- Due to slow germination and initial growth of turmeric,
different types of mulches can be used to protect the sprouts and conserve
moisture, besides reducing weed growth. Mulching enhances germination.
- The crop is to be mulched immediately after planting
with green leaves or banana psuedostem or sugarcane trash at the rate
of 12 to 15 tonnes per hectare. It may be repeated for second time after
50 days worth the same quantity of green leaves after weeding and application
- Mulching of Sal leaves, Shorea robusta, has been found
to be beneficial in India and can be placed by sunhemp.