared different grades/manufacturers of weed mat or porous polyethylene weed cover. Berry growers, especially blueberry, generally use products that have a life span of at least 5 years, depending on climate. I would talk to your local WSU Extension service to see if they have done trials.