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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 47-55
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.008


Studies on Utilization of Plastic Mulching in Tillage by Conservation of Energy: An Overview
P.S. Joshi and S.V. Pathak
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, College of Agril. Engg. and Tech., Dapoli, India
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Abstract:

Generally, energy conservation and fuel savings are related to the amount of reduction in tillage and may be quite substantial with no-tillage. Less machinery is required for reduced tillage, which contributes to the decrease in overall energy used in the crop production. No-tillage, minimum tillage and mulching have been broadly used in the modern agriculture operations which had showed excellent results in past as well as in present. These techniques have provided obvious benefits of soil and water conservation on sloping farm-land in the hill regions. In order to reduce erosion, weed control and conservation of soil as well as water, biodegradable mulch practices are utilized. There is increasing interest in the use of plastic mulching for vegetable and fruit crops in the agriculture field. Plastic mulches have tremendous effect on growth and yield of different crops. Plastic mulch can be applied on ground by manual and mechanical method. As compared to the manual method, mechanical method is generally adopted to decrease drudgery of labour with accuracy and efficiency of work.


Keywords: Energy conservation, Minimum tillage, Biodegradable mulch, Mulching, Application of plastic mulch
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Joshi, P.S. and Pathak, S.V. 2018. Studies on Utilization of Plastic Mulching in Tillage by Conservation of Energy: An Overview.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 47-55. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.008