Mulchit™ Mulch Film

Agricultural mulch film is a plastic film - available in rolls or as folded- used in the ground, under the root systems of plants, to facilitate crop cultivation.

Advantages

  • limits weed growth
  • increases soil retention of moisture and heat
  • prevents soil erosion by wind and rain
  • modifies soil temperature
  • enhances soil structure by preventing soil crusting and soil compaction

Benefits

  • Improves crop yield and precocity. The growth of plants on mulch can be twice that of plants in unmulched soil.
  • Since the mulch film raises the temperature of the soil in the plant bed, it promotes faster crop development and earlier harvest.
  • Save on weedicide expenses. Black & White on black mulches will reduce light penetration to the soil. Weeds cannot generally survive under such mulch.
  • Reduces Soil Compaction: Since the mulch does not allow much of water to wet the soil, the soil under plastic mulch remains loose friable and well aerated. This allows the roots to have access to adequate oxygen and at the same time it enhances microbial activity.
  • Cleaner Vegetable Produced: Since no soil is splashed onto the plants or fruit, the edible product from mulched crops is cleaner and less subject to rot; the plastic should be stretched tight to allow the run-off of water
  • Increases Growth: Mulch film enhances the availability of CO2 which helps the growth of leaves of the plant. Research has shown that high levels of carbon dioxide may build up under the plastic because the film does not allow the gas to escape; it has to escape through the holes punched for the plants and a "chimney effect" is created, resulting in abundant CO2 for the actively growing leaves.
  • The crop protected by mulch film is less prone to attack by viruses.
  • The crop also has less chance of getting infected by insects.
  • The crop grown under mulch film requires less water than unmulched crop.
  • Saves cost of labour involved in weed removal.

Specifications:

  • Thickness - 7 to 100 micron
  • Width - 250 mm to 1800 mm (Lay Flat). Width upto 2600 mm will be available by Sept. 2008
  • Color - Natural (transparent), Black, or Any Photo selective Colour, Bi-Color - Black/White; Black/Yellow; Black/Red; Brown/Yellow, or as per specific requirement