Organix * White on Black * Compostable Plastic Mulch Film Degrades Naturally
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Organix BIODEGRADABLE 36" x 4000' , 48" x 4000' and 60" x 4000' in 0.7 Mil -- White on Black
Organix A.G. Film is proudly TUV-Certified for soil biodegradability globally, demonstrating that it will completely biodegrade without leaving any harmful residue. After harvest, Organix A.G. Film can be safely plowed into the soil for complete biodegradation. Existing micro-organisms in the soil digest it into organic content: biomass, water, and CO2. This means no harmful remnants or plastic residue is left behind, quicker field access and turnaround, and nutrient-dense topsoil remains in the field. Organix A.G. Film is easy to perforate and has good stretch properties, making it compatible with conventional mulch layers and irrigation equipment.
Biodegradable Mulches We all know the benefits of plastic mulch. Not only does it keep the weeds down, it warms up the soil giving us earlier (and more) tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and other heat loving veggies. But it costs us. Farmers estimate it costs $25-100 an acre for labor and disposal of plastic mulch. A possible alternative to black plastic mulch is biodegradable film mulches that look and act much like black plastic, but instead of ripping them up in the fall, you till them into the soil and the microbes degrade the material, leaving you a clean field in the spring.
Organix A.G. Film™ has outstanding performance and mechanical characteristics while providing a reduction in the costs of application thanks to its biodegradability in soil. Please review our recommendations below for optimal performance during your growing cycle.
Preparation of the Soil
If you are planning to use an organic fertilizer (like manure) this should be done well before laying Organix A.G. Film (as is usually the case owing to the high content of micro-organisms in the fertilizer). Rocks, stones or any remnants of previous crops (like corn) should be removed. Any holes or tears in the film will be subject to wind action during the crop cycle which could reduce the performance of the film. Laying of the Film Organix A.G. Film works well with existing equipment. You can apply the film at the same speed you would normally use with PE films.
However, tension should be reduced as much as practicable. Preventing stress on the mulch film when you lay it will provide the best performance during the growing cycle. You will find that Organix A.G. Film will tighten to the soil on its own. Perforating Organix A.G. Film can be done using the same methods as you use now. It is best to perforate and plant seedlings at the same time or soon after you have laid the film. * Irrigation Drip tube irrigation works well with the Organix A.G. Film. You should apply it the same as you would normally. (Overhead irrigation and surface irrigation has been used with Organix A.G. Film as well.)
The thickness of Organix A.G. Film plays a major part in the lifespan of film. Films that are 0.6 mil and 0.7 mil in thickness will perform well for 2 - 6 month cycles. Longer cycles would require a thicker film. Sunlight, moisture and soil type should also be taken into consideration, both for duration of the film and biodegradability. Lower organic matter content and colder autumn/winter months will naturally slow the biodegradation process. Our team is here to help you choose the best film for your specific purposes. We have an Organix A.G. Film product for your needs. Purchase Organix A.G. Film online now. Storage Stores very well. Organix A.G. Film will arrive in protective wrapping. To avoid scuffs and tears, it should be kept wrapped until you are ready to use. Left in its wrap, it will be ready to use next season. Store in a cool, dry place.
Author: TriCounty Farm Service
I am really impressed, we used this for our crop and by the fall time it was already degrading in the ground, then we tilled the rest in the soil. As of this March there is no sign of plastic from last year.