Get Growing with Plastic Mulch

Apr 13, 2020


The popularity of growing plants with plastic mulch has increased in the last few years. As more and more vegetable and specialty crop farmers are embracing the practice, they’re also sharing the benefits, which include:
  • Soil temperature in the bed is increase, allowing for faster development and earlier crop yields.
  • Inhibits weed growth around crops and keeps crops clean.
  • Prevents fungal disease through reduced soil splashing.
  • Retains soil moisture, prevents soil compaction, and reduces erosion and leaching.
 
If you’re interested in this type of farming, you can depend on Co-op for the specialty equipment you’ll need including layers, transplanters, and lifters from Rain-Flo Irrigation.
 
  • Plastic Mulch Layers
We carry several options of Rain-Flo Mulch Layers for both raised and flat beds. Available in one- and three-row options, these layers will lay plastic film in widths of three, four, and five feet with bed adjustments from three to nine inches. Other features include single or double drip irrigation attachment, dry fertilizer attachment, fumigation attachment, and a crowned bed. 
 
  • Plastic Mulch Transplanters
Rain-Flo offers the most versatile water wheel planters for plastic mulch. Their transplanters are available in a one- and three-row machines with three-point or three-point and trailer combo with one planting wheel, two water storage tanks, and racks for plant tray storage. You can pick a welded spike wheel or a snap on spike wheel.  The planter wheels are offered in a variety of diameters and spike sizes.  The snap on spike wheel gives you the option of changing the spikes for different tray capacities and so many options make it simple to order the perfect wheel for your particular crop spacing and tray capacity
 
  • Plastic Mulch Lifters
For the end of the season, we also carry Rain-Flo Plastic Mulch Lifters, so that you can get the plastic mulch film out of the field at the end of the growing season. 
 
To learn more about these products or the other farming equipment we carry, contact Ag Equipment USA at RPoteete@ourcoop.com or call 800-836-6075.

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