At Ginegar, we are committed to helping our customers overcome these challenges, and offer multiple solutions that contribute to water conservation and efficient water usage.
One of these products – our Mulch More™ Films Moisture – contribute to moisture protection and water conservation by reducing evaporation and water fluctuations in the soil, and helping to maintain constant humidity in the root zone.
It’s been a busy start to the year and now that we have a moment, we’d like to turn our attention to the subject of water shortages and conservation, which places ongoing pressure on growers around the world to use water efficiently wherever possible.
These advanced multi-layer mulch films are manufactured using two methods – multi-layer blow film co-extrusion and cast (flat die) extrusion; offer UV protection; and are available either embossed (cast) or smooth (blown) and in a wide range of thicknesses and widths according to specific growers’ needs, specifications and crops.
Features and Purposes
Moisture protection and water conservation
Saves water and fertilizers by reducing evaporation and water fluctuations in the soil, and helps maintain constant humidity in the root zone.
The combination of films and drip irrigation improves water dispersion and contributes to maintaining consistent levels of moisture in the soil. In addition, darkness under the mulch “raises” root development towards ground level. Oxygen availability in the upper soil and darkness provide ideal microclimate conditions for root development under the mulch.
Substrate for plants and fruit
The mulch films prevent direct contact between the plants and fruit with the soil and preserve the quality of the fruit.
Prevention of fertilizer dilution
In open areas, fertilizers may be diluted in the root zone area (specifically in high precipitation microclimate areas). The use of mulch films prevents this from occurring.
Sealed or opaque mulch films reduce the germination of weeds.
Modification of microclimates in plant and soil environments
Transparent film helps retain heat and raises the temperature of the soil, which is significant in autumn, winter and early spring. Opaque films (such as black/silver, black/ black) reduce the day-night temperature fluctuations in the soil, and black/white films reflect the light and improve enhance photosynthesis.
Pest attraction or repelling
Reflective films (silver facing up) repel pests, specifically aphids and trips. Yellow mulch films attract moths and reduce their adhesion ability.
Mulch Films for Orchards
Recently, Ginegar upgraded its films for orchard plantations. The films are manufactured using our unique 5-layer technology, which has very strong mechanical properties and is specifically formulated to protect against UV, heat and agrochemical premature degradation.In fact, recent studies that were conducted in California and Israel on a range of orchards showed that Ginegar’s Mulch films help to: