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Mechanical characterization of blends containing recycled paper pulp and other lignocellulosic materials to develop hydromulches for weed control

Author
Claramunt, J.; Mas, M.T.; Pardo, G.; Cirujeda Ranzenberger, Alicia; Verdu, AMC.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Biosystems engineering
Date of publication
2020-03
Volume
191
First page
35
Last page
57
DOI
10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2019.12.012
Project funding
El sistema hidroacolchado-suelo a escala reducida: valoración de la durabilidad y la resistencia del hidroacolchado, de sus efectos sobre propiedades físicas del suelo, y de su papel en el control de malas hierbas
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/177118 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1537511020300027 Open in new window
Abstract
Hydromulch spreading as a crop and land management technique might show important advantages over plastic films. Pulp from recovered paper and cardboard coming from paper mills, blended with several additives to develop biodegradable hydromulches, could be spread for weed control in perennial crops such as fruit orchards and vineyards. In the present work, 24 blends were prepared by mixing paper pulp with different additives: (a) wheat straw, rice hulls, and substrate used for mushroom cultivati...
Citation
Claramunt, J. [et al.]. Mechanical characterization of blends containing recycled paper pulp and other lignocellulosic materials to develop hydromulches for weed control. "Biosystems engineering", Març 2020, vol. 191, p. 35-57.
Keywords
Crop residues, Mulching, Punching, Seed bank, Seedling emergence, Strength
Group of research
TECTEX - Textile Technology Research Group

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