Vegtech 2000 - The leading company in the Greenhouse Industry in Southern Africa - mulches

By: Vegtech  11-11-2011

The Mulch More™ range of films from Vegtech offers advanced, multi-layer technology. Films are available with an embossed or smooth finish, in a variety of thicknesses and widths to suit any requirement.

The use of plastic mulches in conjunction with the use of drip irrigation has many benefits.

  • Insulation
    Mulch More™ films insulate plants from contact with moist soil, dramatically reducing fruit rot. (A drier micro-climate reduces plant sensitivity to diseases such as Downy mildew and Botrytis.)
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
    Reflectant MulchMore™ products (e.g. Silver or Yellow) reduce the incidence of insects and insect-vectored viral diseases.
  • Water Conservation
    Mulch More™ films prevent water loss from evaporation at the soil surface and maintain humidity in the root zone.
  • Weed control
    Opaque Mulch More™ films prevent weed germination and growth, while Clear Polydak burns off weeds with solarisation.
  • Temperature Control
    Selected Mulch More™ products adjust light and heat conditions to specific requirements and provide optimal root zone temperature.
  • Environmental Protection
    Mulch More™ Ozgard barrier films for effective soil fumigation contain Methyl Bromide which helps reduce the required dosage by as much as 50%. (Proven in international field trials.)
Product Colour Weed Control Soil Temp. IPM Season/ Crop
Polydak Transparent Solarisation Very High None Early/ Vegetables.
Al-Or Brown Yes Medium None Spring/winter/ Autumn Vegetables & Strawberries.
Silver/Black Silver/Black Yes Low Aphids & Whitefly All seasons/ All crops
Silver/Slt Silver/Brown Yes Medium Aphids & Whitefly All plantings Strawberries.
Yellow/Slt Yellow/Brown Yes Low Whitefly Summer Vegetables
Black/White Black/White Yes Very Low Aphids & Whitefly Summer All crops
  • All films are available with embossed or smooth finishes.
  • All films can be pre-punched with planting holes.
  • All films are available as high barrier films for use with Methyl Bromide.
  • Polydak can also be used as a solarisation film.

Mulch More™ films are available in lay flat widths for embossed up to 2.13m wide and for smooth up to 2.3m wide.


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