The first chapter in the book on introduction and importance is specially dealt on the basis of available information on ber and experience of working on this crop. It includes ber species, ber growing in India, cultural significance of jujube in China, diversity in ber varieties and importance and objectives of mulching. A brief research review on mulching in ber, other fruit crops and related crops is presented in second chapter under vegetative growth characters, flowering and fruit setting, fruit characters, chemical characters of fruit, leaf and soil nutrient status, soil moisture distribution and weed growth. The third chapter on research planing on mulching is self explanatory and designed according to the need of ber growers. The detailed results are presented in forth chapter under research achievement on mulching and discussed in the light of available literature. The outcome of research is summerized and concluded in fifth chapter. The book will be highly useful for graduate and post graduate students in Horticulture of Agricultural Universities and Colleges. The book will serve a practical guide in planning of research on mulching in various fruit crops.