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 the annual hill system.
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 control.
This material has a superior field life and is easy to pick up at the end of the season.
Prepare the soil well. It should be smooth and pliable
Do not lay the paper on dry soil. The beds should be firm.
To prevent tearing, adjust wheels on plastic laying machines 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.