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compares to PE mulch from performance, soil health, economic, and environmental perspectives. The European standard EN 17033 is used to verify that a BDM is 100% soil-biodegradable ( Hayes and Flury 2018 ), and this test can be third-party verified, for

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the term BDM to refer to products that are advertised as biodegradable, but most of these studies test functionality of the BDM during the cropping season and do not test biodegradation of the mulch either during the season or after soil incorporation

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). Biodegradable plastic offers a potential solution to some of the issues associated with PE mulch; however, BDM users are concerned about the extent and rate of mulch biodegradation in the field after soil incorporation and impacts on soil health and the

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contaminated with soil and debris, only about 10% is recycled ( Kasirajan and Ngouajio, 2012 ). Soil-biodegradable mulches (BDMs) are made from biodegradable polymers such as poly(butylene adipate- co -terephthalate), polylactic acid, polyhydroxyalkanoate, and

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) elongation of mulches during 3-year storage in laboratories in (A, C) Knoxville, TN, and (B, D) Mount Vernon. PE = polyethylene mulch film; PLA/PHA = experimental soil-biodegradable mulch (BDM) composed of polylactic acid (PLA) and polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA

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driven. According to Miles et al. (2009) , growers indicate they lack sufficient information to evaluate the efficacy of biodegradable plastic mulches or understand the potential impacts on soil health and quality. During focus group meetings in 2012

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, biodegradable plastic mulch is designed to perform comparably to PE mulch while also biodegrading in soil or composting environments at the end of its useful lifetime ( Miles et al., 2017 ). The long-term environmental impacts of biodegradable plastic mulch

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Biodegradable plastic mulch was introduced in the 1990s as an alternative to PE mulch, which has been used in agriculture worldwide since the early 1960s to control weeds, conserve soil moisture, modify soil temperature, shorten time to harvest, and

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critical for soil warming, weed seed germination, and plant growth. Air temperature affected soil temperature under the mulches. As expected, soil temperature was generally cooler under the mulches in 2006 early in the season. Overall, the biodegradable (BD

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Weed control with biodegradable mulch in vegetable crops Acta Hort. 801 291 297 Moreno, M.M. Moreno, A. 2008 Effect of different biodegradable and polyethylene mulches on soil properties and production in a tomato crop Scientia Hort. 116 256 263

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