Dubois Agrinovation Inc.

Dubois Agrinovation Inc.

November 15, 2006 09:30 ET

Growers Gain with BioTelo Eco-Friendly Alternative to Polyethylene Mulch Film

ST-REMI, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 15, 2006) - BioTelo mulch film is organic, 100% biodegradable and compostable. This new mulch is exclusively made of Mater-Bi, a corn starch based raw material (without any genetically modified elements) that allows micro organisms in the soil to transform the mulch in water, carbon dioxide, and biomass. The total biodegradability of Mater-Bi is certified with several institutes around the world.

All of our conventional or organic growers who tried BioTelo Black Mulch Film last season are extremely satisfied; in fact, they already have placed their order and bought more rolls than in 2006! They say the film appears more fragile at the installation but agronomically, it offers the same performance as a polyethylene mulch film. It also looks great on the soil and at the end, they don't have to spend time, effort, and money removing it. It is more expensive than a regular mulch film but after totaling up their expenses, efforts, and time related to the removal of plastic film, the cost is about the same.

BioTelo controls weeds and eliminates or reduces herbicides, and no toxic residues are left in the soil which help to reduce considerably the impact on the environment, especially in regards to the warming of the planet, the quality of the water and soil. Sensitive to the ecology, BioTelo is the solution for the next generation of growers!

This past summer, BioTelo Black Mulch was applied with different crops on over 1000 acres in North America. The film behaved as expected. During the application process, the tension has to be kept relatively loose and after a few hours or the next day, the mulch clings to the soil bed. At the end of the season, the edges of the mulch, that are buried, are already decomposed, the remaining mulch is very weak and brittle so it is recommended to reincorporate it into the soil with discs or a tilling machine in order to speed up the breakdown. The following season, no residues will be left in the field and the mulch will be completely decomposed.

BioTelo is available in 3 types of degradation and starts to breakdown on average after: 3 to 4 months (.5mil), 4 to 5 months (.6mil), and 6 to 7 months (.8mil).

We are currently looking for dealers in different areas of the USA!

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