Mulching is the practice of covering the soil to achieve more favorable conditions for plant growth, development and efficient crop production.
Traditionally mulching is done with all different kinds of organic matter; i.e.: grass, straw, hay, weeds, etc.
Nowadays mostly synthetic materials like plastic foils are used.
The plastic mulches are completely impermeable to water. Therefore it prevents direct evaporation of moisture from
the soil and thus limits the water losses and soil erosion over the surface and plays an important role in conserving water
Advantages of plastic mulching
- Moisture retention
- Leaching reduction
- Less soil compaction
- Improved fruit quality
- Weed suppression
- Insect and disease suppression
- Reduced drowning of crops during the rainy season
- Mulches develop a microclimatic underside of the sheet, which is higher in carbon dioxide due to the higher level of microbial activity
- Less nematodes population
Detailed advantages on the use of mulch foil can be found here.
We supply mulch foil with aluminum topside and a black down side.
It is sold in pieces of 50 m long and 1.20 m wide.
Large quantity rolls are available on request.
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