Could Biodegradable Mulches Be A New Tool for Your Production Toolbox?

Tue, Dec 11, 2018 2:00 PM EST


Plastics are all around us. In agriculture, plastic mulches provide many advantages for vegetable production, such as weed and disease management, earliness of harvest, increased yield and quality, and moisture retention.

However, plastic mulch use is not without disadvantages, including the cost, labor and environmental issues associated with plastic mulch disposal. Biodegradable mulches (BDMs) offer a potential alternative if they can provide similar advantages to plastic mulch without the disadvantages.

Featured Speaker:





Annette Wszelaki
Professor, Commercial Vegetable Extension Specialist
The University of Tennessee


Moderator




Robin Siktberg
Custom Content Editor
Meister Media Worldwide
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