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In 2010, Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.) was grown on polyethylene mulch films and bare soil for evaluate the effect of colored plastic mulches on weed and crop yield. The plastic mulches were blue, black, clear, red and silver on black. Black and silver/black plastic mulches suppressed weeds which were encouraged under clear, blue and red mulches. Results indicated that soil temperature increased under the various colored plastic mulches about 3 to 6 ˚C more than it in bare soil. Number ofdoi:10.7763/ijesd.2012.v3.291 fatcat:icm3rinor5d5njaealng4sohzy