K-State BAE The Link Fall 2022

Bioplastics with Regenerative Agricultural Properties

Plastic films and mulches have been used in high-value and specialty crop production as a physical barrier to weed growth since the 1950s. Over the last decade, due to the environmental issues associated with conventional plastics, use has begun shifting from conventional plastics to biodegradable polymers. These films are used to control soil moisture and nutrients, improve irrigation efficiency, manage temperature, suppress weeds and improve agricultural product quality…

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