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Biodegradable Mulches
(Benefits and Profitability)

Webinar Episode 6

We invite you to watch this webinar about “Biodegradable Mulch: Benefits and Profitability” presented by our in-house experts in mulch, Javier Pery and Sara Erlbacher.

Biodegradables are a trending topic 🔥 in agriculture so, as Uncle Sam would say, I want YOU to use Biodegradable Mulches: A webinar about the benefits and profitability related to biodegradable mulch films.

Why? Because biodegradables have the same benefits as standard polyethylene (plastic) mulch but are also soil biodegradable and compostable. This characteristic eliminates the need for collection and disposal at the end of the product’s life cycle thus also reducing the removal, recycling ♻ and landfill costs.

The most relevant features of biodegradable plastics include:
  • They don’t produce toxic waste after usage.
  • Their installation is standard procedure and does not require special machinery.
  • They don’t contain heavy metals.
Main crops currently using biodegradable plastic mulch:
  • Pepper
  • Tomato
  • Eggplant
  • Zucchini
  • Watermelon
  • Melon/ Cantaloupe
  • Lettuce, among others
You'll learn:
  • Introduction to the use of biodegradable mulches. Types of crops
  • Applications
  • Lay, lift, retrieval opf Bio mulch
  • Types of Bio film: Transparent, Black, Different thicknesses and formulations Black/White, Gray,
  • Soil degradation process. EN17033 and TUV certificate
  • Case studies comparing the purchase and handling costs of conventional mulch versus Bio mulch.
At the end of the webinar there is a Q&A session where Javier and Sara answer frequently doubts about this topic.

About Speakers

Javier Pery

Javier Pery

Product Manager
Armando Alvarez Group

More about Javier
Based in Almería, Spain. With a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Technical Engineering from the Madrid Polytechnical University (UPM, for its acronym in Spanish), he became involved in the Agribusiness in the liquid fertilizer sector at the beginning of the year 2000, developing some of the sprayable bio stimulators based on amino acids and deficiency correctors that are used today in horticulture and some extensive crops such as sugarcane. He has 12 years of experience working for the plastics film industry as part of a worldwide team. He holds the position of Product Manager in the Armando Alvarez Group since 2012. As such, his duties in the Armando Alvarez Group include managing product performance, production, and market innovations to create a worldwide distribution network based on Almeria (Spain). BIO products for mulching or the TIF products, Solarization and Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD) films that are the latest trends on soil treatments are currently the main focus.
Sara Erlbacher Montalvo Colarte

Sara Erlbacher

Export Sales
Armando Alvarez Group

More about Sara
I began my professional career in the Armando Alvarez Group in 2002, in Export Sales in the Agricultural Division. Since then, I have been actively involved in different product developments and research works, adapting our product range to the demands of the different markets. During the last 18 years, many things have changed in the use of agricultural films, and my target has ever been and is, to offer solution for the arising needs.


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