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PLASTICULTURE

  • Plasticulture refers to use of plastics in agriculture and horticulture

  • Some of the major Plasticulture applications are: Drip Irrigation Systems, Sprinkle Irrigation Systems and poly houses.
    1. - Land under drip and mini sprinkler irrigation: 1.70 lakh ha.
    2. - Land under sprinkle irrigation: 14 lakh ha.

  • Benefits of Plasticulture are: yield improvement up to 50-60%, water savings up to 60-70%, prevention of weed growth, fertilizer savings up to 30-40%.