Plasticulture

Plasticulture refers to agricultural practices that incorporate the use of plastic. Primary uses of plastic in agriculture are: plastic mulch, films for soil fumigation or solarization, covers for high tunnels and greenhouses, and tape for drip irrigation. While much of agricultural science is focused on optimizing the use of plastics-based practices and technologies, there is also consideration for the disposal and fate of agricultural plastics post-use. This site provides information on plasticulture in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest.