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A mulch is a layer of material applied to the surface of soil. Reasons for applying mulch include conservation of soil moisture, improving fertility and health of the soil, reducing weed growth and enhancing the visual appeal of the area. It can be applied to bare soil or around existing plants.
Special textiles that are manufactured for agricultural applications.
These textile structures are used as controlling environment for plants / animals in applications like
Sunscreen net, Wind shield nets, Bird nets, Crop covers, Harvesting nets, Insect nets, Mulch mat , Anti-hailstone nets, Packing sacks and, wrappers, Fishing nets, Cut grass collection bags, Underlay fabrics, Udder support nets.
Centre of Excellence Agro-Textiles
A protective covering, as of bark chips, straw, or plastic sheeting, placed on the ground around plants to suppress weed growth, retain soil moisture, or prevent freezing of roots.
Low cost – Vegetable, Medium cost tunnel – Spices , High cost - Floriculture
Protection from attack of birds, insects, other pests and prevention of weed growth, reduction in harvesting and post harvesting losses. .
Cover the film to the entire area around the tree and the end should be buried in the ground. Semi circular holes could be made at four corners of the film in order to facilitate water movement. The position of the slit/opening should be parallel to the wind direction. Cover the corners of the film with 4-6 inches of soil on all sides to keep the filmin position.