Photo-Degradable mulch is the latest greatest in agricultural
plastics. Now not only do you get all the qualitys from
non-degradable plastics, but also the ease and eco-friendliness of our
photo-degradable plastic mulch. It's simple, lay the mulch,
have an outstanding harvest, & let the plastic break down into H20,
CO2, & Biomass.
No more hassle of pulling up the plastic at the end of the season! Degradable saves time and money.
It lays down just as good as the regular plastic but at the
end of the season you do not have to pick it up. The sun will
start to break the material down over time. It will first
start to become brittle and then break apart. Time length of
degradation varies and depends on climate, cloud cover, intensity of
the sun and chemical usage. Corn grown under clear plastic
can be harvested as much as two to three weeks earlier, verses corn
grown on bare ground. Studies by Penn State University show
boosts in crop developments up to 35%! If you're gardening or growing commercially you need to use our Plastic Mulch!
Crops Suited for Black Photo-Degradable Plastic Mulch:
- Vegetables: Warm season and cool
season crops that are transplanted and for direct
seeded crops that are seeded in hills such as cucumbers and squash. Strawberries in annual hill system.
- Cut Flowers
Advantages of using Black Photo-Degradable Mulch
- Our embossed plastic lays
extremely well with very few machine adjustments. You can lay
it at higher speeds.
- Our embossed plastic has
superior elasticity with a built in memory that hugs the bed tighter
than smooth or cold post embossed films. This material will
not flop in the wind.
- This hot cast film is
extremely strong and elastic in all directions. In turn it
sticks to the bed and will not allow heat to escape.
- Our embossed is more opaque
than like gauges of blown or smooth films. This translates
into better weed suppression and more evenly dispersed temperature
- This material has a superior
field life and is easy to pick up at the end of the season.
- Prepare soil well. It should be smooth and pliable
- Do not lay paper on dry soil. Beds should be firm.
- To prevent tearing, adjust wheels on plastic laying machine so that they do not stretch the paper.
- Plastic should be in close contact with the soil for maximum heat transfer into the soil.
- Be sure the edges of the plastic are well secured with soil.
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