Agricultural Mulch Film
Plastic mulch is used by farmers in the US to cover over 3 million acres of agricultural crops each year. This is a standard practice to control weeds, conserve moisture and shorten time to harvest, but this plastic is not environmentally or economically sustainable. The paper-based alternative developed by Cerealus and the University of Maine is more effective and contributes the same benefits, in addition to reducing non-recyclable waste. This paper is coated with a formulation containing zein and other ingredients derived from renewable and biodegradable resources. At the end of the growing season, our ag film can be mulched back into the field, no other competitor product can offer this benefit.
- Biodegradable and environmentally-friendly
- Increases early yield
- Retains moisture and inhibits weed growth
- Reduces fertilizer leaching
- Decreases soil compaction
- Protects fruits and aids in managing pests