Soil solarization Film

Soil solarization Film

Soil solarization Film is an important farming practice that is used commercially in areas with high summer solar radiation and air temperature. Clear plastic films are used in this technique to increase soil temperature during the longest period of daylight and at the highest temperature to manage soil-borne diseases such as insects, diseases, nematodes, fungi, and weeds. This application should be left on the soil’s surface for about 6 weeks. (In some diseases, this period can last up to ten weeks.) Since 2005, due to environmental regulations such as the restriction of methyl bromide use and a lack of effective alternatives, soil solarization will help to reduce the use of such chemicals along with improving food safety.


Benefits of Soil Solarization Film

Maximum soil heating occurs when the plastic is close to the soil. Therefore, it is important that the area to be treated is levelled and free of weeds, plants, debris, and large clods which would raise the plastic off the ground. The area should be treated with a rototiller or by disking or turned over by hand and raked until smooth to provide an even surface, this will help water penetrate and moisten the soil Profile. The soil must be moist for maximum effect. Moisture not only makes organisms more sensitive to heat, but it also conducts heat faster and deeper into the soil. Soil can be moistened by pre-irrigation, by drip or furrow irrigation, immediately after which the plastic should be applied over the soil. Irrigation under plastic usually controls pests slightly faster and to a greater extent than when irrigation is done before the plastic is laid. Our Solarization film has high mechanical properties to withstand maximum stress during installation. It’s available with different microns width up to 8 Meters and customized lengths.

The results are quite simply stunning : 

1- Increase plant growth response.
2- Nematode control.
3- Disease control.
4- Weed control.