Nonwovens in cultivation are used to optimise the productivity of crops, gardens and greenhouses. Their protective nature means that the need for pesticides is reduced and manual labour is kept to a minimum.
The different uses are:
In capillary mat applications, nonwovens promote the healthy growth of flowers and vegetables in greenhouses by using soil-less growing methods. They are engineered to optimise both water absorption, distribution and storage and the distribution of fertilizers for each individual plant.
A perfect climate for root and shoot
As both the global population and urbanisation increases, the prices of staple foods such as wheat and rice have escalated in recent years and there are fears of rising food scarcity in many areas of the world. As a consequence there is a need to improve agricultural yields and maximise the efficiency of farming methods, by whatever route possible.