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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 1731-1737
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.204


Biodegradable Plastic Mulch for Water Conservation in Horticultural Crops
S. Ahirwar*, M.K. Tiwari, G. Namwade and S. Bhukya
College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Anand Agricultural University, Godhra, Gujarat-389001, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Water is the elixir of life, precise and efficient use of this elixir is very crucial and utmost important in the busy and clutter life. Agricultural sector is the greater consumer of water. Use of plastic mulch in agriculture sector increases water use efficiency but problem is that removal from field after use. Biodegradable plastic mulch offers an environmentally sustainable alternative to conventional polyethylene mulch. In this paper, types of mulch, importance of biodegradable plastic mulch, comparison between biodegradable plastic mulch over different mulches, effect of temperature, evaporation, reduces weed growth, conserve soil moisture and effect on yield are reviewed.


Keywords: Plastic mulch, Biodegradable plastic mulch, Water use efficiency
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Ahirwar, S., M.K. Tiwari, G. Namwade and Bhukya, S. 2019. Biodegradable Plastic Mulch for Water Conservation in Horticultural Crops.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 1731-1737. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.204