Biodegradable Mulch

New grant aims to reduce plastic taken from fields to landfills

WSU leads a new $8 million USDA-funded project aiming to advance soil-biodegradable plastic mulches and develop innovative methods for recycling the regular plastic mulch.

Strawberries growing in a field on plastic mulch.

New mulch ideas could help curb our addiction to plastic

  Sharing new ideas to help farmers grow crops more sustainably and curb our global dependence on wasteful, perpetual plastic, Jessica Goldberger, associate professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, gave the 2018 presidential address to members of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. As past president of the Society, Goldberger offered […]

A line of growers and researchers take in a talk at an outdoor field day.