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  1. ‘White revolution’ to ‘white pollution’—agricultural plastic film mulch in China

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    Liu, E. K.; He, W. Q.; Yan, C. R.

    2014-09-01

    Plastic film mulching has played an important role in Chinese agriculture due to its soil warming and moisture conservation effects. With the help of plastic film mulch technology, grain and cash crop yields have increased by 20-35% and 20-60%, respectively. The area of plastic film coverage in China reached approximately 20 million hectares, and the amount of plastic film used reached 1.25 million tons in 2011. While producing huge benefits, plastic film mulch technology has also brought on a series of pollution hazards. Large amounts of residual plastic film have detrimental effects on soil structure, water and nutrient transport and crop growth, thereby disrupting the agricultural environment and reducing crop production. To control pollution, the Chinese government urgently needs to elevate plastic film standards. Meanwhile, research and development of biodegradable mulch film and multi-functional mulch recovery machinery will help promote effective control and management of residual mulch pollution.

  2. Nanoparticles from Degradation of Biodegradable Plastic Mulch

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    Flury, Markus; Sintim, Henry; Bary, Andy; English, Marie; Schaefer, Sean

    2017-04-01

    Plastic mulch films are commonly used in crop production. They provide multiple benefits, including control of weeds and insects, increase of soil and air temperature, reduction of evaporation, and prevention of soil erosion. The use of plastic mulch film in agriculture has great potential to increase food production and security. Plastic mulch films must be retrieved and disposed after usage. Biodegradable plastic mulch films, who can be tilled into the soil after usage offer great benefits as alternative to conventional polyethylene plastic. However, it has to be shown that the degradation of these mulches is complete and no micro- and nanoparticles are released during degradation. We conducted a field experiment with biodegradable mulches and tested mulch degradation. Mulch was removed from the field after the growing season and composted to facilitate degradation. We found that micro- and nanoparticles were released during degradation of the mulch films in compost. This raises concerns about degradation in soils as well.

  3. Effects of straw and plastic film mulching on greenhouse gas emissions in Loess Plateau, China: A field study of 2 consecutive wheat-maize rotation cycles.

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    Chen, Haixin; Liu, Jingjing; Zhang, Afeng; Chen, Jing; Cheng, Gong; Sun, Benhua; Pi, Xiaomin; Dyck, Miles; Si, Bingcheng; Zhao, Ying; Feng, Hao

    2017-02-01

    Mulching practices have long been used to modify the soil temperature and moisture conditions and thus potentially improve crop production in dryland agriculture, but few studies have focused on mulching effects on soil gaseous emissions. We monitored annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the regime of straw and plastic film mulching using a closed chamber method on a typical winter-wheat (Triticum aestivum L. cv Xiaoyan 22) and summer-maize (Zea mays L. cv Qinlong 11) rotation field over two-year period in the Loess Plateau, northwestern China. The following four field treatments were included: T1 (control, no mulching), T2 (4000kgha(-1) wheat straw mulching, covering 100% of soil surface), T3 (half plastic film mulching, covering 50% of soil surface), and T4 (complete plastic film mulching, covering 100% of soil surface). Compared with the control, straw mulching decreased soil temperature and increased soil moisture, whereas plastic film mulching increased both soil temperature and moisture. Accordingly, straw mulching increased annual crop yields over both cycles, while plastic film mulching significantly enhanced annual crop yield over cycle 2. Compared to the no-mulching treatment, all mulching treatments increased soil CO2 emission over both cycles, and straw mulching increased soil CH4 absorption over both cycles, but patterns of soil N2O emissions under straw or film mulching are not consistent. Overall, compared to T1, annual GHG intensity was significantly decreased by 106%, 24% and 26% under T2, T3 and T4 over cycle 1, respectively; and by 20%, 51% and 29% under T2, T3 and T4 over cycle 2, respectively. Considering the additional cost and environmental issues associated with plastic film mulching, the application of straw mulching might achieve a balance between food security and GHG emissions in the Chinese Loess Plateau. However, further research is required to investigate the perennial influence of different mulching applications.

  4. Degradation of biodegradable plastic mulch films in soil environment by phylloplane fungi isolated from gramineous plants

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    Koitabashi, Motoo; Noguchi, Masako T; Sameshima-Yamashita, Yuka; Hiradate, Syuntaro; Suzuki, Ken; Yoshida, Shigenobu; Watanabe, Takashi; Shinozaki, Yukiko; Tsushima, Seiya; Kitamoto, Hiroko K.

    2012-01-01

    To improve the biodegradation of biodegradable plastic (BP) mulch films, 1227 fungal strains were isolated from plant surface (phylloplane) and evaluated for BP-degrading ability. Among them, B47-9 a strain isolated from the leaf surface of barley showed the strongest ability to degrade poly-(butylene succinate-co-butylene adipate) (PBSA) and poly-(butylene succinate) (PBS) films. The strain grew on the surface of soil-mounted BP films, produced breaks along the direction of hyphal growth ind...

  5. Distribution of phthalate esters in agricultural soil with plastic film mulching in Shandong Peninsula, East China.

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    Li, Kankan; Ma, Dong; Wu, Juan; Chai, Chao; Shi, Yanxi

    2016-12-01

    The content of phthalate esters (PAEs) was investigated in 36 vegetable fields with plastic film mulching in Shandong Peninsula, East China. Soils at depths of 0-10 cm, 10-20 cm, and 20-40 cm were collected, and 16 PAEs were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. PAEs were detected in all the analyzed samples. The total contents of the 16 PAEs (Σ16PAEs) ranged from 1.374 to 18.810 mg/kg, with an average of 6.470 mg/kg. Among the four areas of Shandong Peninsula, including Qingdao, Weihai, Weifang, and Yantai, the highest Σ16PAE in the soil was observed in Weifang district (9.786 mg/kg), which is famous for large-scale vegetable production. Despite the significant differences among the Σ16PAEs, the PAE compositions in soils with plastic film mulching in Shandong Peninsula were comparable. Diethyl phthalate (DEP), diisobutyl phthalate, and di(4-methyl-2-pentyl) phthalate were present in all the samples, whereas di-n-hexyl phthalate was detected only in Qingdao (∼1%) and dicyclohexyl phthalate was observed only in Weifang (5.7-8.2%) in low proportions. The ratios of dimethyl phthalate, DEP, and di-n-butyl phthalate, which exceeded allowable concentrations, were 63.9-100% at different soil depths, indicating high PAE pollution. The concentration of butyl benzyl phthalate detected only in Weifang exceeded the recommended allowable soil concentration. Overall, the high PAE content in the soil with plastic film mulching in Shandong Peninsula is an issue of concern because of the large amounts of plastic film used.

  6. Degradation of biodegradable plastic mulch films in soil environment by phylloplane fungi isolated from gramineous plants.

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    Koitabashi, Motoo; Noguchi, Masako T; Sameshima-Yamashita, Yuka; Hiradate, Syuntaro; Suzuki, Ken; Yoshida, Shigenobu; Watanabe, Takashi; Shinozaki, Yukiko; Tsushima, Seiya; Kitamoto, Hiroko K

    2012-08-02

    To improve the biodegradation of biodegradable plastic (BP) mulch films, 1227 fungal strains were isolated from plant surface (phylloplane) and evaluated for BP-degrading ability. Among them, B47-9 a strain isolated from the leaf surface of barley showed the strongest ability to degrade poly-(butylene succinate-co-butylene adipate) (PBSA) and poly-(butylene succinate) (PBS) films. The strain grew on the surface of soil-mounted BP films, produced breaks along the direction of hyphal growth indicated that it secreted a BP-degrading enzyme, and has directly contributing to accelerating the degradation of film. Treatment with the culture filtrate decomposed 91.2 wt%, 23.7 wt%, and 14.6 wt% of PBSA, PBS, and commercially available BP polymer blended mulch film, respectively, on unsterlized soil within 6 days. The PCR-DGGE analysis of the transition of soil microbial community during film degradation revealed that the process was accompanied with drastic changes in the population of soil fungi and Acantamoeba spp., as well as the growth of inoculated strain B47-9. It has a potential for application in the development of an effective method for accelerating degradation of used plastics under actual field conditions.

  7. Plastic-film mulching and urea types affect soil CO2 emissions and grain yield in spring maize on the Loess Plateau, China

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    Qiaofei Liu; Yu Chen; Weiwei Li; Yang Liu; Juan Han; Xiaoxia Wen; Yuncheng Liao

    2016-01-01

    A 2-year field experiment was conducted on maize (Zea mays L.) to explore effective ways to decrease soil CO2 emissions and increase grain yield. Treatments established were: (1) no mulching with urea, (2) no mulching with controlled release fertiliser (CRF), (3) transparent plastic-film mulching (PMt) with urea, (4) PMt with CRF, (5) black plastic-film mulching (PMb) with urea, and (6) PMb with CRF. During the early growth stages, soil CO2 emissions were noted as PMt > PMb > no mulching, and...

  8. Effects of No-tillage Combined with Reused Plastic Film Mulching on Maize Yield and Irrigation Water Productivity

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    SU Yong-zhong

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available A field experiment was conducted to determine the effects of reused plastic film mulching and no-tillage on maize yield and irriga-tion water productivity(IWP in the marginal oasis in the middle of Hexi Corridor region of northwestern China. The aim is to provide an alternative tillage and cultivation pattern for reducing plastic film pollution, saving cost and increasing income, and improving resource use efficiency. The field experiment was carried out in three soils with different textures and fertility levels. Three treatments for each soil were set up:(1 conventional tillage,winter irrigation, and new plastic mulching cultivation(NM;(2 no tillage, less winter irrigation and reused plastic mulching cultivation (RM;(3 no tillage, less winter irrigation and reused plastic mulching combined with straw mulching (RMS. The results showed that the average daily soil temperature in the two reused plastic mulching treatment(RM and RMS during maize sowing and elongation stage was lower 0.6~1.0℃(5 cm depth and 0.5~0.8℃(15 cm depth than that in the NM. This result suggested that no tillage and reused plastic mulching cultivation still had the effect of increasing soil temperature. Maize grain yield in the RM was reduced by 4.4%~10.6% compared with the conventional cultivation(NM, while the net income increased due to saving in plastic film and tillage ex-penses. There was no significant difference in maize grain yield between the RMS and NM treatment, but the net income in the RMS was in-creased by 12.5%~17.1% than that in the NM. Compared with the NM, the two reused plastic film mulching treatments (RM and RMS decreased the volume of winter irrigation, but maize IWP increased. Soil texture and fertility level affected significantly maize nitrogen uptake and IWP. In the arid oases with the shortage of water resources, cultivation practices of conservation tillage with recycle of plastic film is an ideal option for saving cost and increasing income

  9. Isolation of Native Soil Microorganisms with Potential for Breaking Down Biodegradable Plastic Mulch Films Used in Agriculture

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    2013-01-01

    Fungi native to agricultural soils that colonized commercially available biodegradable mulch (BDM) films were isolated and assessed for potential to degrade plastics. Typically, when formulations of plastics are known and a source of the feedstock is available, powdered plastic can be suspended in agar-based media and degradation determined by visualization of clearing zones. However, this approach poorly mimics in situ degradation of BDMs. First, BDMs are not dispersed as small particles thr...

  10. Isolation of Native Soil Microorganisms with Potential for Breaking Down Biodegradable Plastic Mulch Films Used in Agriculture

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    Bailes, Graham; Lind, Margaret; Ely, Andrew; Powell, Marianne; Moore-Kucera, Jennifer; Miles, Carol; Inglis, Debra; Brodhagen, Marion

    2013-01-01

    Fungi native to agricultural soils that colonized commercially available biodegradable mulch (BDM) films were isolated and assessed for potential to degrade plastics. Typically, when formulations of plastics are known and a source of the feedstock is available, powdered plastic can be suspended in agar-based media and degradation determined by visualization of clearing zones. However, this approach poorly mimics in situ degradation of BDMs. First, BDMs are not dispersed as small particles thr...

  11. Isolation of native soil microorganisms with potential for breaking down biodegradable plastic mulch films used in agriculture.

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    Bailes, Graham; Lind, Margaret; Ely, Andrew; Powell, Marianne; Moore-Kucera, Jennifer; Miles, Carol; Inglis, Debra; Brodhagen, Marion

    2013-05-10

    Fungi native to agricultural soils that colonized commercially available biodegradable mulch (BDM) films were isolated and assessed for potential to degrade plastics. Typically, when formulations of plastics are known and a source of the feedstock is available, powdered plastic can be suspended in agar-based media and degradation determined by visualization of clearing zones. However, this approach poorly mimics in situ degradation of BDMs. First, BDMs are not dispersed as small particles throughout the soil matrix. Secondly, BDMs are not sold commercially as pure polymers, but rather as films containing additives (e.g. fillers, plasticizers and dyes) that may affect microbial growth. The procedures described herein were used for isolates acquired from soil-buried mulch films. Fungal isolates acquired from excavated BDMs were tested individually for growth on pieces of new, disinfested BDMs laid atop defined medium containing no carbon source except agar. Isolates that grew on BDMs were further tested in liquid medium where BDMs were the sole added carbon source. After approximately ten weeks, fungal colonization and BDM degradation were assessed by scanning electron microscopy. Isolates were identified via analysis of ribosomal RNA gene sequences. This report describes methods for fungal isolation, but bacteria also were isolated using these methods by substituting media appropriate for bacteria. Our methodology should prove useful for studies investigating breakdown of intact plastic films or products for which plastic feedstocks are either unknown or not available. However our approach does not provide a quantitative method for comparing rates of BDM degradation.

  12. Spring maize yield, soil water use and water use efficiency under plastic film and straw mulches in the Loess Plateau

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    Lin, Wen; Liu, Wenzhao; Xue, Qingwu

    2016-12-01

    To compare the soil water balance, yield and water use efficiency (WUE) of spring maize under different mulching types in the Loess Plateau, a 7-year field experiment was conducted in the Changwu region of the Loess Plateau. Three treatments were used in this experiment: straw mulch (SM), plastic film mulch (PM) and conventional covering without mulch (CK). Results show that the soil water change of dryland spring maize was as deep as 300 cm depth and hence 300 cm is recommended as the minimum depth when measure the soil water in this region. Water use (ET) did not differ significantly among the treatments. However, grain yield was significantly higher in PM compared with CK. WUE was significantly higher in PM than in CK for most years of the experiment. Although ET tended to be higher in PM than in the other treatments (without significance), the evaporation of water in the fallow period also decreased. Thus, PM is sustainable with respect to soil water balance. The 7-year experiment and the supplemental experiment thus confirmed that straw mulching at the seedling stage may lead to yield reduction and this effect can be mitigated by delaying the straw application to three-leaf stage.

  13. Plastic-film mulching and urea types affect soil CO2 emissions and grain yield in spring maize on the Loess Plateau, China.

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    Liu, Qiaofei; Chen, Yu; Li, Weiwei; Liu, Yang; Han, Juan; Wen, Xiaoxia; Liao, Yuncheng

    2016-01-01

    A 2-year field experiment was conducted on maize (Zea mays L.) to explore effective ways to decrease soil CO2 emissions and increase grain yield. Treatments established were: (1) no mulching with urea, (2) no mulching with controlled release fertiliser (CRF), (3) transparent plastic-film mulching (PMt) with urea, (4) PMt with CRF, (5) black plastic-film mulching (PMb) with urea, and (6) PMb with CRF. During the early growth stages, soil CO2 emissions were noted as PMt > PMb > no mulching, and this order was reversed in the late growth stages. This trend was the result of topsoil temperature dynamics. There were no significant correlations noted between soil CO2 emissions and soil temperature and moisture. Cumulative soil CO2 emissions were higher for the PMt than for the PMb, and grain yield was higher for the PMb treatments than for the PMt or no mulching treatments. The CRF produced higher grain yield and inhibited soil CO2 emissions. Soil CO2 emissions per unit grain yield were lower for the BC treatment than for the other treatments. In conclusion, the use of black plastic-film mulching and controlled release fertiliser not only increased maize yield, but also reduced soil CO2 emissions.

  14. Plastic-film mulching and urea types affect soil CO2 emissions and grain yield in spring maize on the Loess Plateau, China

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    Liu, Qiaofei; Chen, Yu; Li, Weiwei; Liu, Yang; Han, Juan; Wen, Xiaoxia; Liao, Yuncheng

    2016-01-01

    A 2-year field experiment was conducted on maize (Zea mays L.) to explore effective ways to decrease soil CO2 emissions and increase grain yield. Treatments established were: (1) no mulching with urea, (2) no mulching with controlled release fertiliser (CRF), (3) transparent plastic-film mulching (PMt) with urea, (4) PMt with CRF, (5) black plastic-film mulching (PMb) with urea, and (6) PMb with CRF. During the early growth stages, soil CO2 emissions were noted as PMt > PMb > no mulching, and this order was reversed in the late growth stages. This trend was the result of topsoil temperature dynamics. There were no significant correlations noted between soil CO2 emissions and soil temperature and moisture. Cumulative soil CO2 emissions were higher for the PMt than for the PMb, and grain yield was higher for the PMb treatments than for the PMt or no mulching treatments. The CRF produced higher grain yield and inhibited soil CO2 emissions. Soil CO2 emissions per unit grain yield were lower for the BC treatment than for the other treatments. In conclusion, the use of black plastic-film mulching and controlled release fertiliser not only increased maize yield, but also reduced soil CO2 emissions. PMID:27329934

  15. 册亨县水稻覆膜直播栽培试验%Experiment of Plastic Film Mulching Cultivation by Direct Seeding of Rice in Ceheng County

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    黄如泽

    2014-01-01

    册亨县水稻覆膜直播栽培试验研究结果表明,地膜覆盖直播栽培能耐干旱、没有杂草、病虫害少,只是开始时用工较多,但整体上分析,覆膜直播比旱育稀植移栽的效果好。%The results of experiment of plastic film mulching cultivation by direct seeding of rice in Ceheng County showed that plastic film mulching cultivation by direct seeding had drought tolerance,no weeds,fewer pests and diseases,just the employment was more at the beginning,but on the whole,plastic film mulching cultivation by direct seeding had better effect than dry nursery and sparse planting transplant.

  16. Plastic-film Mulching in Different Periods for Lanzhou Lily Production and Soil Temperature and Humidity Influence%不同时期覆膜对兰州百合产量及土壤温湿度的影响

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    徐学军; 魏桂琴

    2012-01-01

    在兰州百合种植区进行秋覆膜、顶凌覆膜和不覆膜3种栽培模式试验,结果表明,在兰州百合生长的每一个生育期,株高、茎粗、叶长、叶宽、根重均是秋覆膜(A)〉顶凌覆膜(B)〉不覆膜(CK);0~20cm土壤含水量、土壤温度不同生育时期秋覆膜、顶凌覆膜均高于传统不覆膜栽培;百合鳞茎产量秋覆膜栽培较传统不覆膜栽培高21.2%,顶凌覆膜栽培较传统不覆膜栽培高4.5%。%In autumn plastic-film mulching,plastic-film mulching topling and no plastic-film mulching three cultivation patterns test in Lanzhou lily growing areas,the experimental results show that the growth in Lanzhou lily every growth period,the plant height,stem diameter,leaf length,leaf width and weight of root,of all is an.autumn plastic-film mulching〉b.topling〉CK.No plastic-film mulching;0-20 cm soil moisture,soil temperature of plastic-film mulching topling and autumn plastic-film mulching are higher than the traditional non-plastic-film mulching cultivation in different growth periods.Lily bulb production with autumn plastic-film mulching with a more traditional cultivation no coated high 21.2%,plastic-film mulching top ling with a more traditional cultivation no laminating high 4.5%.

  17. Research on Mechanization Technology of Plastic Film Mulching%地膜覆盖机械化技术研究

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    孙杰

    2016-01-01

    介绍地膜覆盖机的分类、结构组成及性能,分别论述各类地膜覆盖机械的工作原理及特点,阐述地膜覆盖机的使用、调试、维护要点,为地膜覆盖机械的选用及维护提供技术借鉴。%In this paper, it introduced the classification, structural composition and performance of plastic mulching machine, dis-cussed separately the working principle of every kind of plastic mulching machine, expounded the main points of application, debugging and maintaining of plastic mulching machine, providing technical references for the selection and maintaining of plastic mulching ma-chine.

  18. 不同地膜覆盖方式在果树生产中的应用%Application of Different Plastic Film Mulching in Fruit Tree Production

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    李红波; 陶增姣; 李海东; 辛燕; 路瑾瑾; 祝秋平; 郑禾

    2016-01-01

    Aiming to investigate the application of different plastic film mulching methods in the production of fruit trees,in the paper, the author applied the application of different plastic film mulching (ordinary plastic film, non-woven cloth and cloth) is used as the material. The result showed that the ordinary plastic film mulching short-term cost savings, but to the pollution of the environment larger; non-woven cloth pollution automatic degradation, but actual service life is short;gardening cloth durable, long term saving production cost, the best overall performance.%本研究旨在探讨不同地膜覆盖方式在果树生产上的应用。以不同地膜覆盖(普通塑料地膜、无纺布地布和园艺地布)为材料,在果树生产上进行应用。结果表明:普通塑料地膜覆盖短期节约成本,但对环境污染较大;无纺布地布无污染可自动降解,但实际使用寿命较短;园艺地布经久耐用,长期来看节约生产成本,综合表现最好。

  19. Yield Potential of Soil Water and Its Sustainability for Dryland Spring Maize with Plastic Film Mulch on the Loess Plateau

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    Lin, Wen; Liu, Wenzhao

    2016-04-01

    Plastic film mulch(PM) is an agronomic measure widely used in the dryland spring maize production system on the Loess Plateau of China. The measure can greatly increase yield of dryland maize due to its significant effects on soil water conservation. Few researches have been done to investigate how the yield potential is impacted by PM. The yield-water use (ET) boundary equation raised by French and Schultz provides a simple approach to calculate crop water limited yield potential and gives a benchmark for farmers in managing their crops. However, method used in building the equation is somewhat arbitrary and has no strict principle, which leads to the uncertainty of equation when it is applied. Though using PM can increase crop yield, it increases soil temperature, promotes crop growth and increases the water transpired by crop, which further leads to high water consumption as compared with crops without PM. This means that PM may lead to the overuse of soil water and hence is unsustainable in a long run. This research is mainly focused on the yield potential and sustainability of PMing for spring maize on the Loess Plateau. A principle that may be utilized by any other researchers was proposed based on French & Schultz's boundary equation and on part of quantile regression theory. We used a data set built by collecting the experimental data from published papers and analyzed the water-limited yield potential of spring maize on the Loess Plateau. Moreover, maize yield and soil water dynamics under PM were investigated by a long-term site field experiment. Results show that on the Loess Plateau, the water limited yield potential can be calculated using the boundary equation y = 60.5×(x - 50), with a platform yield of 15954 kghm-2 after the water use exceeds 314 mm. Without PMing, the water limited yield potential can be estimated by the boundary equation y = 47.5×(x - 62.3) , with a platform yield of 12840 kghm-2 when the water use exceeds 325 mm, which

  20. 绿豆覆膜栽培效应研究%The Effect of Plastic Film Mulching on Mung Bean

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    赵雪英; 卢成达; 张泽燕; 张耀文

    2014-01-01

    在绿豆鼓粒期,选取晴朗无云天气,对不同覆膜方式处理下的绿豆进行光合指标采集,结合成熟期与绿豆产量有关的表型性状,研究不同地膜覆盖方式对绿豆产量的影响。结果表明:地膜覆盖能增温、保湿、保持养分、增加光效。用140 cm渗水地膜覆盖处理的绿豆持绿度高,叶片叶绿素含量明显高于露地平播(对照),净光合速率高,干物质积累时间长,绿豆产量有明显增加。140 cm渗水地膜覆盖绿豆产量2691 kg/hm2,较露地平播和窄幅地膜处理分别增加了20.9%和6.3%。%In order to study the effect of plastic film mulching dealt with different way on mung bean yield, the author chose the cloudless fine weather to measure the photosynthetic indexes in the seed filling period of mung bean, and measured the phenotypic traits relating to mung bean yield in the mature period. The results showed that the plastic film mulching could increase soil temperature, retain moisture, keep nutrient, and increase photosynthetic efficiency, the mung bean had higher green degree, net photosynthetic rate, and its chorophyll content was significantly higher than no-covered (contrast), so its photosynthetic matter accumulation time was long, the yield had obviously increased. The mung bean yield was 2691 kg/hm2 with 140 cm water-osmosis plastic membrane covered, which increased by 20.9%to no-covered and 6.3%to narrow membrane treatment.

  1. Biodegradable plastic agricultural mulches and key features of microbial degradation.

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    Brodhagen, Marion; Peyron, Mark; Miles, Carol; Inglis, Debra Ann

    2015-02-01

    The development of biodegradable plastic mulch films for use in agriculture has been ongoing for decades. These films consist of mixtures of polymers with various additives. As a result, their physical and chemical properties differ from those of the pure polymers often used for in vitro enzymatic and microbial degradation studies, raising questions about the biodegradation capability of mulch films. Currently, standards exist for the biodegradation of plastics in composting conditions but not in soil. Biodegradation in soil or compost depends on a complex synergy of biological and abiotic degradative processes. This review discusses the physicochemical and structural properties of biodegradable plastic mulches, examines their potential for on-site decomposition in light of site-to-site variance due to environmental and biological conditions, and considers the potential for long-term effects on agroecosystem sustainability and functionality.

  2. Effects of plastic-film mulching and nitrogen application on forage-oriented maize in the agriculture-animal husbandry ecotone in North China

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    Xiong DU; Xiuju BIAN; Weihong ZHANG; Fucun YANG; Lifeng ZHANG

    2008-01-01

    To counter the actual problems of forage shortage and low quality existing in the agriculture-animal husbandry ecotone in North China,a research was conducted to study the effects of plastic-film mulching and nitrogen application on the production of forageoriented maize with the aim of producing water-saving forage with high-yield and good quality.Field experiments combined with laboratory experimental estimation and analysis was adopted.Plastic-film mulching increased the dry biomass of forage-oriented maize by 23.8% with effectively improving the maize's nitrogen absorption so that the apparent utilization ratio and output-input ratio of nitrogen were enhanced.The content of crude protein in maize plant was increased and thus,forage nutritive quality was improved.Plastic-film mulching remodeled the maize field water consumption scheduling pattern and increased the water use efficiency by over 10%.Nitrogen application to forage-oriented maize co-improved the biomass and the nutritive quality with the nutritive matter (percentage and yield) several times of the biomass.Nitrogen application increased maize biomass production by 36.1%-39.5% and it increased the contents of crude protein and crude fat in maize plant by 109% and 145%,respectively.The yields of the two nutritive matters increased by 160% and 210%.Nitrogen application at the were considered as the most proper rates to guarantee high yield and good quality of forage-oriented maize and were the rates to keep the available nitrogen balanced in the soil.Plastic-film mulching and nitrogen fertilizer application to forage-oriented maize was an effective way of producing forage with high yield and good quality,relieving the shortage of animal forage and acceleratingecological recovery and economic development in this ecotone in North China.

  3. Application of plastic trash sorting technology in separating waste plastic mulch films from impurities%塑料垃圾分选技术在废旧地膜与杂质分离中的应用研究进展

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    石鑫; 牛长河; 乔园园; 张海春; 王学农

    2016-01-01

    Plastic film mulching technique has been using widely in China because of it’s notable features such as raising temperature,inhibiting weed growth,promoting crop maturity and increasing production. A large number of used plastic mulch films which have not be recycled and accumulated in the soil year after year and results serious waste plastic mulch film pollution. Recycled waste plastic mulch films twined each other with other impurities and makes the mulch film utilization becomes difficult. Some recycled waste plastic mulch films has been stacked or burned on field ridge freely which leads secondary pollution.Thus, the waste plastic mulch film pollution problems should be cracked from it’s beginning.Agricultural waste plastic mulch film and impurities separation technology is key links during mechanized mulch films recycling and reusing. Waste plastic mulch film as a valuable renewable resource and be important part of plastic production which comes from waste plastic mulch film by separation process. Effective recycling and reusing of waste plastic mulch film can improve economic benefits and even what’s more is that it can decrease the secondary pollution probability which caused by improper waste plastic mulch film handling. Some documents shows that the thickness of plastic mulch film used in foreign countries is generally above 0.12mm which keep the tensile strength of plastic mulch film be good enough and promote the rolling recycling machine development.Waste plastic mulch film is clean and complete which recycled by rolling recycling machine and it can be reused directly.At present, there is no relevant report about technology and equipment for waste plastic mulch film separation at abroad.The thickness of the plastic mulch film used generally in China between 0.004-0.008mm which leads the tensile strength not good enough after harvesting season and can not be recycled by rolling way. The only way which can recycling waste plastic mulch film by

  4. [Effect of controlled release fertilizer on nitrous oxide emission from paddy field under plastic film mulching cultivation].

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    Zhang, Yi; Lü, Shi-Hua; Ma, Jing; Xu, Hua; Yuan, Jiang; Dong, Yu-Jiao

    2014-03-01

    A field experiment was conducted to assess the effect of controlled release fertilizer on N2O emission in paddy field under plastic film mulching cultivation (PM) with water-saving irrigation. Results showed that in the rice growing season, cumulative N2O emissions from the plots applied with urea (PM+U) and with controlled release fertilizer (PM+CRF) were (38.2 +/- 4.4) and (21.5 +/- 5.2) mg N x m(-2), respectively. The N2O emission factors were 0.25% and 0.14% in the treatments PM+U and PM+CRF, respectively. The controlled release fertilizer decreased the total N2O emission by 43.6% compared with urea, of which 49.6% was reduced before the drying period. It also reduced the peak of N2O emission by 52.6%. However, it did not affect soil microbial biomass N and soil NH(4+)-N content at any rice growing stage, and grain yield either. No significant correlation was observed between N2O flux and soil Eh or soil temperature at the depth of 5 cm.

  5. Warmer and Wetter Soil Stimulates Assimilation More than Respiration in Rainfed Agricultural Ecosystem on the China Loess Plateau: The Role of Partial Plastic Film Mulching Tillage.

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    Gong, Daozhi; Hao, Weiping; Mei, Xurong; Gao, Xiang; Liu, Qi; Caylor, Kelly

    2015-01-01

    Effects of agricultural practices on ecosystem carbon storage have acquired widespread concern due to its alleviation of rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Recently, combining of furrow-ridge with plastic film mulching in spring maize ecosystem was widely applied to boost crop water productivity in the semiarid regions of China. However, there is still limited information about the potentials for increased ecosystem carbon storage of this tillage method. The objective of this study was to quantify and contrast net carbon dioxide exchange, biomass accumulation and carbon budgets of maize (Zea maize L.) fields under the traditional non-mulching with flat tillage (CK) and partial plastic film mulching with furrow-ridge tillage (MFR) on the China Loess Plateau. Half-hourly net ecosystem CO2 exchange (NEE) of both treatments were synchronously measured with two eddy covariance systems during the growing seasons of 2011 through 2013. At same time green leaf area index (GLAI) and biomass were also measured biweekly. Compared with CK, the warmer and wetter (+1.3°C and +4.3%) top soil at MFR accelerated the rates of biomass accumulation, promoted greater green leaf area and thus shortened the growing seasons by an average value of 10.4 days for three years. MFR stimulated assimilation more than respiration during whole growing season, resulting in a higher carbon sequestration in terms of NEE of -79 gC/m2 than CK. However, after considering carbon in harvested grain (or aboveground biomass), there is a slight higher carbon sink (or a stronger carbon source) in MFR due to its greater difference of aboveground biomass than that of grain between both treatments. These results demonstrate that partial plastic film mulched furrow-ridge tillage with aboveground biomass exclusive of grain returned to the soil is an effective way to enhance simultaneously carbon sequestration and grain yield of maize in the semiarid regions.

  6. Warmer and Wetter Soil Stimulates Assimilation More than Respiration in Rainfed Agricultural Ecosystem on the China Loess Plateau: The Role of Partial Plastic Film Mulching Tillage.

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    Full Text Available Effects of agricultural practices on ecosystem carbon storage have acquired widespread concern due to its alleviation of rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Recently, combining of furrow-ridge with plastic film mulching in spring maize ecosystem was widely applied to boost crop water productivity in the semiarid regions of China. However, there is still limited information about the potentials for increased ecosystem carbon storage of this tillage method. The objective of this study was to quantify and contrast net carbon dioxide exchange, biomass accumulation and carbon budgets of maize (Zea maize L. fields under the traditional non-mulching with flat tillage (CK and partial plastic film mulching with furrow-ridge tillage (MFR on the China Loess Plateau. Half-hourly net ecosystem CO2 exchange (NEE of both treatments were synchronously measured with two eddy covariance systems during the growing seasons of 2011 through 2013. At same time green leaf area index (GLAI and biomass were also measured biweekly. Compared with CK, the warmer and wetter (+1.3°C and +4.3% top soil at MFR accelerated the rates of biomass accumulation, promoted greater green leaf area and thus shortened the growing seasons by an average value of 10.4 days for three years. MFR stimulated assimilation more than respiration during whole growing season, resulting in a higher carbon sequestration in terms of NEE of -79 gC/m2 than CK. However, after considering carbon in harvested grain (or aboveground biomass, there is a slight higher carbon sink (or a stronger carbon source in MFR due to its greater difference of aboveground biomass than that of grain between both treatments. These results demonstrate that partial plastic film mulched furrow-ridge tillage with aboveground biomass exclusive of grain returned to the soil is an effective way to enhance simultaneously carbon sequestration and grain yield of maize in the semiarid regions.

  7. Influence of Different Approaches of Plastic Film Mulching on Soil Temperature, Yield and Quality of Watermelon in Gravel-mulched Field%不同覆膜方式对旱砂田西瓜土壤温度及产量和品质的影响

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    杜少平; 马忠明; 薛亮

    2011-01-01

    在传统砂田增温保墒基础上,为进一步提高对土壤的增温效果,提高砂田生产效率,在甘肃皋兰干旱山区的砂田上进行全地膜覆盖(FM)、起垄覆膜(RM)、半地膜覆盖(HM)、和不覆膜(CK)4种栽培模式试验.结果表明:各覆膜处理在5cm、10cm、15 cm、20 cm、25 cm土层的日地温、西瓜各生育时期平均地温及积温均为全覆膜>起垄覆膜>半覆膜>不覆膜,但随着土层的加深,增温效果逐渐减弱.各覆膜处理西瓜果实比不覆膜处理提前10 d左右成熟,并且西瓜产量和品质均以全覆膜(FM)最优,其产量及可溶性糖含量分别比传统半覆膜提高26%和10%.%Traditional gravel-mulched field has a certain capacity of water and heat preservation, in order to choose feasible covering techniques in enhancing the production efficiency on it, four different experiments were carried on the gravel and sand mulched field at the arid mountain area in GaoLan, Gansu, such as full plastic film mulching,ridge-forming and plastic film mulching, half flat-mulching and non-mulching. The results indicated that daily temperature, the average temperature and accumulated temperature in different soil depths (5 cm, 10 cm, 15 cm, 20 cm, 25 cm) at each growth period followed the principles: full plastic film mulching (FM)>ridge and plastic film mulching(RM)>half flat-mulching(HM)>non-mulching(CK), but the effect weaken with the depth of soil. Ripe stage of watermelon were promoted 10days under plastic film mulching, full plastic film mulching was the best than other treatments at yield and quality of watermelon, it increased yield and soluble sugar content by 26% and 10% respectively, higher than that of the half fiat-mulching.

  8. 全膜覆盖双垄集雨沟播种植马铃薯的效益分析%Output Value of Potato in Whole Plastic-film Mulching on Double Ridges and Planting in Catchment Furrows

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    郭忠富; 冯荔; 陈玢

    2012-01-01

    在降雨量400mm左右的原州区开城镇寇庄村,对晋薯7号进行了不同覆膜方式的研究。测定了0-20cm土层地温和0-100cm土壤含水量,以探索全膜覆盖双垄沟播栽培技术对土壤温度和含水量的影响。结果表明:在马铃薯生长的每一个时期,不同土壤深度的地温和有效积温总体表现为:秋季全膜双垄沟播栽培〉顶凌全膜双垄沟播栽培〉播期全膜双垄沟播栽培〉秋季半膜栽培〉顸凌半膜栽培〉播期半膜栽培;不同处理土壤含水量是秋季覆膜栽培〉顶凌覆膜栽培〉播期覆膜栽培,全膜覆盖栽培〉半膜覆盖栽培。播期半膜栽培马铃薯667m2产量为1436.9kg,而秋季全膜覆盖双垄沟播栽培667m2产量达到1762.7kg,增产效果非常显著。%In Kouzhuang Village, Kaicheng Town, Yuanzhou District, where annual rainfall is only about 400 mm, the potato cv. Jinshu 7 was planted under various mulching methods, and soil temperature in 0 - 20 cm and soil moisture in 1 - 100 cm were measured in order to understand the effects of the technique, whole plastic-film mulching on double ridges and planting in catchment furrows, on soil temperature and soil water content. The soil temperature and effective accumulated temperature in various potato growth stage showed the trend: whole plastic-film mulching on double ridges in autumn and planting in catchment furrows 〉 whole plastic-film mulching on double ridges in eady spring and planting in catchment furrows 〉 whole plastic-film mulching on double ridges just before planting and planting in catchment furrows 〉 half plastic-film mulching in autumn and planting in ridge 〉 half plastic-film mulching in early spring and planting in ridge〉 half plastic-film mulching just before planting and planting in ridge. Soil water content was mulching in autumn〉 mulching in early spring 〉 mulching just before planting, and whole plastic-film mulching 〉 half plastic-film

  9. Cotton’s Water Demand and Water-Saving Benefits under Drip Irrigation with Plastic Film Mulch

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    Yingyu YAN; Juyan LI

    2016-01-01

    The primary purpose of this research was to give suitable irrigation program according to the growth period and water requirement.A cotton field experiment with mulched drip irrigation was conducted at the National Field Observation and Research Station for Oasis Farmland Ecosystem in Aksu of Xinjiang in 2008.Water balance method was adopted to study the water requirement and water consumption law of cotton under mulched drip irrigation in Tarim Irrigated Area.Statistical analysis of experimental data of irrigation indicates that the relationship between yield of cotton and irrigation presents a quadratic parabola.We fit the model of cotton water production on the basis of field experimental data of cotton.And the analysis on water saving benefit of cotton under mulched drip irrigation was done.Results indicate that water requirements for the irrigated cotton are 543 mm in Tarim Irrigated Area.The water requirements of seedling stage is 252 mm,budding stage is 186 mm,bolling stage is 316 mm and wadding stage is 139 mm.the irrigation amount determines the spatial distribution of soil moisture and water consumption during cotton life cycle.However,water consumption at different growth stages was inconsistent with irrigation.Quantitatively,the water consumed by cotton decreases upon the increase of irrigation amount.From the perspective of water saving,the maximal water use efficiency can reach 3 091 m3/ha.But the highest cotton yield needs 3464 m3/ha irrigation water.In summary,compared to the conventional drip irrigation,a number of benefits in water saving and yield increase were observed when using plastic mulch.At the same amount of irrigation,the cotton yield with plastic mulch was 30.2% higher than conventional approaches,and the efficiency of water utilization increased by30.2%.While at the same yield level,29.3% water was saved by using plastic mulch,and the efficiency increased by 41.5%.

  10. [Effects of plastic film mulching and rain harvesting modes on chlorophyll fluorescence characteristics, yield and water use efficiency of dryland maize].

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    Li, Shang-Zhong; Fan, Ting-Lu; Wang, Yong; Zhao, Gang; Wang, Lei; Tang, Xiao-Ming; Dang, Yi; Zhao, Hui

    2014-02-01

    The differences on chlorophyll fluorescence parameters, yield and water use efficiency of dryland maize were compared among full plastic film mulching on double ridges and planting in catchment furrows (FFDRF), half plastic film mulching on double ridges and planting in catchment furrows (HFDRF), plastic film mulching on ridge and planting in film-side (FS), and flat planting with no plastic film mulching (NM) under field conditions in dry highland of Loess Plateau in 2007-2012. The results showed that fluorescence yield (Fo), the maximum fluorescence yield (Fm), light-adapted fluorescence yield when PS II reaction centers were totally open (F), light-adapted fluorescence yield when PS II reaction centers closed (Fm'), the maximal photochemical efficiency of PS II (Fv/Fm), the actual photochemical efficiency of PS II in the light (Phi PS II), the relative electron transport rate (ETR), photochemical quenching (qP) and non-photochemical quenching (qN) in maize leaves of FFDRF were higher than that of control (NM), and the value of 1-qP was lower than that of control, at 13:00, chlorophyll fluorescence parameters values of FFDRF was significantly higher than control, which were increased by 5.3%, 56.8%, 10.7%, 36.3%, 23.6%, 56.7%, 64.4%, 45.5%, 23.6% and -55.6%, respectively, compared with the control. Yield and water use efficiency of FFDRF were the highest in every year no matter dry year, normal year, humid year and hail disaster year. Average yield and water use efficiency of FFDRF were 12,650 kg x hm(-2) and 40.4 kg x mm(-1) x hm(-2) during 2007-2012, increased by 57.8% and 61.6% compared with the control, respectively, and also significantly higher compared with HFDRF and PS. Therefore, it was concluded that FFDRF had significantly increased the efficiency of light energy conversion and improved the production capacity of dryland maize.

  11. Effect of plastic film mulching on the grain filling and hormonal changes of maize under different irrigation conditions.

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    Full Text Available Plastic film mulching (PM is widely utilized for maize production in China. However, the effect of PM on the grain yield of crops has not been established, and the biochemical mechanism underlying the increase or decrease in grain yield under PM is not yet understood. Grain filling markedly affects the grain yield. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of PM on maize grain filling under different irrigation levels and the relationship of such effects with hormonal changes. In the present study, PM was compared with traditional nonmulching management (TN under 220 mm, 270 mm and 320 mm irrigation amount, and the grain filling characters of the grains located in various parts of the ear and the hormonal changes in the grains were measured. The results indicated that at 220 mm irrigation, PM significantly increased the grain filling rate of the middle and basal grains and decreased the grain filling rate of the upper grains. At 270 mm irrigation, the PM significantly increased the grain filling rate of the all grains. At 320 mm irrigation, the PM only significantly increased the grain filling rate of the upper grains. The IAA, Z+ZR and ABA content in the grains was positively correlated with the grain weight and grain-filling rates; however, the ETH evolution rate of the grains was negatively correlated with the grain weight and grain-filling rates. These results show that the effect of PM on maize grain filling is related to the irrigation amount and that the grain position on the ear and the grain filling of the upper grains was more sensitive to PM and irrigation than were the other grains. In addition, the PM and irrigation regulated the balance of hormones rather than the content of individual hormones to affect the maize grain filling.

  12. 地膜覆盖云杉播种苗越冬试验%Test on Qinghai Spruce Seedlings Overwinter with Plastic Film Mulching

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    2012-01-01

    Using mulch, straw and branches in Qinghai spruce seedlings overwintering seedlings of different cover design treatment, test results show that the over winter effect plastic film cover was best, survival rate was 98.2%.%利用地膜、麦草和树枝对青海云杉越冬苗进行不同覆盖物设计处理试验,结果表明地膜覆盖越冬效果最好,成活率达98.2%。

  13. Effects of Plastic Mulching Film on Yield and Quality of Flue-cured Tobacco in High Altitude Area%地膜覆盖对高海拔地区烤烟产量和品质的影响

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    孔德钧; 潘文杰; 熊晶; 马敏伦; 丁福章

    2011-01-01

    为明确威宁烤烟种植地区最佳的地膜使用方法,研究了不覆膜、35d揭膜和全生育期覆膜对烤烟产量和品质的影响.结果表明,35d揭膜和全生育期覆膜均能促进烟株早生快发,提高烟叶产量和产值,以全生育期盖膜处理效果最好,烟叶产量和产值分别较不盖膜处理提高20.9%和48.6%;但35d揭膜处理和全生育期覆膜处理均导致烟碱含量升高、钾含量降低,对烟叶品质不利.%Effect of non mulching, mulching for 35 days, and mulching for whole growing period on yield and quality of flue-cured tobacco was studied to find out the optimal mulching method of plastic mulching film in Weining tobacco growing areas. The results showed that both the treatments of mulching for 35 days and mulching for whole growing period, promoted the germination and growth, and improved the yield and output value, especially mulching for whole growing period was optimal, yield and output value increased 20. 9% and 48. 6% compared with non mulching; However, mulching for 35 days and mulching in whole growing period resulted to higher nicotine content and lower potassium content, both treatments negatively affected the quality of flue-cured tobacco.

  14. Effect of plastic film mulching on crop yield and nitrogen efficiency in semiarid areas.%半干旱地区地膜覆盖对作物产量和氮效率的影响

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    李世清; 李凤民; 宋秋华; 王俊

    2001-01-01

    The effect of plastic film mulching, water storage in soil profile before sowing, and nitrogen fertilization on crop yield and nitrogen efficiency was examined in this paper. The study site was on the cultivated lo,sial soil in semiarid areas with 415mm of annual rainfall and the test crop was spring wheat, Triticum aestivum. In order to study the effect of plastic film mulching, 4 levels of mulching were designed, including mulching of 0, 30 and 60 days after sowing and mulching over the whole growing period. The results showed that increase of soil water storage, plastic film mulching and nitrogen fertilization increased crop yield significantly(a< 0.01 ), and their effect followed in the order of nitrogen fertilization > increase of water storage>plastic film mulching. The effect of mulching on crop yield varied with water storage, nitrogen fertilization and mulching periods. When the water storage was low, there was no significant difference in crop yield between mulching and no mulching, although mulching increased crop yield slightly, and the nitrogen effi ciency was higher for no mulching and mulching 30 days. When the water storage was high, the difference between the yield of muching 60 days and no mulching was significant, but no difference in nitrogen efficiency was found for mulching 30 days, 60 days and over whole growing period. It was suggested that mulching over whole growing period was of less significance in practice.%在年降水量415mm的半干旱地区黄绵土上,以春小麦为供试作物进行大田试验,研究地膜覆盖进程(包括不覆膜、播种后覆膜30d、覆膜60d和全程覆膜)、底墒和施N对作物产量和N效率的影响.结果表明,增加底墒、地膜覆盖和施N均会显著增加作物产量和吸N量(α<0.01),其影响顺序为N肥>底墒>覆膜.覆膜对产量的效应因底、施N和覆膜进程而异.从平均看,在低底墒时,各种覆膜处理产量虽有增加,但与不

  15. 作物地膜覆盖安全期概念和估算方法探讨%Concept and estimation of crop safety period of plastic film mulching

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    严昌荣; 何文清; 刘恩科; 林涛; Pasquale Mormile; 刘爽; 刘勤

    2015-01-01

    该研究首次提出作物地膜覆盖安全期的概念,将其定义为“某一作物在某一区域要求地膜覆盖的最佳天数,也就是地膜覆盖农田土面能保持膜面完整的日数”,在此日数之前地膜应该保持基本完整,维持增温保墒和防除杂草等功能,此日数之后,这些功能基本消失。明确作物地膜覆盖安全期有利于作物生产的高效管理,指导地膜生产者研发出满足农业生产需求和成本较低的地膜产品,协助农民根据覆盖作物种类和生产条件选择合适的农用地膜。在此基础上,该研究构建了基于地膜覆盖增温保墒和抑灭杂草等功能测定和农作物郁闭度测定的2种作物地膜覆盖安全期估算方法。第1种方法是通过对作物覆盖地膜条件下土壤温度和水分的连续监测,构建作物地膜覆盖与未覆盖农田土壤温度、水分和杂草控制的时序图,寻求二者的交汇或者重合点即地膜覆盖的增温保墒功能消失或者基本消失的时间节点,从覆盖到这个日期的天数分别属于某种作物地膜覆盖的温度安全期和水分安全期。第2种方法式是通过系统监测作物全生育期郁闭度和地膜覆盖功能参数,建立作物郁闭度与地膜覆盖主要功能的关系曲线,综合研判后确定地膜覆盖功能消失时作物郁闭度,计算作物地膜覆盖安全期。作物地膜覆盖安全期相关研究可为构建中国地膜覆盖技术适应性评价体系、探明地膜覆盖适宜区域的空间分异规律、以及生物降解地膜生产和应用提供技术支撑。%Plastic mulching film plays an important role in development of agriculture. However, a series of problems such as pollution of plastic film residue left in the field occur. It is required to make a reasonable assessment on film mulching and rationally utilize it. Based on its application, this study proposed a concept of crop safety period of plastic

  16. Plastic mulching in agriculture. Trading short-term agronomic benefits for long-term soil degradation?

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    Steinmetz, Zacharias; Wollmann, Claudia; Schaefer, Miriam; Buchmann, Christian; David, Jan [Institute for Environmental Sciences, Group of Environmental and Soil Chemistry, University of Koblenz-Landau, Fortstraße 7, 76829 Landau (Germany); Tröger, Josephine [Department of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau, Fortstraße 7, 76829 Landau (Germany); Interdisciplinary Research Group on Environmental Issues, University of Koblenz-Landau, Fortstraße 7, 76829 Landau (Germany); Muñoz, Katherine [Institute for Environmental Sciences, Group of Environmental and Soil Chemistry, University of Koblenz-Landau, Fortstraße 7, 76829 Landau (Germany); Interdisciplinary Research Group on Environmental Issues, University of Koblenz-Landau, Fortstraße 7, 76829 Landau (Germany); Frör, Oliver [Institute for Environmental Sciences, Group of Environmental Economics, University of Koblenz-Landau, Fortstraße 7, 76829 Landau (Germany); Schaumann, Gabriele Ellen, E-mail: schaumann@uni-landau.de [Institute for Environmental Sciences, Group of Environmental and Soil Chemistry, University of Koblenz-Landau, Fortstraße 7, 76829 Landau (Germany)

    2016-04-15

    Plastic mulching has become a globally applied agricultural practice for its instant economic benefits such as higher yields, earlier harvests, improved fruit quality and increased water-use efficiency. However, knowledge of the sustainability of plastic mulching remains vague in terms of both an environmental and agronomic perspective. This review critically discusses the current understanding of the environmental impact of plastic mulch use by linking knowledge of agricultural benefits and research on the life cycle of plastic mulches with direct and indirect implications for long-term soil quality and ecosystem services. Adverse effects may arise from plastic additives, enhanced pesticide runoff and plastic residues likely to fragment into microplastics but remaining chemically intact and accumulating in soil where they can successively sorb agrochemicals. The quantification of microplastics in soil remains challenging due to the lack of appropriate analytical techniques. The cost and effort of recovering and recycling used mulching films may offset the aforementioned benefits in the long term. However, comparative and long-term agronomic assessments have not yet been conducted. Furthermore, plastic mulches have the potential to alter soil quality by shifting the edaphic biocoenosis (e.g. towards mycotoxigenic fungi), accelerate C/N metabolism eventually depleting soil organic matter stocks, increase soil water repellency and favour the release of greenhouse gases. A substantial process understanding of the interactions between the soil microclimate, water supply and biological activity under plastic mulches is still lacking but required to estimate potential risks for long-term soil quality. Currently, farmers mostly base their decision to apply plastic mulches rather on expected short-term benefits than on the consideration of long-term consequences. Future interdisciplinary research should therefore gain a deeper understanding of the incentives for farmers

  17. 马铃薯大棚套黑膜覆盖栽培技术%Planting Potato Using Black Plastic Film Mulching in an Anti-fogging Agricultural Plastic Film Covered Tunnel

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    林长治

    2013-01-01

    Potato has become a main crop in winter cropping system in Changle, but due to differences in cultivation, management and variation in annual climate conditions, potato yield and quality vary to a large extent. Planting potato using black plastic film mulching combined with drip irrigation under the mulching for fertigation in an anti-fogging agricultural plastic film covered tunnel provides potato a stable entironments for growth, and thereby increasing yield and quality of potato. Also by using this technique, potato could be marketed more than a month earlier. Therefore, the profit could be increased for potato farmers.%马铃薯已成为长乐市冬季农业生产的主要作物,但由于栽培技术与管理水平差异,年际气候变化较大,产量和品质也大不相同。马铃薯大棚套黑膜覆盖栽培技术通过构建温室大棚覆盖塑料无滴膜,起垄播种后覆盖黑色地膜,膜下铺设灌溉和施肥用的滴灌带等方法,为马铃薯生长发育提供了一个相对稳定的生态环境,可有效地提高马铃薯的产量和品质,且比露地栽培提早一个多月上市,稳定增加农户种植效益。

  18. Colored plastic mulch microclimates affect strawberry fruit yield and quality

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    Shiukhy, Saeid; Raeini-Sarjaz, Mahmoud; Chalavi, Vida

    2015-08-01

    Significant reduction of strawberry ( Fragaria × ananassa, Duch.) fruit yield and quality, as a consequence of conventional cultivation method, is common in the Caspian Sea region, Iran. Recently, growers started using plastic mulches to overcome these shortcomings. Plastic mulches have different thermal and radiation properties and could affect strawberry fruit yield and quality. In the present study, the effect of different colored plastic mulches (black, red, and white) along with conventional practice was tested on yield and quality of strawberry Camarosa cultivar, in a completely randomized block design. Colored plastic mulches had highly significant effect on fruit weight, size, and phytochemical contents. In the most harvest times, mean fruit weight was significantly higher in red plastic relative to white and control treatments. Total fruit weight of plastic mulches was not significantly different, while all were statistically higher than that of control. Fruit size significantly increased over red plastic mulch. Total fruit numbers over plastic mulches were significantly higher than that of control treatment. The content of phenolic compounds was similar between treatments, while anthocyanin content, IC50 value, and flavonoid content significantly were affected by colored plastics. In conclusion, colored plastic mulches could affect strawberry fruit weight and quality through altering strawberry thermal and radiation environment.

  19. Review of Agricultural Plastic Mulching and Its Residual Pollution and Prevention Measures In China

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    YAN Chang-rong

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Agricultural plastic film mulching is one of important technologies, but the plastic film pollution has been a serious issue for agri-cultural sustainable development in China. System analysis of this technique and its residue pollution and control ways have vital practicalsignificance for rational application of agricultural plastil film. In this paper, on the basis of our previous work,agricultural plastic filmmulching, its residue pollution and control technologies were concluded. Some important conclusions were found that, the amount of plasticfilm and mulching area had kept increasing with annual increasing rate about 8% since the 80s of the 20th century. From 1991 to 2011, thedensity of plastic film utilized increased 3-10 times, but it has very sharply different spatial pattern in different province. In general, the northand west China has high value, and the increase rate is also huge in the past 20 years. The crops of utilized mulching plastic film have extendedfrom cash crops to grain crops, and the order of crop area is followed by maize, vegetable, cotton, tobacco and peanut. The main functions ofmulching plastic film are keeping soil moisture and increasing soil temperature, against weeds and insect. At the same time, its side effectsappear with continuous utilization. The main problems are residues left in soil to destroy soil structure, impress soil permeability, impede seedgermination as well as water and nutrients uptaking, and block crop root system development. It has very serious pollution for the field utilizedplastic mulching film for long term. The residual amount in soil is about 71.9-259.1 kg·hm-2, and has sharply spatial difference. The residualamount in soil. In Northwest China, is more serious than that in North China and Southwest China. Because of difference of tillage and appli-canon ways, there are great differences on the area and shape of the plastic film piece left in soil. The main types of shapes are flaky

  20. Plastic mulching in agriculture. Trading short-term agronomic benefits for long-term soil degradation?

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    Steinmetz, Zacharias; Wollmann, Claudia; Schaefer, Miriam; Buchmann, Christian; David, Jan; Tröger, Josephine; Muñoz, Katherine; Frör, Oliver; Schaumann, Gabriele Ellen

    2016-04-15

    Plastic mulching has become a globally applied agricultural practice for its instant economic benefits such as higher yields, earlier harvests, improved fruit quality and increased water-use efficiency. However, knowledge of the sustainability of plastic mulching remains vague in terms of both an environmental and agronomic perspective. This review critically discusses the current understanding of the environmental impact of plastic mulch use by linking knowledge of agricultural benefits and research on the life cycle of plastic mulches with direct and indirect implications for long-term soil quality and ecosystem services. Adverse effects may arise from plastic additives, enhanced pesticide runoff and plastic residues likely to fragment into microplastics but remaining chemically intact and accumulating in soil where they can successively sorb agrochemicals. The quantification of microplastics in soil remains challenging due to the lack of appropriate analytical techniques. The cost and effort of recovering and recycling used mulching films may offset the aforementioned benefits in the long term. However, comparative and long-term agronomic assessments have not yet been conducted. Furthermore, plastic mulches have the potential to alter soil quality by shifting the edaphic biocoenosis (e.g. towards mycotoxigenic fungi), accelerate C/N metabolism eventually depleting soil organic matter stocks, increase soil water repellency and favour the release of greenhouse gases. A substantial process understanding of the interactions between the soil microclimate, water supply and biological activity under plastic mulches is still lacking but required to estimate potential risks for long-term soil quality. Currently, farmers mostly base their decision to apply plastic mulches rather on expected short-term benefits than on the consideration of long-term consequences. Future interdisciplinary research should therefore gain a deeper understanding of the incentives for farmers

  1. The technology and mechanism of removal of plastic mulch and land preparation

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    ZHANG Huiyou; HOU Shulin; NA Mingjun; YANG Xiaoli; BAI Shengnan

    2007-01-01

    In this article ,the characteristic of the field plastic mulch, the craft for mechanization removal and land preparation of plastic mulch and the mechanism frequently used in the removal and land preparation of plastic mulch were introduced, which offered references for the design of removal mechanism and land preparation of plastic mulch and structural optimization combination of working components.

  2. 半干旱黄土高原地区春小麦地膜覆盖研究概述%Review of clear plastic film mulch on spring wheat in semi-arid loess plateau

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    刘小兰; 李世清; 王俊; 宋秋华

    2001-01-01

    The results of plastic film mulching experiments for spring wheatcarried out in the semi-arid areas on the loess plateau show that plastic film mulching can play a very important role in the aspect of increasing water and nutrient utilization efficiency and in increase of grain yield.Because plastic film mulching can activate soil nutrient by means of improving soil ecological and environmental conditions in the plowed layer,namely,improving water and heat status.But in recent years through production practice and scientific experiments,people increasingly find that irrational and long-term plastic film mulching during the whole growth period also cause serious problems:for example,during the early stage and medium stage of crop growth,the crops mulched by plastic film usually grow better than those no mulching plastic film,so during the whole growth stage of former situation more soil water will lose through transpiration,the evapotranspiration (evaporation+transpiration) loss of soil water will be much more serious than that no plastic film mulching,during the late growth period of crops if precipitation is little or no additional water is supplemented to irrigation,this will lead to serious water stress phenomena,and will significantly inhibit small spike differentiation,this finally will lead to decrease of harvest index and crop yields;in the meantime,the yield increase effect under plastic film mulching must be paid heavy cost such as exhaust soil fertility especially organic matter to some extent.Therefore,incorrect plastic film mulching method (for instance mulching plastic film during the whole growth period ) sometimes will not only has no significant yield increase effect,but also easily cause the loss of soil nutrient in particular the loss and accumulation of nitrate in the soil,decreasing the fertilizer utilization efficiency,deterioration of soil ecological condition,decline of soil fertility,and high crop yield will also not maintain sustainable

  3. Effects of Plastic Film Mulching of Millet on Soil Moisture and Temperature in Semi-Arid Areas in South Ningxia of China

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    2005-01-01

    The effects of film mulching of millet on soil water content were studied in semi-arid areas in the Loess Plateau of South Ningxia, China. Different mulching methods including water micro-collecting farming (WF), water micro-collecting farming in winter fallow (WW), hole seeding on film (HF), hole seeding on film in winter fallow (HW) were compared to determine the effects of mulching methods on soil water collecting and conservation during millet growth periods of 2003-2004, as well as the variation tendency of water content after rainfall, output of millet and water use efficiency (WUE). The experimental results in the two successive years indicated that water micro-collecting farming had a better function of collecting water after rainfall, and side infiltrated water was stored under the ridges and the top layer 0-40 cm soil water changes were great. WF had obvious role in water collection and preservation of soil moisture. It effectively improved the water supply capacity by about 19.05% in the end of growth seasons. The storage of HW and WW increased by 24.9 and 7.1 mm compared with CK, and output of yield were obviously increased. Film mulching increased the yield of millet and enhanced water use efficiency (WUE). During different growth periods, WF exhibited better water storage function with lower water consumption, and demonstrated optimal social and ecological benefits.

  4. 玉米全膜双垄沟残膜回收机作业性能优化与试验%Optimization and experiment of operating performance of collector for corn whole plastic film mulching on double ridges

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    戴飞; 赵武云; 张锋伟; 吴正文; 宋学锋; 吴一非

    2016-01-01

    The corn seeding patterns with whole plastic-film mulching on double ridges in the dry land is the new technology for rainwater harvesting and soil moisture conservation and drought resistance in northwest arid area of China. Market demand of this new technology is very large, and hence, until December 2015 the promotion cultivation area of corn seeding patterns with whole plastic-film mulching on double ridges had reached 8.02×105 hm2 in Gansu Province. However, with the input quantity of plastic film and application area increasing, the problem was not allowed to ignore that the large amount of plastic film was residual in the fields after harvesting the corn, which caused serious field soil pollution and environmental pollution. Therefore, to promote the mechanization of residual film recycling had become an inevitable trend. Meanwhile, the first-generation collector for corn whole plastic film mulching on double ridges was designed by our research team. In order to improve the work performance of the collector for corn whole plastic film mulching on double ridges, the film-stubble distribution characteristics and the mechanization recycling process of residual plastic film were investigated, and through the analysis of the related operation mechanism of key components (loosening residual plastic film device, and collecting residual plastic film mechanism) and the process of collecting plastic film mechanism, the related parameters were determined, which were the parameters affecting the leakage rate of residual plastic film and the wrapping rate of residual plastic film. So in order to reduce the frequency of field experiment, based on field experiment and four-factor three-level Box-Behnken experimental design method, the mathematical models between the key parameters and the leakage rate of residual plastic film and the wrapping rate of residual plastic film were established, the regression equations of the 4 factors were fitted through the Design Expert 8

  5. 不同地膜覆盖栽培对黔辣2号主要经济性状的影响%Effect of Mulching Different Plastic Films on Economic Characters of Qianla 2

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    余文中; 苏丹; 杨红; 刘崇政; 赖卫; 涂祥敏; 詹永发

    2011-01-01

    The main economic traits of Qianla 2 were studied through cultivation modes of mulching white plastic film and black plastic film to explore the effect of different mulching cultivation mode on pepper yield and raise the level of film mulching cultivation. The results show that compared with open field cultivation(CK), the fruit bearing period of different plastic films mulching cultivation gets longer,the fruits mature earlier for 6~10d, the growth period extend for 5~8 d, the plant height is 4. 24~5.96 cm taller, the number of branches is 1. 68~2.33 layers more, the fruits number per plant is 10. 17~13.42 more, the single dry fruit weight is 0.08~0. 13g heavier and the thousand seed weight is 0.05~0. lg heavier than CK. The yield and income are 34.55%, 23.64% and 1 142.38 Yuan/667 m2, 737.42 Yuan/667 m2 higher than CK when mulched with white and black plastic films respectively, and the economic benefits are significantly higher.%为了探索辣椒不同地膜覆盖栽培模式的增产效应,提高辣椒地膜覆盖栽培水平,对黔辣2号进行了白色、黑色地膜覆盖栽培时其主要经济性状的影响试验.结果表明:不同颜色地膜覆盖栽培辣椒比对照露地栽培辣椒挂果期长,果实成熟早,生育期延长5~8d,提前早熟6-10d,株高提高4.24~5.96 cm,分枝层数多1.68~2.33层,单株结果数多10.17~13.42个,单果干重增重0.08~0.13g,千粒重增重0.05~0.1g,白色地膜、黑色地膜覆盖栽培分别较露地栽培增产34.55%和23.64%,分别增收1142.38元/667m2和737.42元/667 M2,经济效益较明显.

  6. A preliminary study of the effects of plastic film-mulched raised beds on soil temperature and crop performance of early-sown short-season spring maize (Zea mays L. in the North China Plain

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    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available To identify a strategy for earlier sowing and harvesting of spring maize (Zea mays L. in an alternative maize–maize double cropping system, a 2-year field experiment was performed at Quzhou experimental station of China Agricultural University in 2014 and 2015. A short-season cultivar, Demeiya number 1 (KX7349, was used in the experiment. Soil temperature to 5 cm depth in the early crop growth stage, crop growth, crop yield, and water use of different treatments (plastic film-mulched raised bed (RF and flat field without plastic film mulching (CK in 2014; RF, plastic film-mulched flat field (FF, and CK in 2015 were measured or calculated and compared. Soil temperature in the film-mulched treatments was consistently higher than that in CK (1.6–3.5 °C in average during the early growth stage. Crops in plastic film-mulched treatments used 214 fewer growing-degree days (GDDs in 2014 and 262 fewer GDDs in 2015. In 2014, the RF treatment yielded 32.7% higher biomass than CK, although its 9.4% higher grain yield was not statistically significant. Also, RF used 17.9% less water and showed 33.1% higher water use efficiency (WUE than CK. In 2015, RF and FF showed 56.2% and 49.5% higher yield, 15.0% and 4.5% lower water use (ET, and 63.4% and 75.7% higher WUE, respectively, than CK. RF markedly increased soil temperature in the early crop season, accelerated crop growth, reduced ET, and greatly increased crop yield and WUE. Compared with FF, RF had no obvious effect on crop growth rate, although soil temperature during the period between sowing and stem elongation was slightly increased. However, RF resulted in lower ET and higher WUE than FF. Effects of RF on soil water dynamics as well as its cost-effectiveness remain topics for further study.

  7. Application and Residue Pollution of Mulching Films in Xinjiang

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    Mingdong ZHOU; Hong HOU; Hegan DONG; Haiying SU; Xiaohui QIN

    2016-01-01

    In order to study current situation of application,recycling and residue pollution of mulching films in Xinjiang,and accurately grasp pollution degree of residue of mulching films,this paper made an empirical analysis on residue of mulching films in 31 typical counties and cities in Xinjiang. Results indicate that( i) use of mulching films in Xinjiang is wide and there is great difference in use and residue recycling between cities and counties. Planting area and planting structure jointly influence use of mulching films,and the use of mulching films is significantly correlated with recycling of mulching films,but not correlated with recycling rate of mulching films.( ii) There are significant differences in distribution of residue of mulching films,highest in North Xinjiang and South Xinjiang,followed by East Xinjiang,and the lowest in West Xinjiang.( iii) There are significant differences in distribution of residue of mulching films between different crop fields. Residue of mulching films in cotton field is the key problem of pollution.

  8. 地膜覆盖对木薯生长发育和产量及淀粉含量的影响%Effects of Plastic Film Mulching on Development and Yield and Starch Content of Cassava

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    韦威旭; 韦民政; 覃维治; 陆柳英; 唐秀桦; 韦哲; 何虎冀; 甘秀芹; 韦本辉

    2009-01-01

    [Objective] The study was to explore cultivation techniques with less cost and high benefit for cassava.[Method] 2 planting patterns of plastic film mulching and no mulching (CK) were taken to plant cassava, the effects of plastic film mulching on growth of stem and leaf, yield components and starch content of cassava were studied.[Result] Plastic film mulching could improve the growth of stem and leaf of cassava at early and middle stage and increase the biomass of cassava.After plastic film mulching, the length and diameter of root tuber, number and weight of root tuber per plant and fresh root tuber yield per plot of cassava were increased by 17.79%, 14.61%, 14.28%, 76.14%, 76.09% resp.than that of CK.After plastic film mulching the starch content of cassava was decreased by 2% than that of CK, while the starch yield of cassava of the same area was increased by 65.35% than that of CK.[Conclusion] Plastic film mulching was the effective measurement of cultivation with less cost and high benefit for cassava, the yield increasing effect was realized through promoting stem and leaf growth of cassava at early and middle sate, improving root tuber diameter and root tuber weight per plant, and increasing the plumpness of root tuber.%[目的]探索木薯节本增效栽培技术.[方法]分别采用地膜覆盖与不覆膜(对照)2种方式种植木薯,研究地膜覆盖对木薯茎叶生长、产量构成因素及淀粉含量的影响.[结果]地膜覆盖可促进木薯前中期茎叶生长,增加木薯生物量;地膜和覆盖后,木薯的块根长度、块根直径、单株块根数、单株块根重和小区鲜块根产量分别较对照增加了17.79%、14.61%、14.28%、76.14%和76.09%;地膜覆盖后木薯的淀粉含量较对照降低2%,但相同面积木薯的淀粉产量较对照增加65.35%.[结论]地膜覆盖是木薯节本增效栽培的有效措施,其增产效应主要是通过促进木薯前中期茎叶生长、提高块根直径和

  9. Effect of Planting in Furrow and Whole Plastic-film Mulching on Double Ridges on Improving Degraded Desert Grassland%全膜双垄沟播技术改良荒漠化退化草原的研究

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    朱建宁; 彭文栋; 张秀红; 刘华; 高婷

    2012-01-01

    [ Objective] This study aimed to provide theoretical basis and technologies for the application of planting in furrow and whole plastic-film mulching on double ridges. [ Method] The conventional method was used to re-seed the bunch Gramineous forage in the degraded desert grassland in Yanchi, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Four kinds of conservation treatments, namely, ridging with black film mulching, ridging with transparent film mulching, ridging with no mulching and the flatplanting with no ridging and mulching were conducted to the forage lo analyze the effects of each treatment on soil moisture and seedling growth. [ Result ] From July to November, the moisture contents of ridging with black film mulching, ridging with transparent film mulching, ridging with no mulching and the flalplanling were 9. 88% , 9. 24% , 8. 75% and 8. 13% , showing significant differences among the treatments; the survival rates of re-seeding forage were 96. 2% , 93.4% , 45.6% and 28. 3% , and the mulching treatment showed significant difference with the un-mulching treatments in survival rate. The treatment with black film mulching showed great advantage that its moisture content on ridge top had the buffering effect of "load shifting" , and the soil moisture content of black mulching treatment increased 21.5% than the flalplanting. Black film mulching also had the largest water supplement amount in soil below I m. Although mulching cost too much, its overall benefits were higher than that with no mulching. [ Conclusion ] This study lays the experimental basis for the application of planting in furrow and whole plastic-film mulching on double ridges in improving degraded grassland desertification.%[目的]探讨全膜双垄沟播技术改良荒漠化退化草原的效果,以期为扩大该技术的应用领域提供理论依据和技术贮备.[方法]在宁夏盐池荒漠化退化草原中采用常规方法补播丛生禾本科牧草,并对其进行起垄覆黑膜、起垄覆透明

  10. Nitrous oxide emissions from soils amended by cover-crops and under plastic film mulching: Fluxes, emission factors and yield-scaled emissions

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    Kim, Gil Won; Das, Suvendu; Hwang, Hyun Young; Kim, Pil Joo

    2017-03-01

    Assessment of nitrous oxide (N2O) emission factor (EF) for N2O emission inventory from arable crops fertilized with different nitrogen sources are under increased scrutiny because of discrepancies between the default IPCC EFs and low EFs reported by many researchers. Mixing ratio of leguminous and non-leguminous cover crop residues incorporation and plastic film mulching (PFM) in upland soil has been recommended as a vital agronomic practice to enhance yield and soil quality. However, how these practices together affect N2O emissions, yield-scaled emissions and the EFs remain uncertain. Field experiments spanning two consecutive years were conducted to evaluate the effects of PFM on N2O emissions, yield-scaled emissions and the seasonal EFs in cover crop residues amended soil during maize cultivation. The mixture of barley (Hordeum vulgare) and hairy vetch (Vicia villosa) seeds with 75% recommended dose (RD 140 kg ha-1) and 25% recommended dose (RD 90 kg ha-1), respectively, were broadcasted during the fallow period and 0, 25, 50 and 100% of the total aboveground harvested biomass that correspond to 0, 76, 152 and 304 kg N ha-1 were incorporated before maize transplanting. It was found that the mean seasonal EFs from cover crop residues amended soil under No-mulching (NM) and PFM were 1.13% (ranging from 0.81 to 1.23%) and 1.49% (ranging from 1.02 to 1.63%), respectively, which are comparable to the IPCC (2006) default EF (1%) for emission inventories of N2O from crop residues. The emission fluxes were greatly influenced by NH4+sbnd N, NO3--N, DOC and DON contents of soil. The cumulative N2O emissions markedly increased with the increase in cover crop residues application rates and it was more prominent under PFM than under NM. However, the yield-scaled emissions markedly decreased under PFM compared to NM due to the improved yield. With relatively low yield-scaled N2O emissions, 25% biomass mixing ratio of barley and hairy vetch (76 kg N ha-1) under PFM could be

  11. Soil Organic Carbon Balance and Nitrogen Cycling in Plastic Film Mulched Croplands in Rainfed Farming Systems%旱作地膜覆盖农田土壤有机碳平衡及氮循环特征

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    李小刚; 李凤民

    2015-01-01

    近10余年来随着应用面积的迅速增加,地膜覆盖对中国北方旱作农田生产力可持续性的影响受到越来越多的关注。文章对地膜覆盖栽培技术增产效果作了简要评述,重点综述了近年来关于地膜覆盖对农田土壤有机碳平衡和氮循环过程影响的研究进展。地膜覆盖沟垄栽培技术有效减轻了旱作农业区水热条件不足对粮食生产造成的限制,从而对提高耕地生产力发挥了重要作用。对大量文献分析发现,地膜覆盖沟垄栽培技术的增产效果具有明显的地域性,在中国北方半干旱区范围内,水热限制越强烈的地区增产效应越明显。地膜覆盖对农田土壤有机碳平衡和氮循环影响的研究还比较薄弱。目前的研究结果表明,地膜覆盖促进土壤有机碳矿化但同时增加作物根系有机碳输入,初步显示地膜覆盖对土壤有机碳含量的影响可能是中性的。地膜覆盖促进土壤有机氮矿化,提高氮素的有效性,增加作物对氮素的吸收,影响化肥氮的作物利用效率、淋溶和挥发损失,但并不明确是否增加反硝化作用。基于目前研究现状,文章提出了旱作地膜覆盖农田需要加强研究的主要领域:(1)土壤有机质稳定性及其增强机制研究;(2)农田养分管理的系统性研究;(3)在水热条件相对较好的旱作农业区,建议结合秸秆覆盖开展更多研究。%With the rapid increase in the application area, the effects of plastic film mulch on the sustainability and productivity of rainfed croplands received more and more attention from society. In this review, after briefly summarizing the yield increase effect of plastic film mulch cropping in semiarid rainfed areas, we focused on recent advances in the field of plastic film mulch effects on the soil organic carbon (SOC) balance and nitrogen (N) cycling. Plastic film mulch, especially when combined with a ridge

  12. Rapid change of AM fungal community in a rain-fed wheat field with short-term plastic film mulching practice.

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    Liu, Yongjun; Mao, Lin; He, Xinhua; Cheng, Gang; Ma, Xiaojun; An, Lizhe; Feng, Huyuan

    2012-01-01

    Plastic film mulching (PFM) is a widely used agricultural practice in the temperate semi-arid Loess Plateau of China. However, how beneficial soil microbes, arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi in particular, respond to the PFM practice is not known. Here, a field experiment was performed to study the effects of a 3-month short-term PFM practice on AM fungi in plots planted with spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L. cv. Dingxi-2) in the Loess Plateau. AM colonization, spore density, wheat spike weight, and grain phosphorus (P) content were significantly increased in the PFM treatments, and these changes were mainly attributable to changes in soil properties such as available P and soil moisture. Alkaline phosphatase activity was significantly higher in PFM soils, but levels of AM fungal-related glomalin were similar between treatments. A total of nine AM fungal phylotypes were detected in root samples based on AM fungal SSU rDNA analyses, with six and five phylotypes in PFM and no-PFM plots, respectively. Although AM fungal phylotype richness was not statistically different between treatments, the community compositions were different, with four and three specific phylotypes in the PFM and no-PFM plots, respectively. A significant and rapid change in AM fungal, wheat, and soil variables following PFM suggested that the functioning of the AM symbiosis had been changed in the wheat field under PFM. Future studies are needed to investigate whether PFM applied over a longer term has a similar effect on the AM fungal community and their functioning in an agricultural ecosystem.

  13. Research of Soil Environment and Fertility of Potato Grow in Dry Land Mulching Degradable Plastic Film%降解地膜覆盖对土壤环境和旱地马铃薯生育的影响

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    李振华; 张丽芳; 康暄; 赵沛义; 何文清; 魏富所

    2011-01-01

    Experiments on plastic mulching were carried out in northern area of Yinshan Mountain in 2008 and 2009 to alleviate the pollution caused by mulching film residue and improve the water use efficiency in arid area. Research of different mulching treatments on soil temperature, soil moisture and the growth and development of potato were studied. The results showed that temperature of three degradable plastic films same as the ordinary plastic film. Water use efficiency of degradable film C was 73.25 and 63.05 in 2008 and 2009 respectively, were higher than the other two kinds of degradable film. From the point view of potato growth and development, emergence of three kinds of degradation film was significantly higher than ordinary film, but plant height and leaf number was significantly lower than ordinary film. There was no significant difference from different kinds of film. The insulation effect of degradation film was good, but water retention was relatively poor;, The main growth limiting factor of local crop was water from years of practice, so promotion of the degradable film in the arid zone had yet to be considered.%为减轻农田白色污染,提高旱作区农作物水分利用效率,在内蒙古阴山北麓进行了地膜覆盖模拟试验.研究不同覆膜处理对土壤温度、水分和旱地马铃薯生长发育的影响.不同覆膜处理土壤温度无显著差异.2008与2009年降解膜C水分利用效率分别为73.25与63.05,均高于其他2种降解膜.从马铃薯生长发育来看,3种降解膜处理出苗率均显著高于普通膜,株高和叶片数降解膜处理要显著低于普通膜,商品薯产量和数量不同膜处理无显著差异.降解膜保温效果良好,但保水性能相对较差;多年生产实践表明当地农作物生长发育主要限制因子为水分,所以降解膜在该干旱区的推广还有待考虑.

  14. Biodegradable films and spray coatings as eco-friendly alternative to petro-chemical derived mulching films

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The use of plastic mulching films in horticulture causes the serious drawback of huge amount of wastes to be disposed of at the end of their lifetime. Several pre-competitive research products based on raw materials coming from renewable sources were recently developed to be used as biodegradable materials for soil mulching. Biodegradable materials are designed in order both to retain their mechanical and physical properties during their using time and to degrade at the end of their lifetime. These materials can be integrated directly in the soil in order to biodegrade because the bacterial flora transforms them in carbon dioxide or methane, water and biomass. The innovative materials can be obtained using natural polymers, such as starch, cellulose, chitosan, alginate and glucomannan. Biodegradable extruded mulching films were performed by means of thermo-plasticizing process. Spray mulch coatings were realized directly in field, by spraying water solutions based on natural polysaccharides, thus covering the cultivated soil with a protective thin geo-membrane. In this paper an overview on the formulation development, processing understanding, field performance, mechanical and radiometric properties of these innovative materials for soil mulching is presented. In field the biodegradable mulching films showed suitable mechanical properties if compared to the low density polyethylene films. The radiometric properties and their effect on the temperature condition and on weed control in the mulched soil were evaluated too. At the end of their lifetime the biodegradable materials were shattered and buried into the soil together with plants.

  15. Planting hole sealed by sand promoting growth of oil sunflower in saline-alkaline fields mulched with plastic film%沙封覆膜种植孔促进盐碱地油葵生长

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    杜社妮; 白岗栓; 于健; 任志宏

    2014-01-01

    Oil sunflower is a pioneer crop growing in saline-alkaline soil. However, its germination rate and seedling growth can be inhibited when soil salinity is extremely high and thus its yields can be decreased. In order to improve germination rate and survival rate of oil sunflower, increase its yields and outputs, a field experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of two planting hole sealing methods (sealed by soil and sealed by sand) on rhizosphere soil moisture and soil salinity in severe saline-alkaline soils of Hetao irrigation area, Inner Mongolia, China. Eight rhizosphere soil samples at depth of 0-40 cm were taken with 5 cm as a sampling layer from the plots of planting hole sealed by sand and planting hole sealed by soil at the sowing, germination and seedling stages of oil sunflower to determine the soil moisture and salinity. Meanwhile, soil moisture and soil salinity under the plastic film mulch and in open field between plastic film mulching were also detected. Germination rate, seedling survival rate, seedling growth, yields, and output from the plots of planting hole sealed by sand and planting hole sealed by soil were calculated. The results showed that the soil moisture at depth of 0-15 cm decreased but soil salinity increased from sowing stage to seedling stage, and significant or extremely significant differences were detected between different growth stages. In seedling germination and seedling stage, rhizosphere soil moisture at 0-10 cm depth in the treatment of planting hole sealed by sand decreased by 3.86%and 4.83%than that in the treatment of planting hole sealed by soil, decreased by 4.79%and 9.73%than that in the treatment of plastic film much, while the rhizosphere soil salinity at 0-15 cm depth in the treatment of planting hole sealed by sand decreased by 16.46%and 40.99%than that in the treatment of planting hole sealed by soil, decreased by 30.53% and 33.72% than that in the treatment of open field between plastic film mulch, and

  16. Physical and Degradable Properties of Mulching Films Prepared from Natural Fibers and Biodegradable Polymers

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    Zhijian Tan; Yongjian Yi; Hongying Wang; Wanlai Zhou; Yuanru Yang; Chaoyun Wang

    2016-01-01

    The use of plastic film in agriculture has the serious drawback of producing vast quantities of waste. In this work, films were prepared from natural fibers and biodegradable polymers as potential substitutes for the conventional non-biodegradable plastic film used as mulching material in agricultural production. The physical properties (e.g., mechanical properties, heat preservation, water permeability, and photopermeability) and degradation characteristics (evaluated by micro-organic cultur...

  17. 新疆阿瓦提县废旧地膜回收利用研究%Research on the Recovery and Utilization of Waste Plastic Mulching Film in Awat County, Xinjiang

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    刘艳霞

    2014-01-01

    The overuse of plastic mulching film in Awat county caused a gradual process of deter-ioration of the local soil environment, greatly polluted the environmental sanitation in rural areas and hindered the improvement of agricultural machinery's operation quality. After analyzing the related data of plastic mulching film use, and the status of its' recovery and utilization in Awat county, presented the optimizing countermeasures from the following aspects: strengthening the propaganda of the harmfulness of "white pollution", promoting local peasants' ecological civiliza-tion consciousness; developing waste plastic recycling enterprises, broadening the recycling chan-nels; formulating preferential policies to increase the support for waste plastic recycling; controlling and reducing the plastic mulching film residuals from farming techniques; intensifying residual plastic recycling by combining manual and mechanical recycling.%阿瓦提县地膜的过量使用使当地土壤环境逐渐恶化,严重污染了农村环境,并影响了农机作业质量的提高。通过分析2011年阿瓦提县地膜使用相关数据及地膜回收利用情况,提出了阿瓦提县地膜回收利用的优化对策:加大对“白色污染”危害性的宣传,提升广大农民群众的生态文明意识;发展废旧地膜回收利用企业,拓宽回收渠道;制定优惠政策,加大支持力度,促进废旧地膜回收利用;从农艺上防治和减少地膜残留;采取人工和机械回收相结合的措施,加大残留地膜回收力度。

  18. Soil Air Regime of Corn Field Under Plastic Mulching

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    CHENYONG-XIANG; LIUXIAO-YI; 等

    1995-01-01

    The effects of plastic mulching on soil aeration at the soil depth of 0-100 cm were studied in a corn field.The results indicated that the CO2 concentration of unmulched soil in the 0-100 cm layer ranged from 0.001 to 0.016 m3/m3,and that of mulched oil 0.002 to 0.018m3/m3,about 32,39% higher than the former on the average.Such a CO2 concentration in the soil air is still sutiable for crop growth.The O2 concentration was inversely correlated with CO2 concentration in the soil air (unmulching r=-0.92,mulching r=-0.79*).O2 concentration raged from 0.11 to 0.17m3/m3 in the mulched soil and 0.13 to 0.18m3/m3 in the unmulched soil.By contrast,N2 concentration in soil air remained relatively steady,with no difference between the two treatments.The relationship between the soil respiratory intensity and the depth of a soil layer appeard to be a power function.At the layer of 0-20cm,the soil respiration intensity in the mulched soil was obviously higher than that in the unmulched.Plastic mulching could also affect soil structure.In comparison with the unmulched soil,the content of >0.25mm aggregate and 0.05-0.001mm microaggregate in the mulched soil was reduced by 82.1% and 35.8%,respectively;the soil total porotity,gaseous phase rate and aeration porosity in the depth of 10-20cm were reduced by 2.85%,19.89%and 26.54% respectively ,but contrary at the depth of 0-10cm.

  19. Impact of plastic mulching on nitrous oxide emissions in China's arid agricultural region under climate change conditions

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    Yu, Yongxiang; Tao, Hui; Jia, Hongtao; Zhao, Chengyi

    2017-06-01

    The denitrification-decomposition (DNDC) model is a useful tool for integrating the effects of agricultural practices and climate change on soil nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from agricultural ecosystems. In this study, the DNDC model was evaluated against observations and used to simulate the effect of plastic mulching on soil N2O emissions and crop growth. The DNDC model performed well in simulating temporal variations in N2O emissions and plant growth during the observation period, although it slightly underestimated the cumulative N2O emissions, and was able to simulate the effects of plastic mulching on N2O emissions and crop yield. Both the observations and simulations demonstrated that the application of plastic film increased cumulative N2O emissions and cotton lint yield compared with the non-mulched treatment. The sensitivity test showed that the N2O emissions and lint yield were sensitive to changes in climate and management practices, and the application of plastic film made the N2O emissions and lint yield less sensitive to changes in temperature and irrigation. Although the simulations showed that the beneficial impacts of plastic mulching on N2O emissions were not gained under high fertilizer and irrigation scenarios, our simulations suggest that the application of plastic film effectively reduced soil N2O emissions while promoting yields under suitable fertilizer rates and irrigation. Compared with the baseline scenario, future climate change significantly increased N2O emissions by 15-17% without significantly influencing the lint yields in the non-mulched treatment; in the mulched treatment, climate change significantly promoted the lint yield by 5-6% and significantly reduced N2O emissions by 14% in the RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 scenarios. Overall, our results demonstrate that the application of plastic film is an efficient way to address increased N2O emissions and simultaneously enhance crop yield in the future.

  20. Experimental research on retrieving machine for film residue with whole plastic film mulching on double ridges in arid land%旱地全膜双垄沟残膜回收机的试验研究

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    王松林; 敬志臣; 韩正晟; 王波; 戴飞; 高爱民

    2015-01-01

    针对西北旱地全膜双垄沟残膜回收机回收率低的问题,采用正交试验法对残膜回收机的起膜齿齿数、搂膜耙齿齿径、起膜齿入土深度进行研究,并对试验结果进行方差分析,优化了关键部件参数,确定了残膜回收机最佳工作性能参数.即起膜齿齿数为4个,前、中、后搂膜耙齿齿径组合为10-8-6 mm,起膜齿入土深度为50 mm.重复试验结果表明:回收机残膜回收率为93.4%>75%,很好地满足了残膜回收的农艺要求.%Aimed at the problem of lower rate recycling of plastic film collector for whole mulching on double ridges in northwestern arid land,orthogonal test method was used for the study on number of cut-ting film teeth,diameter of collecting film teeth and buried depth of the cutting film teeth.The experimen-tal results were analyzed by variance analysis,and the key component parameters were optimized.The best working performance parameters of the collector were discovered as follows:the number of cutting film teeth was 4,the combination diameter of front,middle and back collecting film teeth was 10-8-6 mm,and the buried depth of the cutting film teeth was 50 mm.The results of replicated tests showed the rate of re-cycling of film was 9 3 .4%>7 5%,which well met the agronomic requirements.

  1. Study on effects of technique of wide plastic-film mulching on soil water and soil temperature for seed-melon on dryland covered with sand%旱砂田宽膜覆盖籽瓜栽培技术土壤水温效应研究

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    傅亲民; 王彩斌; 刘生学

    2011-01-01

    采用田间小区试验分析研究了旱砂田宽膜覆盖与其它覆膜方式的籽瓜土壤水分和温度效应.结果表明,砂田宽膜覆盖能显著保蓄土壤水分,增加籽瓜土壤水分含量.开花期较播种,砂田全膜覆盖、砂田宽膜覆盖和砂田半膜覆盖较对照砂田不覆膜0 ~ 20 cm土壤含水量分别高3.5、3.4和2.6个百分点,1m土壤贮水量分别多34.3 mm、33.0 mm和20.3 mm.砂田宽膜覆盖大幅度提高了农田降水利用率和籽瓜水分利用效率,砂田全膜覆盖、砂田宽膜覆盖、砂田半膜覆盖降水利用率分别达到78.5%、78.2%和74.1%,籽瓜水分利用效率分别达到10.15kg/(mm·hm2)、10.05 kg/(mm·hm2)和8.22 kg/(mm·hm2).砂田宽膜覆盖显著地提高了籽瓜生育期土壤有效积温,并使平均地温达到籽瓜生长发育的最佳温度.在籽瓜膨大期,砂田全膜覆盖、砂田宽膜覆盖、砂田半膜覆盖较砂田不覆膜0~20 cm土壤平均温度较播种分别高0~4.6℃、0~4.4℃和0~ 2.4℃,土壤总积温分别高484.7℃、465.5℃和242.7℃,平均地温分别高3.8℃、3.6℃和1.9℃.与砂田全膜覆盖、砂田半膜覆盖和砂田不覆膜相比,砂田宽膜覆盖具有显著的经济效益,是目前旱砂田的最佳覆膜方式.%Field plot experiments were conducted to analyze and investigate the effect of technique of wide plastic-film mulching on soil water and soil temperature for seed-melon on dryland covered with sand. The results showed that the technique of wide film mulching could collect and keep soil water and increase soil water content for seed-melon significantly. Compared with no film mulching (CK), full film mulching, wide film mulching and half film mulching increased water content of 0 ~ 20 cm soil layer by 0-3.5%, 0-3.4% and 0-2.6% respectively, and increased water storage of lm soil layer by 0 ~ 34.3 mm, 0 - 33 .0 mm and 0 ~ 20.3 mm respectively before seed-melon anthesis. The technique increased field

  2. 垄作覆膜条件下冬小麦田的氨挥发研究%The dynamics of ammonia volatilization in winter wheat field with furrow planting system and ridge with plastic film mulching

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    上官宇先; 师日鹏; 韩坤; 王林权

    2011-01-01

    为了解垄作覆膜下氨挥发特点,采用密闭法研究了垄作覆膜条件下冬小麦田间氨挥发的动态过程,并结合室内模拟比较了覆膜和氮肥深施对氨挥发的影响.大田实验结果表明,垄作覆膜处理可显著减少田间氨挥发.垄作覆膜180 kg N/hm2和240 kg N/hm2处理下的氨挥发量分别为:1.9±0.2 kg N/hm2和2.4±0.7 kg N/hm2,而平作180 kg N/hm2处理下的氨挥发总量为4.3±0.8 kg N/hm2.垄作覆膜比平作180 kg N/hm2氨挥发量减少了56.3%和43%.氨挥发造成的氮肥损失由1.6%降低到了0.2% ~0.4%.氨挥发主要出现在播种后的一个月内;返青后大大降低.越冬期前氨挥发累积量符合Elovich动力学方程,而返青期后的氨挥发累积动态过程趋近于直线.覆膜和垄下施肥均有降低氨挥发的作用,室内模拟结果表明垄下施肥对氨挥发的消减效应大于地表覆膜.%To study the effects of furrow planting system and ridge with plastic film mulching (FPRFM) on soil am monia volatilization in winter wheat field, the trial was conducted in October of 2009 ~ June of 2010. A laboratory simu lation experiment was also made to investigate the effects of plastic film mulching and deep application of N on ammonia volatilization. The ammonia was collected with airproof chambers made with PVC in filed. NH3 was absorbed by boric acid (concentration 2%) loaded in culture dish in the chambers, and then titrated with dilution H2SO4 in the lab. The volatilization amount in the plots with FPRFM under the N application rate 180 kg/hm2 (RM180) and 240 kg/hm2 (RM240) were 1.9 ± 0.2 kg N/hm2 and 2.4 ± 0.7 kg N/hm2 separately, and the amount of conventional practice with nitrogen application rate 180 kg/hm2(FP180) was 4.3 ± 0.8 kg N/hm . Compared to the conventional flat planting (FP) system, the FPRFM could reduce volatilization amount by 56.3% and 43% , and N loss rate dropped from 1.6% of conventional practice to 0.2%-0.4% of FPRFM. It was

  3. Physical and Degradable Properties of Mulching Films Prepared from Natural Fibers and Biodegradable Polymers

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    Zhijian Tan

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The use of plastic film in agriculture has the serious drawback of producing vast quantities of waste. In this work, films were prepared from natural fibers and biodegradable polymers as potential substitutes for the conventional non-biodegradable plastic film used as mulching material in agricultural production. The physical properties (e.g., mechanical properties, heat preservation, water permeability, and photopermeability and degradation characteristics (evaluated by micro-organic culture testing and soil burial testing of the films were studied in both laboratory and field tests. The experimental results indicated that these fiber/polymer films exhibited favorable physical properties that were sufficient for use in mulching film applications. Moreover, the degradation degree of the three tested films decreased in the following order: fiber/starch (ST film > fiber/poly(vinyl alcohol (PVA film > fiber/polyacrylate (PA film. The fiber/starch and fiber/PVA films were made from completely biodegradable materials and demonstrated the potential to substitute non-biodegradable films.

  4. Characteristics of evaporation from perforated plastic film in drip irrigation under film mulching in arid areas%干旱区膜下滴灌条件下膜孔蒸发特征研究

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    王春霞; 王全九; 庄亮; 单鱼洋; 张明

    2011-01-01

    Plastic film mulching has been widely used in crop planting in arid areas, but due to the seeding holes and other factors, entire mulching can not be performed in the field, and this must affect the distribution of soil water and salt content. Evaporation was simulated with different holes opening ratio to study the dynamic distribution characteristics of wetness van and soil water and salt transfer with different holes opening ratio in evaporation process. The results indicated that vertical wetness distances were increasing with the elongation of evaporation time, and the increment was the biggest after a day of evaporation; The vertical wetness distances were depressed with holes opening ratio increasing at the end of evaporation. The soil water content was inducing with the extension of evaporation time, it was the most rapid in the top layer, but it increased in the bottom of soil profile; The soil salt content was increasing in top and bottom layers. At the end of evaporation the soil water content was reducing with hole opening ratio increasing at the same profile position, but the increased salt content accumulated at top layer was getting higher with hole opening ratio increasing, and the soil salt content of lower profile was moving along inclined below direction, and assembled in the wetness van. Therewas fine linear relationship between cumulative evaporation and evaporation time, and there was also powerful function relationship between cumulative evaporation increment and open holes ratio.%模拟不同覆膜开孔率下的蒸发试验,研究了蒸发过程中不同覆膜开孔率下土体湿润锋及水盐运移情况的动态分布特征.结果表明:随蒸发历时的延长垂直湿润距离增大,在蒸发1d后垂直湿润距离的增加量最大,蒸发结束时随覆膜开孔率的增大垂直湿润距离减小;随蒸发历时的延长土体剖面内的含水量在减小,表层减小最快,剖面底部边侧含水量有所增加;盐分则呈现

  5. Effects of Yield-increasing on Techniques of Whole Plastic-film Mulching on Double Ridges and Planting in Catchment Furrows of Dry-land Maize%旱地玉米全膜双垄沟播技术增产效果研究

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    刘广才; 杨祁峰; 李来祥; 段禳全; 朱永永

    2009-01-01

    采用田间小区试验研究了不同旱作区玉米全膜双垄沟播技术的增产效果.结果表明,不同覆膜方式增产幅度以全膜双垄沟播技术极其显著地高于半膜双垄沟播技术、半膜双垄沟播明显高于半膜平铺穴播,不同覆膜时间增产幅度以秋季覆膜处理最高、顶凌覆膜次之、播前覆膜最低;全膜双垄沟播玉米增产幅度明显表现为:半干旱偏旱区>半干旱区>半湿润偏旱区.三个旱作区秋季全膜双垄春季沟播玉米较对照播前半膜平铺穴播(下同)增产率分别为48.1%、39.6%和34.3%,顶凌全膜双垄春季沟播玉米较对照增产率分别为40.6%、35.0%和31.7%,播前全膜双垄沟播玉米较对照增产率分别为35.0%、30.3%和28.0%;全膜双垄沟播玉米增产量则表现为:半湿润偏早区明显高于半干旱区,半干旱区又明显高于半干旱偏旱区,特别是年降雨600mm的旱作区秋季、顶凌全膜双垄春季沟播玉米产量分别达到12375.0kg/hm~2、12192.0kg/hm~2,达到了旱作玉米超高产.%Field plot experiments were employed to investigate yield-increasing effects for the techniques of whole plastic-film mulching on double ridges and planting in catchment furrows of maize under different film mulching modes in different arid areas. The results showed that seeing from different film mulching modes, yield-increasing extent of whole mulching on double ridges was significantly higher than that of half mulching on double ridges, and half mulching on double ridges was remarkably higher than half fiat mulching; seeing from different film mulching times, yield-increasing extent of autumn mulching was much higher than that of early spring mulching, and early spring mulching was much higher than sowing mulching. The yield-increasing degrees of whole mulching on double ridges in semi-arid to the arid side areas were evidently higher than those in semi-arid area, and semi-arid areas were evidently higher than semi-humid to

  6. 秸秆腐熟剂在全膜双垄沟播玉米栽培中的应用效果%Application Effect of Straw Decomposition Agent in Corn Ditch Sowing in Double Ridge Mulched With Plastic Films

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    刘淑琴; 何宝林

    2012-01-01

      Effects of straw decomposition agent on yield and soil nutrient of corn ditch sowing in double ridge mulched with plastic films has been observed in the experiment of Zhuanglang county . The results showed that the application of straw returning combined application of straw reminder preservatives can effectively increase the available nutrient content of soil organic matter and nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, etc., the yield could reach 12 537.9 kg/hm2 and 10.6% more than that control.%  在庄浪县旱作区全膜双垄沟播条件下,试验观察了秸秆还田施用秸秆腐熟剂对玉米产量及土壤养分的影响,结果表明,秸秆还田配施秸秆腐熟剂能有效提高土壤有机质及氮、磷、钾等速效养分的含量,玉米平均产量可达12537.9 kg/hm2,较对照增产10.6%

  7. 膜下滴灌和淹灌两种栽培模式下水稻光合生理特性的研究%Photosynthetic Characteristics of Rice Under Drip Irrigation with Plastic Film Mulching and Continuous Flooding

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    王志军; 谢宗铭; 田又升; 陈林; 董永梅; 李有忠; 吕昭智

    2015-01-01

    以粳稻品系 T-04和 T-43为试材,通过盆栽控水试验,比较了在膜下滴灌和淹灌两种栽培模式下乳熟期叶片的光合色素含量、光合特性、叶绿素荧光参数和渗透调节物质含量的差异,分析了两种栽培模式下的水分利用效率和产量构成因素。结果表明,在膜下滴灌栽培模式下,2个水稻品系的水分利用效率显著高于淹灌,叶绿素 a、叶绿素 b、类胡萝卜素含量均降低;最大净光合速率、胞间 CO 2浓度、气孔导度、蒸腾速率显著降低,表明光合速率下降受叶绿素含量和气孔的双重影响;表观量子效率、羧化效率、ΦPSI 、电子传递速率、F v/F m 均显著降低,说明光合色素含量降低导致 PSⅡ反应中心捕光能力减弱和光化学转化效率降低,从而使叶片光合速率降低;可溶性糖、可溶性蛋白均显著低于淹灌栽培;丙二醛、脯氨酸含量高于淹灌栽培,说明滴灌栽培水稻植株的膜脂过氧化加剧,细胞膜系统受到一定程度的破坏,通过主动积累渗透调节物质,适应干旱胁迫。膜下滴灌栽培水稻单位面积有效穗数和结实率显著降低,导致最终减产。%Photosynthetic pigments contents,photosynthetic characteristics,chlorophyll fluorescence parameters, osmolytes,and water use efficiency(WUE)and yield factors at milky stage of two rice lines T-04 and T-43 (Oryza sativa subsp.keng )were analyzed under traditional continuous flooding and drip irrigation with plastic film mulching in a pot experiment.The results showed that the WUE of rice under drip irrigation with plastic film mulching were higher than that under traditional flooding,but chlorophyll a,chlorophyll b and carotenoids contents were significantly reduced compared with those under traditional continuous flooding.The maximum leaf net photosynthetic rate,relatively high intercellular CO 2 concentration (C i ) and an equivalent stomatal conductance (G S ),transpiration rate (T

  8. Design and Test of the Rain-fed Potato Planter With Micro-ridge and Plastic Film Mulching%旱作马铃薯微垄覆膜侧播机的设计与试验

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    崔亚超; 贾立国; 陈伟; 政东红; 杜文亮; 樊明寿

    2016-01-01

    The technology of rain-fed potato planted by side planting with micro-ridge and plastic film mulching is an agronomic methods, when sowing that makes the use of a membrane with two ridge and a ridge with two row, but there isn’ t an agricultural machinery can finish the job at present.In order to improve its mechanization level, developed the rain-fed potato planter, which is mainly composed of frame, fertilizer application device, seeding device, walking de-vice, transmission device, sampling and shaping device, film laying device, film pressing device, soil covering device and so on.The field test showed that it could complete the agronomic methods’ multi-channel processes in one time, but also meet the requirements of mechanical design.%旱作马铃薯微垄覆膜侧播技术是采用一膜两垄、一垄两行来播种的农艺方法,目前尚没有与之配套的农机可以作业。为了提高其机械化水平,研制了旱作马铃薯微垄覆膜侧播机,其主要由机架、施肥装置、播种装置、行走装置、传动装置、取土整形装置、铺膜装置、压膜装置及覆土装置等组成。田间试验表明:该机具能够一次性完成农艺方法的多道工序,满足设计要求。

  9. Research on the key technologies of whole plastic-film mulching of potato in loess hilly region%黄土丘陵区(庄浪)旱作马铃薯全膜覆盖关键技术集成研究

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    张立功; 马淑珍

    2014-01-01

    In order to establish the best mode for plastic-film mulching and improve the rainfall use efficiency of potato production in loess hilly region,the effects of mulching degree,mulching time,ridge type,and ridge height on yield,economic benefit,and water use efficiency were investigated under different annual rainfall conditions in 201 1-2013 .The results showed that mulching degree,mulching time,and ridge type were the key factors for potato produc-tion,and ridge height significantly influenced on yield in dry year,with the order of mulching degree >ridge type >mulching time >ridge height .Mulching degree significantly influenced on yield,economic benefit and water use effi-ciency with the following order:whole plastic-film mulching >half plastic-film mulching >no mulching .Compared with no mulching,the yield,weight of large and medium tuber,and water use efficiency of whole plastic-film mulching were increased by 21.2%,23.63%,and 26.19%,and that of half plastic-film mulching by 16.1%,10.91%,and 16 .62%,respectively .Ridge type also had significant influence on yield .Autumn mulching showed the largest effect a-mong three mulching time .Compared with mulching before sowing,yield and water use efficiency of autumn were in-creased by 15 .31%and 14.56%,respectively.The effect of ridge height on potato production depended on annual rain-fall .High ridge showed favorable effect in rainy years,whereas the opposite was true in the drought year .Under the av-erage annual rainfall from 201 1 to 2013,yield and water use efficiency of low and medium ridge were increased by 1 .72%,1 .79%,3 .61%,and 2 .76%,as compared with the high ridge .The yield,economic benefit,and water use efficiency of double and medium ridges and ridge planting with whole plastic-film mulching were 49 .16%,78 .06%, and 56 .79%higher than that of no mulching,and 23 .07%,43 .93%,and 24 .25% higher than that of ridge side planting with whole plastic-film mulching .These method is suggested be used for

  10. Carbon Dioxide Fluxes and Concentrations in a Cotton Field in Northwestern China: Effects of Plastic Mulching and Drip Irrigation

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    LI Zhi-Guo; ZHANG Run-Hua; WANG Xiu-Jun; WANG Jie-Ping; ZHANG Cui-Ping; TIAN Chang-Yan

    2011-01-01

    In northwestern China, there has been a change from traditional cultivation system (TC) with no mulching and flood irrigation to a more modern cultivation system (MC) using plastic film mulching with drip irrigation. A field study was conducted to compare soil CO2 concentrations and soil surface CO2 fluxes between TC and MC systems during a cotton growing season. CO2 concentrations in the soil profile were higher in the MC system (3 107-9212 μL L-1) than in the TC system (1 275-8994 μL L-1) but the rate of CO2 flux was lower in the MC system. Possible reasons for this included decreased gas diffusion and higher soil moisture due to the mulching cover in the MC system, and the consumption of soil CO2 by weathering reactions. Over the whole cotton growing season,accumulated rates of CO2 flux were 300 and 394 g C m-2 for the MC and TC systems, respectively. When agricultural practices were converted from traditional cultivation to a plastic film mulching system, soil CO2 emissions could be reduced by approximately 100 g C m-2 year-1 in agricultural lands in arid and/or semi-arid areas of northern and northwestern China.

  11. Effects of different plastic-film mulching on soil water and water use efficiency of dryland bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)%不同覆膜方式对山旱地菜豆土壤水分及利用效率的影响

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    张忠平; 梁更生; 王福全; 杨永岗; 尹艳兰; 逯建平

    2011-01-01

    An experiment was carried out to study the effect of different plastic-film mulching on soil water content and water use efficiency of dryland bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris L.) by using six mulching modes which were whole mulching on double ridges in autumn, whole flat mulching in autumn, half flat mulching in autumn, whole mulching on double ridges in spring, whole flat mulching in spring and half flat mulching in spring. The results showed that compared with spring's double ridges full mulching, autumn's half flat film mulching and spring's full flat mulching as well as spring's half flat mulching (CK), autumn's double ridges whole mulching and autumn's whole flat mulching increased water content of 0 ~ 100 cm soil layer by 7.62 % ~ 14.20 and 7.44 % ~ 14.02 % respectively at sowing time, and before mid July water content of 0 - 80 cm soil layer increased by 7.39 % ~ 16.16% and 5.45% ~ 14.06% respectively, significant differences between each other got significant (or very significant) level. The bean's yield and water use efficiency of autumn's double ridges whole mulching and autumn's full flat mulching were 19 311.11 kg/hm2 and 17 938.89 kg/hm2, 65.45 kg/(mm·hm2) and 58.71 kg/(mm ? Hm2), increased by 91.82% and 78.20%, 81.20% and 62.54% ( P <0.01 or P <0.05) respectively compared with spring's half flat mulching. Furthermore, the growth po tential and yield and water use efficiency of dryland bean were significantly improved by planting in catchment furrow of autumn- s double ridges whole film mulching or in catchment hole of autumn' s flat whole film mulching.%以秋季和春季半膜平覆、全膜平覆、全膜双垄沟6种覆膜方式为处理,研究了不同覆膜方式对山旱地菜豆土壤水分及其利用率等的影响.结果表明,秋季全膜双垄沟和秋季全膜平覆较春季全膜双垄沟、秋季半膜平覆、春季全膜平覆和对照春季半膜平覆在播种时0~ 100 cm土层中土壤贮水量分别提高7.62%~14.20%、7.44

  12. 黄土高原半干旱区不同覆膜连作玉米产量的水分承载时限研究%The Time Loading Limitation of Continuous Cropping Maize Yield Under Different Plastic Film Mulching Modes in Semi-Arid Region of Loess Plateau of China

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    谢军红; 柴强; 李玲玲; 张仁陟; 牛伊宁1; 罗珠珠; 蔡立群

    2015-01-01

    [Objective] The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of continuous maize cropping under different plastic film mulching modes on the yield, water consumption, and water use efficiency (WUE) of maize, uncover the mechanism of increase production and water use efficiency under different plastic film mulching patterns. It is also to ascertain time limitation for continuous maize cropping for sustainable and efficient water use. [Method] Based on the field experiment, quantization of soil water balance between years and maize yield stability was determined. Maize continuous cropping time limitation was determined by continuous high yield and no appearance of soil desiccation in harvesting period.[Result]Under 3-year continuous cropping conditions, the results showed that completely film mulched alternating narrow and wide ridges with furrow planting had significant effects on increasing maize yield and WUE, and was of benefit to the water demand of maize crop at the key growth and development stage. Compared with half-mulching and flat-planting treatment, maize yield and WUE was increased by 41.8%and 33.4%, respectively. Maize biomass, WUEb, WUEy, total output value, net output value, output per rainfall value and input-output ratio increased by 21.8%, 12.3%, 31.2%, 27.8%, 21.1% and -3.2%, respectively; they increased by 24.9%, 39.1%, 225.5%, 1423.9%, 212.4% and 93.5% compared to flat-planting without mulching treatment, respectively. Film mulching increased the amount of water consumption in the maize whole growth period by 15.5%-29.2%, 10.0%-20.8%and 4.2%-12.6%for completely film mulched alternating narrow and wide ridges with furrow planting, complete mulching and flat-planting, half-mulching and flat-planting treatment compared to flat-planting without mulching treatment. High water consumption in the crop growing period made the soil water storage under three film mulching treatments decreased by 37.3%, 33.5%and 30.9%lower than the beginning of the

  13. Effects of Mulching Plastic Film with Different Colors on Biological Characters and Yield of Hot Pepper%不同颜色地膜覆盖栽培对朝天椒生物学性状及产量的影响

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    赖卫; 杨红; 刘崇政; 凃祥敏

    2014-01-01

    探索了白色、黑色、黑白相间地膜覆盖对朝天椒生物学性状及产量的影响。试验结果表明,地膜覆盖栽培比露地栽培的朝天椒挂果期长,且果实成熟早,产量相对较高。从总体表现来看,白色地膜覆盖栽培是最佳选择,较露地栽培辣椒株高、株幅、茎粗分别增加9.08、9.16、0.32 cm,单株挂果数增加50个,产量提高69.17 kg/667 m2,增产34.04%。%In the paper, we analyzed the effects of mulching white plastic film, black plastic film and black and white plastic film on biological characters and yield of hot pepper. The results showed that, compared with those planted in open field, the hot pepper covered with plastic films had longer fruit-setting period, earlier mature period and higher yield. On the whole, white plastic film was the best choice among the three film mulching treatment for hot pepper, and the plant height, plant width and stem diameter were increased by 9.08 cm, 9.16 cm and 0.32 cm than those of the hot pepper plants cultivated in open field, in addition, the fruit number per plant was increased by 50, and the yield was increased by 69.17 kg/667 m2, with the yield-increasing rate of 34.04%.

  14. Fertilization and Colors of Plastic Mulch Affect Biomass and Essential Oil of Sweet-Scented Geranium

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Sweet-scented geranium (Pelargonium graveolens L’Hér, a plant belonging to the Geraniaceae family, has medicinal and aromatic properties and is widely used in the cosmetic, soap, perfume, aromatherapy, and food industries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of fertilization and the use of different colors of plastic mulch on sweet-scented geranium biomass and essential oil. Three colors of plastic mulch (black, white, and silver-colored and a control without plastic mulch were assessed along with three fertilizers (20,000 L·ha−1 of cattle manure; 1,000 kg·ha−1 of NPK 3-12-6; and 20,000 L·ha−1 of cattle manure + 1,000 kg·ha−1 of NPK 3-12-6 fertilizer and a control without fertilizer. The absence of a soil cover negatively influenced the agronomical variables, while coverage with plastic mulch was associated with increased biomass. The use of fertilizer had no effect on the evaluated agronomic variables. When cattle manure and NPK 3-12-6 were used together, combined with white or black plastic mulch, the highest yields of essential oil were obtained. For the silver-colored plastic mulch, higher amounts of essential oil (6,9-guaiadien were obtained with mineral fertilizer.

  15. 秸秆还田、一膜两年用及间作对农田碳排放的短期效应%Short-term response of farmland carbon emission to straw return, two-year plastic film mulching and intercropping

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    殷文; 史倩倩; 郭瑶; 冯福学; 赵财; 于爱忠; 柴强

    2016-01-01

    In conventional crop production, high yield has always meant high carbon emissions. It has therefore become urgent to develop theoretical and practical strategies for high yield with low carbon emissions in modern agriculture. In this study, a field experiment was conducted in a typical oasis irrigation region to determine the integrated response of carbon emission in wheat-maize intercropping systems under different straw-return (straw standing, straw mulching and no-mulching), plastic film mulching (mulching for one year and two years), cropping (wheat-maize intercropping, monoculture of wheat and maize) and tillage (no-tillage, conventional tillage) patterns. The results showed that intercropping significantly decreased soil carbon emissions in farmlands. Compared with monoculture wheat and maize under conventional tillage management, the averaged total soil CO2 emissions in wheat-maize intercropping systems reduced by a range of 279–876 kg·hm-2, the equivalent of 5.1%–16.0%. No tillage with straw-return and plastic film mulching for 2-year reduced soil carbon emissions in the next year. No-tillage in combination with straw-return to soil decreased total soil CO2 emissions by 648–966 kg·hm-2, the equivalent of 21.3%-31.8%, than conventional tillage without straw-return to soil in mono-cropped wheat field. Plastic film mulching for two years reduced total soil CO2 emissions by 632 kg·hm-2 compared with that of conventional tillage in mono-cropped maize. In particular, wheat-maize intercropping in combination with straw-return to soil and 2-year plastic film mulching further reduced the carbon emissions. Compared with conventional intercropping with plastic film mulching for 1-year and conventional tillage (CTI1), wheat-maize intercropping with 25–30 cm of standing straw, 2-year plastic film mulching and no-tillage (NTSSI2) and wheat-maize intercropping with 25–30 cm straw mulching on the soil and 2-year plastic film mulching and no-tillage (NTSI2

  16. 地膜覆盖对菜园紫色土壤环境因子及N2O排放的影响%Effects of Plastic Film Mulching on the Environmental Factors and Nitrous Oxide Emissions in Purple Soil of Vegetable Fields

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    郑磊; 江长胜; 孙丽娟; 刘聪; 冉思丹; 黄欢; 邱昕恺

    2011-01-01

    Nowadays, the plastic film mulching was applied in croplands all over the world, in order to study the effect of plastic film mulching on soil environmental factors and the nitrous oxide emission, the author made the typical purple soil in Chongqing as the research objective, and comparing with the traditional cropping system (no plastic film mulching), a field experiment was conducted in situ for half a year during the radish growing period by the method of static opaque chamber and gas chromatogram method. The result showed that the temperature of soil in 5 cm depth under the plastic film mulching was higher greatly and the total biomass of radish improved obviously than that of control (P=0.02 and P=0.005), the weight of leaves and stalk of radish under the plastic film mulching were also obviously higher than that of the control group (P=0.011 and P= 0.013), but there was no significant differences in the soil moisture and nitrate nitrogen between two groups. During the radish growing periods, the average N2O flux was (58.59± 10.76) μg/(m2film mulching was (70.21 ± 10.51) μg/(m ·H) in germinate stage, (65.43 ±5.66) ug/(m · H) in leaves vigorous growing stage, (109.13± 11.23) μg/(m2'h) in seedling stage and (62.81 ±15.10) ng/(m2'h) in stalk growing stage, respectively. The average N2O flux was (58.59± 10.76)μg/(m2'h) and total N2O emission amount was 1.30 kg/hm2 under no film mulching in the whole observing period. The N2O emission amount increased 21.5% under plastic film mulching than no film mulching during the whole observing period. So planting the radish with film mulching method could improve the yield, but increased the N2O emission as well.%地膜覆盖技术目前被广泛使用,为了研究地膜覆盖对土壤环境因子及N2O排放的影响,以重庆市典型的紫色土为研究对象,以传

  17. 太阳能充电式多功能花生覆膜播种机的研究%The Research of Solar Energy Rechargeable Plastic Film Mulching Peanut Planter

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    林荣娜

    2014-01-01

    我国是世界上最大的花生出口国之一,但存在花生播种机械装置机械化水平低、装备适应性差、农机农艺脱节等问题。为此,进行了太阳能充电式小型多功能覆膜花生播种机的研究。该装置采用太阳能电池板实现储能作为播种机的输出动力,利用曲柄滑块机构构建插播播种装置,实现播种的精量控制。试验表明,样机能够一次性完成施肥、喷药、覆膜、覆土盖膜等多种作业,空穴率0%。该产品的多项参数可调,还可以更换作业器具用于其它农作物的播种,具有很好的市场前景,极具推广价值。%China is one of the major countries in the world , which produce and export the peanuts .But the present pea-nut machinery has several problems that the low level of mechanization , equipment with the poor adaptability , agricultural disjointed with agronomic , etc .In view of this status , it proposed the research of solar energy rechargeable plastic film mulching peanut planter .The device makes use of solar panels to provide the output power energy , which stored in the battery .It is made use of the slider-crank mechanism to design spots seeding device , which is used to achieve precision sowing .The experimental prototype is able to complete fertilizing , spraying , coating , casing cover film and other opera-tions at the same time , the hole rate is 0%.This product has a number of freely adjustable parameters , but also can re-place working instruments for other crops sown appliance , so the product has good market prospects , and great promotion-al value .

  18. [Effects of mulching on soil moisture in a dryland winter wheat field, Northwest China].

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    Fan, Ying-Dan; Chai, Shou-Xi; Cheng, Hong-Bo; Chen, Yu-Zhang; Yang, Chang-Gang; Huang, Cai-Xia; Chang, Lei; Pang, Lei

    2013-11-01

    This paper studied the effects of different mulching modes on the soil moisture in a semi-arid rainfed area of Loess Plateau, Northwest China. Seven treatments were installed, i. e., mulching plastic film in summer (T1), mulching plastic film in autumn (T2), mulching 5 cm long wheat straw in summer (T3), mulching whole wheat straw in summer (T4), mulching plastic film in summer plus wheat straw (T5), mulching used plastic film after harvest (T6), and un-mulching (CK). In T6, the soil moisture in different layers at different crop growth stages was all higher than that in CK. In the other five mulching treatments, the soil moisture in 0-90 cm layer before flowering stage was obviously higher, but that in 0-90 cm layer after flowering stage and in 90-200 cm layer during the whole growth season was lower than that of CK. The soil moisture in 0-200 cm layer in T6 during the whole growth period was significantly higher than that in CK, with a difference of 0.9%, but the soil moisture in 0-200 cm layer in other mulching treatments was lower. As compared with plastic film mulching, straw mulching increased the soil moisture in 0-200 cm layer. The soil moisture under mulching with used plastic film after harvest was higher than that under mulching with new plastic film. As compared to CK, the grain yield of winter wheat with plastic film mulching was increased by 20.3%-29.0%, and that With straw mulching was increased by 5.0%-16.7%. There was a significant positive correlation between the crop productivity and the soil water consumption during the growth period (r = 0.77*).

  19. Poly(lactic acid) and Osage Orange Wood Fiber Composites for Agricultural Mulch Films

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    Osage orange wood(OO)was combined with poly(lactic acid)(PLA)to form a polymer composite intended for use as an agricultural mulch film. The PLA-OO mechanical properties were comparable to existing mulch film products and had the advantage of being completely biodegradable through a single growing ...

  20. 不同栽植时间地膜辣椒幼苗成活率试验初报%An Experiment on Survival Rates of Plastic Film-mulched Pepper Seedling of Different Growing Time

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    赵志伟; 杨伏云

    2012-01-01

    An experiment was made on transplanting of pepper seedling at different times with different mulch colors.The result shows that seedling transplanting should be carried out in early May after late frost when we were to grow summer film pepper in Litong district,Wuzhong municipality in Ningxia.The black film should be selected for mulching and maize should be intercropped for shading and disease resistance to achieve robust growth,disease resistance and high yield of the pepper.%就不同膜色覆膜的辣椒移植时间进行试验研究,结果表明:在宁夏吴忠市利通区栽培越夏地膜辣椒应于5月上旬晚霜过后及早进行移栽,可选择黑色地膜进行覆盖,同时在垄间间作玉米起到有效的遮阳抗病效果,有利实现辣椒健壮生长,达到抗病丰产目的。

  1. STUDY ON WET STRENGTH PERFORMANCE OF KENAF MULCH

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    Jinghui Zhou; Xinge Wu; Hongwei Zhu

    2004-01-01

    Optimum applied technical conditions of wet strength agent for kenaf mulch were studied in this article. Breaking length, wet-dry strength ratio, tear index and burst index of kenaf mulch were measured and optimum wet strength agent was selected. The aim is to make mulch have properties of heat preservation, humidity preservation, growth prompting, biodegradation and maximum wet strength and to improve impact resistance of mulch to rainwater so as to assure growth of plant and replace plastic film.

  2. 膜下微润带埋深对温室番茄土壤水盐运移的影响%Effect of tube depth of moistube-irrigation under plastic film mulching on soil water and salt transports of greenhouse tomato

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    张子卓; 牛文全; 许建; 张珂萌

    2015-01-01

    In order to verify the effect of moistube-irrigation under plastic film mulching on water and salt transport in tomato in slight alkaline soils under greenhouse conditions, three buried depths (10 cm, 15 cm, 20 cm) of moistubes of moistube-irrigation under plastic film mulching were designed and the effects of the moistube depths on water content and salinity of soils under (in tomato planting row) and between (between tomato rows) plastic films investigated. The results showed that the change trends in soil water content and salinity were consistent for different moistube depths under and between the plastic films. Under plastic film, soil water content increased initially and then decreased, whereas salinity decreased with time. Between plastic films, soil water content and salinity increased over time. The soil water content between plastic films was less than that under plastic film. With increasing soil depth, the difference in soil water content between under-film and between-films reduced. The difference of soil water content between under-film and between-films was maximal in surface soil. In 50-60 cm soil layer, water contents under plastic film and between plastic films were tend to be consistent. The deeper the moistube was, the higher the soil water content was. At fruiting stage of tomato, soil water contents were 23.31%, 24.46%and 22.42% for moistube depths of 20 cm, 15 cm and 10 cm, respectively. The difference in soil water content between under-film and between-films for 10 cm depth of moistube was less those for 15 cm and 20 cm depths of moistubes. Soil salinity under plastic film was less than that between plastic films, and with the increase of buried depth of moistube, the difference between under-film and between-films increased. In 0-40 cm layer under plastic film, soil was desalinated during the whole growth period of tomato, though the relative desalination rate decreased with increasing soil depth. Also in 0-40 cm soil layer, the nearer

  3. 不同地膜周年覆盖对冬小麦土壤水分及利用效率的影响%Effect of different plastic - film mulching in the whole growth period on soil moisture and water use efficiency of winter wheat

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    杨海迪; 海江波; 贾志宽; 韩清芳; 张保军; 任世春

    2011-01-01

    为了探明不同地膜覆盖对早地冬小麦土壤水分及其利用效率的影响,选用普通地膜、生物降解膜以及液体地膜在陕西渭北旱塬旱作农田进行周年覆盖集雨栽培定位试验,研究了不同地膜周年覆盖对冬小麦不同生育时期土壤水分总贮量和不同土壤深度水分动态变化及其利用效率的影响.结果表明、周年覆盖地膜可提高土壤含水量,有利于土壤水库的扩蓄增容,并且能显著提高冬小麦的产量和水分利用效率.普通地膜和生物降解膜覆盖处理在冬小麦不同生育期对0~200 cm的土壤贮水量有显著的提高作用,与液体地膜和不覆盖平播处理(CK)比较,差异显著(P<0.05);不同地膜周年覆盖处理的土壤水分空间变化规律相同,普通地膜和生物降解膜覆盖处理可有效提高土壤含水量,但液体地膜的集雨作用不明显;此外,普通地膜和生物降解膜两年的平均产量较对照(CK)分别提高了38.01%和36.28%,水分利用效率分别比对照提高19.85%、16.85%,且呈显著性差异(P<0.05).可见,周年覆盖生物降解膜与普通地膜具有良好的蓄水保墒效果,可以提高冬小麦产量.%With the purpose of investigating the dynamic effects of different kinds of plastic-film mulching on soil moisture and water use efficiency of winter wheat, plastic film, biodegradable film and liquid film were selected to conduct a locating experiment of rainfall harvesting in the whole growth period in Weibei dryland of Shaanxi. The results indicated that plastic-film mulching can increase the soil moisture, crop yield and water use efficiency, and it can also improve soil water storage. Treated with plastic film and biodegradable film covering, the moisture storage of 0 ~ 200 cm soil increased during full period of experiment, which showed a significant difference ( P < 0.05) compared with the liquid film covering treatment and no covering treatment (CK); treated with plastic

  4. 地膜覆盖在烟叶生产中的负效应%Negative Eff ce ts of Pl astic Film Mulching in Tobacco Production

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    商静; 许自成

    2016-01-01

    The plastic film mulching is an important technique in modern agricultural production .Along with the populariza-tion and application of plastic film mulching technique in agricultural production , the negative effects of this technique have in-creasingly been prominent.This paper summarized the negative effects of plastic film mulching on soil , root system, and flue-cured tobacco quality, as well as the white pollution caused by long-term plastic film mulching, and offered some solution meas-ures according to these problems.%地膜覆盖是一项现代农业生产技术。随着地膜覆盖技术在农业生产中的推广应用,地膜覆盖的负效应愈加凸显。综述了地膜覆盖对土壤、根系、烟叶品质的负面影响以及长期地膜使用造成的白色污染,并且针对这些问题提出了一些解决对策。

  5. Modeling increasing effect of soil temperature through plastic film mulch in ground cover rice production system using CERES-Rice%基于CERES-Rice模型的覆膜旱作稻田增温效应模拟

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    马雯雯; 金欣欣; 石建初; 宁松瑞; 李森; 陶玥玥; 张亚男; 左强

    2015-01-01

    this study was to improve the two simulation models for both soil surface and subsurface temperatures in CERES-Rice through taking the effect of soil temperature enhancement by the film mulch into consideration. The simulation model of surface soil temperature (at the depth of 5 cm) was referred from other study for dry land crops, and the other one was from CERES-Rice for simulating the subsurface temperatures (at 10 and 20 cm, respectively) in the TPRPS. To justify and rectify the simulation models, we conducted a field experiment in Fangxian, Hubei, China (32°7′N, 110°42′E, altitude 450 m) from 2013 to 2014, covering two growth seasons of rice. Three treatments (named as TPRPS, GCRPSsat and GCRPS80%, respectively) were designed and replicated three times in 9 plots, each with an area of 9×10 m2. A seepage-proof material was laid around each plot to the depth of 80 cm to avoid lateral percolation between neighbor plots. Five soil beds (156 cm wide and 940 cm long) in each plot were built for planting rice, with the space of 26×18 cm2 and at a rate of two plants per hill. Small furrows (15 cm in width and depth) were dug around each soil bed. In the three replicated plots without plastic film for treatment TPRPS, a water layer of 2-5 cm in thickness was always maintained on the soil beds. In the three plots with plastic film for GCRPSsat, the root zone averaged soil water content was kept close to saturation by completely filling the furrows with water but without water layer on the soil beds. The remaining three plots with plastic film for GCRPS80% were managed as the same way as that for GCRPSsat before mid-tillering stage, and then transient irrigation was intermittently implemented through the furrows to keep the root zone averaged soil water content between 80% and 100% field water capacity. Among the two growth seasons, the experimental data obtained in 2013 and 2014 were used to rectify the simulation models and verify the rectified models, respectively

  6. Research on the Peanut Leaf Etiolation Prevention and Film Mulching Effect in Hubei Province

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    Changbing; YU; Yinshui; LI; Lihua; XIE; Xiaojia; HU; Boshou; LIAO; Fang; CHEN; Xing; LIAO

    2014-01-01

    The possible nutrient problems existing in leaf etiolation,the influence of film mulching on the yield of peanut and benefits of balanced fertilization were analyzed. The results showed that the deficiency of nutrient elements was not main limiting factor in leaf etiolation of peanut in Hong’an. Deep trench,film mulching,liming and organic manure could be used to prevent leaf etiolation. The film mulching could increase the yield of peanut by improving the rate of germination and seedling,the number of branches and full pod,and it was beneficial to playing the effect of balanced fertilization.

  7. Cultivation Techniques of Water-permeability Plastic Membrane Mulching on Mung Bean%绿豆渗水地膜覆盖栽培技术

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    王桂梅; 冯高; 邢宝龙; 郭新文; 张旭丽; 刘飞

    2013-01-01

    With wate-permeability plastic film mulching cultivation techniques,the mung bean yield increase obvi-ously.The details of mung bean water-permeability plastic film mulching cultivation technique measures were intro-duced from aspects of selection,soil preparation,seed selection,planting,field management and pest control for ref-erence.%采用渗水地膜覆盖栽培技术,可明显提高绿豆单产。从选地、整地、选种、播种、田间管理、病虫害防治等方面详细介绍了绿豆渗水地膜覆盖的栽培技术措施,以供参考。

  8. Measuring and modeling two-dimensional irrigation infiltration under film-mulched furrows

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    YongYong Zhang; PuTe Wu; XiNing Zhao; WenZhi Zhao

    2016-01-01

    Furrow irrigation with film-mulched agricultural beds is being promoted in the arid region of northwest China because it improves water utilization. Two-dimensional infiltration patterns under film-mulched furrows can provide guidelines and criteria for irrigation design and operation. Our objective was to investigate soil water dynamics during ponding irrigation infiltration of mulched furrows in a cross-sectional ridge-furrow configuration, using laboratory experiments and math-ematical simulations. Six experimental treatments, with two soil types (silt loam and sandy loam), were investigated to monitor the wetting patterns and soil water distribution in a cuboid soil chamber. Irrigation of mulched furrows clearly increased water lateral infiltration on ridge shoulders and ridges, due to enhancement of capillary driving force. Increases to both initial soil water content (SWC) and irrigation water level resulted in increased wetted soil volume. Empirical regression equations accurately estimated the wetted lateral distance (Rl) and downward distance (Rd) with elapsed time in a variably wetted soil medium. Optimization of model parameters followed by the Inverse approach resulted in satisfactory agreement between observed and predicted cumulative infiltration and SWC. On the basis of model calibration, HYDRUS-2D model can accurately simulate two-dimensional soil water dynamics under irrigation of mulched furrows. There were significant differences in wetting patterns between unmulched and mulched furrow irrigation using HYDRUS-2D simulation. The Rd under the mulched furrows was 32.14%less than the unmulched furrows. Therefore, film-mulched furrows are recommended in a furrow irrigation system.

  9. Soil-coated ultrathin plastic-film mulching and suitable irrigation improve water use efficiency of winter wheat%土下覆膜与适宜灌水提高冬小麦水分利用率

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    何立谦; 张维宏; 杜雄; 张永升; 王磊; 曹彩云; 李科江

    2016-01-01

    More than 70% of water is used for agriculture, excessive water consumption for conventional winter wheat production is aggravating the groundwater crisis in Hebei Plain. In order to mitigate the water supply and demand conflict, a field experiment was conducted from 2011 to 2014 (October-June) in Shenzhou County, where more than 90% of the agricultural fields are used for the winter wheat-summer maize double-cropping. A randomized block design was employed with six treatments and four replicates, the treatments included: 1) soil-coated ultrathin plastic-film mulching (SUPM) with 75 mm irrigation at jointing stage, 2) SUPM with 75-mm irrigation at heading stage, 3) SUPM with 75 mm irrigation at filling stage, 4) rainfed under SUPM, 5) rainfed, 6) conventional farmers’ practice with 225 mm irrigation splitted into three applications (control). The study examined the effects of SUPM with different irrigation management on WUE, yield formation of winter wheat. The fieldwork procedure of SUPM was as follows:the straw of the previous crop was removed, and after base dressing with chemical fertilizer the field was plowed twice, the field surface was leveled, and wheat seeds were sown. The whole plot was mulched using ultrathin 0.004-mm-thick plastic film without separation between adjacent strips of film. The film was tensioned and its surface kept flat without folding, then 1-2 cm of soil was manually placed on it;consequently, the film was completely covered with soil. A wheat plumule could pierce the film and emerge. So relative seamless coverage of field was achieved to control soil water evaporation. After the wheat was harvested, summer maize was manually dibbled without plowing, only 60 mm irrigation applied after sowing during its whole season. The result showed that under SUPM the seedlings and spike number decreased by 8.6%-12.0% and 7.4%-11.7%, respectively, compared with the control, but the 75 mm irrigation at jointing or heading stage ensured the biomass

  10. Buried straw layer and plastic mulching increase microlfora diversity in salinized soil

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    LI Yu-yi; PANG Huan-cheng; HAN Xiu-fang; YAN Shou-wei; ZHAO Yong-gan; WANG Jing; ZHAI Zhen; ZHANG Jian-li

    2016-01-01

    Salt stress has been increasingly constraining crop productivity in arid lands of the world. In our recent study, salt stress was aleviated and crop productivity was improved remarkably by straw layer burial plus plastic iflm mulching in a saline soil. However, its impact on the microlfora diversity is not wel documented. Field micro-plot experiments were conducted from 2010 to 2011 using four tilage methods: (i) deep tilage with plastic iflm mulching (CK), (i) straw layer burial at 40 cm (S), (ii) straw layer burial plus surface soil mulching with straw material (S+S), and (iv) plastic iflm mulching plus buried straw layer (P+S). Culturable microbes and predominant bacterial communities were studied; based on 16S rDNA, bacterial com-munity structure and abundance were characterized using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Results showed that P+S was the most favorable for culturable bacteria, actinomyces and fungi and induced the most diverse genera of bacteria compared to other tilage methods. Soil temperature had signiifcant positive correlations with the number of bacteria, actinomyces and fungi (P<0.01). However, soil water was poorly correlated with any of the microbes. Salt content had a signiifcant negative correlation with the number of microbers, especialy for bacteria and fungi (P<0.01). DGGE analysis showed that the P+S exhibited the highest diversity of bacteria with 20 visible bands folowed by S+S, S and CK. Moreover, P+S had the highest similarity (68%) of bacterial communities with CK. The major bacterial genera in al soil samples wereFirmicutes,Proteobacteria andActinobacteria. Given the considerable increase in microbial growth, the combined use of straw layer burial and plastic iflm mulching could be a practical option for aleviating salt stress effects on soil microbial community and thereby improving crop production in arid saline soils.

  11. Technical Regulations for High-yield Cultivation of Potato Under Black Plastic Film Mulching and Planting in Groove on Top of Ridge in Arid and Semi-arid Area%干旱半干旱区旱地黑色全膜马铃薯垄上微沟高产栽培技术规程

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    冉平

    2016-01-01

    In recent years, technical personnel in Anding District Agricultural Technology Extension and Service Center actively promote and popularize the technique of black film mulching and double ridge side planting and also put effects into exploring the technique of black plastic film mulching and planting in groove on top of ridge for high-yield cultivation. This new technique changed the bow-shaped ridge into"M"type. This innovation resolved the problem of dry conditions in middle part of a large ridge, effectively col ecting the rainfal and increasing water use efficiency by potatoes. Changing side seeding into top seeding could increase the depth of mel ow soil and leave potato tuber more room for growth. Therefore, potato tubers could grow evenly and the marketable tuber percentage could be improved effectively.%近几年,定西市安定区农业技术推广服务中心技术人员在普及推广黑色全膜双垄垄侧种植马铃薯技术的同时,积极研究探索旱地黑色全膜马铃薯垄上微沟高产栽培技术。该技术改弓型垄面为“M”型垄面,解决了大垄中间部位始终较干的问题,实现了降雨资源的最大化集纳保蓄和高效利用;改侧播为垄上脊播,增加了土壤熟土层厚度及薯块有效生长空间,使薯块生长均匀,有效提高了马铃薯商品薯率。

  12. 覆膜增温对沙枣树产胶的增产作用%Eeffect of temperature increase caused by plastic film mulching on the gum yield for Elaeagnus angustifolia

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    李银芳; 潘伯荣; 阿迪力·吾彼尔; 古丽努尔·沙比尔哈孜; 刘力

    2012-01-01

    沙枣树(Elaeagnus angustifolia)覆膜试验的结果表明,覆膜对沙枣树产胶的增产效果明显,成熟林覆膜后较裸地增产30.3%,单株年产量由86.7g/株增加到112.9g/株;过熟林覆膜后较裸地增产18.0%,单株年产量由76.0g/株增加到86.7g/株。增产是因为覆膜明显地提高了地温,成熟林覆膜后林地的增温效果是13.7%,而过熟林由于土壤过湿,林地的增温效果是2.2%。覆膜增温提高了树木的生理活性,表现在以促进林木速生期的生长速率方式提高了新枝生长量,并且成熟林的速生期还较过熟林长。从生长速率到出胶速率的最大值和最小值的天数及速率分析,覆膜较裸地大,并且成熟林大于过熟林,是生理活性增强出胶量大的主要原因。%Experimental results of Elaeagnus angustifolia with plastic film cover showed that mature forest with plastic film cover can increase gum yield 30.3% than that of uncovered forest;Gum yield of individuals can increase from 86.7g /individual to 1129g/ individual.Over-aged forest with plastic film cover can increase gum yield 18.0% than that of uncovered forest;Gum yield of individuals can increase from 76.0g/individual to 86.7g/individual.The effects of increasing temperature with plastic film for mature forest is 13.7% while the effects of increasing temperature with plastic film for over-aged forest is 13.7% because of the soil is too wet.Plastic film improved new branches growth by promoting growth rate in fast growing stage.Fast growing stage of mature forest is longer than fast growing stage of over-aged forest.

  13. Mapping Plastic-Mulched Farmland with Multi-Temporal Landsat-8 Data

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    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Using plastic mulching for farmland is booming around the world. Despite its benefit of protecting crops from unfavorable conditions and increasing crop yield, the massive use of the plastic-mulching technique causes many environmental problems. Therefore, timely and effective mapping of plastic-mulched farmland (PMF is of great interest to policy-makers to leverage the trade-off between economic profit and adverse environmental impacts. However, it is still challenging to implement remote-sensing-based PMF mapping due to its changing spectral characteristics with the growing seasons of crops and geographic regions. In this study, we examined the potential of multi-temporal Landsat-8 imagery for mapping PMF. To this end, we gathered the information of spectra, textures, indices, and thermal features into random forest (RF and support vector machine (SVM algorithms in order to select the common characteristics for distinguishing PMF from other land cover types. The experiment was conducted in Jizhou, Hebei Province. The results demonstrated that the spectral features and indices features of NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index, GI (greenness index, and textural features of mean are more important than the other features for mapping PMF in Jizhou. With that, the optimal period for mapping PMF is in April, followed by May. A combination of these two times (April and May is better than later in the season. The highest overall, producer’s, and user’s accuracies achieved were 97.01%, 92.48%, and 96.40% in Jizhou, respectively.

  14. [Effects of different patterns surface mulching on soil properties and fruit trees growth and yield in an apple orchard].

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    Zhang, Yi; Xie, Yong-Sheng; Hao, Ming-De; She, Xiao-Yan

    2010-02-01

    Taking a nine-year-old Fuji apple orchard in Loess Plateau as test object, this paper studied the effects of different patterns surface mulching (clean tillage, grass cover, plastic film mulch, straw mulch, and gravel mulch) on the soil properties and fruit trees growth and yield in this orchard. Grass cover induced the lowest differentiation of soil moisture profile, while gravel mulch induced the highest one. In treatment gravel mulch, the soil moisture content in apple trees root zone was the highest, which meant that there was more water available to apple trees. Surface mulching had significant effects on soil temperature, and generally resulted in a decrease in the maximum soil temperature. The exception was treatment plastic film mulch, in which, the soil temperature in summer exceeded the maximum allowable temperature for continuous root growth and physiological function. With the exception of treatment plastic film mulch, surface mulching increased the soil CO2 flux, which was the highest in treatment grass cover. Surface mulching also affected the proportion of various branch types and fruit yield. The proportion of medium-sized branches and fruit yield were the highest in treatment gravel mulch, while the fruit yield was the lowest in treatment grass cover. Factor analysis indicated that among the test surface mulching patterns, gravel mulch was most suitable for the apple orchards in gully region of Loess Plateau.

  15. Changes in soil parameters under continuous plastic mulching in strawberry cultivation

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    Muñoz, Katherine; Diehl, Dörte; Scopchanova, Sirma; Schaumann, Gabriele E.

    2016-04-01

    Plastic mulching (PM) is a widely used practice in modern agriculture because they generate conditions for optimal yield rates and quality. However, information about long-term effects of PC on soil quality parameters is scarce. The aim of this study is to compare the effect of three different mulching managements on soil quality parameters. Sampling and methodology: Three different managements were studied: Organic mulching (OM), 2-years PM and 4-years PM. Soil samples were collected from irrigated fields in 0-5, 5-10 and 10-30 cm depths and analyzed for water content (WC), pH, dissolved organic carbon (DOC), total soil carbon (Ctot) and cation exchange capacity (CECeff). Results and discussion: Mulching management has an influence on soil parameters. The magnitude of the effects is influenced by the type (organic agriculture practice vs. plastic mulching practice) and duration of the mulching. PM modified the water distribution through the soil column. WC values at the root zone were in average 10% higher compared to those measured at the topsoil. Under OM, the WC was lower than under PM. The pH was mainly influenced by the duration of the managements with slightly higher values after 4 than after 2-years PM. Under PM, aqueous extracts of the topsoil (0-5 cm depth) contained in average with 8.5±1.8 mg/L higher DOC than in 10-30 cm depth with 5.6±0.5 mg/L, which may indicate a mobilization of organic components in the upper layers. After 4-years PM, Ctot values were slightly higher than after 2-years PM and after OM. Surprisingly, after 4-years PM, CECeff values were with 138 - 157 mmolc/kg almost 2-fold higher than after 2-years PM and OM which had with 74 - 102 mmolc/kg comparable CECeff values. Long-term PM resulted in changes of soil pH and slightly increased Ctot which probably enhanced the CECeff of the soil. However, further investigations of the effect of PM on stability of soil organic matter and microbial community structure are needed.

  16. 应用修订的Shuttleworth-Wallace模型对半干旱区覆膜玉米蒸散的研究%Estimation of evapotranspiration in maize fields with ground mulching with plastic film in semi-arid areas using revised Shuttleworth-Wallace model

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    董军; 岳宁; 党慧慧; 王刚; 魏国孝

    2016-01-01

    Evapotranspiration (ET), which is comprised of evaporation from soil surface (E) and transpiration from vegetation (T), plays an important role in maintaining global energy balance and regulating climate. Quantifying partitioning of ET is particularly important for accurate prediction of climate response to ecosystem carbon, water and energy budgets. Using eddy covariance measurements in maize fields for the growing season at the Experiment Station of Agro-ecosystem in Semiarid Area (ESASA) of Lanzhou University, we ran the revised Shuttleworth-Wallace model (S-W model), partitioned evapotranspiration in maize fields under plastic film mulch conditions into evaporation and transpiration, validated the performance of the model for different time scales and under different weather conditions with measured eddy covariance values, analyzed the driving factors, and determined parameter sensitivity of ET and its components. The results suggested that the simulated ET in the study area was in good agreement with the measurements in both sunny and cloudy days, but the model performed badly in rainy days. In diurnal timescale, the modified model performed well when ET was larger than 2 mm·d-1 in both sunny and mostly cloudy days, and the ratios of simulated values by S-W model to measured values were close to the 1∶1 line. But the model slightly overestimated ET in rainy days. Solar radiation and temperature were key environmental factors influencing ET in maize fields under plastic film mulch that led to seasonal variations. In general, T accounted for a small fraction of ET in maize fields under plastic film mulching. Diurnal variation in E/ET followed a single-peak curve, the low point was observed at night. At seasonal timescale, E/ET decreased from 18%to 8%at jointing stage, and kept at 8%level at tasseling stage and filling stage. We compared our result with others and found that both film mulch and environmental factors affected the value of E/ET. The E/ET was

  17. STUDY ON WET STRENGTH PERFORMANCE OF KENAF MULCH

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    JinghuiZhou; XingeWu; HongweiZhu

    2004-01-01

    Optimum applied technical conditions of wetstrength agent for kenaf mulch were studied in thisarticle. Breaking length, wet-dry strength ratio, tearindex and burst index of kenaf mulch were measuredand optimum wet strength agent was selected. Theaim is to make mulch have properties of heatpreservation, humidity preservation, growthprompting, biodegradation and maximum wetstrength and to improve impact resistance of mulchto rainwater so as to assure growth of plant andreplace plastic film.

  18. Effect of different mulch materials on winter wheat production in desalinized soil in Heilonggang region of North China

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    YANG Yan-min; LIU Xiao-jing; LI Wei-qiang; LI Cun-zhen

    2006-01-01

    Freshwater shortage is the main problem in Heilonggang lower-lying plain, while a considerable amount of underground saline water is available. We wanted to find an effective way to use the brackish water in winter wheat production. Surfacemulch has significant effect in reducing evaporation and decreasing soil salinity level. This research was aimed at comparing the effect of different mulch materials on winter wheat production. The experiment was conducted during 2002~2003 and 2003~2004.Four treatments were setup: (1) no mulch, (2) mulch with plastic film, (3) mulch with corn straw, (4) mulch with concrete slab between the rows. The result indicated that concrete mulch and straw mulch was effective in conserving soil water compared to plastic film mulch which increased soil temperature. Concrete mulch decreases surface soil salinity better in comparison to other mulches used. Straw mulch conserved more soil water but decreased wheat grain yield probably due to low temperature. Concrete mulch had similar effect with plastic film mulch on promoting winter wheat development and growth.

  19. Effects of Deep Buried Straw and Plastic Film Mulch on the Soil Moisture, Yield and Quality of Corn%深埋秸秆和覆膜对土壤水分、玉米产量及品质的影响

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    陈天助; 李波; 丰雪; 姚名泽; 梁凯

    2016-01-01

    In order to explore the effects of deep buried straw and plastic film mulch on soil moisture, yield and quality of corn in the northeast humid areas, Meijin 599 of the corn variety and a large ridge of double cultivation methods were used to conduct the test in Shenyang. There were four treatments, including buried straw (S), buried straw and plastic film mulch (S+M), plastic film mulch (M) and no buried straw and plastic mulch (CK). The dynamic changes of soil moisture and yield and quality were analyzed under different treatments. The results showed that the soil moisture contents in the layer 0 to 30 cm were increased effectively in S and S+M treatment. Compared with S+M, M and CK treatment, before corn planting, the average volume of soil moisture in the soil layers of 0 to 30 cm in the S treatment increased 0.02, 0.04 and 0.04 cm3•cm-3, respectively. Compared with S+M, M and CK treatment after the corn harvest, the average volume of soil moisture in the soil layers of 0 to 30 cm in the S treatment increased 0.04, 0.04 and 0.04 cm3•cm-3 respectively. The yields in S and S+M treatment were higher than in M and CK treatment. The S+M treatment was the highest. Compared with S,M and CK treatment, the yield in S treatment increased 0.731%, 5.85% and 10.75%, respectively. The results of this study showed that deep buried straw could improve soil water, rain resources in autumn and winter.Soil water storage, water retention and water capacity could be improved significantly by deep buried straw. Soil moisture could not be improved by plastic film much in the late growing period of corn.%为了探讨东北半湿润地区深埋秸秆和覆膜对土壤水分、玉米产量及品质的影响,以美津599为供试玉米品种,采用大垄双行种植方法,在沈阳地区进行田间小区对比试验。试验设置4个处理:秸秆无膜(S)、秸秆+覆膜(S+M)、无秸秆+覆膜(M)和无秸秆无膜(CK),并对不同处理条件下土壤水分动态、玉米产量

  20. 地膜覆盖对农田径流中氮磷流失的影响%The Effected of Mulch Film on Nitrogen and Phosphorus Loss in Agricultural Runoff

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    邓伟; 许振成; 吴根义; 贺德春

    2011-01-01

    [ Objective] The aim of the study was to seek a good way to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus loss in agricultural runoff. [ Method] The effect of three kinds of mulch film: plastic film mulching, straw mulching,none mulching on nitrogen and phosphorus loss in agriculture was investigated. [Result]The results showed that: Although mulching increased runoff,reduced the rains washed out planting soil,so the concentration and total loss of nitrogen and phosphorus in runoff was lowered; The land of plastic film mulching add more runoff,but total loss of nitrogen and phosphorus was lowest; The land of straw mulching had a little more total loss of nitrogen and phosphorus then the land of plastic film mulching,but the output of crops was higher then the land of plastic film mulching and none secondarypollutant. [ Conclusion] Straw mulching could reduce nitrogen and phosphorus loss in agricultural runoff, improve the output of crops and no secondarypollutant emission. So straw was a good cultivated ways.%[目的]减少农田氮磷的径流流失.[方法]研究3种不同地膜覆盖:塑料覆盖,桔杆覆盖和无覆盖方式对农田氮磷径流流失的影响.[结果]地膜覆盖增加了径流量,但减少了雨水对种植土壤的冲刷,降低了径流中氮磷的浓度,从而减少了径流中氮磷的流失;塑料薄膜覆盖地块增加的径流较多,但氮磷流失总量最少;桔秆覆盖地块产生的氮磷流失量略大于塑料薄膜覆盖地块,但作物产量高于塑料薄膜地块,同时不会产生二次污染[结论]桔杆地膜覆盖可以减少农田氮磷的径流流失,增加产量,且不产生二次污染,是较好的农作方式.

  1. 秸秆还田对全膜双垄沟播玉米产量及土壤养分的影响%Effects of Straw Returning on Yield and Soil Nutrient of Corn Ditch Sowing in Double Ridge Mulched With Plastic Films

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    徐军

    2012-01-01

      在庄浪县试验观察了秸秆还田对全膜双垄沟播玉米产量及土壤养分的影响.结果表明,秸秆还田处理的玉米经济性状表现较好.秸秆还田配施秸秆催腐剂能有效提高土壤有机质及氮、磷、钾等速效养分的含量,产量可达11212.1 kg/hm2,较对照增产10.45%.%  Effects of straw returning on yield and soil nutrient of corn ditch sowing in double ridge mulched with plastic films has been observed in the experiment of Zhuanglang county. The results showed that the corn economic traits straw returning was the best . The application of straw returning combined application of straw reminder preservatives can effectively increase the available nutrient content of soil organic matter and nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, etc., the yield could reach 11 212.1 kg/hm2 and 10.45%more than that control.

  2. Modeling water flow and nitrate dynamics in a plastic mulch vegetable cultivation system using HYDRUS-2D

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    Filipović, Vilim; Romić, Davor; Romić, Marija; Matijević, Lana; Mallmann, Fábio J. K.; Robinson, David A.

    2016-04-01

    Growing vegetables commercially requires intensive management and involves high irrigation demands and input of agrochemicals. Plastic mulch application in combination with drip irrigation is a common agricultural management technique practiced due to variety of benefits to the crop, mostly vegetable biomass production. However, the use of these techniques can result in various impacts on water and nutrient distribution in underlying soil and consequently affect nutrient leaching towards groundwater resources. The aim of this work is to estimate the effect of plastic mulch cover in combination with drip irrigation on water and nitrate dynamics in soil using HYDRUS-2D model. The field site was located in Croatian costal karst area on a Gleysol (WRB). The experiment was designed according to the split-plot design in three repetitions and was divided into plots with plastic mulch cover (MULCH) and control plots with bare soil (CONT). Each of these plots received applications of three levels of nitrogen fertilizer: 70, 140, and 210 kg per ha. All plots were equipped with drip irrigation and cropped with bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L. cv. Bianca F1). Lysimeters were installed at 90 cm depth in all plots and were used for monitoring the water and nitrate outflow. HYDRUS-2D was used for modeling the water and nitrogen outflow in the MULCH and CONT plots, implementing the proper boundary conditions. HYDRUS-2D simulated results showed good fitting to the field site observed data in both cumulative water and nitrate outflow, with high level of agreement. Water flow simulations produced model efficiency of 0.84 for CONT and 0.56 for MULCH plots, while nitrate simulations showed model efficiency ranging from 0.67 to 0.83 and from 0.70 to 0.93, respectively. Additional simulations were performed with the absence of the lysimeter, revealing faster transport of nitrates below drip line in the CONT plots, mostly because of the increased surface area subjected to precipitation

  3. Characteristics and economic benefits of water consumption in intercropping fields with one plastic film mulching for 2 years and different irrigation levels%不同灌水水平下一膜两年覆盖间作农田耗水特征及经济效益研究

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    赵财; 柴强; 冯福学; 殷文; 胡发龙; 周文斌

    2016-01-01

    以河西走廊区主导间作模式玉米|豌豆间作系统为研究对象,在高(7200 m3·hm-2)、中(6450 m3·hm-2)、低(5700 m3·hm-2)3种灌水水平下,研究了一膜两年覆盖、秋免耕春覆膜和传统耕作覆膜对间作群体耗水量和棵间蒸发的影响,以期为间作种植模式的优化耕作措施、地膜再利用、提高水分利用效率等提供理论依据.结果表明,不同灌水水平对间作群体生育期棵间蒸发量存在显著影响,随灌水水平的提高棵间蒸发量增大;但在相同灌水水平下不同覆膜方式间差异不明显,且互作效应不显著;不同处理豌豆收获前、后,间作农田棵间蒸发在玉米带和豌豆带存在显著差异,不同处理收获前、后豌豆带棵间蒸发量平均值较玉米带分别高68.51%和69.30%;豌豆带是造成间作农田系统蒸发耗水大的主要因素,占地60%的玉米带棵间蒸发量只占农田蒸发总量的44.47%,而占地仅为40%的豌豆带蒸发量却占55.53%;玉米间作豌豆农田棵间蒸发主要发生在豌豆收获以后,豌豆收获前的棵间蒸发仅占总蒸发量的26.98%.一膜两年覆盖可显著提高单方水效益,不同灌水处理平均值较秋免耕春覆膜和传统耕作覆膜方式分别提高7.39%和31.33%,且在中等灌水条件下一膜两年覆盖的单方水效益最高,达2.51元·m-3.研究结果表明相同灌水水平下一膜两年覆盖玉米带抑制农田棵间蒸发、减少水分无效损失的效果与传统覆膜方式相当;农田棵间蒸发量、耗水结构(E/ET)与灌水水平间呈正相关关系;在中等灌水水平下一膜两年覆盖可获得较高的经济效益.%In order to optimize farming practice, plastic film recycling and water use efficiency of intercropping farming systems, a field experiment was conducted on maize-pea intercropping field at Hexi Corridor in Gansu Province. The experiment investigated the effect of three mulching patterns (NT: single plastic mulching for 2

  4. Effects of Plastic Film Mulching Periods and Nitrogen Rates on Growth and Yield of No-tillage Summer Maize%免耕垄播覆膜时长与施氮量对夏玉米生长及产量的影响

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    董丽利; 李援农; 周昌明; 银敏华; 赵玺; 崔魁

    2015-01-01

    为了探索覆膜时长和氮肥施用量对免耕垄播夏玉米生长及产量的影响,在大田试验起垄覆膜沟播冬小麦收获后,于2013年6月实施了免耕垄播种植夏玉米,试验设全生育期垄上覆膜和拔节期揭膜两种覆膜时长与无肥(N1)、低肥(N2)、中肥(N3)、中高肥(N4)和高肥(N5)5种施氮量组合,研究了覆膜时长与不同施氮量对夏玉米生长及产量的影响。试验结果表明:拔节期揭膜与全生育期覆膜玉米生长的差异性不显著,不同施氮量水平下,玉米生长的差异性显著,但中肥(N3)与高肥(N5)之间无显著性差异。施肥处理下中肥(N3)与中高肥(N4)之间玉米单株干物质累积量及产量增长幅度最大,分别为53.15 g和2184.22 kg/hm2,在N4水平达到最大,单株干物质累积量为400 g ,产量为13760.24 kg/hm2,综合考虑效益与经济,N3(120 kg/hm2)~N4(180 kg/hm2)为适宜的施氮量区间,并在拔节期揭膜,是覆膜与施氮的最优模式。%In order to study the effects of covering plastic film periods and nitrogen rates on the grow th and yield of summer maize in no-tillage land of bed planting ,a study on the influence of five different nitrogen rate and covering plastic film periods coupling modes on no-till bed planting summer maize was conducted .The experiment was conducted in June 2013 ,including two kinds of film peri‐ods ,namely uncovering plastic film at the jointing stage (J) and mulching plastic film(M ) ,and five nitrogen level ,namely no fertilizer (N1) ,low fat (N2) ,low fertilizer (N2) ,fat fertilizer (N3) ,high fat fertilizer (N4) ,high fertilizer (N5) .The results showed that the difference between the treatments of uncovering plastic film and mulching plastic film was not significant at the jointing stage ;under different fertilizer application levels ,the difference was significant ,but the difference between fat

  5. Effects of Ridge-Mulching with Plastic Sheets for Rainwater-Harvesting Cultivation on WUE and Yield of Winter Wheat

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    WANG Cai-rong; TIAN Xiao-hong; LI Sheng-xiu

    2004-01-01

    A field experiment was conducted in a manural loesial soil in middle of Shaanxi Province of China, a sub-humid area prone to drought, to study the effects of rainwater-harvesting cultivation on water use efficiency (WUE) and yield of winter wheat. Ridge-furrow tillage was used, the ridge being mulched by plastic sheets for rainwater harvesting while seeding in the furrows. Results showed that from sowing to reviving stage of winter wheat, water stored in 0-100 cm layer was significantly decreased whereas that in 100-200 cm layer did not change. Compared to the non-mulching, plastic mulch retained 6.5 mm more water as an average of the two N rate treatments, having a certain effect on conservation of soil moisture. In contrast, at harvest, water was remarkably reduced in both the 0-100 cm and the 100-200 cm layers, and mulched plots consumed 34.8 mm more water as an average of the two treatments: low N rate (75 kg N ha-1) with low plant density (2 300 000 plants ha-1) and high N rate (225 kg N ha-1)with high plant density (2 800 000 plants ha-1), in 0-200 cm layer than those without mulching, the former being beneficial to plants in utilization of deep layer water. Mulching was significant in harvesting water and in increase of yield. Mulched with plastic sheets, biological and grain yields were 22.5 and 22.6% higher for the average of the high N rate than for the low N rate, and the high N rate with low plant density was 29.8 and 29.1% higher in both biological and grain yields than that of the low N rate with low plant density. With high N rate and high plant density, the mulched biological and grain yields were 39.5 and 28.9% higher than the corresponding treatments without mulching. Of the treatments, that with high N rate and low plant density was the highest in both biological and grain yields, and the water use efficiency reached 43.7 kgmm-1 ha-1 for biological yield and 22 kg mm-1 ha-1 for grain yield, being the highest WUE reported in the world up to now.

  6. Carbon dioxide evolution and temperature factors in early growth of plastic mulched plants. [Cucumis melo L. var. reticulatus; Lactuca sativa L. var. crispa

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    Betts, C.; Ruf, R.H. Jr.

    1966-01-01

    Cantaloupe (Cucumis melo L. var. reticulatus) and lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. var. crispa) were grown in the greenhouse in redwood boxes with bare and plastic mulched soil. Soil temperature in the bare boxes was equated to the plastic mulch with buried temperature coils. Bottled CO/sub 2/ was used to bring the concentration around the plants in bare soil up to the concentration around mulched plants. Carbon dioxide was sampled in leaf canopy. The temperature treatment increased the yields of the bare soil so that they were comparable to those of the plastic mulched soil. Yields from the soil with the auxiliary CO/sub 2/ were lower than those of the mulched treatment.

  7. The Mater-Bi® biodegradable film for strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch. mulching: effects on fruit yield and quality

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    Luigi Morra

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Two trials in different agricultural farms were carried out from October 2014 to June 2015 with the aim to assess the advantages linked to the substitution of the low density polyethylene (LDPE films for soil mulching with the Mater-Bi® biodegradable films in the strawberry cultivation under tunnel in Campania. Lifetime of biodegradable mulch and influence of type of mulch on the yield and the quality of cvs Sabrina and Fortuna were evaluated. Plants were cultivated on mulched, raised beds, high 40 cm from bottom soil. Mater-Bi® film was 20 µm thick while LDPE film was 50 mm thick. The physical-chemical parameters (firmness, pH, total soluble solid content, titratable acidity and skin colour and some bioactive compounds (total polyphenols, flavonoids, anthocyanins, antioxidant activity of fruits were determined by three samplings effected in consecutive months (from March to May 2015 of the harvest cycle. Biodegradable film guaranteed an effective mulch along the whole strawberry cycle (9-10 months including the time of drawing up of film. Yields of cv Sabrina on LDPE was 18% higher than those on Mater-Bi® while the opposite was detected in cv Fortuna (+10%. The physical-chemical parameters of fruits were not modified by the mulches. The content of the bioactive compounds, instead, resulted, in each time of sampling, significantly higher in fruits picked on Mater-Bi® based film.

  8. Fate and environmental impact of pesticides in plastic mulch production runoff: field and laboratory studies.

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    Dietrich, Andrea M; Gallagher, Daniel L

    2002-07-17

    Concentrations of copper, azinphosmethyl, chlorothalonil, and endosulfan sulfate ranged from less than 1 to greater than 1000 microg/L in runoff from tomato plastic mulch production. When this runoff entered local creeks, the copper concentration was as high as 22 microg/L, which exceeded the measured larval clam LC50 values of 21 and 12 microg/L Cu at 96 and 192 h, respectively. A greenhouse scale investigation of copper and toxicity demonstrated that sedimentation reduced total copper concentration in runoff by 90%, although the dissolved copper concentration was unchanged, averaging 139 +/- 55 microg/L. When runoff was applied to marine mesocosms containing grass shrimp and mummichog fish, unsettled runoff produced the greatest mortality, although even settled runoff caused more mortality than that in the control mesocosm receiving runoff without added copper. Desorption of soil-sorbed copper occurred quickly in saline water and contributed to toxicity. Copper toxicity in runoff can be reduced, but not eliminated, by sedimentation.

  9. Selecting Appropriate Spatial Scale for Mapping Plastic-Mulched Farmland with Satellite Remote Sensing Imagery

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    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, the area of plastic-mulched farmland (PMF has undergone rapid growth and raised remarkable environmental problems. Therefore, mapping the PMF plays a crucial role in agricultural production, environmental protection and resource management. However, appropriate data selection criteria are currently lacking. Thus, this study was carried out in two main plastic-mulching practice regions, Jizhou and Guyuan, to look for an appropriate spatial scale for mapping PMF with remote sensing. The average local variance (ALV function was used to obtain the appropriate spatial scale for mapping PMF based on the GaoFen-1 (GF-1 satellite imagery. Afterwards, in order to validate the effectiveness of the selected method and to interpret the relationship between the appropriate spatial scale derived from the ALV and the spatial scale with the highest classification accuracy, we classified the imagery with varying spatial resolution by the Support Vector Machine (SVM algorithm using the spectral features, textural features and the combined spectral and textural features respectively. The results indicated that the appropriate spatial scales from the ALV lie between 8 m and 20 m for mapping the PMF both in Jizhou and Guyuan. However, there is a proportional relation: the spatial scale with the highest classification accuracy is at the 1/2 location of the appropriate spatial scale generated from the ALV in Jizhou and at the 2/3 location of the appropriate spatial scale generated from the ALV in Guyuan. Therefore, the ALV method for quantitatively selecting the appropriate spatial scale for mapping PMF with remote sensing imagery has theoretical and practical significance.

  10. [Controlling effects of dual mulching on soil moisture in an apple orchard].

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    Tian, Fei; Xie, Yong-Sheng; Suo, Gai-Di; Ding, Ya-Dong

    2014-08-01

    To investigate the controlling effects of dual mulching on soil moisture in an apple orchard on the Weibei rainfed highland, soil moisture in the 0-600 cm soil profile of the apple orchard was measured under four mulching treatments (plastic film plus straw, plastic film and straw mulches, as well as a non-mulching control) , and meanwhile the apple yield and branch growth increment were analyzed statistically. Results showed that the dual mulching treatment had the best effect on soil moisture conservation, and the soil water storage in such a soil profile was 6.7% higher than the control treatment. Long-term dual mulching could effectively alleviate soil desiccation occurring in deep soil layer in the region, and the monthly averaged soil water storage in stable layer (240-600 cm) was 64.22 mm higher than that of the control treatment. Both plastic film plus straw and plastic film mulches were able to reduce the temporal fluctuation of soil moisture in shallow soil (0-60 cm) and enhance the temporal stability of soil moisture in the layer. Compared with the single mulching treatments, the dual mulching treatment could effectively decrease the vertical variation of soil moisture in the profile and improve the stability of the vertical soil moisture distribution. The apple yield under the dual mulching treatment was evidently increased by 48.2%, as compared with the control treatment. All the analyses showed that dual mulching had more advantages in controlling soil moisture and improving apple yield than single mulching.

  11. Effects of Mulching Mode on Canopy Physiological, Ecological Characteristics and Yield of Upland Rice

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    ZHANG Yu-zhu; LIU Yang; ZENG Xiang; CHEN Kai-lin; HUANG Zc-hui; XIE Hong-ke

    2011-01-01

    The effects of mulching mode on population physiology and ecology of rice were studied using a combination P88S/1128 as the material under three mulching cultivation modes including plastic film mulching,straw mulching and liquid film mulching,as well as bare cultivation (control).The results indicated that mulching mode had significant effects on micro-meteorological factors and individual growth of rice,as shown by an increase of relative humidity,a better internal micro-meteorological environment of rice population,a significant reduction under the rice canopy temperature,especially during high-temperature periods.Rice plants under mulching cultivation conditions displayed a stronger transpiration and lower leaf temperature,thereby improving the ability of anti-high temperature stress and markedly increasing the photosynthetic rate.Furthermore,the yield components of rice were significantly optimized under mulching cultivation,of which with plastic film mulching displayed the highest grain number per panicle and seed-setting rate,and a yield increase of 16.81% compared with the control; and with straw mulching displayed an increase of effective panicle number and a 9.59%increase of total yield compared to the control.

  12. Land Use Impacts of Plastic Mulch Tomato Production and Evaluation of Sorbent Control on Shellfish Hatchery Operations

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    Schmitt, Dorothy Reade

    2008-01-01

    During the 1990s, shellfish hatcheries operating on the Eastern Shore of Virginia noticed an increase in mortalities of their clam larvae; it was suspected that this was a result of the deteriorating quality of the estuarine water used by aquaculture hatcheries. Many hatcheries obtain their facility process water directly from nearby streams and estuaries. During the same time period, there was also an increase in the use of plastic mulch on some of the vegetable fields on the Eastern ...

  13. Effects of film mulch and soil pesticides on nematodes, weeds, and yields of vegetable crops.

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    Johnson, A W; Jaworski, C A; Glaze, N C; Sumner, D R; Chalfant, R B

    1981-04-01

    Field plots in Tifton loamy sand were treated with various soil pesticides in 1973 and 1974 and either left exposed or covered with biodegradable flint mulch. Test crops were cantaloup, slicing and pickling cucumber, squash, and sweet corn. Overhead sprinkler irrigation was used in 1973, and trickle irrigation under the film mulch was used on sweet corn in 1974. Soil was assayed for nematodes, and roots of plants were evaluated for damage by root-knot nematodes. Nematode populations were reduced by soil treatment with an organic phosphate or carbamate nematicide-herbicide-fungicide combination (NHF), DD-MENCS, methyl bromide-chloropicrin (MBR-CP), ethoprop, carbofuran, and sodium azide + ethoprop or carbofuran. Sodium azide, sodium azide + ethoprop or carbofuran, ethoprop, and carbofuran were less effective than DD-MENCS, MBR-CP, attd the NHF combination. The NHF combination controlled grasses and broadteaf weeds as effectively as the herbicide alone. Growth and yield were greatest when nematodes and weeds were controlled. Yields of marketable vegetables were highest from plants in plots treated with DD-MENCS with a film mulch.

  14. Effect of Polylactic Acid-Degradable Film Mulch on Soil Temperature and Cotton Yield

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Concern on biodegradable plastic film is increasing because of pollution problems caused by the plastic films currently used. The objective of this field experiment is to evaluate the effect of two thicknesses of polyactic acid-degradable film on soil temperature and cotton yield. The results showed that small holes appeared in the polyactic acid-degradable film at 17~22 d after it was installed. Burst period appeared about 60 d after installation. Splits were observed in the polyactic acid-degradable film at 130 d after installation. Soil temperatures rose slowly under polyactic acid-degradable film during the cotton seedling stage. Daytime soil temperatures were 0.8℃ and 6.2℃ lower under 18μm and 15μm thick polyactic acid-degradable film than non-degradable plastic film(CK, respectively. Nighttime soil temperatures under the polyactic acid-degradable film were about 1℃ warmer than CK. There was no significant difference in cotton yields between the 18μm polyactic acid degradable film treatment and CK. In contrast, yields in the 15μm degradable plastic film treatment were 8.9% less than that in CK. This study indicated that 18μm polyactic acid degradable plastic film had good degradability and no negative effect on cotton growth. The 18μm polyactic acid degradable plastic film can replace ordinary plastic film in agricultural production.

  15. 不同覆膜方式对旱地玉米生长发育和产量的影响%Effects of Different Plastic Film Mulching Modes on Growth and Yield of Dry Land Maize

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    唐小明; 李尚中; 樊廷录; 王勇

    2011-01-01

    针对西北半湿润偏旱区(甘肃镇原)年降水量少、季节分布不均、特别是玉米生产中春旱严重等问题,研究6种不同覆膜方式对旱作玉米出苗率、干物质积累量、株高、叶面积指数、生育时期和产量的影响.结果表明,双垄面全膜覆盖沟播提高了玉米出苗率和出苗速度,提早成熟,整个生育期玉米株高、叶面积指数和干物质积累量始终大于其他处理,增产效果明显,是旱作区进一步挖掘降水潜力和高产田创建的有效途径.%In order to meet ot water requirement of maize at the situation ot limited and unevenly distributed rainfall in the semi-humid area of Northwest China (Zhenyuan, Gansu), especially the problem of serious spring drought during the growing period of maize, the effects of six different film-covering models on dry matter accumulation, plant height, leaf area index, emergence rate of seedlings, growth stages and yield of dry land maize were studied in this experiment. The results showed that the mode of whole covering on double ridges and planting in catchment furrows was effective way to further exploit rainfall productive potential and create high-yield fields to improve rate and growth speed of seedling, advance maturity time, increase plant height, leaf area index and dry matter accumulation, and increase yield in dry farming areas.

  16. Effects of different film mulching and planting patterns on growth and development of millet in dry-farming area of northwest China%西北旱作区不同地膜覆盖种植方式对谷子生长发育的影响

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    董孔军; 杨天育; 何继红; 任瑞玉; 张磊

    2013-01-01

    The experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of different film mulching and planting patterns on photosynthesis, growth rate and yield of millet by adopting 5 treatments, i.e., flat planting and no plastic film mulching (NM), ridge film mulching and furrow seeding (RFFS), full plastic film mulching and furrow seeding (FFFS), full plastic film mulching and bunch planting (FFBP), and full plastic film mulching on double ridges and planting in catchment furrows (FFDRF). The results showed that, the film mulching patterns improved the net photosyn-thetic rate and water use efficiency during the growth period of millet. At heading stage, the photosynthetic rate and water use efficiency of millet under film mulching patterns were increased by 9.8% ~ 28.5% and 3.0% ~ 18.1% respectively compared to those of no mulching. The film mulching patterns also significantly accelerated the growth rate during the growing period of millet. From the seedling to maturity stage, the average growth rate of millet under film mulching patterns was 28.7% ~ 35.5% faster than that of no mulching. The film mulching patterns could significantly increase the yield of millet, which was 3 429. 00 ~ 4 233. 60 kg·hm-2, being 30.87% ~ 61.57% higher compared with no mulching.%选用垄膜覆盖沟播、全膜双垄沟播、全膜平铺穴播、全膜平铺沟播等4种地膜覆盖方式,研究了不同地膜覆盖种植方式对谷子光合作用、生长速度及其产量的影响.结果表明,地膜覆盖种植提高了谷子生长期间的净光合速率和水分利用效率,在抽穗期,地膜覆盖种植方式的光合速率比露地种植的高9.8%~28.5%,水分利用效率比露地的提高3.0%~18.1%;同时,地膜覆盖种植明显加快了谷子生育期间的生长速度,在苗期至成熟期,地膜覆盖种植方式的平均生长速度较露地快28.7%~35.5%.地膜覆盖种植方式增产显著,产量在3 429.00~4 233.60kg·hm-2之间,比

  17. Effect of plastic mulching on mycotoxin occurrence and mycobiome abundance in soil samples from asparagus crops.

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    Muñoz, K; Schmidt-Heydt, M; Stoll, D; Diehl, D; Ziegler, J; Geisen, R; Schaumann, G E

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    Plastic mulching (PM) is widely used in modern agriculture because of its advantageous effects on soil temperature and water conservation, factors which strongly influence the microbiology of the soil. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of PM on mycotoxin occurrence in relation with mycobiome abundance/diversity and soil physicochemical properties. Soil samples were collected from green (GA) and white asparagus (WA) crops, the last under PM. Both crops were cultivated in a ridge-furrow-ridge system without irrigation. Samples were analyzed for mycotoxin occurrence via liquid chromatography coupled to high-resolution mass spectrometry (LC-HRMS). Total colony-forming unit was indicative of mycobiome abundance, and analysis of mycobiome diversity was performed by internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequencing. PM avoided the drop of soil temperature in winter and allowed higher soil temperature in early spring compared to non-covered soil. Moreover, the use of PM provided controlled conditions for water content in soil. This was enough to generate a dissimilar mycotoxin occurrence and mycobiome diversity/abundance in covered and non-covered soil. Mycotoxin soil contamination was confirmed for deoxynivalenol (DON), range LOD to 32.1 ng/g (LOD = 1.1 ng/g). The DON values were higher under PM (average 16.9 ± 10.1 ng/g) than in non-covered soil (9.1 ± 7.9 ng/g); however, this difference was not statically significant (p = 0.09). Mycobiome analysis showed a fungal compartment up to fivefold higher in soil under PM compared to GA. The diversity of the mycobiome varied between crops and also along the soil column, with an important dominance of Fusarium species at the root zone in covered soils.

  18. Effects of Plastic Mulching Modes on Soil Moisture and Grain Yield in Dryland Winter Wheat%不同覆膜方式对旱地冬小麦土壤水分和产量的影响

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    柴守玺; 杨长刚; 张淑芳; 陈恒洪; 常磊

    2015-01-01

    Mulching strategies and practices are required to increase crop yields in arid and semiarid rainfed areas. This study was carried out to determine the effect of different mulching modes on soil moisture, grain yield, and water use efficiency for winter wheat in a semiarid rainfed region of Loess Plateau, Northwest China during 2008–2009 and 2009–2010 growing seasons. Winter wheat was grown under four cultivation patterns:whole field plastic mulching with soil cover on the top of the plastic mulch and bunch-seeding (T1), whole field plastic mulching without soil cover on the top of the plastic mulch and bunch-seeding (T2), ridges mulched with plastic film and row-seeding in the furrow (T3), and non-mulching with row-seeding as control (CK). Com-pared with CK, the three plastic mulching treatments showed the increase of water storage in the 0–200 cm soil layer before boot-ing stage by 2.3%in the 2008–2009 season and 1.7%in the 2009–2010 season and the decrease of 0–200 cm soil water storage from booting to harvest by 14.7%and 7.6%in the two seasons, respectively. In the three plastic mulching treatments, the 0–20 cm soil moisture during the whole growth season was obviously higher than that in CK, however the 20–90 cm soil moisture after jointing and the 90–200 cm soil moisture during the whole growth season were lower than that in CK. As a result, the 0–200 cm soil water storage at harvest in the plastic mulching treatments was 64.7 mm (2008–2009 growing season) and 47.0 mm (2009–2010 growing season) lower than that in CK. Although T1, T2 and T3 consumed 64.6 mm and 77.2 mm more soil water than CK in two growing seasons, the 0–200 cm soil water storage was 29.8 mm and 22.8 mm higher at seeding stage in autumn after the summer fallowing. This result indicated that soil water storage was restored rapidly during summer fallow in plastic mulching treatments. Compared with CK, plastic mulching treatments enhanced wheat yield by 49.4%in 2008

  19. Fruit quality in strawberry (Fragaria sp. grown on colored plastic mulch

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  20. The use of biodegradable mulch for tomato and broccoli production: Crop yield and quality, mulch deterioration, and growers' perceptions

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    Cowan, Jeremy Scott

    Biodegradable mulch may offer the benefits of polyethylene mulch for crop production with the added benefit of biodegradability. Four studies were carried out in Mount Vernon, WA to evaluate biodegradable mulch for tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) and broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) production. The first study compared four biodegradable mulch treatments: BioAgri, BioTelo, WeedGuardPlus (cellulose product), and SB-PLA-10/11/12 (experimental, non-woven fabric), to polyethylene mulch and bare ground in high tunnels and in the open field for tomato yield and fruit quality over three growing seasons. Biodegradable plastic films produced yields and fruit quality comparable to polyethylene. Moreover, high tunnels increased total and marketable fruit weight five and eight times, respectively, compared to the open field. The second study quantified relationships among visual assessment parameters and mulch mechanical properties. Visual assessments and mechanical property tests of polyethylene, BioAgri, BioTelo, WeedGuardPlus, and SB-PLA-10/11/12, were made over three growing seasons. Regression analyses found the strongest relationship overall (r2 = 0.41) to be between the percent of initial breaking force in the machine direction and log 10 of percent visual deterioration. However, evaluating mulch products individually and increasing sample frequency are recommended for future research. The third study evaluated three biodegradable mulch products, BioAgri, Crown 1, and SB-PLA-11, after soil-incorporation. The average area of recovered mulch fragments decreased for all mulch products over time. The number of mulch fragments initially increased for all mulch products, with the greatest number of Crown 1 and BioAgri fragments recovered 132 and 299 days after incorporation, respectively. At 397 days after soil-incorporation, the total area of recovered fragments of Crown 1 and BioAgri was 0% and 34% of the theoretical maximum area, respectively. The fourth study

  1. 烟草“前膜后草”双覆盖模式研究现状与展望%Research Progress of Tobacco Dual-mode Covering Cultivation Mode with Straw Mulching after Film

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    傅淋; 屠乃美; 邹湘香; 王可; 樊芬; 何康; 王靖渊; 易镇邪

    2013-01-01

    The straw mulching after film uncovered technique is an improved tobacco cultivation mode based on the plastic firm mulching and straw mulching cover patterns. This paper reviews the cause and efficacy of dual-mode covering culti-vation mode with straw mulching after film cover pattern, and raised the prospect of research direction on double coverage model.%烟草“前膜后草”双覆盖是在地膜覆盖与秸秆覆盖的基础上改进的覆盖栽培模式。综述了双覆盖模式的形成原因及其保温保湿效果,对烟株根系活力和病虫害防御、烟叶品质以及经济性状等方面的影响,并展望了“前膜后草”双覆盖模式的研究方向。

  2. 不同施肥条件下覆膜对玉米干物质积累及吸磷量的影响%Effect of plastic film mulching on dry mass accumulation and phosphorus uptake of corn receiving different fertilizers

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    李兆君; 杨佳佳; 范菲菲; 候云鹏; 谢佳; 梁永超

    2011-01-01

    In order to investigate the effects of plastic film mulching (PFM) on maize growth and phosphorus uptake, effects of PFM were studied on dry mass accumulation, phosphorus content, phosphorus uptake, phosphorus distribution, and phosphorus harvest index of corn receiving different fertilizers in field condition.The results were presented as follows: 1 ) PFM could significantly increase the dry mass of corn at different growth stage.The largest percentage of dry mass occurred at seedling and jointing stages of corn with the values of 24.9%-126.3%.At the seedling stage, dry mass of corn was more strongly increased by PFM, with the application of just phosphorus fertilizer than with the application of phosphorus and potassium, or nitrogen, and potassium fertilizers at the same time.2) PFM could also significantly increase the phosphorus content, phosphorus accumulation of above part of corn,and its effect is stronger at the early growth stage of corn than that at the late growth stage.At the presence of PFM,the content of phosphorus, and accumulation of phosphorus of corn are higher at the treatment of P than those at other treatments such as CK, PK, and NPK.The content of phosphorus and accumulation of phosphorus of corn were increased by 56.3% and 253.0%, respectively, at the treatment of phosphorus fertilizer and PFM.PFM has no significant effects on phosphorus transferring rate of corn.%为了探明覆膜对不同施肥条件下玉米生长及磷素吸收的影响,采用田间试验法,研究了覆膜对不同施肥条件下玉米全生育期干物质积累、地上部磷含量、吸磷量、磷分配以及磷收获指数的影响.结果表明:1)覆膜处理能够显著增加玉米不同生育期地上部干重,其中苗期和拔节期玉米地上部干重增加幅度最大,达24.9%~126.3%.覆膜对单施磷肥条件下玉米苗期生长的促进作用较明显,而生长后期则对氮、磷、钾配施条件下的促进作用较明显.2)覆膜处理显

  3. Effects of different patterns surface mulching on ground temperature, humidity and soil moisture%不同地表覆盖对地表温度、湿度和土壤水分的影响

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    彭超; 陈月华; 吴际友

    2014-01-01

    以土壤为对象,研究在高温下5种不同覆盖方式(清耕处理、地膜覆盖、秸秆覆盖、枝叶覆盖、灌木覆盖)对土壤性状的影响。结果表明,5种覆盖方式在高温下对土壤性状产生了影响:地膜覆盖提高了地表温度,且地膜覆盖下的地表温度上升最快,上升幅度最大,秸秆覆盖、枝叶覆盖和灌木覆盖则降低了地表温度,灌木覆盖的降温效果最好;地膜覆盖、秸秆覆盖、枝叶覆盖和灌木覆盖都能提高地表湿度,其中地膜覆盖前期保湿效果最好,后期则低于清耕处理;地膜覆盖的土壤水分散失最慢最少,秸秆覆盖和枝叶覆盖次之,灌木覆盖的水分散失最快最多。%Taking soil as testing object, the effects of different surface mulching patterns (clean tillage, plastic film mulch, straw mulch, litter mulch and shrub mulch) on soil properties have been studied. The results showed that the five surface mulching patterns all had influences on the soil properties under the condition of high temperature. With the patterns of clean tillage and plastic film mulch, the ground temperature were raised and was the fastest-growing and the largest increase;with the patterns of straw mulch, litter mulch and shrub mulch, the ground temperature lowed down and the cooling effect of shrub cover was the best;the patterns of plastic film mulch, straw mulch, litter mulch and shrub mulch all can improve the surface humidity, of them, the plastic film mulch in the earlier stage had the best moisturizing effect, later was lower than clean cultivation;the soil moisture loss covered with plastic film mulch had the least decrease in later stage and that of straw mulch and litter mulch were the next in turn, that of shrub mulch evaporated fastest and greatest.

  4. 秸秆隔层与地覆膜盖有效抑制潜水蒸发和土壤返盐%Reducing evaporation from phreatic water and soil resalinization by using straw interlayer and plastic mulch

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    赵永敢; 王婧; 李玉义; 逄焕成

    2013-01-01

    experiment was conducted to study the processes of soil water infiltration and evaporation with the shallow groundwater table, as well as the distribution and transportation of soil water and salt. In the infiltration process, two treatments were designed, including homogenous soil as a control and straw interlayer buried at 40 cm depth. In the consequent process of water evaporation, plastic mulch and non-mulch practices were added respectively based on the previous treatments. The results showed that the straw interlayer buried treatments not only reduced the water infiltration rate and advanced the wetting velocity, but also induced the instability of the wetting front, i.e., the appearance of the preferential flow in the infiltration process. On the other hand, the straw interlayer buried treatments dramatically reduced the groundwater evaporation, and decreased the cumulative evaporation by 75.07%~95.42%during the successive evaporation of 30 days, when compared with the levels of control. In addition, the burial of straw interlayer altered the distribution and transportation of soil water and salt in soil profile. The soil water content in the straw interlayer imposed treatments at the top soil layers was increased while salt content was decreased in the infiltration process, compared to the corresponding ones without the straw interlayer treatments due mainly to the promoted solute leaching efficiency. Primarily, the soil capillary being cut off by the straw interlayer thereby salts up in the straw interlayer buried treatments was controlled, and blocked in the deeper soil layers during the evaporation process. Throughout the experiment, plastic mulch also had an effect of retaining soil moisture and preventing salt accumulating to the surface soil layer. However, the potential effect of mulched with plastic film only on controlling salt accumulation was not as significant as the straw interlayer buried only did. Moreover, the combination of straw interlayer and

  5. Tunable plasticity in amorphous silicon carbide films.

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    Matsuda, Yusuke; Kim, Namjun; King, Sean W; Bielefeld, Jeff; Stebbins, Jonathan F; Dauskardt, Reinhold H

    2013-08-28

    Plasticity plays a crucial role in the mechanical behavior of engineering materials. For instance, energy dissipation during plastic deformation is vital to the sufficient fracture resistance of engineering materials. Thus, the lack of plasticity in brittle hybrid organic-inorganic glasses (hybrid glasses) often results in a low fracture resistance and has been a significant challenge for their integration and applications. Here, we demonstrate that hydrogenated amorphous silicon carbide films, a class of hybrid glasses, can exhibit a plasticity that is even tunable by controlling their molecular structure and thereby leads to an increased and adjustable fracture resistance in the films. We decouple the plasticity contribution from the fracture resistance of the films by estimating the "work-of-fracture" using a mean-field approach, which provides some insight into a potential connection between the onset of plasticity in the films and the well-known rigidity percolation threshold.

  6. Effects of Bast Fiber Mulching Film on Heat Preservation and Growth and Yield of Chinese Cabbage%麻地膜覆盖保温特性及对白菜生长和产量的影响

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    尚瑞广; 王朝云; 易永健; 谭石林; 汪洪鹰; 李懋; 周晚来

    2012-01-01

    In order to identify the heat preservation of bast fiber mulching film and its effects on growth and yield of crops in different seasons, the comparison tests of Chinese cabbage covered by different films had been conducted in winter, spring and summer respectively. The results showed that bast fiber mulching film could increase the soil temperature in different seasons and the effects were stable. In summer, the temperature under the bast fiber mulching film would not reach too high. With the covering of bast fiber mulching film, it could increase the rate of leaf emergence, the plant height, leaf number and leaf area. The interaction between different seasons and different covering was significant (P<0.0l). And the yield-increasing effects in spring and summer were more remarkable than winter. The yield of Chinese cabbage covered with bast fiber mulching film in spring and summer were 45.97% (P<0.05) and 48.89% (P<0.05) respectively higher than that of Chinese cabbage without film; which were also 6.66% (P<0.05) and 51.05% (P<0.05) respectively higher than that of Chinese cabbage covered with plastic film.%为了明确不同季节麻地膜覆盖栽培保温特性及对作物生长和产量的影响,分别在冬季、春季和夏季进行不同地膜覆盖白菜对比试验.结果表明:不同季节麻地膜覆盖均能提高土壤温度,增温效果平缓,夏季不会出现膜下高温情况.麻地膜覆盖能够促进白菜出叶速率、增加株高和叶片数、增大叶面积.不同季节和不同覆盖处理间互作效应极显著(p<0.01),春季和夏季麻地膜覆盖的增产效果比冬季明显.春季和夏季麻地膜覆盖下白菜产量分别比无覆盖高45.97%和48.89%,均呈显著差异(P<0.05);分别比塑料地膜覆盖的高6.66%和51.05%,也均达显著差异(P<0.05).

  7. [Effects of mulching patterns on soil water, broomcorn millet growth, photosynthetic charac- teristics and yield in the dryland of Loess Plateau in China].

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    Su, Wang; Zhang, Yan-Ping; Qu, Yang; Li, Cui; Miao, Jia-Yuan; Gao, Xiao-Li; Liu, Jian-Hua; Feng, Bai-Li

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    The objective of this study was to explore the effects of mulching patterns on soil water, growth, photosynthetic characteristics, grain yield and water use efficiency (WUE) of broomcorn millet in the dryland of Loess Plateau in China. In a three-year field experiment from 2011 to 2013, we compared four different mulching patterns with traditional plat planting (no mulching) as the control (CK). The mulching patterns included W ridge covered with common plastic film + intredune covered with straw (SG), common ridge covered with common plastic film + intredune covered with straw (LM), double ridges covered with common plastic film + intredune covered with straw (QM), and the traditional plat planting covered with straw (JG). The results showed that the soil water storage in 0-100 cm layer was significantly higher in all mulching patterns than in CK, particularly in SG then followed by LM, QM and JG, and the differences among the mulching patterns reached a significant level at the different growth stages of broomcorn millet. Among all mulching patterns, SG had the greatest effect on the growth and photosynthesis of broomcorn millet, respectively increasing the yield and WUE by 55.9% and 64.9% over CK, and the differences among the mulching patterns also reached a significant level. Therefore, SG was recommended as an efficient planting pattern for broomcorn millet production in the dryland of Loess Plateau in China.

  8. Incipient plasticity in metallic thin films

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    Soer, W. A.; De Hosson, J. Th. M.; Minor, A. M.; Shan, Z.; Asif, S. A. Syed; Warren, O. L.

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    The authors have compared the incipient plastic behaviors of Al and Al-Mg thin films during indentation under load control and displacement control. In Al-Mg, solute pinning limits the ability of dislocations to propagate into the crystal and thus substantially affects the appearance of plastic inst

  9. [Effects of ground surface mulching in tea garden on soil water and nutrient dynamics and tea plant growth].

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    Sun, Li-tao; Wang, Yu; Ding, Zhao-tang

    2011-09-01

    Taking a 2-year-old tea garden in Qingdao of Shandong Province as test object, this paper studied the effects of different mulching modes on the soil water and nutrient dynamics and tea plant growth. Four treatments were installed, i.e., no mulching (CK), straw mulching (T1), plastic film mulching (T2), and straw plus plastic film mulching (T3). Comparing with CK, mulching could keep the soil water content at a higher level, and enhance the water use efficiency. In treatments T1 and T3, the tea growth water use efficiency and yield water use efficiency increased by 43%-48% and 7%-13%, respectively, compared with CK. Also in treatments T1 and T3, the contents of soil organic matter, available-N, nitrate-N, and ammonium-N increased significantly, with the soil fertility improved, and the leaf nitrate-N content and nitrate reductase activity increased, which promoted the tea growth and yield (12%-13% higher than CK) and made the peak period of bud growth appeared earlier. Considering the tea growth and yield, water and nutrient use efficiency, environment safety and economic benefit, straw mulching could be an effective ground surface mulching mode for young tea garden.

  10. Emissions and distribution of methyl bromide in field beds applied at two rates and covered with two types of plastic mulches.

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    Ou, Li-Tse; Thomas, John E; Allen, L Hartwell; Vu, Joseph C; Dickson, Donald W

    2007-01-01

    A field experiment was conducted to compare two plastic mulches and two application rates on surface emissions and subsurface distribution of methyl bromide (MBr) in field beds in Florida. Within 30 minutes after injection of MBr to 30 cm depth, MBr had diffused upward to soil surface in all beds covered with polyethylene film (PE) or virtually impermeable film (VIF) and applied at a high rate (392 kg/ha) and a low rate (196 kg/ha). Due to the highly permeable nature of PE, within 30 minutes after injection, MBr volatilized from the bed surfaces of the two PE-covered beds into the atmosphere. The amount of volatilization was greater for the high rate-treatment bed. On the other hand, volatilization of MBr from the bed surfaces of the two VIF-covered beds were negligible. Volatilization losses occurred from the edges of all the beds covered with PE or VIF and were greater from the high rate-treatment beds. Initial vertical diffusion of MBr in the subsurface of the beds covered with PE or VIF was mainly upward, as large concentrations of MBr were detected from near bed surfaces to 20 cm depth in these beds 30 minutes after injection and little or no MBr was found at 40 cm depth. The two VIF-covered beds exhibited greater MBr concentrations and longer resident times in the root zone (0.5-40 cm depth) than corresponding PE-covered beds. Concentrations of MBr in the root zone of the high rate-treatment beds were 3.6-6.1 times larger than the low rate-treatment beds during the first days after application. In conclusion, VIF promoted retention of MBr in the root zone and, if volatilization loss from bed edges can be blocked, volatilization loss from VIF-covered beds should be negligible.

  11. Microbial Functional Diversity, Biomass and Activity as Affected by Soil Surface Mulching in a Semiarid Farmland.

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    Shen, Yufang; Chen, Yingying; Li, Shiqing

    2016-01-01

    Mulching is widely used to increase crop yield in semiarid regions in northwestern China, but little is known about the effect of different mulching systems on the microbial properties of the soil, which play an important role in agroecosystemic functioning and nutrient cycling. Based on a 4-year spring maize (Zea mays L.) field experiment at Changwu Agricultural and Ecological Experimental Station, Shaanxi, we evaluated the responses of soil microbial activity and crop to various management systems. The treatments were NMC (no mulching with inorganic N fertilizer), GMC (gravel mulching with inorganic N fertilizer), FMC (plastic-film mulching with inorganic N fertilizer) and FMO (plastic-film mulching with inorganic N fertilizer and organic manure addition). The results showed that the FMO soil had the highest contents of microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen, dehydrogenase activity, microbial activity and Shannon diversity index. The relative use of carbohydrates and amino acids by microbes was highest in the FMO soil, whereas the relative use of polymers, phenolic compounds and amines was highest in the soil in the NMC soil. Compared with the NMC, an increased but no significant trend of biomass production and nitrogen accumulation was observed under the GMC treatment. The FMC and FMO led a greater increase in biomass production than GMC and NMC. Compare with the NMC treatment, FMC increased grain yield, maize biomass and nitrogen accumulation by 62.2, 62.9 and 86.2%, but no significant difference was found between the FMO and FMC treatments. Some soil biological properties, i.e. microbial biomass carbon, microbial biomass nitrogen, being sensitive to the mulching and organic fertilizer, were significant correlated with yield and nitrogen availability. Film mulching over gravel mulching can serve as an effective measure for crop production and nutrient cycling, and plus organic fertilization additions may thus have improvements in the biological quality of the

  12. Microbial Functional Diversity, Biomass and Activity as Affected by Soil Surface Mulching in a Semiarid Farmland.

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    Full Text Available Mulching is widely used to increase crop yield in semiarid regions in northwestern China, but little is known about the effect of different mulching systems on the microbial properties of the soil, which play an important role in agroecosystemic functioning and nutrient cycling. Based on a 4-year spring maize (Zea mays L. field experiment at Changwu Agricultural and Ecological Experimental Station, Shaanxi, we evaluated the responses of soil microbial activity and crop to various management systems. The treatments were NMC (no mulching with inorganic N fertilizer, GMC (gravel mulching with inorganic N fertilizer, FMC (plastic-film mulching with inorganic N fertilizer and FMO (plastic-film mulching with inorganic N fertilizer and organic manure addition. The results showed that the FMO soil had the highest contents of microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen, dehydrogenase activity, microbial activity and Shannon diversity index. The relative use of carbohydrates and amino acids by microbes was highest in the FMO soil, whereas the relative use of polymers, phenolic compounds and amines was highest in the soil in the NMC soil. Compared with the NMC, an increased but no significant trend of biomass production and nitrogen accumulation was observed under the GMC treatment. The FMC and FMO led a greater increase in biomass production than GMC and NMC. Compare with the NMC treatment, FMC increased grain yield, maize biomass and nitrogen accumulation by 62.2, 62.9 and 86.2%, but no significant difference was found between the FMO and FMC treatments. Some soil biological properties, i.e. microbial biomass carbon, microbial biomass nitrogen, being sensitive to the mulching and organic fertilizer, were significant correlated with yield and nitrogen availability. Film mulching over gravel mulching can serve as an effective measure for crop production and nutrient cycling, and plus organic fertilization additions may thus have improvements in the biological

  13. 49 CFR 178.519 - Standards for plastic film bags.

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    ... 49 Transportation 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Standards for plastic film bags. 178.519 Section... PACKAGINGS Non-bulk Performance-Oriented Packaging Standards § 178.519 Standards for plastic film bags. (a) The identification code for a plastic film bag is 5H4. (b) Construction requirements for plastic...

  14. 草莓地膜覆盖安全丰产栽培技术%Safe High-yielding Cultivation Technique of Film Mulching on Strawberry

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    刘爽; 李好琢

    2012-01-01

    Strawberry film mulching had the advantages of early maturing, high and stable yielding and high economic benefits. The effect of film mulching and safety cultivation technique were introduced. These would provided reference basis for the strawberry cultivation.%草莓地膜覆盖栽培具有早熟、高产、稳产、高收益等优点。该文主要介绍草莓地膜覆盖的作用和草莓地膜覆盖安全栽培技术规程,以期为草莓栽培提供参考依据。

  15. 滴灌和淹灌栽培模式下水稻光合生理、荧光参数及产量构成因素分析%Photosynthetic physiology, chlorophyll fluorescence parameters and yield components of rice under drip irrigation with plastic film mulching and continuous lfooding

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    王志军; 叶春秀; 董永梅; 李有忠; 田又升; 陈林; 孙国清; 谢宗铭

    2016-01-01

    -CO2 response curves, chlorophyll lfuores-cence parameters, activities of protective enzymes, osmolyte contents of lfag leaves at full panicle stage and yield components of four rice lines named T-04 ,T-43,T-66 and T-69 were collected and analyzed, respectively. The results obtained are as follows: (1) photosynthetic pigment contents of all four accessions under drip irriga-tion with plastic iflm mulching were lower than that under lfooding irrigation, but were not signiifcantly differ-ence at 5% level. (2) As for the followingphotosynthetic parameters such as net photosynthetic rate (Pn), sto-matal conductance (Gs), the maximum net photosynthetic rate under saturation light or saturation CO2 (Pn,max), the light saturation point (LSP), and carboxylation efifciency (CE) of rice under drip irrigation were all signiif-cantly lower than that under lfooding one, but most of the following parameters such as intercellular CO2 con-centration (Ci), light compensation point (LCP), CO2 compensation point (CCP), photorespiratory rate (Rp), ap-parent quantum efifciency (AQY), and respiration rate (Rd) were signiifcantly higher than that under lfooding one. (3) Considering chlorophyll lfuorescence parameters such as the effective quantum yield of photosystem II (ΦPSII), photochemical quenching (qP), and the maximal quantum yield of photosystem II (Fv/Fm) were higher than that under lfooding one, but electron transport rate (ETR), minimal lfuorescence (Fo), and maximal lfuores-cence (Fm) were lower than that of flooding one. There was little difference between non-photochemical quenching (NPQ). (4) Both the contents of soluble protein (SP) and soluble sugar (SS) were lower than that un-der lfooding one, but the content of malondialdehyde (MDA) was higher than that under lfooding. Activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) was higher than that under lfooding, but for activities of catalase (CAT) and per-oxidase (POD), there were little differences between the two cultivation methods. (5

  16. 覆盖方式对温室辣椒结果期生长和水分利用的影响%Effect of mulching mode on growth and water use of greenhouse pepper during fruiting stage

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    吴兴; 梁银丽; 郝旺林; 罗安荣; 彭强; 陈晨

    2011-01-01

    在日光温室条件下,通过地膜覆盖、秸秆覆盖、地膜加秸秆覆盖和对照共4个处理的小区试验,研究覆盖方式对温室辣椒结果期生长及水分利用的影响,从中筛选出有利于温室辣椒生产的较佳覆盖模式.结果表明:地膜加秸秆覆盖处理结果初期土壤温度升温幅度大于秸秆覆盖,结果盛期和结果末期土壤温度降温趋势小于地膜覆盖;各覆盖处理都显著促进植株生长,增加结果期辣椒叶片叶绿素相对含量和植株总干重及各部分干重,并显著提高辣椒产量,减少耗水量,其中,地膜加秸秆覆盖表现尤为突出;地膜加秸秆覆盖、地膜覆盖和秸秆覆盖处理的水分利用效率分别为对照的2.17倍、2.09倍、1.67倍.总之,地膜加秸秆覆盖是利于日光温室辣椒生产、提高水分利用效率的较佳覆盖方式.%The effects of different mulching treatments (e.g., plastic film mulching, wheat straw mulching, combined plastic film and wheat straw mulching and no mulching) on the growth and water use of greenhouse pepper during fruiting stage were studied in order to establish an optimum mulching mode for greenhouse pepper production. The results showed that soil temperature increasing extent under combined plastic film and wheat straw mulching treatment was higher than that under straw mulching treatment at the early fruiting stage. At the middle and late fruiting stage, soil temperature decreasing extent was lower under combined plastic film and wheat straw mulching treatment than that under plastic film mulching treatment. Mulching significantly promoted greenhouse pepper growth, and increased leaf chlorophyll content, gross and plant-part dry weight, and fruit yield. Mulching also reduced water consumption. Combined plastic film and wheat straw mulching had the strongest effect on growth and water use characteristics of greenhouse pepper. Greenhouse pepper water use efficiency under plastic film mulching, wheat

  17. Effects of soil moisture on cotton root length density and yield under drip irrigation with plastic mulch in Aksu Oasis farmland

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    Yilihamu; Yimamu

    2010-01-01

    Effects of soil moisture on cotton root length density (total root length per unit soil volume) and yield under drip irrigation with plastic mulch were studied through field experiments. The results indicate that spatial distributions of root length density of cotton under various water treatments were basically similar. Horizontally, both root length densities of cotton in wide and narrow rows were similar, and higher than that between mulches. Vertically, root length density of cotton decreased with increasing soil depth. The distribution of root length density is different under different irrigation treatments. In conditions of over-irrigation, the root length density of cotton between mulches would increase. However, it would decrease in both the wide rows and narrow rows. The mean root length density of cotton increased with increasing irrigation water. Water stress caused the root length density to increase in lower soil layers. There is a significant correlation between root length density and yields of cotton at the flower-boll and wadding stages. The regression between irrigation amount and yield of cotton can be expressed as y = -0.0026x2+18.015x-24845 (R2 = 0.959). It showed that the irrigation volume of 3,464.4 m3/hm2 led to op-timal root length density. The yield of cotton was 6,360 .8 kg/hm2 under that amount of irrigation.

  18. Soil Quality and Colloid Transport under Biodegradable Mulches

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    Sintim, Henry; Bandopadhyay, Sreejata; Ghimire, Shuresh; Flury, Markus; Bary, Andy; Schaeffer, Sean; DeBruyn, Jennifer; Miles, Carol; Inglis, Debra

    2016-04-01

    Polyethylene (PE) mulch is commonly used in agriculture to increase water use efficiency, to control weeds, manage plant diseases, and maintain a favorable micro-climate for plant growth. However, producers need to retrieve and safely dispose PE mulch after usage, which creates enormous amounts of plastic waste. Substituting PE mulch with biodegradable plastic mulches could alleviate disposal needs. However, repeated applications of biodegradable mulches, which are incorporated into the soil after the growing season, may cause deterioration of soil quality through breakdown of mulches into colloidal fragments, which can be transported through soil. Findings from year 1 of a 5-year field experiment will be presented.

  19. Performance and environmental impact of biodegradable polymers as agricultural mulching films.

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    Touchaleaume, François; Martin-Closas, Lluís; Angellier-Coussy, Hélène; Chevillard, Anne; Cesar, Guy; Gontard, Nathalie; Gastaldi, Emmanuelle

    2016-02-01

    In the aim of resolving environmental key issues such as irreversible soil pollution by non-biodegradable and non-recoverable polyethylene (PE) fragments, a full-scale field experiment was set up to evaluate the suitability of four biodegradable materials based on poly(butylene adipate-co-terephtalate) (PBAT) to be used as sustainable alternatives to PE for mulching application in vineyard. Initial ultimate tensile properties, functional properties during field ageing (water vapour permeability and radiometric properties), biodegradability and agronomical performance of the mulched vines (wood production and fruiting yield) were studied. In spite of their early loss of physical integrity that occurred only five months after vine planting, the four materials satisfied all the requested functional properties and led to agronomic performance as high as polyethylene. In the light of the obtained results, the mulching material lifespan was questioned in the case of long-term perennial crop such as grapevine. Taking into account their mulching efficiency and biodegradability, the four PBAT-based studied materials are proven to constitute suitable alternatives to the excessively resistant PE material.

  20. Influence of Straw Pulp Film Mulching on Water Conservation Effect of Hordeum vulgare Farmland in Tibet%西藏青稞农田草浆地膜覆盖的保水效果研究

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    关法春

    2012-01-01

    采用对比方法研究了草浆地膜覆盖对青稞(Hordeum vulgare)农田土壤的保水作用,以期明确草浆地膜的农田保水理论依据和保水效果.结果表明:草浆地膜覆盖下的土壤表面相对湿度、土壤紧实度和土壤含水量等指标均低于塑料地膜覆盖处理,其中土壤含水量指标显著低于后者(n=3,P<0.05);与对照相比,草浆地膜覆盖下0~5 cm土层内土壤紧实度显著降低,但土壤温度与对照相比相差不大,同时土壤表层水分散失明显减少,土壤含水量增加7.59%,达到显著差异水平(n=3,P<0.05).草浆地膜覆盖保水效果十分明显.%In order to offer theoretical basis and clarify practical effect, straw pulp film and plastic film were compared to investigate the effect of film mulches for water conservation of soil in Hordeum vulgare farmland. Plastic film, straw pulp film and CK treatment were administrated; the effect was compared by measuring relative humidity of soil surface, soil temperature, soil compaction and water content. The results showed that all four factors monitored were lower in the treatment of straw pulp film than the plastic film, among which water content of the former was significantly reduced than the latter(n=3, P<0.05). In the treatment of straw pulp film comparing to CK, soil compaction was significantly reduced(n=3, P<0.05), while no significant difference in soil temperature was shown between the two. The evaporation of soil moisture reduced dramatically in the treatment of straw pulp film, resulting in a 7.59% statistically significant increase in the water content of soil (n=3, P<0.05). In conclusion, the straw pulp film mulch has significantly improved the water conservation of the soil in Hordeum vulgare farmland.

  1. Film-mulching Double Ridge Bunch Seeding Cultivation Technology for Dry Land Mil et%旱地谷子全膜双垄沟穴播栽培技术

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    马风祥; 马玉鹏; 张君; 田振荣

    2015-01-01

    谷子是一种耐旱、耐瘠薄、适应性强的杂粮作物,在西吉县种植历史悠久。本文介绍了旱地谷子全膜双垄沟穴播栽培技术,包括选地、整地、覆膜、施肥、品种选用、播种、田间管理、病虫害防治、收获等。%Millet is a kind of barren-resistant, drought-resistant crop with a long planting history in Xiji County. An intro-duction was made on the film-mulching double ridge bunch seeding cultivation technology for dry land millet, including land selection and preparation, plastic film covering, fertilizer application, cultivar selection, seeding, field management, pest control and harvest.

  2. Influence of straw pulp film mulching on water conservation of alpine degraded meadow in Tibet%西藏高寒退化草地草浆地膜覆盖的保水作用研究

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    余成群; 武俊喜; 关法春

    2013-01-01

    试验采用对比方法研究草浆地膜覆盖对退化草地土壤的保水作用,以期明确草浆地膜的草地保水理论依据和保水效果.结果表明,与对照相比,草浆地膜覆盖下的土壤表面相对湿度、土壤表面温度、土壤紧实度和土壤含水量等指标均优于对照处理.其中5月和7月的土壤平均含水量分别为22.87%和20.21%,0和5 cm土层处的土壤平均紧实度分别为245和948 kPa,以上指标与对照相比差异显著(n=5,P<0.05).草浆地膜覆盖具有物理隔热和阻碍水分蒸发的作用,土壤保水效果良好.%The use of plastic film for mulching is very extensive because of its excellent properties and low cost. However, the massive use of plastic film poses an environmental risk, and in order to offer an alternative for water conservation of grassland soil, a comparison of straw pulp film and non-mulching was used to research the function of film in the conservation of soil water in alpine degraded meadows of Tibet. The relative humidity at the soil surface, soil temperature, soil compaction and water content in the straw pulp film treatment were better than in the CK, and the water content in May and June were 22. 87% and 20. 21% respectively, which were significantly better than the CK (n = 5, P<0. 05). At the same time, soil compaction at the surface and at 5 cm were 245 and 948 kPa, significantly different (n = 5, P<0. 05) from the CK. Mulching with straw pulp film gave a physical insulation to heat and obstruction to water evaporation, which helped retain soil moisture.

  3. Study on Ceratoides arborescens Seed Direct Sowing with Plastic-film Mulching in Drydesert Steppe%干旱荒漠草原地区华北驼绒藜种子覆膜直播建植试验研究

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    孙海莲; 陈喜梅; 阿拉塔; 刘永志

    2012-01-01

    In the drought environment, the staged-seed of Ceratoides arborescens had the maximum endurance ability to extreme environment,but the minimum for seedling period. In order to adapt the environment,the seeding nearly exhausted its own energy, it was not possible to get healthy plant if completely depending on their resistance ability. Thus, this study designed Ceratoides arborescens seeds direct sowing with plastic film test, by the treatments of sowing depth, water and fertilizers applied to research it's cultural technology in arid desert grassland area. The results showed that suitable sowing depth for Ceratoides arborescens seeds was 1-2 cm; direct sowing with plastic film could improve the seedling emergence rate and seedling rate, 8.32% and 13.12% higher than the control respectively. Moderate dry could promote the growth of root, but seedling rate was depended on water. Applied fertilizers would improve the seedling growth and bio-yield of Ceratoides arborescens.%干旱环境中,植物在种子期对极端环境的忍耐能力最大,而幼苗期忍耐能力最小。幼苗为适应环境几乎耗尽自身能量,完全依赖自身的抗逆能力并不能完全得到健壮的植株和理想的建植效果。因此,该研究设计华北驼绒藜种子覆膜直播试验,通过播深、水分和施肥等不同处理,研究其在干旱荒漠草原区建植的技术。结果表明,华北驼绒藜种子易于浅播种,播深适宜1~2cm。覆膜直播利于提高幼苗的出苗率和保苗率。均分别高于对照8.32%和13.12%;水分是决定成苗率的重要因素,适度的干旱能够促进根系深长生长;施种肥对华北驼绒藜成苗有促进作用,对当年的地上生物产量影响较大。

  4. Mechanical characterization of commercial biodegradable plastic films

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    Vanstrom, Joseph R.

    Polylactic acid (PLA) is a biodegradable plastic that is relatively new compared to other plastics in use throughout industry. The material is produced by the polymerization of lactic acid which is produced by the fermentation of starches derived from renewable feedstocks such as corn. Polylactic acid can be manufactured to fit a wide variety of applications. This study details the mechanical and morphological properties of selected commercially available PLA film products. Testing was conducted at Iowa State University and in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred ProgramRTM. Results acquired by Iowa State were compared to a similar study performed by the Cortec Corporation in 2006. The PLA films tested at Iowa State were acquired in 2009 and 2010. In addition to these two studies at ISU, the films that were acquired in 2009 were aged for a year in a controlled environment and then re-tested to determine effects of time (ageing) on the mechanical properties. All films displayed anisotropic properties which were confirmed by inspection of the films with polarized light. The mechanical testing of the films followed American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards. Mechanical characteristics included: tensile strength (ASTM D882), elongation of material at failure (ASTM D882), impact resistance (ASTM D1922), and tear resistance (ASTM D4272). The observed values amongst all the films ranged as followed: tensile strength 33.65--8.54 MPa; elongation at failure 1,665.1%--47.2%; tear resistance 3.61--0.46 N; and puncture resistance 2.22--0.28 J. There were significant differences between the observed data for a number of films and the reported data published by the Cortec Corp. In addition, there were significant differences between the newly acquired material from 2009 and 2010, as well as the newly acquired materials in 2009 and the aged 2009 materials, suggesting that ageing and manufacturing date had an effect on

  5. Effects of Different Film Mulching Cultivations on Growth and Yield of Vegetable in Greenhouse%大棚不同地膜栽培对蔬菜生长及产量的影响

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    汪红武; 熊常财; 蔡克桐; 李景株; 彭涛; 汤涤洛

    2014-01-01

    By using different film mulching metnods, we studied the effects of bast fiber film mulching cultivation on growth and yield of pepper and cucumber in greenhouse. The results showed that, the bast fiber film mulching cultivation could promote vegetable growth, improve the pepper and cucumber yield. Under the bast fiber film mulching cultivation, pepper and cucumber yield increased by 5.2%and 14.5%than those of black polyethylene film mulching cultivation, and significantly increased by 24.7%and 23.0%than those of the control (no film mulching).%通过在大棚内进行不同地膜,研究了大棚内麻地膜覆盖对辣椒、黄瓜生长及产量的影响。试验结果表明,大棚内麻地膜覆盖栽培促进蔬菜生长,提高辣椒、黄瓜产量。麻地膜覆盖栽培辣椒、黄瓜比聚乙烯农用黑膜增产5.2%、14.5%,比CK(不覆盖)增产24.7%、23.0%,与对照相比均达到显著差异。

  6. Degradation studies on plasticized PVC films submited to gamma radiation

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    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Poly (vinyl chloride, PVC, is a rigid polymer and for several of its applications must be compounded with plasticizing agents. The plasticizers minimize the dipolar interactions, which exist between the polymer's chains, promoting their mobility. In this work we studied the properties of PVC/plasticizer systems submitted to different doses of gamma radiation. We have used four commercial plasticizers amongt them di(2-ethylhexyl phthalate, DEHP, which is present in a great number of commercial applications. The PVC/plasticizer systems have been studied as films made by the solvent evaporation technique. Irradiated and non-irradiated films have been characterized by viscosimetric analysis, mechanical essays and infrared spectroscopy. The results have shown that the rigid, non plasticized, PVC film presented the greatest degradation index, while among the plasticized films the one which presented the larger degradation index due to chain scission was the DEHP plasticized PVC.

  7. 日光温室不同覆盖模式对番茄产量和微环境的影响%Effects of Different Mulching Modes on Tomato Yield and Microenvironment in Solar Greenhouse

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    柴文臣; 张微

    2015-01-01

    To select out better mulching mode for the growth of greenhouse tomato, this paper studied effects of two different mulching modes (wheat straw mulching and plastic film mulching) on air humidity, air temperature, soil temperature, soil physical and chemical properties, tomato yield and agronomic characters in solar greenhouse. The results showed that, wheat straw mulching could effectively regulate soil physical and chemical properties, and significantly improve tomato yield and commercial characters compared with plastic film mulching. Therefore, wheat straw mulching was the appropriate mulching mode for greenhouse tomato production.%在日光温室条件下,研究了地膜覆盖和秸秆覆盖2种方式对温室空气湿度、空气温度、土壤温度、土壤理化性状、番茄产量和农艺性状的影响,筛选出有利于温室番茄生长的最佳覆盖模式。研究结果表明,秸秆覆盖能有效调节土壤的理化性状,该处理下的番茄商品性和产量与地膜覆盖处理的相比显著提高,是适宜日光温室番茄生长的覆盖方式。

  8. Mulches reduce aphid-borne viruses and whiteflies in cantaloupe

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    Summers, Charles G.; Mitchell, Jeffrey P.; Stapleton, James J.

    2005-01-01

    We compared reflective plastic and wheat straw mulches with conventional bare soil for managing aphid-borne virus diseases and silverleaf whitefly in cantaloupe. The occurrence of aphid-borne virus diseases was significantly reduced with both mulches as opposed to bare soil, and reflective plastic performed better than wheat straw. Silverleaf whitefly numbers, both adults and nymphs, were reduced equally by plastic mulch and wheat straw, and were significantly lower than with bare soil. Refle...

  9. Simulation of water use process by film mulched cultivated maize based on improved AquaCrop model and its verification%基于改进AquaCrop模型的覆膜栽培玉米水分利用过程模拟与验证

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    杨宁; 孙占祥; 张立桢; 郑家明; 冯良山; 李开宇; 张哲; 冯晨

    2015-01-01

    为应用 AquaCrop 模型模拟覆膜玉米水分利用与产量形成过程,该文根据玉米发育阶段生长度日恒定原理,利用地积温对气积温的补偿效应,改进AquaCrop模型对覆膜玉米的气温计算方法,并根据2011年的生育期、耗水量和产量实测数据对改进模型参数进行校正,依据2012年与2013年的冠层覆盖度、土体贮水量、产量与水分利用效率试验数据对改进模型验证。结果表明,玉米地膜覆盖地积温对气积温的量化补偿系数(Cm):播种-出苗为1.356,出苗-抽雄前为0.635;校正改进的AquaCrop模型能够较好地模拟覆膜与裸地玉米生育天数、作物耗水量、籽粒产量,相对误差(Pe)、模型效率(CE)、残差系数(CRM)变幅分别为:-4%0.88, CE>0.87,0.090.8), the raised soil temperature in the mulched maize field was remarkable before tasseling stage. The compensatory coefficient (Cmaize) of mulching plastic film maize and air increment of cumulative soil temperature to cumulative air temperature can be generated continuously by transparent algorithms, which Cmaize was 1.356 from sowing to emergence, 0.635 from emergence to tasseling stage, and 0 after flowing. Furthermore, mean daily air temperature with the addition of air increment formed a new file (*.tmp) and input to AquaCrop’s climate module which can modify by function could be applied to mulching plastic film maize growing. Model coefficient of efficiency (CE), coefficient of determination (R2), the relative root mean square error (RRMSE), prediction error (Pe) and coefficient of residual mass (CRM) were used to test the model performance. The developed AquaCrop model was calibrated for simulating maize growing days, water consumption and grain yield for mulched and no-mulched maize with the prediction error statistics-4%0.88, 0.090.87. Upon validation, the Pe in simulation of water consumption and grain yield under mulched and no-mulched

  10. Study on the Technology of Watering and Film Mulching and Its Water Retention Effect for Pinus sylvestris var.mongolica%樟子松浇水覆膜技术及其保水效果研究

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    曹楗翊; 屈升银; 孙占锋

    2011-01-01

    [Objective] To understand the planting effect of watering and film mulching of Pinus sylvestris var. Mongolica in Mu Su Desert. [ Method] The Pinus sylvestris var. Mongolica in this area was respectively treated by three technologies of watering and film mulching, watering and no film mulching, no watering and no film mulching, the survival rate and increment of Pinus sylvestris var. Mongolica under the three treatments were compared, and the effect of watering and film mulching on the soil moisture content was analyzed. [ Result] The survival rate and increment of Pinus sylvestris var. Mongolica were the largest under the treatment of watering and film mulching, then followed by the watering and no film mulching, and the smallest no watering and no film mulching; the technology of watering and film mulching could obviously improve the soil moisture content, and directly affect the survival and growth of Pinus sylvestris var. Mongolica. [Conclusion] Excellent planting effect could be gained by the technology of watering and film mulching, whose popularization and wide application had significant practical value and theoretical meaning.%[目的]了解毛乌沙漠樟子松浇水覆膜造林技术的成效.[方法]对该区樟子松进行了浇水覆膜、浇水不覆膜、不浇水不覆膜三种技术的处理试验,对比分析三个处理的成活率及生长量,并对樟子松浇水覆膜技术对土壤含水量的影响做了分析.[结果]樟子松的存活率和生长量浇水覆膜时最大,浇水不覆膜次之,不浇水不覆膜时最差;通过浇水覆膜能提高土壤含水量,土壤含水量的明显增加,直接影响樟子松的存活与生长.[结论]浇水覆膜这一造林措施可以获得良好的效益,对该技术的推广应用具有极其重要的实践价值和理论意义.

  11. Effects of Different Mulching Methods on Water Use Efficiency of Mung Bean%不同覆盖方式对绿豆水分利用效率的影响

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    纪晓玲; 岳鹏鹏; 张静; 刘建华; 雷锦银; 张雄

    2011-01-01

    绿豆是陕北旱区特色经济作物和主要农作物之一,探索适合地区特色的绿豆高产抗旱栽培技术对完善该区小杂粮栽培模式和提高区域农业水平意义重大。通过田间试验,设置垄膜覆盖、双沟覆膜、全膜覆盖、秸秆覆盖和露地5种处理,分析了不同覆盖方式对绿豆土壤温度、耗水量、水分利用效率、生长和经济性状以及产量的影响。结果表明,地膜覆盖对陕北地区绿豆增产效果极为显著,秸秆覆盖可提高水分利用效率,但同时降低地温,增产作用不明显。3种地膜覆盖方式中,又以垄膜覆盖方式提高水分利用效率和增加绿豆产量的效果最好,且操作简单,在陕北地区绿豆抗旱%Mung bean is one of the most important economic crops and traditional crops in Northern Shaanxi Province.Developing drought-resistant mung bean cultivation techniques suitable for regional characteristics is the essential part for optimizing the cultivation models for minor grain crops and improving the regional agriculture.Five treatments were set up,including plastic film mulching on ridge,plastic film mulching on "W" shape ridge,plastic film mulching on whole plot,straw mulching on whole plot and no mulching as control.Comparing soil temperature,water consumption,water use efficiency,plant characters and yield of mung bean in different treatments,the results show that plastic film mulching significantly increased the yield of mung bean and the straw mulching did not.In the three plastic film mulching treatments,plastic film mulching on ridge was the most effective treatment in improving both water use efficiency and yield of mung bean.Owing to its additional simplicity of its installation,the plastic film mulching on ridge should be considered as the first option as the drought resistant cultivation technique of mung bean in Northern Shaanxi Province.

  12. [Coupling effects of partitioning alternative drip irrigation with plastic mulch and nitrogen fertilization on cotton dry matter accumulation and nitrogen use].

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    Li, Pei-Ling; Zhang, Fu-Cang

    2013-02-01

    A field experiment with complete combination design was conducted to study the effects of partitioning alternative drip irrigation with plastic mulch and nitrogen fertilization on the dry matter accumulation and nitrogen use efficiency of cotton plant. Three levels of irrigation (260, 200, and 140 mm) and of nitrogen fertilizer (270, 180, and 90 kg.hm-2) were installed. The cotton dry mass was the highest in treatments medium nitrogen/high water and high nitrogen/high water. As compared with that in high nitrogen/high water treatment, the nitrogen use efficiency for dry matter accumulation in medium nitrogen/high water treatment was increased by 34.0% -44.6%, with an average of 34.7% , while the water use efficiency was decreased by 6.4% -10.7%, averagely 10.2%. As for the nitrogen accumulation in cotton plant, the nitrogen use efficiency was the highest in medium nitrogen/high water treatment, and the water use efficiency was the highest in high nitrogen/medium water treatment. Compared with high nitrogen/high water treatment, medium nitrogen/high water treatment increased the nitrogen use efficiency for cotton nitrogen accumulation by 29.0% -41.7%, but decreased the water use efficiency for cotton nitrogen accumulation by 5.5%-14.0%. Among the treatments of coupling water and nitrogen of higher cotton yield, treatment medium nitrogen/high water had the higher cotton nitrogen recovery rate, nitrogen agronomic efficiency, and apparent use efficiency than the treatments high nitrogen/medium water and high nitrogen/high water, but no significant differences were observed in the nitrogen absorption ratio and nitrogen physiological efficiency. Treatment medium nitrogen/high water was most beneficial to the coupling effects of water and nitrogen under partitioning alternate drip irrigation with plastic mulch and nitrogen fertilization.

  13. Effects of Biodegradable Mulch Film by Reusing Biomass Residue on Degradation in Field and Corn Growth%生物质可降解地膜的田间降解过程及其对玉米生长的影响

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    康虎; 敖李龙; 秦丽珍; 苏海佳

    2013-01-01

    To solve the problems of plastic pollution in environment and biomass residue disposal, we carried on the coated experiment using the biodegradable mulch film by reusing biomass residue. In this experiment the effect of biodegradable mulch film on corn growth and its degradation in field was studied. The results showed that, the degradation of mulch films started with small cracks, then the small holes growing, and finally broken down to a lot of pieces at crop harvest stage. During the degradation, the film would be more brittle and thinner, and the black mould would be appeared in the film surface. After 120 days, the weight loss of the film was about 69%-73%. Observation of SEM revealed that the surface of biodegradable mulch films had obvious flaw at this time. At early and middle stage of corn growth, biodegradable mulch films had obvious effect on heat and moisture preservation. The heat preservation could last about 50 days, and the moisture effect could last about 70 days. The degradable mulch films were rich in nutrients, and the films could improve corn yields. This experiment showed that, the degradable mulch films were good in degradation and could promote the growth of corn.%为了有效解决农业白色污染和固体废弃物处理问题,通过使用实验室自制生物质可降解地膜进行了田间覆膜试验,研究了生物质可降解地膜的田间降解过程及其对玉米生长的影响.结果表明:生物质降解地膜的降解过程为首先出现裂纹,然后出现孔洞,最后出现裂缝,中间伴随着地膜变脆,变薄,膜表面出现黑霉的过程,经过120天的降解,地膜的失重率达到69%~73%,SEM照片显示降解地膜表面发生明显变化.在玉米生长的前期和中期,生物质降解地膜具有良好的保温和保墒作用,保温效果可维持50天左右,保墒作用可维持70天左右,均能满足农作物生长期的需要.生物质降解地膜富含多种有机质和营养元素,有利于玉米

  14. Growing season carbon dioxide exchange in flooded non-mulching and non-flooded mulching cotton.

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    Zhi-guo Li

    Full Text Available There is much interest in the role that agricultural practices might play in sequestering carbon to help offset rising atmospheric CO₂ concentrations. However, limited information exists regarding the potential for increased carbon sequestration of different management strategies. The objective of this study was to quantify and contrast carbon dioxide exchange in traditional non-mulching with flooding irrigation (TF and plastic film mulching with drip irrigation (PM cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L. fields in northwest China. Net primary productivity (NPP, soil heterotrophic respiration (R(h and net ecosystem productivity (NEP were measured during the growing seasons in 2009 and 2010. As compared with TF, PM significantly increased the aboveground and belowground biomass and the NPP (340 g C m⁻² season⁻¹ of cotton, and decreased the R(h (89 g C m⁻² season⁻¹ (p<0.05. In a growing season, PM had a higher carbon sequestration in terms of NEP of ∼ 429 g C m⁻² season⁻¹ than the TF. These results demonstrate that conversion of this type of land use to mulching practices is an effective way to increase carbon sequestration in the short term in cotton systems of arid areas.

  15. Study of the degradation of mulch materials in vegetable crops for organic farming

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    María Moreno, Marta; Mancebo, Ignacio; Moreno, Carmen; Villena, Jaime; Meco, Ramón

    2014-05-01

    Mulching is the most common technique used worldwide by vegetable growers in protected cultivation. For this purpose, several plastic materials have been used, with polyethylene (PE) being the most widespread. However, PE is produced from petroleum derivatives, it is not degradable, and thus pollutes the environment for periods much longer than the crop duration (Martín-Closas and Pelacho, 2011), which are very important negative aspects especially for organic farmers. A large portion of plastic films is left on the field or burnt uncontrollably by the farmers, with the associated negative consequences to the environment (Moreno and Moreno, 2008). Therefore, the best solution is to find a material with a lifetime similar to the crop duration time that can be later incorporated by the agricultural system through a biodegradation process (Martín-Closas and Pelacho, 2011). In this context, various biodegradable materials have been considered as alternatives in the last few years, including oxo-biodegradable films, biopolymer mulches, different types of papers, and crop residues (Kasirajan and Ngouajio, 2012). In this work we evaluate the evolution of different properties related to mulch degradation in both the buried and the superficial (exposed) part of mulch materials of different composition (standard black PE, papers and black biodegradable plastics) in summer vegetable crops under organic management in Castilla-La Mancha (Central Spain). As results, it is remarkable the early deterioration suffered by the buried part of the papers, disappearing completely in the soil at the end of the crop cycles and therefore indicating the total incorporation of these materials to the soil once the crop has finished. In the case of the degradation of the exposed mulch, small differences between crops were observed. In general, all the materials were less degraded under the plants than when receiving directly the solar radiation. As conclusion, biodegradable mulches degrade

  16. Agronomic evaluation of green biodegradable mulch on melon

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    Ferruccio Filippi

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available A two-year research was carried out in 2004-2005 in order to evaluate the effects of biodegradable green mulch on melon (Cucumis melo L. var. reticulatus Naud. yield and quality. The loss of quality due to the presence of spot caused by the residues of biodegradable plastics was also investigated. The research was conducted over two years, in open field, at S. Piero a Grado, Pisa, Italy, (lat. 43.67498, long. 10.34737, from the beginning of May to the end of July of each year. The films tested in the first year experiment were two biodegradable ones with different colours (black and green compared with a low-density polyethylene (LDPE film, while in 2005 three biodegradable films, (two green and one black were compared with a traditional LDPE film. The two green biodegradable films had different properties related to the biodegradation rate, faster in film Cv205, because of a different degree of Mater Bi polymer inside the film. In each year a randomized block design with four replications was followed. Green biodegradable films allowed obtaining a higher yield than LDPE films maybe because of the higher soil temperatures reached, and excellent fruit quality, especially for the soluble solids content and the ripening process. At the same time, the presence of residues on the fruit skin was rather low because of the degradation of films occurred at the ripening time. In the first year, the percentage of spotted fruits was low for every kind of film, while in the second one the green film showed a higher presence of residues on skin compared with the black one. The biodegradable materials covered the soil for the whole crop cycle with a good mulching effect, and the successive degradation allowed to avoid the removal and disposal of plastic film, with a certain economic advantage.

  17. Influence of thickness on properties of plasticized oat starch films

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    Melicia Cintia Galdeano

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of thickness (between 80 and 120 µm on apparent opacity, water vapor permeability and mechanical properties (tensile and puncture of oat starch films plasticized with glycerol, sorbitol, glycerol:sorbitol mixture, urea and sucrose. Films were stored under 11, 57, 76 and 90% relative humidity (RH to study the mechanical properties. It was observed that the higher the thickness, the higher was the opacity values. Films without the plasticizer were more opaque in comparison with the plasticized ones. Glycerol:sorbitol films presented increased elongation with increasing thickness at all RH. Puncture force showed a strong dependence on the film thickness, except for the films plasticized with sucrose. In general, thickness did not affect the water permeability.

  18. Effects of plastic covering methods on the growth and yield of potatoes in winter fallow rice fields in Hunan%覆膜方式对湖南冬种马铃薯生长与产量的影响

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    胡新喜; 刘明月; 何长征; 宋勇; 蒋凌红; 熊兴耀

    2013-01-01

    以‘费乌瑞它’马铃薯为试验材料,在冬闲稻田进行地膜覆盖、小拱棚覆盖、双膜覆盖(膜覆盖+小拱棚覆盖)和裸地等栽培田间比较试验.结果表明:双膜覆盖的增温效果最好,出苗期内其平均土壤温度分别比小拱棚覆盖、地膜覆盖和裸地栽培高0.33、1.93、2.89℃;双膜覆盖栽培的马铃薯出苗最早,分别比小拱棚覆盖、地膜覆盖、裸地栽培的提早4、21、31 d;覆膜处理的马铃薯植株株高均显著高于裸地栽培,但茎粗和主茎数均显著低于裸地栽培;双膜覆盖栽培马铃薯的总产量和商品薯产量最高,分别为31.18、28.54t/hm2,小拱棚覆盖和地膜覆盖栽培次之,覆盖处理的总产量和商品薯产量均显著高于裸地栽培;双膜覆盖栽培的效益最好,为1.222万元/hm2.%Favorita,a breed of potato was selected as a test material to compare its growth and yield under four different cultivation circumstances in winter fallow rice fields,they are plastic mulching,arch plastic mulching,plastic mulching plus arch plastic mulching (also called double films mulching) and non-mulching.The results showed that the daily average soil temperature with double films mulching was highest,higher than that of plastic mulching,arch plastic mulching and non-mulching 0.33,1.93,2.89 ℃,respectively.Therefore,potatoes cultivated with double films mulching was the first one in seedling sprout,which was earlier 4,21,31 d than those of cultivated with plastic mulching,arch plastic mulching and non-mulching,respectively.Although the plant height of potatoes cultivated with plastic mulching was higher than that of potatoes cultivated with non-mulching significantly,the stem diameter and main stem number were significantly less than that of potatoes cultivated in non-mulching.Double films mulching cultivation could improve total yield and market needed tuber yield,with 31.18 and 28.54 ton per hectare respectively.And the next were

  19. Effects of mechanical tensile properties of plastic film on plastic recycling method%农田地膜拉伸性能变化对缠绕式回收的影响

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    张佳喜; 王学农; 张丽; 喻晨; 蒋永新; 张海春; 刘旋峰; 乔园园; 王祥金

    2015-01-01

    农田长期覆膜种植产生的大量地膜对农田土壤质量、作物生长及环境造成严重的影响,为解决这一问题,于 2014年3月至2014年10月在新疆库尔勒尉犁县达西村开展大田试验,对比不同厚度、不同时间及不同位置地膜拉伸性能的变化规律,并针对0.01 mm地膜进行缠绕式回收试验.结果表明:地膜铺放后的30~60 d期间,由于受到风和紫外线照射等因素,拉伸强度有明显的下降,下降幅度较大;当地膜回收的时候,0.01 mm地膜最大拉伸力在近株端和远株端分别为1.52 N和1.305 N,是0.008 mm地膜的1.4倍和1.22倍.显然0.01 mm地膜的拉伸性能较0.008 mm拉伸性能有了一定的提升,这对地膜回收有一定的积极作用,但是经过理论计算及田间试验0.01 mm地膜的拉伸性能还是不足以采用简单缠绕的方式进行回收.本研究揭示了地膜拉伸性能在不同时间、不同厚度及不同位置受到紫外线等影响的变化规律,为地膜回收机的研制提供了理论依据.%Plastic mulching technology has brought huge economic benefits, while the residual plastic film produced series of serious problems such as pollution on land. A large number of plastic recycling is becoming urgent and important task in our country. A large amount and long term of used plastic film on soil has caused great serious influence on the high quality of farmland planting, crop growth, the rural ecological environment and new rural construction, which has attracted more and more attention. Now, the research on the recovery mechanism is limited to equipment of plastic film enwinding recycling, and there are few studies on the variation rule of the tensile properties of used plastic film and the impact. During our practical research work, performance such as unstable recycling capability, low film recovery rate and work parts deformation often appears in the used plastic film recycling. To address these problems, we carried out some

  20. Effects of Film Mulching and Different Ratios of Base Nitrogen to Dressing on Yield and Key Quality of Spring Maize in Dryland of the Loess Plateau%黄土高原旱地秋覆膜及氮肥秋基春追比例对春玉米产量和品质的影响

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    王勇; 宋尚有; 樊廷录; 高育峰

    2012-01-01

    [Objective] The objective of this study was to provide principal evidence for combating drought and protecting the seedlings of spring maize based on experiments of soil water conservation by autumn film mulching and N application as basal fertilizer in autumn and dressing in spring. [Method] Experiments of two plastic film application models of autumn and spring mulching and N management were conducted in Loess Plateau dry highland from 1999 to 2010 and from 2001 to 2003, respectively. Water storage efficiency in 0-200 cm soil layers, the maize yields and the key quality were analyzed. [Result] The experimental results showed that autumn plastic film mulching could significantly improve soil wate storge efficiency compared with that of spring mulching. The soil water storage capacity of autumn mulching was 36.7 mm more than that of spring mulching, soil water storage efficiency achieved 78.4%. And maize yield and water use efficient (WUE) was 11 149.8 kg·hm-2 and 33.1 kg·hm-2·mm-1, improved by 16.7 percent and 14.9 percent, respectively. For a fixed amount of N application of 180 kg·hm-2, the WUE and grain proteins content under the combination of 72 kg·hm-2 autumn basal dressing and 108 kg·hm-2 spring top dressing were the highest. [Conclusion] Under the conditions of these experiments, in dry highland of Loess Plateau, autumn plastic film mulching had significant effects on spring maize yield, WUE and soil storage efficiency. The optimization of N fertilizer can increase maize grain yield and get good key nutrient quality synchronously.%[目的]研究玉米秋冬闲期地膜覆盖保墒及优化氮肥秋基春追比例,为抗旱保苗及合理施肥提供理论依据.[方法]采用秋季与春季地膜覆盖对比试验(1999-2010年),监测0-200 cm土层土壤蓄水效率及不同降水年型产量变化.开展氮肥管理试验(2001-2003年),分析氮肥不同基、追肥比例的玉米籽粒产量和关键营养品质.[结果]秋覆膜春播玉米播前1

  1. 辽宁省马铃薯双膜覆盖高效栽培技术%Cultivation Technique for High Benefit Using Plastic Mulching plus Plastic Tunnel in Potato Production of the Liaoning Province

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    张振洲; 贾景丽; 刘志新

    2011-01-01

    A technique of plastic mulching plus plastic tunnel for cultivating potatoes is proposed after many years of expedmentation and demonstration according to the climate characteristics in Liaoning province. Potato yield averages 42 t / ha, with the record high 75.87 t / ha, and output value is up to 79 800 Yuan / ha by using this technique. The economic benefit is much high than that under traditional plastic mulching. Potatoes produced under this technique are provided for market early, and supply and demand relation could be improved. In this cultivation mode, the potato plants are protected from the damage of low temperature or spring frost, and also enough time is left for next cropping. For successfully using this technique, variety selection, pre-sprouting, big bud forcing, field preparation and planting, and field management are specified.%经过多年试验示范,针对辽宁省气候特点,总结出了马铃薯双膜覆盖栽培技术。采用该项技术种植马铃薯,平均产量42t/hm2,最高产量达75.87t/hm2,产值可达7.98万列hm2,效益明显高于地膜覆盖栽培。同时,实现早春提前供应马铃薯鲜薯,改善市场供求关系,防止低温和晚霜危害,为下茬作物的选择提供了更充裕的时间。该种植模式在购种、催芽、育大芽、整地播种、田间管理等方面采取了相应的技术措施。

  2. Contribution of soil esterase to biodegradation of aliphatic polyester agricultural mulch film in cultivated soils.

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    Yamamoto-Tamura, Kimiko; Hiradate, Syuntaro; Watanabe, Takashi; Koitabashi, Motoo; Sameshima-Yamashita, Yuka; Yarimizu, Tohru; Kitamoto, Hiroko

    2015-01-01

    The relationship between degradation speed of soil-buried biodegradable polyester film in a farmland and the characteristics of the predominant polyester-degrading soil microorganisms and enzymes were investigated to determine the BP-degrading ability of cultivated soils through characterization of the basal microbial activities and their transition in soils during BP film degradation. Degradation of poly(butylene succinate-co-adipate) (PBSA) film was evaluated in soil samples from different cultivated fields in Japan for 4 weeks. Both the degradation speed of the PBSA film and the esterase activity were found to be correlated with the ratio of colonies that produced clear zone on fungal minimum medium-agarose plate with emulsified PBSA to the total number colonies counted. Time-dependent change in viable counts of the PBSA-degrading fungi and esterase activities were monitored in soils where buried films showed the most and the least degree of degradation. During the degradation of PBSA film, the viable counts of the PBSA-degrading fungi and the esterase activities in soils, which adhered to the PBSA film, increased with time. The soil, where the film was degraded the fastest, recorded large PBSA-degrading fungal population and showed high esterase activity compared with the other soil samples throughout the incubation period. Meanwhile, esterase activity and viable counts of PBSA-degrading fungi were found to be stable in soils without PBSA film. These results suggest that the higher the distribution ratio of native PBSA-degrading fungi in the soil, the faster the film degradation is. This could be due to the rapid accumulation of secreted esterases in these soils.

  3. PENGARUH PLASTICIZER PADA KARAKTERISTIK EDIBLE FILM DARI PEKTIN

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    Sang Kompiang Wirawan

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available EFFECT OF PLASTICIzER ON THE PECTINIC EDIBLE FILM CHARACTERISTICS. The peel of Balinese Citrus contains high concentration of pectin which can be further processed to be edible films. The edible films can be utilized as a food coating which protects the food from any external mass transports such as humid, oxygen, and soluble material and can be served as a carrier to improve the mechanical-handing properties of the food. Edible films made of organic polymers tend to be brittle and thus addition of a plasticizer is required during the process. The work studies the effect of the type and the concentration of plasticizers on the tensile strength, the elongation of break, and the water vapor permeabilty of the edible film. Sorbitol and glycerol were used as plasticizers. Albedo from the citrus was hydrolized with hydrochloride acid 0.1 N to get pectinate substance. Pectin was then dissolved in water dan mixed with the plasticizers and CaCl2.2H2O solution. The concentrations of the plasticizers were 0, 0.03, 0.05, 0.1, and 0.15 mL/mL of solution. The results showed that increasing the concentration of plasticizers will decrease the tensile strength, but increase the elongation and film permeability. Sorbitol-plasticized films are more brittle, however exhibited higher tensile strength and water vapor permeability than of glycerol-plasticized film. The results suggested that glycerol is better plasticizer than sorbitol.  Kulit jeruk bali banyak mengandung pektin yang dapat dimanfaatkan sebagai bahan baku edible film. Edible film bisa digunakan untuk melapisi bahan makanan, melindungi makanan dari transfer massa eksternal seperti kelembaban, oksigen, dan zat terlarut, serta dapat digunakan sebagai carrier untuk meningkatkan penanganan mekanik produk makanan. Film yang terbuat dari bahan polimer organik ini cenderung rapuh sehingga diperlukan penambahan plasticizer. Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui pengaruh kadar dan jenis

  4. Films from Glyoxal-Crosslinked Spruce Galactoglucomannans Plasticized with Sorbitol

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    Kirsi S. Mikkonen

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Films were prepared from a renewable and biodegradable forest biorefinery product, spruce O-acetyl-galactoglucomannans (GGMs, crosslinked with glyoxal. For the first time, cohesive and self-standing films were obtained from GGM without the addition of polyol plasticizer. In addition, glyoxal-crosslinked films were prepared using sorbitol at 10, 20, 30, and 40% (wt.-% of GGM. Glyoxal clearly strengthened the GGM matrix, as detected by tensile testing and dynamic mechanical analysis. The elongation at break of films slightly increased, and Young's modulus decreased with increasing sorbitol content. Interestingly, the tensile strength of films was constant with the increased plasticizer content. The effect of sorbitol on water sorption and water vapor permeability (WVP depended on relative humidity (RH. At low RH, the addition of sorbitol significantly decreased the WVP of films. The glyoxal-crosslinked GGM films containing 20% sorbitol exhibited the lowest oxygen permeability (OP and WVP of the studied films and showed satisfactory mechanical performance.

  5. Pixels Intensity Evolution to Describe the Plastic Films Deformation

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    Juan C. Briñez-De León

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This work proposes an approach for mechanical behavior description in the plastic film deformation using techniques for the images analysis, which are based on the intensities evolution of fixed pixels applied to an images sequence acquired through polarizing optical assembly implemented around the platform of the plastic film deformation. The pixels intensities evolution graphs, and mechanical behavior graphic of the deformation has dynamic behaviors zones which could be associated together.

  6. Size effect in plastically deformed passivated thin films

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    HWANG; Keh-Chih

    2009-01-01

    The flow theory of mechanism-based strain gradient plasticity theory (MSG) developed by Qiu et al. (2003) is extended for incompressible material. The MSG flow theory is used to predict the increase of plastic work hardening for plane strain tension of surface-passivated Cu thin film. The theoretical predictions agree well with experiments for suitably chosen material parameters.

  7. Degradation of sustainable mulch materials in two types of soil under laboratory conditions

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    Villena, Jaime; González, Sara; Moreno, Carmen; Aceituno, Patricia; Campos, Juan; Meco, Ramón; María Moreno, Marta

    2017-04-01

    Mulching is a technique used in cultivation worldwide, especially for vegetable crops, for reducing weed growth, minimising or eliminating soil erosion, and often for enhancing total yields. Manufactured plastic films, mainly polyethylene (PE), have been widely used for this purpose due to their excellent mechanical properties, light weight and relatively low prices in recent years. However, the use of PE is associated with serious environmental problems related to its petrochemical origin and its long shelf-life, which causes a waste problem in our crop fields. For this reason, the use of biodegradable mulch materials (biopolymers and papers) as alternative to PE is increasing nowadays, especially in organic farming. However, these materials can suffer an undesirable early degradation (and therefore not fulfilling their function successfully), greatly resulting from the type of soil. For this reason, this study aimed to analyse the degradation pattern of different mulch materials buried in two types of soils, clay and sand, under laboratory conditions (25°C, dark surroundings, constant humidity). The mulch materials used were: 1) black polyethylene (15 µm); black biopolymers (15 µm): 2) maize starch-based, 3) potato starch-based, 4) polylactic acid-based, 5) black paper, 85 g/m2. Periodically (every 15-20 days), the weight and surface loss of the different materials were recorded. The results indicate that mulch degradation was earlier and higher in the clay soil, especially in the paper and in the potato starch-based materials, followed by the maize starch-based mulch, while polylactic acid-based suffered the least and the latest degradation. Keywords: mulch, biodegradable, biopolymer, paper, degradation. Acknowledgements: the research was funded by Project RTA2011-00104-C04-03 from the INIA (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness).

  8. Effects of Adopting Different Kinds of Collecting Method for Years on Film Residual Coefficient and Maize Yields

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    TANG Wen-xue

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Wide usage of mulching technology has increased crop yields, but the large amounts of mulching film residue resulting from widespread use of plastic film in China has brought about a series of pollution hazards. Based on a 4-year (2011-2014 long-term experiment, the effects of different kinds of collecting mothod (zero plastic film residues, conventional plastic film residues, whole plastic film residues remainded on plastic film residues, residual coefficient and maize yield were explored. Plastic film residues mainly remained in 0~10 cm, 10~20 cm soil layers. In 0~30 cm soil layers, the two types of mulch residues (>25 cm2, 4~25 cm2 under zero plastic film residues treatment were much less than conventional plastic film residues and whole plastic film residues remainded treatments, no significant differences were observed in the mulch residues (2 among 3 treatments. After maize harvest, the amount of plastic film residues under zero plastic film residues, conventional plastic film residues and whole plastic film residues remainded treatments were 52.71, 80.85 kg·hm-2 and 152.65 kg·hm-2, respectively, the residual coefficient for zero plastic film residues, conventional plastic film residues and whole plastic film residues remainded treatments were -9.45%, 8.53% and 54.42%, respectively. The stem diameter, ear length, ear width, ear row number, grain number per row and 100-grain weight of maize decreased with the increase of residual film amount. Compared with the conventional plastic film residues, the mean grain yield of whole plastic film residues remainded treatment decreased by 15.08%, whereas the zero plastic film residues treatment increased by 4.70%. The plastic film residues, residual coefficient and maize yield were comprehensively analyzed, the conventional plastic film residues practice should be adopted currently without appropriate plastic film residues collector. But from the long-term development, we should speed up the

  9. The influence of non-living mulch, mechanical and thermal treatments on weed population and yield of rainfed fresh-market tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.

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    M. Fontanelli

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Weed control is often a major limitation for vegetable crops, since compared to arable crops fewer herbicides are available and the crops are more sensitive to weeds. Field experiments were carried out in the province of Pisa (Central Italy to determine the effect of two different mulches (black biodegradable plastic film and wheat straw and mechanical and thermal treatments on weed population and yield of rain-fed fresh market tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.. Rolling harrow, flaming machine and precision hoe for weed control, which were either built, enhanced or modified by the University of Pisa were used separately (mechanical-thermal strategy or in combination with a straw mulch (mechanical-thermal-straw strategy. These two innovative strategies were compared with the traditional farming system, which uses a biodegradable plastic mulch film. The strategies were compared in terms of machine performance, weed density, total labour requirement, weed dry biomass, and crop fresh yield at harvest. The total operative time for weed control was on average ~25 h ha-1 for the two systems, which included mulching, and over 30 h ha-1 for the mechanical-thermal strategy. The three strategies controlled weeds effectively, with only 30 g m-2 in each treatment. Tomato yield, however, was 35% higher for strategies that included mulching (both biodegradable film and straw.

  10. Influence of double cropping on growth and yield of dry beans with colored plastic mulches Influencia del doble cultivo en el crecimiento y rendimiento de frijol con cubierta plástica de colores

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    Luis Ibarra-Jiménez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available There are numerous studies of the use of plastic mulches in vegetable production, but there is little documentation of their use with dry beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L. in single and double cropping. The objective of this study was to grow dry beans over two consecutive growing seasons using the same plastic mulch of different colors and examine the influence of soil temperature on growth and yield. The experiment was conducted in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, in the spring and summer of 2008. The treatments included four colored plastic mulches: white-on-black, black, silver-on-black, aluminum-on-black, and bare soil as a control. The experimental design was a randomized complete block with four replicates. The percentage of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR reflected from the plastic tended to be highest with the white-on-black mulch and lowest with the black mulch. Mean soil temperature under the plastic mulch decreased with the increasing percentage of reflected PAR. Mean soil temperature exhibited a relationship of 98% and 99% to yield in the first and second growing season, respectively. Photosynthetically active radiation had a relationship of 98% and 86% to yield in the first and second growing season, respectively. The effect of the colored plastic mulch on yield was significant (p Existen numerosos estudios sobre el uso de cubierta plástica en la producción de hortalizas, sin embargo está muy poco documentado el cultivo simple o doble de frijol (Phaseolus vulgaris L.. El objetivo de este estudio fue cultivar frijol en dos estaciones de crecimiento consecutivas usando la misma cubierta plástica de diferentes colores y examinar la influencia de la temperatura del suelo en el crecimiento y rendimiento de frijol. El estudio fue conducido en Saltillo, Coahuila, México, en la primavera y verano de 2008. Se usaron cuatro colores de acolchado plástico: blanco-sobre-negro, negro, plata-sobre-negro, aluminio-sobre-negro, y control de

  11. Plastic film materials for dosimetry of very large absorbed doses

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    McLaughlin, W.L.; Miller, Arne; Abdel-Rahim, F.

    1985-01-01

    Most plastic films have limited response ranges for dosimetry because of radiation-induced brittleness, degradation, or saturation of the signal used for analysis (e.g. spectrophotometry) at high doses. There are, however, a few types of thin plastic films showing linearity of response even up...... to doses as high as 2 × 106 Gy (200 Mrad) without severe loss of mechanical properties. Among many candidate film types tested, those showing such resistance to radiation damage and continued response at such high doses are polyethylene terephthalate, high-density polyethylene, dyed polyvinylchloride...

  12. Mulch materials in processing tomato: a multivariate approach

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    Marta María Moreno; Carmen Moreno; Ana María Tarquis

    2013-01-01

    Mulch materials of different origins have been introduced into the agricultural sector in recent years alternatively to the standard polyethylene due to its environmental impact. This study aimed to evaluate the multivariate response of mulch materials over three consecutive years in a processing tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.) crop in Central Spain. Two biodegradable plastic mulches (BD1, BD2), one oxo-biodegradable material (OB), two types of paper (PP1, PP2), and one barley straw cover (B...

  13. Integrated double mulching practices optimizes soil temperature and improves soil water utilization in arid environments

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    Yin, Wen; Feng, Fuxue; Zhao, Cai; Yu, Aizhong; Hu, Falong; Chai, Qiang; Gan, Yantai; Guo, Yao

    2016-09-01

    Water shortage threatens agricultural sustainability in many arid and semiarid areas of the world. It is unknown whether improved water conservation practices can be developed to alleviate this issue while increasing crop productivity. In this study, we developed a "double mulching" system, i.e., plastic film coupled with straw mulch, integrated together with intensified strip intercropping. We determined (i) the responses of soil evaporation and moisture conservation to the integrated double mulching system and (ii) the change of soil temperature during key plant growth stages under the integrated systems. Experiments were carried out in northwest China in 2009 to 2011. Results show that wheat-maize strip intercropping in combination with plastic film and straw covering on the soil surface increased soil moisture (mm) by an average of 3.8 % before sowing, 5.3 % during the wheat and maize co-growth period, 4.4 % after wheat harvest, and 4.9 % after maize harvest, compared to conventional practice (control). The double mulching decreased total evapotranspiration of the two intercrops by an average of 4.6 % ( P < 0.05), compared to control. An added feature was that the double mulching system decreased soil temperature in the top 10-cm depth by 1.26 to 1.31 °C in the strips of the cool-season wheat, and by 1.31 to 1.51 °C in the strips of the warm-season maize through the 2 years. Soil temperature of maize strips higher as 1.25 to 1.94 °C than that of wheat strips in the top 10-cm soil depth under intercropping with the double mulching system; especially higher as 1.58 to 2.11 °C under intercropping with the conventional tillage; this allows the two intercrops to grow in a well "collaborative" status under the double mulching system during their co-growth period. The improvement of soil moisture and the optimization of soil temperature for the two intercrops allow us to conclude that wheat-maize intensification with the double mulching system can be used as an

  14. 地膜玉米控释肥肥效试验研究%Experimental Study of Efficiency of Control ed Release Fertilizer for Film Mulching Maize in Year 2011

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    靳军良; 张刚; 董凤林; 王亚军; 杨晓娟

    2014-01-01

    对全膜双垄沟播和半膜平铺穴播条件下6种不同控释肥肥料组合控释肥试验,结果表明,控释肥基施651 kg/hm2、拔节期追施349 kg/hm2组合方式增产效果最好,在全膜双垄沟播条件下玉米产量达到8088 kg/hm2,在半膜平铺穴播条件下产量达到7675 kg/hm2,分别较对照增产26.10%和38.61%。%An experiment was conducted with 6 treatments of different fertilizer combinations under the conditions of film whole-mulching double furrow sowing and film half-mulching hole sowing. The results showed that the combination of the base application of controlled release fertilizer 651 kg/hm2 and topdressing of controlled release fertilizer 349 kg/hm2 at joint-ing stage had a best effect in yield increasing. The maize yields reached 7 675 kg/hm2 under the condition of film whole-mulching double furrow sowing and 8 088 kg/hm2 under the condition of film half-mulching hole sowing, increasing by 26.1% and 38.61% respectively.

  15. Correlation between plastic films properties and flexographic prints quality

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    Joanna Izdebska

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The article presents a preliminary study of the correlation between films properties and flexographic print quality defined as the optical density of full tone. It is also an attempt to answer the question whether traditional plastic films can be replaced by biodegradable and compostable films as printing substrates and as materials for packaging. Four kinds of films were used in the experiments – two plastic films (PP and PET and two biodegradable films (PLA and cellulose. The permeability to water vapour and oxygen, as well as the tensile strength and elongation at break of the material were investigated for all samples. The measurements of the contact angle with water, diiodomethane and printing ink were also conducted for these films, and their surface free energy was determined. All samples were printed on laboratory equipment by a flexographic technique using water-based inks and the optical density of copies was measured. It has been found that the print quality was determined by the type of film used. Furthermore, the correlation between optical density and wettability defined as the contact angle between film and water or printing ink turned out to be significant. Other important parameter is surface free energy, albeit to a little lesser extent. The barrier and mechanical properties of the material have an even weaker impact on optical density. In addition, it is possible to choose the biodegradable film with properties corresponding to conventional, commonly used films which enable high quality prints.

  16. Preliminary report on potato cultivation experiment mulched by different materials%马铃薯不同材料覆盖栽培试验初报

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    廖义利; 郑莉

    2015-01-01

    A cultiVation experiment on potato mulched by different materials was carried out. The results showed that,com-pared with traditional non-mulching culture,using plastic film mulching and straw mulching on ridge surface could increase yield and efficiency in field cultiVation. Among them,black plastic film mulching had the adVantages of raising soil tempera-ture,cold-proof,conserVing water and fertilizer,non-weeding,saVing labor,high rate of big tuber,obVious effect of increas-ing yield and efficiency,and so on.%进行马铃薯不同材料覆盖栽培试验,结果表明:畦面采用地膜和稻草覆盖的比传统无覆盖栽培增产增效,其中黑色地膜覆盖处理能够提高土温、防寒、保水、保肥、免除草、节约劳力、大薯率高,增产增效最为明显.

  17. "Green" films from renewable resources: properties of epoxidized soybean oil plasticized ethyl cellulose films.

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    Yang, Dong; Peng, Xinwen; Zhong, Linxin; Cao, Xuefei; Chen, Wei; Zhang, Xueming; Liu, Shijie; Sun, Runcang

    2014-03-15

    Epoxidized soybean oil (ESO), which is a biomass-derived resource, was first used as a novel plasticizer for ethyl cellulose (EC) film preparation. Surface morphologies, mechanical performances, thermal properties, oxygen and water vapor permeabilities of plasticized EC films were detected in detail to evaluate the plasticizing effect of ESO and explore the plastication mechanisms. Results showed that ESO was an effective plasticizer that outstripped conventional plasticizers, i.e. dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and triethyl citrate (TEC) in producing high-quality films. Especially, at plasticizer concentrations of 15-25%, ESO-EC films had preferable mechanical properties and better thermal stability, as well as non-flammability. In addition, the water vapor permeability of ESO-EC films was lower than that of traditional plasticized films. Their oxygen permeability was also remained in a low level. These outstanding performances were related to the relatively high molecular weight, hydrophobicity, chemical structure of ESO, and the intermolecular interactions between ESO and EC chains. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Gelatin films plasticized with a simulated biodiesel coproduct stream

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    Full Text Available In order to explore the possibility of substituting an unrefined biodiesel coproduct stream (BCS for refined glycerol as a polymer plasticizer we have prepared cast gelatin films plasticized with a simulated BCS, i.e., mixtures of glycerol and some of the typical components found in BCS (methyl linoleate, methyl oleate, linoleic acid, and oleic acid. We measured the tensile properties as a function of plasticizer composition, and analyzed the specific effect of each individual component on tensile properties. We found that it is the unrecovered alkyl esters that largely determine the tensile properties, and that BCS can be successfully used to plasticize cast gelatin films as long as the BCS contains 11 parts by weight, or less, of unrecovered alkyl esters per 100 parts glycerol.

  19. 覆盖对喷灌夏玉米植株生长和产量的影响%Effects of Mulching on Plant Growth and Yield of Summer Maize under Sprinkler Irrigation

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    刘小飞; 孙景生; 刘祖贵; 王景雷; 张寄阳; 张俊鹏

    2011-01-01

    75%, 65% and 55% of irrigation controlling lower limit were set up during the growing period of summer maize, effects of plastic film mulching and different quantity of straw mulching on growth, yield, water consumption and water use efficiency (WUE) of maize under sprinkler irrigation were studied. The results showed that plastic film mulching could significantly promote the growth of plants, and had the similar effects of yield increasing compared with the high quantity of straw mulching(more than 7 500 kg/ha). The yield increasing rate of plastic film mulching and straw mulching increased with the decrease of soil moisture. The water consumption of summer maize was the smallest in plastic film mulching treatment and the largest in non-mulching treatment. Water consumption of summer maize in the straw mulching treatment had a reduced tendency with the increase of straw cover quantity. The higher soil moisture was the more water-saving of mulching. Water use efficiency (WUE) of plastic film mulching was the highest, and increased by more than 50% compared with non mulching treatment. WUE of straw mulching treatment increased with straw mulching quantity. When straw mulching quantity reached 7 500 kg/ha, the WUE increased a little.%在夏玉米生育期间设75%、65%、55%田间持水量3个灌水控制下限,研究地膜覆盖和不同秸秆覆盖量对喷灌夏玉米生长发育、产量、耗水量及水分利用效率的影响.结果表明,地膜覆盖能明显促进植株的生长,地膜覆盖和秸秆覆盖量大于7 500kg/hm2处理的增产效果相当,覆盖增产效果均随着土壤水分的降低而增加.地膜覆盖处理耗水量最小,无覆盖的最大;秸秆覆盖处理的耗水量随着覆盖量的增加呈减少趋势,土壤水分越高的处理,覆盖节水量越多.地膜覆盖处理的水分利用效率(WUE)最高,比不覆盖处理提高50%以上;秸秆覆盖处理的WUE随着覆盖量的增加而增加,当覆盖量达到7 500kg/hm时,WUE的增加幅度变小.

  20. Study on the Freeze Prevention of the Tea Plantation with Mulching in the Plastic Green House%塑料大棚内覆盖对茶园早春低温冻害的防御研究

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    黄海涛; 屠幼英; 崔宏春; 余继忠; 周铁锋; 张伟

    2011-01-01

    The defensive effect of low temperature frozen injury was studied by different mulching treatments on the tea plantation in the plastic green house in the early spring, then the growth status after freezing, the yield, the production value and economic benefit were analyzed detailedly. The results showed that, mulching in the plastic green house could decrease the maximum temperature and increase the minimum temperature,and they reduced the D-value of the maximum and minimum temperature obviously; mulching were effective on protecting the tea shoots out of the frostbite. Non-woven fabric mulching was the best among all the treatments, the freezing injury percentage of tea buds was significantly lowed 16.8% than that of control when the exterior temperature reached a minimum of-7℃. The tea trees with non-woven mulching grew fast after freezing, not only the yield was the highest, but also the production value and economic benefit.%研究塑料大棚内不同材料覆盖处理对茶园早春低温冻害的防御效果,并对冻害后恢复的生长情况、产量、产值和效益进行详细分析.结果表明:塑料大棚内不同覆盖材料处理可降低茶园最高温度,提升最低温度,显著降低最高最低温度差值;覆盖均对茶树新梢芽头的冻害防御有一定的效果,其中以无纺布覆盖防冻效果最好,田间最低温度达到-7℃时,茶芽平均受冻率较对照降低16.8%,并达到极显著水平;无纺布覆盖茶树冻害后恢复生长最快,产量、产值和经济效益最高.

  1. Current Situation ,Problems and Solutions of Plastic Film Utility in Gansu Province%甘肃省农膜利用现状和存在问题及解决途径

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    冯海

    2012-01-01

      甘肃是一个地膜覆盖栽培大省,地膜已经覆盖不同农作区及不同作物,随着地膜应用量和使用年限不断增加,农用地膜大量残留于土壤中,地膜降解速度缓慢,加上残膜的回收利用率低,土壤中残膜不断增加,造成土壤污染,导致农作物产量下降,耕地质量变劣。通过对甘肃省农用地膜利用现状分析,指出残膜对农业生态环境和农作物产生的危害,提出了农田残膜回收的对策和措施。%  Gansu is a major province of plastic film mulching area ,where the different farming areas and crops had been covered with plastic film .With the increasing amount and years of plastic film applications ,a large number of agricultural plastic film remained in the soil ,while slow degradation and low utilization rate of plastic film caused the increasing of residual plastic film ,as a result ,soil was polluted and crop yield decreased .The harm of residual plastic film for agro-ecological environment and crops were pointed out ,and the countermeas-ures and advice of recycling residual plastic film were proposed through the analysis of utilization status of plas-tic film in Gansu province .

  2. Study on Micro-rainwater Catchment and Planting Technique of Ridge Film Mulching and Furrow Seeding of Corn in Dryland%旱地起垄覆膜微集水种植玉米技术研究

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    白秀梅; 卫正新; 郭汉清

    2011-01-01

    To improve the rain use efficiency, exchange the environment of the corn growth and achieve the goal of inreasing the yield of corn, a set of technologies of ridge film mulching and furrow seeding of dryland corn was designed in arid regions of China. The result in different years'experments indicated that: The average water storage in 0~60 cm soil layer treated by the ridge film mulching and furrow seeding technique was superior to that treated by common film mulching (CK1 ) and non-mulching (CK2 ), Its water storage was 12. 63% (2004) , 11. 87% (2009). The technique could increase the soil temperature. promote the growth and development of all maize organs, significantly raise the grain yields and the average water use efficiency (P<O. 05). The average water use efficiency of the ridge film mulching and furrow seeding technique was 25. 7% (2004) and 8. 9% (2009) higher than those of non- mulching technique, and was 81. 2% (2004) and 31. 7% (2009) higher than those of common mulching technique.%为了提高旱作农业区降水资源利用率,改善旱地玉米的生长环境,达到提高单位面积产量的目的,设计出一套旱地起垄覆膜微集水种植玉米技术.通过不同降雨年型的试验研究表明:在玉米生长期,起垄覆膜微集水种植技术(A)和传统平铺膜(CK1)、不铺膜种植技术(CK2)相比较,应用该技术的0~60 cm平均土层含水量最高,达12.63%(2004年)、11.87%(2009年);同时该技术也提高了土温,改善了玉米生长发育进程,明显提高了单位面积产量和水分利用效率(WUE)(P<5%).和平铺膜相比,起垄覆膜微集水种植技术的水分利用率提高了25.7%(2004年)、8.9%(2009年),和常规无膜种植相比,该技术的水分利用率提高了81.2%(2004年)、31.7%(2009年).

  3. Discrete dislocation plasticity analysis of the wedge indentation of films

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    Balint, D. S.; Deshpande, V. S.; Needleman, A.; Van der Giessen, E.

    2006-01-01

    The plane strain indentation of single crystal films on a rigid substrate by a rigid wedge indenter is analyzed using discrete dislocation plasticity. The crystals have three slip systems at +/- 35.3 degrees and 90 degrees with respect to the indentation direction. The analyses are carried out for

  4. 双季稻田马铃薯不同覆盖栽培对土壤酶活性的影响%Soil enzyme activity in spring potato fields under different mulching practices in double rice cropping area

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    林叶春; 曾昭海; 唐海明; 肖小平; 汤文光; 杨光立; 胡跃高

    2011-01-01

    An experiment was designed to explore the effects of different surface mulching practices on soil β-glucosidase, arylamidase, alkalinephosphatase, arylsulfatase and dehydrogenase activities in spring potato fields in double rice cropping areas. Surface mulching practices included zero mulching (CK), rice straw mulching, non-woven fabric mulching, rice straw plus non-woven fabric mulching, black plastic film mulching, and rice straw plus black plastic film mulching. The results indicated that surface mulching significantly affected soil enzyme activity. Compared with CK, the activities of alkaline phosphatase, arylsulfatase and dehydrogenase significantly increased (P<0.05) respectively by 17.55%, 24.77% and 87.2% under rice straw mulching. Arylamidase and dehydrogenase activities increased significantly (P<0.05) by 8.03% and 71.05%, respectively under rice straw plus non-woven fabric mulching. Black plastic film mulching also significant increased (P<0.05) the activities of β-glucosidase, alkaline phosphatase, arylsulfatase and dehydrogenase by 23.44%, 22.70%, 37.43% and 146.30%, respectively. Similarly, rice straw plus black plastic film mulching significantly improved (P<0.05) the activities of β-glucosidase, arylamidase, alkaline phosphatase, arylsulfatase and dehydrogenase by 34.76%, 19.31%, 19.03%, 51.98% and 125.62%, respectively. In conclusion therefore, the activities of soil enzymes related to soil nutrient cycling were significantly enhanced by rice straw plus black plastic film mulching, which in turn enhanced soil fertility and quality.%为探讨双季稻区春马铃薯不同覆盖模式下稻田土壤酶活性的变化情况,在大田条件下,以露地处理为对照,设置稻草、无纺布、稻草+无纺布、黑膜、稻草+黑膜5种覆盖处理.结果表明:地表覆盖显著影响土壤酶活性.其中,稻草覆盖显著(P<0.05)提高碱性磷酸酶、芳基硫酸酯酶和脱氢酶

  5. Plastic film materials for dosimetry of very large absorbed doses

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    McLaughlin, W.L.; Miller, Arne; Abdel-Rahim, F.

    1985-01-01

    of the polyhalostyrenes have essentially rate-independent and moderately temperature-dependent responses to such large doses of ionizing radiation. While radiation-induced optical absorption in the ultraviolet for polystyrene is unstable following irradiation, thus leading to an intrinsic low-intensity rate dependence......Most plastic films have limited response ranges for dosimetry because of radiation-induced brittleness, degradation, or saturation of the signal used for analysis (e.g. spectrophotometry) at high doses. There are, however, a few types of thin plastic films showing linearity of response even up...... to doses as high as 2 × 106 Gy (200 Mrad) without severe loss of mechanical properties. Among many candidate film types tested, those showing such resistance to radiation damage and continued response at such high doses are polyethylene terephthalate, high-density polyethylene, dyed polyvinylchloride...

  6. Effect of aging on the microstructure of plasticized cornstarch films

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    Rossana M.S.M. Thiré

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Aging of cornstarch films prepared by casting was investigated. Water and glycerol-plasticized cornstarch films were stored at 50% relative humidity over a period of 330 days. Aging was followed by X-ray diffraction (XRD and atomic force microscopy (AFM. XRD spectra indicated development of B-type crystallinity even for fresh films and that the crystallinity index increased from 0.06 to 0.28 as a function of storage time. AFM images of 270-day-old films revealed that the general morphology and the overall roughness have not changed due to aging. AFM phase contrast images at higher magnification showed an increasing number of ordered domains at the surface of these films, which may be attributed to recrystallization of amylose. No morphological change was observed at least at the surface of the granular region, which is enriched in amylopectin.

  7. Effect of Different Mulches under Rainfall Concentration System on Corn Production in the Semi-arid Areas of the Loess Plateau

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    Ren, Xiaolong; Zhang, Peng; Chen, Xiaoli; Guo, Jingjing; Jia, Zhikuan

    2016-01-01

    The ridge and furrow farming system for rainfall concentration (RC) has gradually been popularized to improve the water availability for crops and to increase the water use efficiency (WUE), thereby stabilizing high yields. In the RC system, plastic-covered ridges are rainfall harvesting zones and furrows are planting zones. In this study, we optimized the mulching patterns for RC planting to mitigate the risks of drought during crop production in semi-arid agricultural areas. We conducted a four-year field study to determine the effects on corn production of mulching with 0.08-mm plastic film, maize straw, 8% biodegradable film, liquid film, bare furrow, and conventional flat (CF) farming. We found that RC significantly increased (P > 0.05) the soil moisture storage in the top 0–100 cm layer and the topsoil temperature (0–10 cm) during the corn-growing season. Combining RC with mulching further improved the rain-harvesting, moisture-retaining, and yield-increasing effects in furrows. Compared with CF, the four-year average yield increased by 1497.1 kg ha–1 to 2937.3 kg ha–1 using RC with mulch treatments and the WUE increased by 2.3 kg ha–1 mm–1 to 5.1 kg ha–1 mm–1.

  8. 胡桃楸秋季覆膜播种育苗技术研究%Sowing with Film Mulching and Seedling-Raising Technologies of Juglans mandshurica in Autumn

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    赵成贵

    2015-01-01

    Experiments of sowing with film mulching and seedling-raising for Juglans mandshurica were conduc-ted.Result shows that:the emergence rate,the seedling height,the ground diameter,the lateral length,the main root length of Juglansmandshurica with film mulching in autumn is 21.6%,12.4%,15.1%,11.6% & 6.8%respectively higher than that of Juglans mandshurica without film.The seedlings of Juglans mandshurica with film mulching emerge seven days in advance than that of CK.The average seedling number reach 13 000 trees per 667 m2 .Juglans mandshurica with film mulching in the autumn increase the differences of day-and-night temperature, preserve the soil moisture,promote the seed crack rate of Juglans mandshurica,increase the emergence rate and growth.%通过对胡桃楸进行秋季覆膜播种育苗试验研究,结果表明,胡桃楸秋季覆膜较无覆膜对照提高出苗率21.6%,苗高提高12.4%,地径提高15.1%,侧根长提高11.6%,主根长提高6.8%;覆膜较对照提前7 d 出苗,每667 m2平均育苗株数达1.3万株。秋季覆膜提高了土壤的昼夜温差,保持土壤湿度,促进了胡桃楸种子的炸口率,提高了出苗率和生长量。

  9. Effect of Activated Plastic Films on Inactivation of Foodborne Pathogens

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    Belén Soriano Cuadrado

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, low density polyethylene films were activated by co-extrusion with zinc oxide, zinc acetate or potassium sorbate. Films were also surface-activated with tyrosol singly or in combination with lactic acid or p-hydroxybenzoic acid. Activated films were tested on Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica and Pseudomonas fluorescens. The combinations showing greatest inhibition zones and broadest inhibitory spectrum were the films activated with tyrosol plus p-hydroxybenzoic acid. A small delay in growth of Listeria innocua was observed on seabream packed in ZnO-activated films during refrigerated storage for 7 days. When films activated with 2.5% tyrosol or with 1.5% tyrosol plus 0.5 p-hydroxybenzoic acid were used for vacuum packaging of smoked salmon and smoked tuna challenged with cocktails of S. enterica and L. monocytogenes strains, the combination of tyrosol and p-hydroxybenzoic acid improved inactivation of both pathogens during chill storage compared to films singly activated with tyrosol. The best results were obtained in smoked salmon, since no viable pathogens were detected after 7 days of chill storage for the activated film. Results from the study highlight the potential of plastic films surface-activated with tyrosol and p-hydroxybenzoic acid in the control of foodborne pathogens in smoked seafood.

  10. 我国残膜回收机研究现状及建议%Present Situation of Research on Plastic Film Residue Collector in China and Some Suggestions

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    李明洋; 马少辉

    2014-01-01

    Plastic film covers are important in the Chinese agricultural production .The coverage area has reached over ten millions hectares .Plastic film covers application greatly improves the production of crops , With the increase of plastic film application amounts , the residue of mulching plastic film in the field become more and more .These residual film has caused serious white pollution on cultivated land and villages .In order to recover the remnant film better and reduce the white pollution .This paper describes the present situation of plastic film residue collector in China and the working prin -ciple of several typical plastic film residue collector .At last put forward some suggestions on the future development of plastic film residue collector .%地膜已成为我国农业生产中广泛应用的物质材料之一,我国应用地膜技术的土地多达1000万 hm2多。地膜的应用大大提高了农作物的产量,但是随着废膜越来越多的残留,对耕地、村庄造成了严重的白色污染。为此,阐述了我国残膜回收机研究的现状和几种典型残膜回收机的工作原理,并对未来残膜回收机的发展提出了建议。

  11. Long-Term Physical Stability of Plasticized Hemicellulose Films

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Oat spelt arabinoxylan (OsAX and spruce galactoglucomannan (GGM are hemicelluloses that can be extracted in large quantities from side-streams of the agriculture and forest industries. They both form self-standing films, making them potential future packaging materials. This systematic study focuses on the effect of long-term storage on the physical stability of hemicellulose-based films. OsAX and GGM films were plasticized with 40% (w/w of the polysaccharide of glycerol, sorbitol, or their blends, and their stability was followed for four months. Ageing especially affected the glycerol-containing films, in which the tensile strength and Young’s modulus increased and elongation at break decreased. Although the mechanical properties were altered, storage did not affect crystallinity of the films. Oxygen gas permeability (OP and water vapor permeability (WVP properties were monitored in OsAX films. Interestingly WVP decreased during storage; more than a 40% decrease was seen when plasticizer blends contained 50% or more glycerol. In contrast, there were no drastic changes in the OP during storage; all the OPs obtained were between 3.7 and 8.9 [cm3 µm/ (m2 d kPa].

  12. Plasticizing Effects of Polyamines in Protein-Based Films

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    Mohammed Sabbah

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Zeta potential and nanoparticle size were determined on film forming solutions of native and heat-denatured proteins of bitter vetch as a function of pH and of different concentrations of the polyamines spermidine and spermine, both in the absence and presence of the plasticizer glycerol. Our results showed that both polyamines decreased the negative zeta potential of all samples under pH 8.0 as a consequence of their ionic interaction with proteins. At the same time, they enhanced the dimension of nanoparticles under pH 8.0 as a result of macromolecular aggregations. By using native protein solutions, handleable films were obtained only from samples containing either a minimum of 33 mM glycerol or 4 mM spermidine, or both compounds together at lower glycerol concentrations. However, 2 mM spermidine was sufficient to obtain handleable film by using heat-treated samples without glycerol. Conversely, brittle materials were obtained by spermine alone, thus indicating that only spermidine was able to act as an ionic plasticizer. Lastly, both polyamines, mainly spermine, were found able to act as “glycerol-like” plasticizers at concentrations higher than 5 mM under experimental conditions at which their amino groups are undissociated. Our findings open new perspectives in obtaining protein-based films by using aliphatic polycations as components.

  13. Soil mulching significantly enhances yields and water and nitrogen use efficiencies of maize and wheat: a meta-analysis.

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    Qin, Wei; Hu, Chunsheng; Oenema, Oene

    2015-11-20

    Global crop yields are limited by water and nutrient availability. Soil mulching (with plastic or straw) reduces evaporation, modifies soil temperature and thereby affects crop yields. Reported effects of mulching are sometimes contradictory, likely due to differences in climatic conditions, soil characteristics, crop species, and also water and nitrogen (N) input levels. Here we report on a meta-analysis of the effects of mulching on wheat and maize, using 1310 yield observations from 74 studies conducted in 19 countries. Our results indicate that mulching significantly increased yields, WUE (yield per unit water) and NUE (yield per unit N) by up to 60%, compared with no-mulching. Effects were larger for maize than wheat, and larger for plastic mulching than straw mulching. Interestingly, plastic mulching performed better at relatively low temperature while straw mulching showed the opposite trend. Effects of mulching also tended to decrease with increasing water input. Mulching effects were not related to soil organic matter content. In conclusion, soil mulching can significantly increase maize and wheat yields, WUE and NUE, and thereby may contribute to closing the yield gap between attainable and actual yields, especially in dryland and low nutrient input agriculture. The management of soil mulching requires site-specific knowledge.

  14. Application of biotests for the determination of soil ecotoxicity after exposure to biodegradable plastics

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    2016-01-01

    Biodegradable plastics are mostly applied in packaging materials (e.g. shopping bags), waste collection bags, catering products, and agricultural applications. In this last case, degradation takes place directly in soil where biodegradable plastic products are intentionally left after use (e.g. mulch films for weeds control). Due to the growing volumes of biodegradable polymers and plastics, interest in their environmental safety is increasing and more research is carried out. Some attempt ha...

  15. 榆树市农田废膜捡拾机选型及推广对策%Countermeasure Study of Selection and Promotion of Farmland Waste Plastic Film Collecting Machine in Yushu City

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    王珏; 蒋福娟; 郭玉红; 王晓峰

    2015-01-01

    地膜覆盖栽培技术可明显提高土地产出能力和农作物产量,但废膜的年积月累却带来了严重的环境污染和土地损伤。推广废膜捡拾机械化技术可有效防治农田“白色污染”。为此,还须政府给予政策扶持,大力推广适用的废膜回收机械,特别是要重视废膜回收的再利用。%Plastic film mulching cultivation technology can significantly improve the capacity of land production and crop yield. However,the accumulation of wasted plastic film brings about serious consequences such as environment pollution and soil damage. Promoting the technology of wasted plastic film picking mechanization can effectively prevent 'White Pollution' in farmland. Therefore,the government should make supporting policies to promote proper wasted plastic film collecting machines, especially attach importance to the recycling of wasted plastic film.

  16. Effect of plasticizer on moisture sorption isotherm of sugar palm (Arenga Pinnata) starch film

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    Jatmiko, Tri Hadi; Poeloengasih, Crescentiana D.; Prasetyo, Dwi Joko; Rosyida, Vita Taufika

    2016-02-01

    The effect of plasticizer type (glycerol, sorbitol) and plasticizer concentrations (30, 35, 40, 45% w/w polymer) on the moisture sorption isotherm characteristics of sugar palm (Arenga pinnata) starch films were investigated. Moisture affinity of sugar palm starch films was influenced by the plasticizer type and plasticizer concentration. The affinity of the glycerol plasticized film is stronger than that of sorbitol plasticized film. Sugar palm starch film with a higher concentration of glycerol absorbs more moisture with higher initial absorption rate than that of with sorbitol. Films with higher plasticizer concentration of glycerol and sorbitol show higher equilibrium moisture contents at the given relative humidity. The moisture sorption isotherm characteristic of sugar palm starch films can be described very well with the semi empirical 4 parameter Peleg's model.

  17. Physicochemical properties of sugar palm starch film: Effect of concentration and plasticizer type

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    Prasetyo, D. J.; Apriyana, W.; Jatmiko, T. H.; Hernawan; Hayati, S. N.; Rosyida, V. T.; Pranoto, Y.; Poeloengasih, C. D.

    2017-07-01

    In order to find the best formula for capsule shell production, this present work dealt with exploring physicochemical properties of sugar palm (Arenga pinnata) starch film as a function of different kinds and various concentrations of plasticizers. The films were prepared by casting method at different formula: starch 9-11%, glycerol or sorbitol 35-45% and polyethylene-glycol 400 (PEG 400) 5-9%. Appearance, thickness, retraction ratio, moisture content, swelling behavior and solubility of the film in water were analyzed. Both glycerol and sorbitol are compatible with starch matrix. On the contrary, PEG 400 did not form a film with suitable characteristics. The result reveals that glycerol- and sorbitol-plasticized films appeared translucent, homogenous, smooth and slightly brown in all formulas. Different type and concentration of plasticizers altered the physicochemical of film in different ways. The sorbitol-plasticized film had lower moisture content (≤ 10%) than that of glycerol-plasticized film (≥ 18%). In contrast, film plasticized with sorbitol showed higher solubility in water (28-35%) than glycerol-plasticized film (22-28%). As the concentration of both plasticizers increased, there was an increasing tendency on thickness and solubility in water. Conversely, retraction ratio and swelling degree decreased when both plasticizers concentration increased. In conclusion, the sorbitol-plasticized film showed a potency to be developed as hard capsule material.

  18. 不同覆盖措施对土壤水分和当年造林成活率的影响%Effects of different mulching measures on soil moisture and the first-year survival rate of afforestation

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    赵荣玮; 张建军; 陈宝强; 王雅琼; 孙若修; 冯换成; 茹豪

    2016-01-01

    为了研究覆盖措施在干旱陡坡造林中对土壤水分蒸发量、土壤含水量及当年造林成活率的影响,并筛选出效果最佳的覆盖措施,在山西吉县蔡家川流域布设试验,分析了地表覆膜、地表覆草、土中覆草3种覆盖措施对土壤蒸发量、含水量、密度和孔隙度及当年造林成活率的影响。结果表明:造林初期连续蒸发20 d后,地表覆膜、地表覆草、土中覆草处理的栽植穴土壤累积水分蒸发量分别比对照减少11.50、5.64、20.96 mm。不同覆盖处理的栽植穴土壤含水量,4—6月减少量:对照>地表覆草>地表覆膜>土中覆草;6—8月增加量:土中覆草>地表覆草>地表覆膜>对照;8—10月减少量:对照>地表覆草>地表覆膜>土中覆草。生长季结束后,对照、地表覆膜、地表覆草、土中覆草土壤密度分别减少了0.79%、1.59%、3.17%、9.26%,总孔隙度分别增加了0.04%、0.31%、1.57%、3.58%。地表覆膜、地表覆草、土中覆草处理的苗高生长量分别是对照的3.52、4.11、4.44倍;当年新枝生长量分别是对照的1.50、1.65、1.90倍;当年造林成活率较对照分别提高了10.3%、6.8%、12.9%。可见在晋西黄土区干旱陡坡造林中,土中覆草是一种更有效的覆盖措施。%We investigated the effects of different soil surface mulching measures, i. e. , grass and plastic film, on evaporation, soil moisture content and the first-year survival rate of afforestation, in order to select appropriate mulching measures for afforestation in semi-arid and steep slope areas in the Caijiachuan Watershed, Jixian County, Shanxi Province. It was found that the cumulative evaporations for areas mulched with grass in soil, grass and plastic film on the surface were reduced by 20. 96,11. 5 and 5. 64 mm, respectively, compared with areas without mulching treatment, in the early 20 days after afforestation. From April to June of 2015, the reduction of soil moisture

  19. Effect of different mulching modes on soil moisture evaporation%不同覆盖模式对土壤水分蒸发的影响

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    赵文举; 马宏; 郁文; 豆品鑫

    2016-01-01

    To reveal the effect of restraining soil water evaporation with different mulching models, through simulation test,the effect of restraining soil water evaporation was analyzed.Five modes were set up including bare land (CK),sand mulching (S),sand and plastic film mulching (SM),straw and plastic film mulching (JM)and straw and sand mulching (JS).The results show that the soil dai-ly evaporation capacity is different with the different mulching modes of soil surface.In the early evaporation,the soil moisture evaporation capacity is CK >JS >JM>S >SM,then the change trend becomes CK >JS >S >SM>JM.When rainfall occurs,the change of soil moisture evaporation capaci-ty is from CK >JM>SM>JS >S to CK >JS >S >SM>JM.The different mulching models can effec-tively reduce soil water evaporation.Soil water cumulative evaporation capacity of bare land,straw and sand mulching,straw and plastic film mulching,sand mulching,sand and plastic film mulching is re-spectively 1 823.6,712.2,473.3,450.6 and 375.1 g,soil water cumulative evaporation capacity of straw and sand mulching,straw and plastic film mulching,sand mulching,sand and plastic film mul-ching decreases by 60.9%,74.0%,75.3% and 79.4% respectively,compared with CK.In the whole evaporation process,the relationship between soil water cumulative evaporation capacity and time under different mulching models is W=atb .By comprehensive analysis,sand mulching is a more reasonable mulching model in the test area.%为了揭示不同覆盖模式抑制土壤水分蒸发的效果,通过模拟试验,对不同覆盖模式抑制土壤水分蒸发的效果进行了分析.试验设置无覆盖(CK)、覆砂(S)、覆砂+覆膜(SM)、覆秸秆+覆膜(JM)和覆秸秆+覆砂(JS)5种模式.结果表明:土壤表层不同覆盖处理的土壤日蒸发量不同,在蒸发初期,土壤水分蒸发量从大到小依次为 CK,JS,JM,S,SM,之后基本保持 CK,JS,S,SM,JM的变化趋势.当有

  20. Preparation and Characterization of HPMC/PVP Blend Films Plasticized with Sorbitol

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this present work is to investigate the effect of plasticizers like Sorbitol on microstructural and mechanical properties of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC and Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP blend films. The pure blend and plasticized blend films were prepared by solution casting method and investigated using wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS method. WAXS analysis confirms that the plasticizers can enter into macromolecular blend structure and destroy the crystallinity of the films. FTIR spectra show that there are a shift and decrease in the intensity of the peaks confirming the interaction of plasticizer with the blend. Mechanical properties like tensile strength and Young’s Modulus decrease up to 0.6% of Sorbitol content in the films. Percentage of elongation at break increases suggesting that the plasticized films are more flexible than pure blend films. These films are suitable to be used as environmental friendly and biodegradable packaging films.

  1. 垄膜沟播与平膜侧播对冬小麦光合特性及产量的影响%Effects of furrow planting with ridge film mulching and side planting with flat film mulching on photosynthesis and yield of winter wheat

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    张鹏; 张晓芳; 卫婷; 贾志宽; 任小龙; 丁瑞霞

    2012-01-01

    To investigate the rational film-covering planting pattern for sub-humid areas of Loess Plateau, two measures of ridge (R) and flat (F) film mulching are adopted, taking traditional cultivation as the control, on soil moisture, photosynthetic indexes, chlorophyll relative content (SPAD) in flag leaves and grain yield of winter wheat under four film mulching treatments. The results showed that: compared to traditional cultivation (CK) , in the whole growth period, the 0 ~ 200 cm soil moisture content in R40 and R60 treatments increased respectively by 8.82% and 10.84% , and the F40 and F60 had 4.40% and 3.96% improvement, while R treatment had averagely 5.42% (P<0.05) more than F treatment. In the film mulching modes, the SPAD value, net photosynthetic rate ( Pn) , transpiration rate (-Tr) and stomatal conductance ( Gs) were significantly ( P < 0.05 ) higher than those in CK, and the R treatment significantly higher than F under the same film mulching width, and the intercellular CO2 concentration ( Ci) was significantly lower than CK ( P < 0.05) . The economic yield and WUE of winter wheat under different film mulching were significantly higher than CK, and the average increasing rate was 20. 18% and 30.97% . Compared to F treatment, the biomass, grain yield and WUE respectively increased under corresponding R treatment. The results indicate that furrow planting with ridge film mulching is a beneficial cultivating model in sub-humid areas of Loess Plateau for winter wheat.%为了探索我国西北半湿润易旱区合理覆膜种植方式,为该区作物生产及覆膜种植制度的建立提供参考,本研究以传统平作为对照,设两种覆膜方式:垄膜沟播(R)与平膜侧播(F).结果表明,与传统平作(CK)相比,垄沟宽均为40 cm(R40)和60 cm(R60)的沟播处理全生育期0-200 cm土壤平均含水量分别提高8.82%(P <0.05)和10.84% (P< 0.01),膜宽为40 cm(F40)和60 cm(F60)的侧播处理提高4.40%和3.96%,沟播处理

  2. Effect of Plasticizers on Properties of Rice Straw Fiber Film

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    Chen Hong-rui; Chen Hai-tao; Liu Shuang; Dun Guo-qiang; Zhang Ying

    2014-01-01

    In order to improve the properties of rice straw fiber film, one factor contrast test method was employed. Plasticizer type was chosen as input variable, dry tension strength and elongation, wet tension strength and elongation, bursting strength and tearing strength were chosen as indexes. The results showed that there were significant differences among the means of dry tension strength, dry elongation and bursting strength of different plasticizers; there were not significant differences among the means of wet tension strength, wet elongation and tearing strength of different plasticizers; for dry tension strength and elongation, glycerol had a significant difference with sorbitol and PEG, no significant difference was observed between sorbitol and PEG, dry tension strength added glycerol had been reduced 6.8% compared with that added sorbitol, reduced 9.5% compared with that added PEG; elongation had been improved 6.1% and 9.4%, respectively; for bursting strength, sorbitol had a significant difference with glycerol and PEG, no significant difference was observed between glycerol and PEG; bursting strength added glycerol and added PEG had been improved 6.9% and 5.6%, respectively compared with that of the added sorbitol. The results provided a theoretical reference for further improving the straw fiber film manufacturing process.

  3. Physical stability and moisture sorption of aqueous chitosan-amylose starch films plasticized with polyols

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    Cervera, Mirna Fernández; Karjalainen, Milja; Airaksinen, Sari

    2004-01-01

    The short-term stability and the water sorption of films prepared from binary mixtures of chitosan and native amylose maize starch (Hylon VII) were evaluated using free films. The aqueous polymer solutions of the free films contained 2% (w/w) film formers, glycerol, or erythritol as a plasticizer...... in the crystallinity of the films are evident within a 3-month period of storage, and the changes in the solid state are dependent on the plasticizer and storage conditions. When stored at ambient conditions for 3 months, the aqueous chitosan-amylose starch films plasticized with erythritol exhibited a partly...

  4. [Reducing nutrients loss by plastic film covering chemical fertilizers].

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    Chen, Huo-jun; Wei, Ze-bin; Wu, Qi-tang; Zeng, Shu-cai

    2010-03-01

    With the low utilization rate of fertilizers by crop and the growing amount of fertilizer usage,the agricultural non-point source pollution in China is becoming more and more serious. The field experiments planting corns were conducted, in which the applied chemical fertilizers were recovered with plastic film to realize the separation of fertilizers from rain water. In the experiments, the influences of different fertilizing treatments on the growing and production of sweet corn were observed. The fertilizer utilization rate and the nutrient contents in surface run-off water with and without the film covering were also determined. Results showed that, with only 70% of the normal amount of fertilizers,the sweet corn could already get high yield under the experimental soil conditions. Soil analysis after corn crops showed that the amounts of available N, P and K in the soil increased obviously with the film-covering, and the decreasing order was: 100% fertilizers with film-covering > 70% fertilizers with film-covering > 100% fertilizers, 70% fertilizers > no fertilizer. The average utilization coefficients of fertilizers by the crop were 42%-87%, 0%-3%, 5%-15% respectively for N, P and K. It was higher with film-covering than that without covering, especially for the high fertilization treatment. Analysis of water samples collected for eight run-off events showed that, without film-covering, N, P and K average concentrations in the runoff waters with fertilizations were 27.72, 2.70 and 7.07 mg x L(-1), respectively. And they were reduced respectively by 39.54%, 28.05%, 43.74% with the film-covering. This can give significant benefits to the decrease of agricultural non-point source pollution and water eutrophication.

  5. Analysis of Phthalate Esters in Air, Soil and Plants in Plastic Film Greenhouse

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    2002-01-01

    The phthalate esters such as DMP, DEP, DBP and DEHP in air, soil and plant samples in plastic film greenhouse were clean up with fine silica gel column and determined with HPLC. It was found that the concentrations of PEs in air and soil samples in plastic film greenhouse are much higher than those of contrast samples. But concentrations of PEs in plants in plastic film greenhouse are not remarkably affected by the pollution of air and soil.

  6. The effects of mulch types on earliness, fruit set ratios, and yield for apricot

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    Burcu YAMAN

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to enhance earliness and fruit set, which is a crucial factor in apricot production. The study was conducted on an apricot orchard located in Serinyol town of Antakya between 2010 and 2011. In the experiment, ‘Ninfa’, ‘Bebeco’, ‘Aurora’ and ‘Roksana’ cultivars were used. The experimental cultivars were planted on 3 x 6 m in 2006 as one-year-old plants budded on seedling rootstocks. The plants have been irrigated by drip irrigation since their transplantation. In the experiment, there were four treatments as follows: control, transparent polyethylene mulch, organic mulch, and transparent polyethylene mulch + organic mulch. As plastic mulch, a 0.02 mm (UV+AB transparent plastic 1.60 cm in width; and, wheat straw as organic mulch was used. The experiment was designed as split-plot experimental design with 5 replications having 1 tree in each replication. The mulch was applied based on the physiological stages of the trees; prior to break of dormancy and opening of the buds. In the study, phenological observations (first flowering, full flowering and the end of the flowering as well as fruit set ratios, the status of vegetative development and yield were determined. As a result, in the both years, the flowering and fruit set ratios of control trees were found lower than the organic mulch or plastic mulch treated trees. Mulching treatments were enhanced 2-4 days earliness compared to control treatment for fruit maturity; and transparent polyethylene mulch + organic mulch was found partially better than the others two mulching treatments.

  7. A liquid bioplastic formulation for film coating of agronomic seeds

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    Interest in industrial and domestic applications of biodegradable plastics from renewable sources is increasing, but their use in agriculture is still limited (e.g., mulching films, plant pots, and plant clips). However, a sprayable liquid bioplastic formulation was recently evaluated for applicati...

  8. Strength of anisotropic wood and synthetic materials. [plywood, laminated wood plastics, glass fiber reinforced plastics, polymeric film, and natural wood

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    Ashkenazi, Y. K.

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    The possibility of using general formulas for determining the strength of different anisotropic materials is considered, and theoretical formulas are applied and confirmed by results of tests on various nonmetallic materials. Data are cited on the strength of wood, plywood, laminated wood plastics, fiber glass-reinforced plastics and directed polymer films.

  9. [Effects of mulching and fertilization on winter wheat field soil moisture in dry highland region of Loess Plateau].

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    Wang, Xiao-Feng; Tian, Xiao-Hong; Chen, Zi-Hui; Chen, Hui-Lin; Wang, Zhao-Hui

    2009-05-01

    A field experiment was conducted in a winter wheat field in Weibei dry highland region of Loess Plateau to study the effects of different mulching and fertilization treatments on soil moisture regime. The treatments were 1) no fertilization, 2) conventional fertilization, 3) recommended fertilization, 4) recommended fertilization + manure, 5) recommended fertilization + plastic mulch on soil ridges, 6) recommended fertilization + plastic mulch on soil ridges and straw mulch in furrows, and 7) recommended fertilization + straw mulch on entire plot. Soil moisture content was determined regularly with a neutron probe. Among the treatments, recommended fertilization plus plastic mulch on soil ridges and straw mulch in furrows in dry season (spring) resulted in the greatest increase of soil water storage and maintained the storage to the critical stage crops needed, followed by recommended fertilization plus plastic mulch on soil ridges. These two treatments could store more precipitation in field, and would benefit the development of rainfed agriculture in dry highland region of Loess Plateau. As for recommended fertilization plus manure, it had the least increase of soil water storage, with a difference of 48.2 mm to the recommended fertilization plus plastic mulch on soil ridges and straw mulch in furrows in dry season.

  10. Physical evaluation of biodegradable films of calcium alginate plasticized with polyols

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    A. A. Santana

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The influence of different polyols as plasticizers of alginate films on their physical attributes like moisture content, soluble mass in water, water uptake, water vapor permeability, opacity and mechanical properties were determined and the results discussed based on scanning electron microscopy observations and glass transition temperature. The alginate films were obtained by casting, using three different gramatures. Calcium crosslinked and non-reticulated films were considered. The films plasticized with glycerol and xylitol were more hygroscopic than the films with mannitol. The lowest water vapor permeability values were found for films plasticized with mannitol, at all studied thicknesses. The films plasticized with glycerol and xylitol showed very similar functional attributes regarding their application as food wrappings. The Ca2+ crosslinked mannitol films showed the highest tensile strength at rupture (>140 MPa.

  11. Utilização de diferentes filmes plásticos como cobertura de abrigos para cultivo protegido = Use of different greenhouses plastic film as cover

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    José Weselli de Sá Andrade

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available O presente projeto foi desenvolvido na Faculdade de Engenharia – Unesp, Campus de Ilha Solteira, no município de Ilha Solteira, Estado de São Paulo. Estudou-se o comportamento do ambiente em duas condições de ambiente protegido, com cobertura plástica do solo e em solo nu. Avaliaram-se as médias, por quinquídio, dos valores médios,máximos e mínimos diários de temperatura e umidade relativa do ar. As médias, por quinquídio, dos: valores médios diários de déficit de saturação de vapor d’água; dos totais diários de densidade de fluxo de radiação; das transmitâncias à radiação, em cada abrigo e asregressões lineares para estimativa dos totais diários de radiação no interior dos abrigos, em função do total diário de radiação em campo aberto. O ambiente protegido reduziu em relação ao campo aberto a densidade de fluxo de radiação solar, com maior intensidade, no abrigo coberto com filme plástico térmico difusor de luz. O maior efeito dos abrigos ocorreu sobre as temperaturas máximas, tendo maiores valores a estufa coberta com filme de polietileno convencional. Não ocorreram diferenças para umidade relativa do ar entre as estufas. O mulching plástico preto aumentou a temperatura do solo a 6 e 12 cm de profundidade.This project was developed in the Faculty of Engineering - Unesp, Campus of Ilha Solteira, in the municipality of Ilha Solteira – São Paulo State. We studied the environmental behavior under two conditions of protected environment, with plastic covering the soil and bare soil. It was evaluated the quinquidial averages, averages values, maximum and minimum daily temperature and relative humidity; quinquidial averages of the daily average values of deficiency of saturation of water vapor; the density of total daily flow of radiation; from transmission to radiation in each shelter and the linear regressions to estimate the total daily radiation inside the shelter, according to the daily total

  12. 覆盖和粮草间作对作物氮素吸收利用和土壤硝态氮累积的影响%Effects of mulching methods and intercropping on crops nitrogen uptake and soil NO-3-N accumulation

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    王林; 王琦; 李强; 张恩和; 刘青林

    2014-01-01

    In order to maintain the sustainable development of agriculture and to reduce the inputs of nitro-gen fertilizer and common plastic film in agricultural production,a experitment with completely randomized split-plot design was conducted from March to October in 2013 at Gansu Agricultural University Experiment Station,Huangyang Town,Wuwei City,Gansu Province.Effects of planting patterns (maize monoculture, maize//hairy vetch intercropping and maize//common vetch intercropping)and mulching methods (common plastic film mulching,biodegradable film mulching,straw mulching and no-mulching)on crop nitrogen uptake and nitrate nitrogen (NO-3 -N)accumulation in soil were studied in the experiment.The results showed that mulching and intercropping promoted the nitrogen uptake by crops.At maize harvesting stage,compared with no-mulching,the increases of nitrogen uptake by maize under common plastic film mulching,biodegradable film mulching and straw mulching were 21.46%,1 1.22% and 34.63%,respectively.Compared with maize monocul-ture,the increases of nitrogen uptake by maize with maize//hairy vetch intercropping and maize//common vetch intercropping were 6.94% and 6.26%,respectively.At maize harvesting stage,compared with common plastic film mulching,biodegradable film mulching and no-mulching,the increases of nitrogen uptake by forages under straw mulching.were 46.75%,72.31% and 21.76%,respectively,Compared with intercropping common vetch, the nitrogen uptake of intercropping hairy vetch significantly increased by 25.26%.At maize harvesting stage, the soil NO-3 -N accumulation from 0 to 140 cm in the maize belts and forage belts were below than that at fora-ges harvesting stage.Whether at forages or maize harvesting stage,soil NO-3 -N accumulation in the maize belts and forage belts of maize monoculture were below than that in intercropping maize.At maize harvesting stage, compared with no-mulching,the increases of soil NO-3 -N accumulation in the maize belts under common

  13. Short Communication: Effect of mulching materials on mini tuber production of potato from in vitro plantlets

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    Full Text Available Abstract. Majumder DAN, Nath SC, Kabir MA, Majumder S. 2016. Effect of mulching materials on mini tuber production of potato from in vitro plantlets. Nusantara Bioscience 8: 123-127. This paper describes the effectiveness of organic and plastic mulching for potato mini tuber production in Bangladesh. The field experiment was carried out during the Rabi season of 2013-2014 to 2014-2015 with virus free in vitro cultured plantlets of var. Diamant. The mulching materials of water hyacinth mulch (WHM, rice straw mulch (RSM and black polythene mulch (BPM were compared to no-mulching (control to find out suitable mulching material (s for obtaining higher tuber yield. During the whole production period morphological characters, yield characters as well as of soil temperature and soil moisture were assessed. The results showed that WHM (5.28 t/ac and RSM (4.59 t/ac had a positive effect on increased the proportion of tuber size above 28 mm and on increasing of tuber yields by 54.0% to 77.2% compared with control (2.98 t/ac. Higher soil temperatures were recorded with plastic mulch caused lower potato tuber yield (3.04 t/ac while WHM and RSM decreased soil temperatures and increased the moisture percentage. The mulching of mini tubers had negative effect on tubers quality in regards of scab, green tuber and weed biomass.

  14. Economic assessment of different mulches in conventional and water-saving rice production systems.

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    Jabran, Khawar; Hussain, Mubshar; Fahad, Shah; Farooq, Muhammad; Bajwa, Ali Ahsan; Alharrby, Hesham; Nasim, Wajid

    2016-05-01

    Water-saving rice production systems including alternate wetting and drying (AWD) and aerobic rice (AR) are being increasingly adopted by growers due to global water crises. Application of natural and artificial mulches may further improve water economy of water-saving rice production systems. Conventionally flooded rice (CFR) system has been rarely compared with AWD and AR in terms of economic returns. In this 2-year field study, we compared CFR with AWD and AR (with and without straw and plastic mulches) for the cost of production and economic benefits. Results indicated that CFR had a higher production cost than AWD and AR. However, application of mulches increased the cost of production of AWD and AR production systems where plastic mulch was expensive than straw mulch. Although the mulching increased the cost of production for AWD and AR, the gross income of these systems was also improved significantly. The gross income from mulched plots of AWD and AR was higher than non-mulched plots of the same systems. In conclusion, AWD and AR effectively reduce cost of production by economizing the water use. However, the use of natural and artificial mulches in such water-saving environments further increased the economic returns. The maximized economic returns by using straw mulch in water-saving rice production systems definitely have pragmatic implications for sustainable agriculture.

  15. A physicochemical study of sugar palm (Arenga Pinnata) starch films plasticized by glycerol and sorbitol

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    Poeloengasih, Crescentiana D.; Pranoto, Yudi; Hayati, Septi Nur; Hernawan, Rosyida, Vita T.; Prasetyo, Dwi J.; Jatmiko, Tri H.; Apriyana, Wuri; Suwanto, Andri

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    The present work explores the physicochemical characteristics of sugar palm starch film for a potential hard capsule purpose. Sugar palm (Arenga pinnata) starch films were plasticized with glycerol or sorbitol in various concentrations (30% up to 50% w/w starch). Their effects on physicochemical properties of the films were investigated. The results showed that sugar palm starch was successfully developed as the main material of film using casting method. Incorporation of both glycerol or sorbitol affected the properties of films in different ways. It was found that thickness and solubility increased as plasticizer concentration increased, whereas retraction ratio, swelling degree and swelling thickness decreased with the increased plasticizer concentration.

  16. Effects of injection systems and plastic mulches on distribution and emissions of cis- and trans-1,3-dichloropropene and chloropicrin.

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    Ou, Li-Tse; Thomas, John E; Allen, L Hartwell; Vu, Joseph C; Dickson, Donald W

    2007-08-01

    The concentration and distribution of a soil fumigant in the subsurface of field plots are two key factors in the determination of the fumigant efficacy. Subsurface concentrations of the biologically active compounds cis- and trans-1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D) and chloropicrin (CP) were determined in soil at two adjacent injection traces and midpoint between the two traces in plastic-covered field beds after injection of the fumigant Telone C35 by conventional chisels or by a coulter rig (Avenger coulters). Two of the four beds were covered with metallic polyethylene film (MPE) and the remaining two were covered with virtually impermeable film (VIF). Three hours after chisel injection, concentrations of the three compounds at the two adjacent injection traces in the two beds were highly variable. Large concentrations of the compounds were detected at the side traces, whereas the compounds were not detected at the middle traces (bed centers) in the two chisel-injected beds covered with MPE or VIF. Initial concentrations of the three compounds at the two adjacent injection traces in the two Avenger-coulter-injected beds were more uniform than in the chisel-injected beds but still variable. Also, the three compounds had diffused horizontally to midpoint between the two injection traces in all four beds, generally in smaller concentrations. Concentrations of the three compounds in the shallow subsurface soil layer (0.5-30 cm) in the beds became progressively more uniform and then declined slowly. Volatilization losses from the two Avenger-coulter-injected beds and the chisel-injected bed covered with VIF were low. Combination of Avenger coulter injection and VIF provided better retention of the compounds in this soil layer and, thus, likely would provide better fumigant efficacy and crop yield.

  17. FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF SUBSTRATE LOCAL PLASTIC DEFORMATION INDUCED BY CRACKED THIN HARD FILM

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    Zhu Youli; Ro(z)niatowski K; Kurzydlowski K; Huang Yuanlin; Xu Binshi

    2004-01-01

    It has been postulated that, with tensile loading conditions, micro-cracks on thin hard film act as stress concentrators enhancing plastic deformation of the substrate material in their vicinity. Under favorable conditions the localized plastic flow near the cracks may turn into macroscopic plastic strain thus affects the plasticity behaviors of the substrate. This phenomenon is analyzed quantitatively with finite element method with special attention focused on the analysis and discussion of the effects of plastic work hardening rate, film thickness and crack depth on maximum plastic strain, critical loading stress and the size of the local plastic deformation zone. Results show that micro-cracks on thin hard film have unnegligible effects on the plasticity behaviors of the substrate material under tensile loading.

  18. 不同覆盖方式对烤烟农艺性状及土壤温度的影响%Effect of Different Mulching Methods on Flue-cured Tobacco Agronomic Characters and Soil Temperature

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    郭万辉; 刘挺; 余瑜; 邱光华; 龙岗

    2016-01-01

    The effects of different mulching methods on agronomic characters and soil temperature of flue-cured tobacco were studied under field conditions.The results showed that straw mulching and film mulching could significantiy promote growth of flue-cured tobacco in early stage and improve the soil temperature.Compared with straw mulching,plastic film mulching could promote early growth more effective,the case was just the opposite for straw mulching.The effect of straw mulch 500 kg/hm2 treament was beter then 300 kg/hm2 treatment.Various mulching methods showed that the effect of warming on soil temperature decreased in late stage,straw mulching could delay the parietal mature period of 2~3 d,while film mulching could advance it 5 d,moreover,The two mulching methods could significantiy increased the plant height of 35~45 d,also enlarged the tobacco leaf area over the same period,but there was no significant difference was found between straw mulching and film mulching.Moreover,the difference of leaf area between different straw mulching treatment was significant.The findings indicated that the effect of different mulching methods on leaf number was not significant.%采用了不同覆盖量的稻草覆盖和地膜覆盖方式,在大田条件下研究了覆盖方式对烤烟农艺性状及土壤温度的影响。结果表明:稻草覆盖和地膜覆盖均可显著促进烤烟前期的生长发育以及提高土壤温度,其中地膜覆盖对烤烟的早期生长促进最大,但稻草覆盖在烤烟旺长期后优于地膜覆盖,且稻草覆盖量500 kg/hm2处理优于覆盖量300 kg/hm2处理,各种覆盖方式均表现为生育后期气温高时对土壤的增温效果降低,稻草覆盖会延缓顶叶成熟期2~3 d,而地膜覆盖会提前顶叶成熟期5 d左右,稻草覆盖和地膜覆盖都显著增加了烟株35~45 d的株高,45 d之后对株高的影响不显著,地膜覆盖和稻草覆盖均增加了同期烟叶的叶面积,移栽后55 d

  19. Effect of plasticizer on surface of free films prepared from aqueous solutions of salts of cationic polymers with different plasticizers

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    Bajdik, János; Fehér, Máté; Pintye-Hódi, Klára

    2007-06-01

    Acquisition of a more detailed understanding of all technological processes is currently a relevant tendency in pharmaceutical technology and hence in industry. A knowledge of film formation from dispersion of polymers is very important during the coating of solid dosage forms. This process and the structure of the film can be influenced by different additives. In the present study, taste-masking films were prepared from aqueous citric acid solutions of a cationic polymer (Eudragit ® E PO) with various hydrophilic plasticizers (glycerol, propylene glycol and different poly(ethylene glycols)). The mechanical properties, film thickness, wetting properties and surface free energy of the free films were studied. The aim was to evaluate the properties of surface of free films to predict the arrangement of macromolecules in films formed from aqueous solutions of salts of cationic polymers. A high molecular weight of the plasticizer decreased the work of deformation. The surface free energy and the polarity were highest for the film without plasticizer; the hydrophilic additives decreased these parameters. The direction of the change in polarity (a hydrophilic component caused a decrease in the polarity) was unexpected. It can be explained by the change in orientation of the macromolecules, a hydrophobic surface being formed. Examination of the mechanical properties and film thickness can furnish additional results towards a knowledge of film formation by this not frequently applied type of polymer from aqueous solution.

  20. Persistence, distribution, and emission of Telone C35 injected into a Florida sandy soil as affected by moisture, organic matter, and plastic film cover.

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    Thomas, J E; Ou, L T; Allen, L H; McCormack, L A; Vu, J C; Dickson, D W

    2004-05-01

    With the phase-out of methyl bromide scheduled for 2005, alternative fumigants are being sought. This study of Telone C35, a mixture of (Z)- and (E)-1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D) with chloropicirin (CP), focuses on its emissions, distribution, and persistence in Florida sandy soil in microplots with different soil-water and organic matter carbon (C) content with and without two different plastic film mulches. The addition of CP did not affect the physical behavior of the isomers of 1,3-D. Slower subsurface dispersion and longer residence time of the mixed fumigant occurred at higher water content. An increase in the percent organic carbon in the soil led to a more rapid decrease for chloropicirin than for 1,3-dichloropene isomers. The use of a virtually impermeable film (VIF) for soil cover provided a more even distribution and longer persistence under all the conditions studied in comparison to polyethylene (PE) film cover or no cover. The conditions of near field capacity water content, low organic matter, and a virtually impermeable film cover yielded optimum conditions for the distribution, emission control, and persistence of Telone C35 in a Florida sandy soil.

  1. Image Analysis to Estimate Mulch Residue in Soil

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    Carmen Moreno

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Mulching is used to improve the condition of agricultural soils by covering the soil with different materials, mainly black polyethylene (PE. However, problems derived from its use are how to remove it from the field and, in the case of it remaining in the soil, the possible effects on it. One possible solution is to use biodegradable plastic (BD or paper (PP, as mulch, which could present an alternative, reducing nonrecyclable waste and decreasing the environmental pollution associated with it. Determination of mulch residues in the ground is one of the basic requirements to estimate the potential of each material to degrade. This study has the goal of evaluating the residue of several mulch materials over a crop campaign in Central Spain through image analysis. Color images were acquired under similar lighting conditions at the experimental field. Different thresholding methods were applied to binarize the histogram values of the image saturation plane in order to show the best contrast between soil and mulch. Then the percentage of white pixels (i.e., soil area was used to calculate the mulch deterioration. A comparison of thresholding methods and the different mulch materials based on percentage of bare soil area obtained is shown.

  2. Biological effect of biodegradable mulch films on maize and their degradation properties%生物降解地膜对玉米的生物学效应及其降解特性

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    胡宏亮; 韩之刚; 张国平

    2015-01-01

    通过大田试验,从土壤保温性、作物生长发育与产量、田间降解等方面对5种可降解地膜进行分析比较。结果显示:可降解地膜覆盖能显著提高土壤不同深度的温度,其中M2和M52种地膜的整体保温效果最为突出,达到了接近普通地膜的水平;地膜覆盖可显著加快玉米生育进程和增加玉米产量,且部分可降解地膜的促进效果优于普通地膜。在地膜降解方面,5种可降解地膜破裂启动期较为一致,发生于覆膜后约20 d ,可基本满足玉米苗期对温度、水分的需要;覆膜90~100 d后可降解地膜从土壤表面基本消失。以上结果显示,供试的5种可降解地膜不仅具有显著的生物学效应和经济学效果,其降解特性也基本符合玉米生长对环境条件的要求,完全可以替代传统地膜。%Summary Over the past few decades , the use of traditional mulch film made of poly‐ethylene enhanced agriculture production worldwide , and meanwhile raised a range of agricultural and ecological concern associated with degradation of soil fertility due to residue accumulation . It has become an increasingly challenging issue for agricultural sustainability . As a consequence , biodegradable films are proposed as an effective solution to alleviate this issue . Among them , poly ( butyleneadipate‐co‐terephthalate) ( PBAT ) , a biodegradable aliphatic‐aromatic polyester , possesses similar mechanical properties to polyethylene and therefore is generally considered an ideal substitute for conventional films . This study aimed at making a comprehensive evaluation of several recently developed biodegradable films by comparing their biological effects and field degradation properties . Five biodegradable films with a main component of PBAT were applied to cover the beds of maize in an experimental field , and then the soil temperature , plant growth indices and yield components of maize were investigated . Meanwhile , the

  3. PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES OF PLA-CHITOSAN BLENDS OBTAINED BY CASTING WITH POTENTIAL USE AS AGRICULTURAL MULCH FILMS

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    Full Text Available PLA-Chitosan films compatibilized with hexamethylenediisocyanate (HDI were obtained by casting and subsequent hot pressing. The films were prepared with different contents of chitosan (CS and then its physicochemical properties were studied by Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC, optical microscopy (OM and X-ray diffraction (XRD. It was found that the compatibilizing agent reacts completely and that chitosan affects the thermal properties of the films decreasing their decomposition temperatures, glass transition temperature (Tg and melting (Tm and increase its crystallinity. From the functional standpoint, antimicrobial properties of each blend were tested against Pseudomonas syringae pv tomato DC-3000. The increase in chitosan content was proportional to the antimicrobial effect allowing project its potential application in the agronomic field.

  4. Soil mulching significantly enhances yields and water and nitrogen use efficiencies of maize and wheat

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    Qin, Wei; Hu, Chunsheng; Oenema, Oene

    2015-01-01

    Global crop yields are limited by water and nutrient availability. Soil mulching (with plastic or straw) reduces evaporation, modifies soil temperature and thereby affects crop yields. Reported effects of mulching are sometimes contradictory, likely due to differences in climatic conditions, soil

  5. Effects of Soil Water Content on Cotton Root Growth and Distribution Under Mulched Drip Irrigation

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    HU Xiao-tang; CHEN Hu; WANG Jing; MENG Xiao-bin; CHEN Fu-hong

    2009-01-01

    The relation between soil water content and the growth of cotton root was studied for the scheme of field water and cotton yield under mulched drip irrigation.Based on the field experiments,three treatments of soil water content were conducted with 90%θf,75%θf,and 60%θf (θf is field water capacity).Cotton roots and root-shoot ratio were studied with digging method,and the soil moisture was observed with TDR (time domain reflector),and cotton yield was measured.The results indicated that the growth of cotton root accorded with Logistic growth curve in the three treatments,the cotton root grew quickly and its weight was very high under 75%θf because of the suitable soil water condition,while grew slowly and its weight was lower under 90%θf due to water moisture beyond the suitable condition,and the root weight was in between under 60%θf.For the three water treatments,the cotton root weight decreased with soil depth,and decreased more significantly in deeper soil layer with the soil moisture increasing.And the ratio of cotton root weight in 0-30 cm soil layer to the total root weight was the highest under 75%θf.The cotton root system was distributed mainly in the soil of narrow row and wide row mulched with plastic film,and little in the soil outside plastic film.The weight of cotton root was the highest in the soil of narrow row or wide row mulched with plastic film under 75%θf.Root-shoot ratio decreased with the soil moisture increasing.The soil water content affected cotton yields,and cotton yield was the highest under 75%θf.The higher soil moisture level is unfavorable to the growth of cotton root system and yield of cotton under mulched drip irrigation.

  6. Mulch materials in processing tomato: a multivariate approach

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    Marta María Moreno

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Mulch materials of different origins have been introduced into the agricultural sector in recent years alternatively to the standard polyethylene due to its environmental impact. This study aimed to evaluate the multivariate response of mulch materials over three consecutive years in a processing tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L. crop in Central Spain. Two biodegradable plastic mulches (BD1, BD2, one oxo-biodegradable material (OB, two types of paper (PP1, PP2, and one barley straw cover (BS were compared using two control treatments (standard black polyethylene [PE] and manual weed control [MW]. A total of 17 variables relating to yield, fruit quality, and weed control were investigated. Several multivariate statistical techniques were applied, including principal component analysis, cluster analysis, and discriminant analysis. A group of mulch materials comprised of OB and BD2 was found to be comparable to black polyethylene regarding all the variables considered. The weed control variables were found to be an important source of discrimination. The two paper mulches tested did not share the same treatment group membership in any case: PP2 presented a multivariate response more similar to the biodegradable plastics, while PP1 was more similar to BS and MW. Based on our multivariate approach, the materials OB and BD2 can be used as an effective, more environmentally friendly alternative to polyethylene mulches.

  7. Effects of Sowing Date and Plastic Sheet Mulching on Yield and Qualities of Smallanthus sonchifolius%不同播期覆膜处理对雪莲果产量及品质的影响

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    王红; 吴心佳; 张瑞芳; 周大迈; 张爱军

    2012-01-01

    通过覆膜保温措施,在中纬度地区研究了不同播期处理对雪莲果块根产量及品质的影响,以期为雪莲果在中纬度地区的优质高产栽培提供理论依据。结果表明:雪莲果块根产量以播期为3月16日覆膜处理最高,且随着播期的推迟呈逐渐降低趋势;播期为4月15日覆膜处理的产量与播期为4月25日不覆膜处理差异不显著。播期为3月26日覆膜处理的块根品质较好,可溶性固形物含量、可溶性蛋白含量和可溶性糖含量均最高;Vc含量以播期为3月16日覆膜处理最高;可滴定酸含量随着播期的推迟而逐渐升高。因此认为,在中纬度地区适时覆膜提早播期,可以显著提高雪莲果的产量和品质,但是栽种定植过早会影响块根品质。本研究覆膜条件下,中纬度地区雪莲果获得优质高产的最佳播期是3月26日。%In order to provide theoretical basis for the high quality and high yield of Smallanthus sonchifolius in the middle latitudes, effects of sowing date on yield and qualities of Smallanthus sonchifolius were studied by the measures of plastic sheet mulching. The results showed that the yield was highest at the sowing date of March 16, and was gradually decreased with the sowing date postponed. There was not significant difference between the yield at sowing date of April 15 and April 25. The contents of soluble solid, the soluble protein, and soluble sugar were the highest at the sowing date of March 26. The contents of Vc was highest at the sowing date of March 16. The contents of titratable acidity was increased with the sowing date postponed. Thus timely plastic-mulched and early sowing could greatly improve the fruit yield and quality of Smallanthus sonchifolius, and premature sowing will reduce the quality of fruit. The best plastic sheet mulching and sowing period to get high yield and good quality was March 26 in the middle latitudes.

  8. Native soil fungi associated with compostable plastics in three contrasting agricultural settings.

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    Moore-Kucera, Jennifer; Cox, Stephen B; Peyron, Mark; Bailes, Graham; Kinloch, Kevin; Karich, Kalin; Miles, Carol; Inglis, Debra Ann; Brodhagen, Marion

    2014-01-01

    Plastics are used widely as agricultural mulches to suppress weeds and retain soil moisture. Disposal of conventional plastic mulches requires physical removal for disposal in a landfill or incineration. Biodegradable plastic mulches that could be tilled into the soil at the end of a growing season represent an attractive alternative to conventional plastic mulches. In this study, three commercially available mulches labeled as "biodegradable" and one experimental, potentially biodegradable mulch were used during a tomato growing season, and then buried in field soil at three locations for approximately 6 months, as would occur typically in an agricultural setting. Degradation after 6 months in soil was minimal for all but the cellulosic mulch. After removal of mulches from soil, fungi were isolated from the mulch surfaces and tested for their ability to colonize and degrade the same mulches in pure culture. The majority of culturable soil fungi that colonized biodegradable mulches were within the family Trichocomaceae (which includes beneficial, pathogenic, and mycotoxigenic species of Aspergillus and Penicillium). These isolates were phylogenetically similar to fungi previously reported to degrade both conventional and biodegradable plastics. Under pure culture conditions, only a subset of fungal isolates achieved detectable mulch degradation. No isolate substantially degraded any mulch. Additionally, DNA was extracted from bulk soil surrounding buried mulches and ribosomal DNA was used to assess the soil microbial community. Soil microbial community structure was significantly affected by geographical location, but not by mulch treatments.

  9. Parameter optimization and test on soil-covering mechanism of 2BF-1400 rice mulching film seeder machine%2BF-1400型水稻覆膜播种机覆土机构参数优化与试验

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    赵立军; 何堤; 周福君

    2015-01-01

    为提高水稻覆膜旱直播技术的关键环节膜上覆土质量,试验研究了水稻覆膜播种机的覆土机构性能参数对覆土质量的影响。以播种机前进速度、覆土圆盘直径和覆土圆盘偏角为影响因素,采用Box-Behnken中心组合试验设计方法,建立了水稻覆膜播种机覆土合格率的数学模型,分析了各机构参数对覆土质量的影响规律。结果表明:在试验参数范围内,各因素对覆土合格率影响程度由高到低依次为前进速度、覆土机构圆盘偏角、覆土机构圆盘直径。当水稻覆膜播种机前进速度为5.3 km/h、覆土圆盘直径为336 mm、覆土圆盘偏角为34°的参数条件下,平均覆土厚度22.44 mm,覆土率100%,平均覆土合格率达到97%,平均出苗合格率达到87%。研究结果为水稻旱直播覆膜播种机的应用和推广提供了技术依据。%In recent years, the advantages of rice dry land direct seeding mulching technique have been widely approved in accumulation of effective temperature and increase of rice yield. However, the performance of the machine matched with the novel planting technology need to be further studied. A soil covering mechanism, as the key part of rice film-mulching seeder, was developed to complete the working steps of mulching plastic film, punching holes through film, seeding and covering soil. The soil coving mechanism consists of rack, screw blade, outer wall of roller, supporting shaft, curve surface soil-sampling disk and knuckle mechanic. In order to improve the mulching quality of covering soil on the film in rice dry land direct seeding, a rice field experiment (1 400 m2) was performed to investigate the effect of performance parameters of soil cover mechanism of a rice film-mulching seeder on the indices of the soil-covering at agricultural technology extension center of Raohe County, Heilongjiang Province, China. In the experiment, the working parameters and ranges were

  10. Uptake of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate of vegetables from plastic film greenhouses.

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    Fu, Xiaowei; Du, Qizhen

    2011-11-09

    Uptake of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) of nine vegetables including potherb mustard, bok choy, celery, spinach, cabbage, leaf of tube, lettuce, garlic, and edible amaranth in plastic film greenhouses with different plastic films, film thickness, greenhouse age, and greenhouse height was studied. The results showed that the higher the DEHP content of film, the thicker the film, the lower the height of the greenhouse, and the younger the age of the greenhouse were, the higher the DEHP concentration of vegetables was. The results afford significant information for production of safe vegetables with low level DEHP contamination.

  11. EFFECT OF PLASTICIZERS ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF EDIBLE FILM FROM JANENG STARCH – CHITOSAN

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    Narlis Juandi

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The interest in the development of edible and biodegradable films has increased because it is every day more evident that non degradable are doing much damage to the environment. In this research, edible films were based on blends of janeng starch in different proportions, added of palm oil or glycerol, which were used as plasticizers. The objective was to study the effect of two different plasticizers, palm oil and glycerol of edible film from janeng starch–chitosan on the mechanical properties and FTIR spectra. Increasing concentration of glycerol as plasticizer resulted tend to increased tensile strength and elongation at break. The tensile strength and elongation at break values for palm oil is higher than glycerol as plasticizer at the same concentration. FTIR spectra show the process of making edible film from janeng starch–chitosan with palm oil or glycerol as plasticizers are physically mixing in the presence of hydrogen interactions between chains.

  12. Influence of colorant and film thickness on thermal aging characteristics of oxo-biodegradable plastic bags

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    Leuterio, Giselle Lou D.; Pajarito, Bryan B.; Domingo, Carla Marie C.; Lim, Anna Patricia G.

    2016-05-01

    Functional, lightweight, strong and cheap plastic bags incorporated with pro-oxidants undergo accelerated degradation under exposure to heat and oxygen. This work investigated the effect of colorant and film thickness on thermal aging characteristics of commercial oxo-biodegradable plastic bag films at 70 °C. Degradation is monitored through changes in infrared absorption, weight, and tensile properties of thermally aged films. The presence of carbonyl band in infrared spectrum after 672 h of thermal aging supports the degradation behavior of exposed films. Results show that incorporation of colorant and increasing thickness exhibit low maximum weight uptake. Titanium dioxide as white colorant in films lowers the susceptibility of films to oxygen uptake but enhances physical degradation. Higher amount of pro-oxidant loading also contributes to faster degradation. Opaque films are characterized by low tensile strength and high elastic modulus. Decreasing the thickness contributes to lower tensile strength of films. Thermally aged films with colorant and low thickness promote enhanced degradation.

  13. 弹齿链耙式播前残膜回收机的设计研究%Research on the Spring-tooth-chain-rake Incomplete Plastic Film Recycling Machine

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    闫盼盼; 曹肆林; 罗昕; 胡斌; 李俊江; 营雨琨; 卢勇涛; 王敏

    2016-01-01

    With the popularization and application of mulching technology ,white pollution caused by plastic film is getting worse .In order to reduce pollution , does not affect seeding , emergence , design a new type of spring-tooth-chain-rake incomplete plastic film recycling machine before planting machine .It highlights the aircraft's overall structure , working principle, key components such as pick-up chain harrow , spring-tooth, taking off the membrane mechanism for design analysis.Field test showed that the aircraft pure-hour production rate is 0.85hm2/h,recovery of plastic film is 81%.The plastic film recycling can meet the technical requirements and the study results may help solve the problem of plastic film pollution .%随着地膜覆盖技术的推广应用,残膜带来的白色污染越来越严重. 为了减轻污染,不影响播种、出苗,研究设计了新型弹齿链耙式播前残膜回收机. 重点介绍了该机的总体结构、工作原理,以及捡拾链耙、弹齿、脱膜机构等关键部件的设计分析. 田间试验表明:该机生产率为0.85hm2/h,残膜回收率为81%,满足残膜回收的技术要求,研究成果有利于解决残膜污染问题.

  14. Effect of plasticizer on drug crystallinity of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose matrix film.

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    Panda, Brajabihari; Parihar, Aditi Singh; Mallick, Subrata

    2014-06-01

    Effect of different hydrophilic plasticizers on drug crystallinity of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) matrix film was studied. HPMC films containing telmisartan using different plasticizers were prepared by casting method. Drug crystallinity in the films was examined using polarized light microscopy (PLM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and x-ray diffractometry (XRD) to describe their phase behavior/solid state miscibility/crystal growth and drug-polymer-plasticizer interaction. HPMC and plasticizer were compatible with the drug and no phase separation was observed upon solvent evaporation. Plasticized-HPMC contributed a major role in the significant inhibition of crystal growth of the drug in the film. The triethanolamine film produced a relatively smooth surface in comparison to the other films in the submicron level. The films have not shown any significant changes even after exposure to stress (40°C/75% RH, 6 w). Triethanolamine as plasticizer brought about amorphization of telmisartan to the maximum extent in the film which is technologically more advantageous than the others owing to its anticipated better bioavailability.

  15. 基于多跳路由算法的地膜回收机械装置优化%Optimization of Plastic Film Recycling Mechanism Based on Multi Hop Routing Algorithm

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    吴东林; 张玉华

    2016-01-01

    为了增强地膜回收机的通信能力,使其适应不同地膜密度的地块,提高地膜回收机的工作效率,实现多地膜回收机的协同控制,设计了一种新的基于多跳无线网络的地膜回收机和多回收机协同控制系统. 改进后的地膜回收机在起膜铲的轴上装有起膜阻力传感器,可以实时测试起膜阻力,调整起膜机的速度,实现速度的自适应调节. 为了适应不同的起膜机速度,在卷膜机上装有速度传感器,可以对卷膜速度进行控制,提高了起膜和卷膜的作业精度. 同时,设计了5 点的多跳通信网络,利用无线局域网络,实现了地膜机的协同控制. 最后对地膜回收机的性能进行了测试,通过测试发现:残膜机作业的回收率达到了90%以上,其作业时间较短,满足高效残膜回收机的设计需求,可以在其他农业现代化机械控制系统的设计过程中进行推广%In order to enhance the communication capacity of plastic recycling machine the adapt to different plastic film density plots , improve the work efficiency of the mulching film recovery machine , realize the coordinated control of multi-ple plastic film recycling machine , it designed a new multi hop wireless network of plastic recycling machine and re-cy cling machine based on coordination control system .The modified film recycling machine is equipped with a film re-sistance sensor on the shaft of the film ,which can be tested in real time .In order to be adaptive to the speed of the film , the film is equipped with a speed sensor , which can control the film speed and improve the operation accuracy of the film and film .A multi hop communication network with five points was designed , and the cooperative control of plastic film was realized by using wireless local area network .Finally the mulching film recovery machine performance was tested to find that plastic film machine operation recovery rate reached more than 90%, the operating time is

  16. Effect of Differen t Mulching Measures on Spring WheatG rowth and Yield in Oasis Region%不同覆盖措施对荒漠绿洲区春小麦生长及产量的影响

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    马莉

    2016-01-01

    通过野外大田试验,研究了不同覆盖措施对春小麦生长及产量的影响。结果显示:覆盖处理春小麦的株高、叶面积指数、地上生物量均大于无覆盖对照( CK)的,而秸秆覆盖处理的地下生物量低于CK的;与CK相比,地膜覆盖处理春小麦的籽粒产量增加了2.2%~10.9%,石子覆盖处理增加了0.86%~3.50%,秸秆覆盖处理增加了-6.9%~-9.4%;在各覆盖处理间春小麦的千粒重、穗数和每穗小穗个数均无显著性差异。因此,地膜覆盖处理最有利于提高春小麦的籽粒产量。%The effect of spring wheat growth and yield were studied by the different mulching treatments at field trails.The re-sults were as follows:the plant height, leaf area index and the aboveground biomass of mulching treatments were larger than the un-mulching treatments.But the underground biomass of mulching treatments was smaller than the un -mulching treatments.Com-pared with the CK treatment, the grain yield of plastic film mulching treatment was increased by 2.2%~10.9%.And the grain yield of stone mulching treatment was increased by 0.86% ~0.35%.The grain yield of straw mulching treatment was increased by-6.9%~-9.4%.There were no significant differences of 1000-seed weight , the number of spikes and the number of spikelets per spike among the mulching treatments.Plastic film mulching treatment compared with other treatments was better to improve crop yields, which was the best planting method in the oasis area.

  17. The Effects of plasticizers and palmitic acid toward the properties of the carrageenan Film

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    Heru Wibowo, Atmanto; Listiyawati, Oktaviana; Purnawan, Candra

    2016-02-01

    Varied plasticizers and palmitic acid additive have been added in the carrageenan film. The film was made by mixing of the carrageenan and plasticizers (glycerol, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol) with composition of 92:3, 90:6, 87:9, 84:12, 81:15(%w/w) and in the presence of palmitic acid as additive with 1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5% of total weight. Casting method was used for the film molding and drying at 60oC with the oven for 12 hours. To investigate the effects of plasticizers and additive, some mechanical tests on film were performed. The test result concludes that plasticizers in the film decreased the tensile strength and increased the elongation break of the carrageenan film. The additive of palmitic acid decreased the tensile strength of the carrageenan film and also decreased the-the water absorbance of the film. The highest tensile strength of films made was with the formulation of carrageenan: PEG with composition of 92:3 (% w/w). The highest elongation break of the film was for carrageenan:PVA with the composition of 81: 15 (%w/w) and carrageenan:palmitic acid:PEG with the composition of 92: 3: 1 (%w/w). The lowest water absorption of the film was achieved for carrageenan:PVA:palmitic acid with the composition of 87: 3: 5 (%w/w).

  18. Image Analysis to Estimate Mulch Residual on Soil

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    Moreno Valencia, Carmen; Moreno Valencia, Marta; Tarquis, Ana M.

    2014-05-01

    Organic farmers are currently allowed to use conventional polyethylene mulch, provided it is removed from the field at the end of the growing or harvest season. To some, such use represents a contradiction between the resource conservation goals of sustainable, organic agriculture and the waste generated from the use of polyethylene mulch. One possible solution is to use biodegradable plastic or paper as mulch, which could present an alternative to polyethylene in reducing non-recyclable waste and decreasing the environmental pollution associated with it. Determination of mulch residues on the ground is one of the basic requisites to estimate the potential of each material to degrade. Determination the extent of mulch residue on the field is an exhausting job while there is not a distinct and accurate criterion for its measurement. There are several indices for estimation the residue covers while most of them are not only laborious and time consuming but also impressed by human errors. Human vision system is fast and accurate enough in this case but the problem is that the magnitude must be stated numerically to be reported and to be used for comparison between several mulches or mulches in different times. Interpretation of the extent perceived by vision system to numerals is possible by simulation of human vision system. Machine vision comprising image processing system can afford these jobs. This study aimed to evaluate the residue of mulch materials over a crop campaign in a processing tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.) crop in Central Spain through image analysis. The mulch materials used were standard black polyethylene (PE), two biodegradable plastic mulches (BD1 and BD2), and one paper (PP1) were compared. Meanwhile the initial appearance of most of the mulches was sort of black PE, at the end of the experiment the materials appeared somewhat discoloured, soil and/or crop residue was impregnated being very difficult to completely remove them. A digital camera

  19. 中国塑料薄膜覆盖农业%Mulching agriculture using thin plastic film in China

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    陈奇恩

    2002-01-01

    全面论述了塑料薄膜覆盖农业的研究与应用.地膜覆盖对我国传统覆盖技术产生重大突破,近20年以来,由于地膜覆盖的应用使我国农业产生了许多重大变革:扩大了适种区,调整了作物布局,提高了复种指数,促进了干旱、半干旱和盐碱地区的农业发展.地膜覆盖的增产机理是:提高土壤温度,保蓄土壤水分,稳定土壤环境,提高光、热利用效率和促进作物根系发育.提出了塑料薄膜覆盖的问题与展望.

  20. 新疆棉田地膜残留对棉花产量及土壤理化性质的影响%Effects of plastic film residue on cotton yield and soil physical and chemical properties in Xinjiang

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    董合干; 刘彤; 李勇冠; 刘华峰; 王栋

    2013-01-01

    Background:Xinjiang is currently one of China’s three largest cotton-planting regions. Cotton plantations account for more than half of the total agricultural area in Xinjiang. All cotton plantations in Xinjiang involve film mulching. However, this leaves behind plastic film residue, which has become a very serious problem. The average residual percentage is 24%, allowing plastic film residue to seriously harm soil quality and cotton yield. At present, because cotton yield has been improved, little attention has been paid to the hazards of plastic film residue. Purpose:The paper analyzed the effects of plastic film residue accumulation on soil quality and cotton yield by setting a density gradient. The paper studied the trends in and reasons for yield variation. Differences between cotton varieties with different root depths were compared. Method: On the basis of the complete survey of plastic film residue in the production area of short-staple cotton in northern Xinjiang, 6 density plastic film residue gradients were vetted based on the number of continuous years of film mulching: 0 (0 years), 250 kg/hm2 (13 years), 500 kg/hm2 (31 years), 1000 kg/hm2 (68 years), 1500 kg/hm2 (104 years), and 2000 kg/hm2 (141 years). The weight ratio of plastic film residues of 0-25, 25-100, and 100-200 cm2 was 1:1:1, and the films were mixed into the soil at a uniform depth of 0-40 cm. Cotton varieties included“Xinluzao 33”(deep root system) and“Xinluzao 13”(shallow root system). The area of each plot was 10 m2 and each gradient was evaluated three times. Yield-related traits and the physiochemical characteristics of the soil were studied. Conclusion:The density of plastic film residue can reach 1000 kg/hm2 after 68 years of continuous film mulching, and the cotton yield of“Xinluzao 33”and“Xinluzao 13”was found to decrease by 18.1% and 13.5%, respectively. The stand establishment rates decreased by 8.4% and 16.5%, respectively, and the degrees of precocity

  1. Adhesion of an Amylolytic Arthrobacter sp. to Starch-Containing Plastic Films

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    1990-01-01

    Cells of the amylolytic bacterium KB-1 (thought to be an Arthrobacter sp.) adhered (∼70%) to the surface of plastic films composed of starch-poly (methylacrylate) graft copolymer (starch-PMA), but did not adhere (

  2. Effects of UV-absorbing plastic films on greenhouse whitefly (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae).

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    Mutwiwa, Urbanus N; Borgemeister, Christian; von Elsner, Burkhard; Tantau, Hans-Juergen

    2005-08-01

    Studies were conducted to investigate the effects of ultraviolet (UV)-absorbing plastic films on the orientation and distribution behavior of the greenhouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood). In field experiments, small tunnels were constructed and covered with either an UV-transmitting (Thermilux) or UV-absorbing (K-Rose) plastic film. Results show that significantly more whiteflies were recorded in the tunnels with high compared with those with low UV intensities. Moreover, whitefly penetration and dispersion were less inside the UV-deficient tunnels. These results suggest that the type of plastic film used for greenhouse covers may have a significant influence on both the initial immigration and distribution of T. vaporariorum into greenhouses. The possibilities of using UV-absorbing plastic films for whitefly integrated pest management in greenhouses are discussed.

  3. Effect of different mulching methods on soil and water loss in young rubber plantation intercropping with pineapple in Yunnan%菠萝间作覆盖技术对云南橡胶幼龄林地水土流失的影响

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    赵维峰; 杨文秀; 魏长宾; 孙光明

    2011-01-01

    [目的]探讨橡胶幼龄林下间作菠萝不同种植和覆盖方式水土保持效应,为集成橡胶林间作菠萝种植技术提供理论依据.[方法]2009~2010年,在西双版纳橡胶更新林下采用两因素裂区设计,以菠萝种植方式为主区,设顺坡种植、横坡种植两个水平;以不同覆盖材料为副区,设行间稻草覆盖、地膜覆盖两个水平,共4个处理,研究不同处理对土壤径流量和侵蚀量的影响.[结果]横坡种植可减少5~8月的径流量、5~10月的侵蚀量、雨季(4~10月)的总径流量和总侵蚀量;稻草覆盖可减少4~9月的径流量;地膜覆盖可减少5、7~10月的侵蚀量;地膜覆盖的总径流量大于稻草覆盖,总侵蚀量小于稻草覆盖.[结论]在橡胶幼龄林下,采用横坡种植可以起到较好的水土保持作用,地膜覆盖在减少降雨对林地的侵蚀方面优于稻草覆盖.%The effect of different planting and mulching methods on soil and water losses in young rubberpineapple intercropping plantation was studied in order to provide basis for application of integrated intercropping technolo gy in Yunnan rubber plantations. [MethodjA split-plot experiment with two factors (pineapple planting method as main plot and mulching method as sub-plot) was carried out in young rubber plantation in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan from 2009-2010 to study the surface water runoff and soil erosion in different treatments. In main plots two types of pineapple planting (longitudinal and cross ridge) and in subplot two types of mulching (rice straw and plastic film) were applied. [Result]Planting pineapple in cross ridge decreased the runoff for 4 months (May to August) and soil erosion for 6 months (May to October) in young rubber plantation compared to planting in longitudinal ridge. Total runoff and soil erosion were also reduced in rainy season (April to October). The fields mulched with rice straw decreased the water runoff from April to September and those

  4. 麻地膜与肥料互作对辣椒生长、土壤养分及土壤酶活性的影响%Effect of bast-fiber film mulching and fertilization interaction on soil nutrient, soil enzyme activity and pepper growth

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    舒英杰; 周玉丽; 张子学; 朱华想; 王振

    2012-01-01

    Bast-fiber films are increasingly used in agriculture. An experiment was therefore conducted to explore the effects of bast-fiber film mulching on growth and yield of solanaceous vegetable crops and soil properties. Pepper was planted under open field and greenhouse conditions to study the effects of the interactions of different film mulching and fertilization on 10 cm depth soil temperature at primary planting stage, pepper growth, soil nutrient and soil enzyme activity. The result showed that temperature of 10 cm depth soil mulched by different films at primary planting stage was higher than that of none film mulching treatment. Heat preservation effect of polythene (PE) film was better than that of bast-fiber film. Also heat preservation effects of the interactions of PE film mulching with organic manure or both organic manure and compound fertilizer were the best. Furthermore, 10 cm depth soil temperature dropped after 11 a.m. Under bast-fiber film mulching. Bast-fiber film mulch significantly suppressed weed growth. Weed weight was the minimum under treatment of bast-fiber film mulching combined with compound fertilizer application. Pepper plant height, stem diameter and yield significantly increased under film mulching, but no evident changes were noted in SPAD and vitamin C content. Yield was higher significantly under bast-fiber film mulching than under PE film mulching and the control treatments. Soil pH and organic matter content significantly dropped, while available N, K and Olsen-P contents significantly increased under film mulching, compared with the control. Bast-fiber film mulching presented more obvious effects on the above soil properties. Soil protease, urease, catalase, sucrase activities also increased significantly under film mulching.%麻地膜在农业生产中的应用越来越广泛.为了解麻地膜在茄果类蔬菜上的应用效果,以辣椒为试验材料,在露地和日光温室条件下研究了普通聚乙烯(PE)地膜及麻地

  5. Regulation of whole field soil-plastic mulching with bunch planting and whole field sand mulching with flat planting on soil moisture and yield of spring wheat in semiarid dryland areas%旱地全膜覆土穴播和全沙覆盖平作对小麦田土壤水分和产量的调节机理

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    宋婷; 王红丽; 陈年来; 张绪成

    2014-01-01

    Whole field soil-plastic mulching with bunch planting is a firstly spreading wheat cultivation technique in Gansu Province. Domestic studies have shown significant increases in yields of wheat, flax and other crops under this cultivation mode. Previous researches mainly focused on the cultivation techniques and yield effects, with little documentation of the mechanism of yield increase. To address this knowledge gap, field experiments were conducted to explore the regulation of whole field soil-plastic mulching with bunch planting (PM) and whole field sand mulching with flat planting (SM) on soil moisture content and yield of spring wheat in semiarid dryland areas. The results showed that compared to uncovered and flat planting (CK), PM and SM significantly improved soil moisture conditions in the 0-40 cm soil layer. This was especially noticeable in dry years, which supported early growth of wheat by enhancing water use in the 0-200 cm soil layer after wheat emergence. The maximum soil water used by wheat under PM was from 60-80 cm and that under both SM and CK was from 40-60 cm in the first year (median water year) of wheat cultivation. In the second year (less water year) of cultivation, the maximum soil water used under PM was from 120-180 cm and that under both SM and CK was from 60-80 cm. After two years of continuous cultivation, the depth of used water under PM increased from 120 cm to 200 cm, that under SM increased from 120 cm to 140 cm and that under CK remained unchanged. Leisure efficiency of PM was the highest, followed by SM and then CK. Leisure efficiency of each treatment decreased with increasing years of wheat cultivation. In summary, PM and SM improved the moisture environment of the soil in early wheat growth period, promoted water use after wheat emergence and accelerated the use of deep soil moisture. Compared with CK, PM and SM increased wheat yield by 48.77%-815.79% and 49.41%-702.24%, respectively. But with increasing years of cultivation

  6. Effect of plasticizer type and concentration on physical properties of biodegradable films based on sugar palm (arenga pinnata) starch for food packaging.

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    Sanyang, M L; Sapuan, S M; Jawaid, M; Ishak, M R; Sahari, J

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    In this study, sugar palm starch (SPS) films were developed using glycerol (G), sorbitol (S) or their combination (GS) as plasticizers at the ratio of 15, 30 and 45 (wt)% using casting technique. The addition of plasticizers to SPS film-forming solutions helped to overcome the brittle and fragile nature of unplasticized SPS films. Increased plasticizer concentration resulted to an increase in film thickness, moisture content and solubility. On the contrary, density and water absorption of plasticized films decreased with increasing plasticizer concentration. Raising the plasticizer content from 15 to 45 % showed less effect on the moisture content and water absorption of S-plasticized films. Films containing glycerol and glycerol-sorbitol plasticizer (G, and GS) demonstrated higher moisture content, solubility and water absorption capacity compared to S-plasticized films. The results obtained in this study showed that plasticizer type and concentration significantly improves film properties and enhances their suitability for food packaging applications.

  7. Effect of plasticizers on properties of pregelatinised starch acetate (Amprac 01) free films.

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    Bonacucina, Giulia; Di Martino, Piera; Piombetti, Martina; Colombo, Angela; Roversi, Francesco; Palmieri, Giovanni F

    2006-04-26

    Film coating is a technique widely used in the pharmaceutical field to improve and modify technological and release characteristics of capsules, tablets and granules. In this paper physical and mechanical properties of free films of Amprac 01, obtained by the solvent cast method, were studied in order to investigate the film forming ability of this modified starch and the effects of the addition of different plasticizers. A morphological microscopical analysis (SEM) was performed to study surface properties of the films, while thermal analysis (DSC) was carried out to investigate the influence of different types of plasticizers on the glass transition temperature of the polymer. Then a mechanical characterization permitted to evaluate important parameters such as film crack resistance and deformation at break. Extensional creep/relaxation tests were also performed to investigate the viscoelastic characteristics. As clearly demonstrated by the T(g) values, the residual water present in the films acted as plasticizers, making possible the formation of free films characterised by good macroscopical and mechanical properties. Except glycerol, the kind and amount of the other tested plasticizers did not markedly improve the mechanical and crack resistance of the films.

  8. TECHNICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF ECO-COMPATIBLE PLASTIC FILMS FOR SOIL SOLARIZATION: FOUR YEARS OF EXPERIMENTS

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    Full Text Available Soil solarization relies on solar radiation being converted to heat for the killing of soilborne pathogens. On one hand, this technique can be considered as an environmentally-friendly way to manage soilborne pests, as an alternative of methyl bromide phased-out in 2005, than using chemicals. On the other hand, high employment of traditional plastic sheets in agriculture causes the production of enormous quantities of waste, whose inappropriate management might have negative effects on the environment. In order to determine a reduction of the charge of plastic waste and to facilitate the waste disposal, one of the most interesting approaches, from an environmental point of view, lies in the location of innovatory plastic films such as co-extruded ultrathin films, which are able to reduce the plastic quantity to be managed, and biodegradable laminates, which after a first usage, will spontaneously start up a degradation process that avoids their collection and their consequent disposal. Beside the ecological proprieties of these innovative films, it is necessary to study their technical and agronomical behavior in order to determine their efficiency and the possibility to be used in place of the traditional plastic films. This paper represents a review of the researches carrier out by the Technical Economics Department of the University of Basilicata (Italy in the last years (1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003 on the technical performances of some innovative plastic films used for soil solarization.

  9. Switching of the electrical conductivity of plasticized PVC films under uniaxial pressure

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    Vlasov, D. V.; Apresyan, L. A.; Vlasova, T. V.; Kryshtob, V. I.

    2011-11-01

    The jumplike switching of the electrical conductivity in wide-band-gap polymer (antistatic plasticized polyvinylchloride) films under uniaxial pressure is studied. In various plasticized PVC materials, the uniaxial pressure inducing a conductivity jump by four orders of magnitude or higher changes from several to several hundreds of bars, and this effect is retained at a film thickness of several hundred microns, which is two orders of magnitude larger than the critical film thicknesses known for other wide-band-gap polymers. In addition to the earlier interpretation of the conductivity anomalies in plasticized PVC, we proposed a phenomenological electron-molecular dynamic nanotrap model, in which local charge transfer is provided by mobile molecule segments in a plasticized polymer.

  10. Direct writing patterns for electroless plated copper thin film on plastic substrates.

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    Liao, Ying-Chih; Kao, Zhen-Kai

    2012-10-24

    A simple and efficient method is developed to create conductive copper thin films on polymer surfaces. Instead of regular palladium colloid inks, micropatterns of silver nitrate inks, which serve as an activating agent for copper plating, were printed and dried on flexible plastic substrates. The printed plastic sheets were then immersed in an electroless copper plating bath at 55 °C for 2 min to create copper thin films on the printed patterns. The prepared copper films have an electrical conductivity as high as 83% of bulk copper and show good adhesion on PET or PI substrates.

  11. Effect of drip and surface irrigation on yield, water- use-efficiency and economics of capsicum (c apsicum annum l. Grown under mulch and non mulch conditions in eastern coastal India

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    Full Text Available A field experiments was conducted on the loamy sand soil at Bhubaneswar in eastern coastal of India for two years (2007-08 and 2008-09 to evaluate the yield, water-use-efficiency and economic feasibility of capsicum grown under drip and surface irrigation with non-mulch and black Linear Low Density Poly Ethylene (LLDPE plastic mulch. Actual evapotranspiration for capsicum crop was estimated using modified pan evaporation method. The net irrigation volume (V was determined after deducting the effective rainfall. Effect of three irrigation levels viz. VD, 0.8 VD and 0.6 VD (VD = full irrigation volume with drip in conjunction with LLDPE mulch and no mulch were studied on biometric and yield response of capsicum crop. The results of surface irrigation were compared with drip irrigation system under no mulch and in conjunction with LLDPE mulch. The study indicated better plant growth, more number of fruits per plant and enhancement in the yield under drip irrigation system with LLDPE mulch. The highest yield (28.7 t/ha was recorded under 100% net irrigation volume with drip irrigation (VD and plastic mulching as compared to other treatments. This system increased the yield and net seasonal income by 57 % and 54 % respectively as compared to conventional surface irrigation without mulch with a benefit cost ratio of 2.01. The benefit cost ratio was found to be the highest (2.44 for the treatment VD without mulch. Drip irrigation system could increase the yield by 28 % over surface irrigation even in the absence of mulch. Similarly, LLDPE mulch alone could increase the yield by 13 % even in the absence of drip irrigation system.

  12. 覆盖方式对烟草光合速率及耕层环境的影响%Effect of Mulching Method on Photosynthesis and Soil Environment of Tobacco

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    徐国伟; 陈明灿; 王旭刚; 孙会忠; 李友军

    2011-01-01

    以烤烟品种中烟100为材料,在大田环境下,采用随机区组设计,设置秸秆覆盖(JG)、塑料地膜覆盖(DM)、液体地膜覆盖(YM)和露地栽培(CK)4种栽培方式,研究不同覆盖方式对烟草光合速率、荧光特性、土壤含水量、土壤脲酶活性、土壤碱性磷酸酶活性、土壤过氧化氢酶活性的影响.结果表明:团棵期,植株叶片光合速率以地膜覆盖处理最大,为2.74 tzmol/(m·s);打顶期,以秸秆覆盖处理最大,为2.85 μmol/(m·s).就荧光参数而言,团棵期,地膜覆盖处理的Fv/Fm、Fv/Fo最大,分别为0.86、6.22;打顶期,秸秆覆盖处理Fv、Fv/Fm、Fv/Fo最大,分别为15.01、0.75、3.04.就土壤中各酶活性而言,团棵期,所测土壤3种酶活性表现为:3个覆盖处理明显高于对照处理,但不同覆盖处理间差异较小;旺长期,秸秆覆盖处理明显高于其他处理,地膜覆盖与液膜覆盖处理间差异较小.3种覆盖处理均能提高土壤含水量,但不同覆盖处理间效果不同,表现为DM>YM>JG>CK.随着土层的变深,土壤含水量总体增加.土层深度达到30~40 cm时,覆盖方式间差异较小.综合比较,烟草生长前期以地膜覆盖较好,后期以秸秆覆盖较好.%In this study,Zhongyan- 100 was chosen as the test materials. Four cultivation methods,straw mulch (JG), plastic film mulching (DM),the liquid plastic film mulching (YM) and open field cultivation (CK) cultivars were set up to evaluate the effect of mulching method on tobacco photosynthesis,fluorescent characteristic,water content of soil as well as the soil enzyme,etc. by using randomized block design in field conditions. The results show that photosynthesis rate under the plastic film covering(2.74μmol/(m2 · s)) was higher than that of the other treatments at the Mission stage. While after the Tip pruning stage, straw mulch treatment(2.85 μmol/ (m2 · s)) was best,the same trend can be observed between photosynthesis rate and fluorescent

  13. Plasticization effect of triacetin on structure and properties of starch ester film.

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    Zhu, Jie; Li, Xiaoxi; Huang, Chen; Chen, Ling; Li, Lin

    2013-05-15

    The aim of this work was to evaluate the plasticizing effect of triacetin on the structure and properties of starch ester film and further establish the structure-property relationships. The presence of triacetin resulted in multiple structure changes of the film. The mobility of macromolecular chain was increased to form scattered crystallite during the film formation process. The amorphous region was enlarged to contain more triacetin squeezed from crystalline region. The plasticization of triacetin and restriction of crystallite oppositely influenced the mobility of macromolecular chains in different regions. The thermal stability of triacetin changed along with its fluctuant interaction with macromolecules. Comparatively, the enhanced ether bond and the restriction from crystalline regions on the mobility of the amorphous chain consequently improved the thermal stability of the film matrix. The interaction between triacetin and starch ester was essential to film forming but unexpectedly lowered the triacetin stability.

  14. Alternative plasticizers for the production of thermo-compressed agar films.

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    Sousa, Ana M M; Souza, Hiléia K S; Liu, LinShu; Gonçalves, Maria P

    2015-05-01

    Agar films were produced by thermo-compression using choline chloride (ChCl) as a plasticizer with urea. The three solid components were mixed together with the salt and urea (minor components) added to agar (main component) according to a fixed mass ratio of, respectively, 1.16:1:5. A central composite rotatable design (CCRD) with three parameters, 2(3), was used to evaluate the effects of temperature (X1; °C), time (X2; min) and applied load (X3; kN) of heat-pressing on the maximum tensile strength (TS) of the films (Y; MPa). Mixtures of urea and agar prepared at a mass ratio of 1:5 did not form homogeneous films suggesting the important plasticizing role of the salt. Heat-pressing the mixtures at more draconian conditions led to much darker and opaque films, with better mechanical resistance (higher values of TS). The most resistant film (∼ 15 MPa) was obtained at 140°C, 20 min and 176 kN. Selected films, including the optimal, showed similar water sorption profiles and close values of water vapor permeability (∼ 2.5-3.7 × 10(-9)gm(-1)s(-1)Pa(-1)). The fracture behavior and mechanical properties of the films were greatly affected by additional water plasticization when the films were stored at different conditions of relative humidity.

  15. Investigation of conductivity switching upon action of monoaxial pressure on plasticized PVC films

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    2010-01-01

    The effect of conductivity switching of wideband polymers -plasticized PVC films under the influence of mono axial pressure is experimentally investigated. For various plasticizers the value of monoaxial pressure, causing jumps of conductivity on four and more orders, changes from units to hundreds bars, and the effect remains at a thickness of films of an order of hundreds micron, that is on two orders more than critical thickness for others wideband polymers. In addition to the reasons stated earlier on the interpretation of anomalies of plastic compounds conductivity, the phenomenological electron-molecular model of dynamic traps is considered, in which local transfer of charges is carried out by mobile segments of the plasticized polymer molecules.

  16. Structure-property relation in HPMC polymer films plasticized with Sorbitol

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    Prakash, Y.; Somashekarappa, H.; Mahadevaiah, Somashekar, R.

    2013-06-01

    A correlation study on physical and mechanical properties of Hydroxy propyl-methylcellulose (HPMC) polymer films plasticized with different weight ratio of Sorbitol, prepared using solution casting method, was carried out using wide angle X-ray technique and universal testing machine. It is found that the crystallanity decreases as the concentration of Sorbitol increases up to a certain concentration and there afterwards increases. Measured Physical Properties like tensile strength decreases and elongation (%) increases indicating increase in the flexibility of the films. These observations confirm the correlation between microstructal parameters and mechanical properties of films. These films are suitable for packaging food products.

  17. Experiment and optimal design of a collection device for a residual plastic film baler

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    Qi NIU,Xuegeng CHEN,Chao JI,Jie WU

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available It is imperative to carry out research on residual plastic film collection technology to solve the serious problem of farmland pollution. The residual plastic film baler was designed as a package for film strip collection, cleaning and baling. The collection device is a core component of the baler. Response surface analysis was used in this study to optimize the structure and working parameters for improving the collection efficiency of residual film and the impurity of film package. The results show that the factors affecting the collection rate of residual film and the impurity of the film package are the speed ratio (k between the trash removal roller and eccentric collection mechanism, the number (z and the mounting angle (θ of spring teeth in the same revolution plane. For the collection rate, the importance of the three factors are in the order, k>z>θ. Meanwhile, for the impurity, the importance of three factors are in the order, z>k>θ. When the speed ratio, the mounting angle and the number of spring teeth was set at 1.6º, 45º, and 8º, respectively, the collection rate of residual film was 88.9% and the impurity of residual film package was 14.2% for the baler.

  18. Aging properties of films of plasticized vital wheat gluten cast from acidic and basic solutions.

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    Olabarrieta, Idoia; Cho, Sung-Woo; Gällstedt, Mikael; Sarasua, Jose-Ramon; Johansson, Eva; Hedenqvist, Mikael S

    2006-05-01

    In order to understand the mechanisms behind the undesired aging of films based on vital wheat gluten plasticized with glycerol, films cast from water/ethanol solutions were investigated. The effect of pH was studied by casting from solutions at pH 4 and pH 11. The films were aged for 120 days at 50% relative humidity and 23 degrees C, and the tensile properties and oxygen and water vapor permeabilities were measured as a function of aging time. The changes in the protein structure were determined by infrared spectroscopy and size-exclusion and reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography, and the film structure was revealed by optical and scanning electron microscopy. The pH 11 film was mechanically more stable with time than the pH 4 film, the latter being initially very ductile but turning brittle toward the end of the aging period. The protein solubility and infrared spectroscopy measurements indicated that the protein structure of the pH 4 film was initially significantly less polymerized/aggregated than that of the pH 11 film. The polymerization of the pH 4 film increased during storage but it did not reach the degree of aggregation of the pH 11 film. Reverse-phase chromatography indicated that the pH 11 films were to some extent deamidated and that this increased with aging. At the same time a large fraction of the aged pH 11 film was unaffected by reducing agents, suggesting that a time-induced isopeptide cross-linking had occurred. This isopeptide formation did not, however, change the overall degree of aggregation and consequently the mechanical properties of the film. During aging, the pH 4 films lost more mass than the pH 11 films mainly due to migration of glycerol but also due to some loss of volatile mass. Scanning electron and optical microscopy showed that the pH 11 film was more uniform in thickness and that the film structure was more homogeneous than that of the pH 4 film. The oxygen permeability was also lower for the pH 11 film. The

  19. Critical material attributes (CMAs) of strip films loaded with poorly water-soluble drug nanoparticles: I. Impact of plasticizer on film properties and dissolution.

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    Krull, Scott M; Patel, Hardik V; Li, Meng; Bilgili, Ecevit; Davé, Rajesh N

    2016-09-20

    Recent studies have demonstrated polymer films to be a promising platform for delivery of poorly water-soluble drug particles. However, the impact of critical material attributes, for example plasticizer, on the properties of and drug release from such films has yet to be investigated. In response, this study focuses on the impact of plasticizer and plasticizer concentration on properties and dissolution rate of polymer films loaded with poorly water-soluble drug nanoparticles. Glycerin, triacetin, and polyethylene glycol were selected as film plasticizers. Griseofulvin was used as a model Biopharmaceutics Classification System class II drug and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose was used as a film-forming polymer. Griseofulvin nanoparticles were prepared via wet stirred media milling in aqueous suspension. A depression in film glass transition temperature was observed with increasing plasticizer concentration, along with a decrease in film tensile strength and an increase in film elongation, as is typical of plasticizers. However, the type and amount of plasticizer necessary to produce strong yet flexible films had no significant impact on the dissolution rate of the films, suggesting that film mechanical properties can be effectively manipulated with minimal impact on drug release. Griseofulvin nanoparticles were successfully recovered upon redispersion in water regardless of plasticizer or content, even after up to 6months' storage at 40°C and 75% relative humidity, which contributed to similar consistency in dissolution rate after 6months' storage for all films. Good content uniformity (<4% R.S.D. for very small film sample size) was also maintained across all film formulations.

  20. A Study of Recycling and Reuse of Residual Agricultural Plastic Film in Ningxia%宁夏农田残膜回收与再利用研究

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    In recent years, the residual plastic films in the farmlands are increasing continuously with the increase of film-mulching planting area and resulting in "white pollution" in the farmlands. Research on the recycling and reuse of the farmland plastic films is an effective way to solve the "white pollution" problem. Based on the field research and literature study the basic situation of the farmland plastic film recycling and reuse is better known and the problems currently existing in the work of the plastic film recycling and reuse in Ningxia are summarized. Learning from the advanced experiences from both domestic and abroad, it is suggested that the following measures should be adopted: publicity should be strengthened to create an atmosphere; production should be carried out according to the quality standards; researches and selection should be conducted actively to identify the machine models which are suitable for local area; financial subsidy policy should be strengthened; a scheduling and an examination should be conducted for the work and so on. An long-term effectively oper-ating mechanism and a set of mechanized residual plastic film recycling and re-use equipment and processing technology which would be appropriate for application in Ningxia are made out.%近年来,覆膜种植面积不断增大,农田里残留的各种地膜数量不断增加,造成了农田的“白色污染”。研究农田残膜的回收和再利用是解决“白色污染”问题的有效途径。通过实地调研和文献研究,了解宁夏地区农田残膜回收和再利用工作的基本情况,总结出宁夏农田残膜回收和再利工作中存在的问题。借鉴国内外先进经验,提出:加强宣传,营造氛围;以质量标准规范生产;积极进行研发和选型工作,确定适宜机型;强化财政补贴政策;制定规划、纳入考核项目等农田残膜回收与再利用的方法。并探索确定适宜宁夏应用的残膜机

  1. Effects of different ground surface mulch under subsoiling on potato yield and water use efficiency%深松条件下不同地表覆盖对马铃薯产量及水分利用效率的影响

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    李荣; 侯贤清

    2015-01-01

    microclimate, and significantly increase the yield and water use efficiency of crops. In order to explore the effects of different ground surface methods combined with subsoiling tillage on soil physical characteristics, potato growth, yield and water use efficiency, field fixed position experiment was conducted to study the effect of mulching tillage on soil volume quality, aggregate, water, potato yield and water use efficiency in arid areas of southern Ningxia between 2013 and 2015. The field experiment consisted of the following 4 treatments: straw mulch with subsoiling tillage (ST+JM), plastic film mulch with subsoiling tillage (ST+DM), no mulch with subsoiling tillage (ST), and no mulch with conventional tillage (CT). The no mulch with conventional tillage was used as the control. Our study results showed that, the soil volume quality of the 0–40 cm soil layer under subsoiling combined with mulch was effectively decreased compared with conventional tillage, while the soil total porosity was greatly improved, and especially the straw mulch with subsoiling treatment was the best. During the study, the mean soil volume quality (0–40 cm) under straw mulch with subsoiling treatment was significantly (P0.25 mm elastic-stable macroaggregates in the 0–40 cm soil layer compared with conventional tillage. The amounts of >0.25 mm aggregates (0–40 cm) under straw mulch with subsoiling and plastic film mulch with subsoiling treatments were significantly (P<0.05) increased by 30.7% and 17.4% respectively compared with the conventional tillage treatment. Subsoiling combined with ground surface mulch greatly improved soil water storage in the 0–200 cm soil layer during the growing stage of potato. The straw mulch with subsoiling and plastic film mulch with subsoiling treatments had the best effect on water conservation; the soil water storage in the 0–200 cm soil layer under the plastic film mulch with subsoiling treatment was significantly higher than the conventional

  2. Thin plastic radiochromic dye films as ionizing radiation dosimeters

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    Buenfil-Burgos, A. E.; Uribe, R. M.; de la Piedad, A.; McLaughlin, W. L.; Miller, A.

    Radiochromic dye films were fabricated by casting polyvinyl butyral (PVB) in weakly acidic solution with the leucocyanide of pararosaniline. Calibrated films of 10-25 μm thickness were useful over a response range of about 10 3-10 5 Gy, by applying spectrophotometric analysis at the wavelength of the maximum of the radiation-induced absorption band (550 nm). The effects of temperature, pressure, and humidity during curing of the films pointed to the need for carefully controlling these parameters. For casting films at the high altitude of Mexico City (≈ 2500 meters), the optimum conditions are 45-75% r.h. and 20-25° C for a drying period of 72 to 92 hours, when the solvent is a mixture of ethanol and 2-methoxyethanol. The response of films fabricated in this way were compared with those of commercially available PVB and Nylon films. The effects of temperature, humidity, and period of storage on the response of these films were studied in the range from -5 to 60° C and from 11.8 to 96.6% r.h. for up to four months between irradiation and spectral analysis, and within nominal experimental uncertainty (≈ 10%), we found that all the radiochromic films studied can be stored for extended periods under steady-state conditions in the temperature range from -5 to 30° C and from 11.8-75.6% r.h. without correction factors for instability, but under extreme conditions of moisture at elevated temperatures the radiochromic image showed a fading effect on storage.

  3. Oxidized potato starch based thermoplastic films : Effect of combination of hydrophilic and amphiphilic plasticizers

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    Niazi, Muhammad Bilal Khan; Broekhuis, Antonius A.

    2016-01-01

    Different combinations of hydrophilic (glycerol and water) and amphiphilic (isoleucine) plasticizers were studied in the production of thermoplastic starch (TPS) powders and films from oxidized potato starch. All powder samples had an irregular and shrivelled morphology. In all mixtures containing i

  4. Light Trapping in Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells on Plastic Substrates

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    de Jong, M.M.

    2013-01-01

    In the search for sustainable energy sources, solar energy can fulfil a large part of the growing demand. The biggest threshold for large-scale solar energy harvesting is the solar panel price. For drastic cost reductions, roll-to-roll fabrication of thin film silicon solar cells using plastic subst

  5. Rapid and simple colorimetric assay for detecting the enzymatic degradation of biodegradable plastic films.

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    Shinozaki, Yukiko; Watanabe, Takashi; Nakajima-Kambe, Toshiaki; Kitamoto, Hiroko K

    2013-01-01

    We developed a rapid and simple method for evaluating the degradation of solid biodegradable plastics (BPs). Dye-containing BP films were used as substrates and the release of dye caused by the degradation of BPs was confirmed by a color change in the enzyme solution after a reaction time of 24 h.

  6. Conductive plastic film electrodes for Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) treatment : A proof of principle

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    Roodenburg, B.; Haan, S.W.H. de; Boxtel, L.B.J. van; Hatt, V.; Wouters, P.C.; Coronel, P.; Ferreira, J.A.

    2010-01-01

    Nowadays Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) treatment of food needs to be performed prior to packaging, either hygienic or aseptic packaging is necessary. New techniques for PEF treatment after packaging can be considered when plastic conductive (film) electrodes can be integrated within the package, so th

  7. Light Trapping in Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells on Plastic Substrates

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    de Jong, M.M.

    2013-01-01

    In the search for sustainable energy sources, solar energy can fulfil a large part of the growing demand. The biggest threshold for large-scale solar energy harvesting is the solar panel price. For drastic cost reductions, roll-to-roll fabrication of thin film silicon solar cells using plastic

  8. Size effects in single crystal thin films : nonlocal crystal plasticity simulations

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    Yefimov, S; van der Giessen, E

    2005-01-01

    Stress relaxation in single crystalline thin films on substrates subjected to thermal loading is studied using a recently proposed nonlocal continuum crystal plasticity theory. The theory is founded on a statistical-mechanics description of the collective behaviour of dislocations in multiple slip,

  9. Conductive plastic film electrodes for Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) treatment : A proof of principle

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    Roodenburg, B.; Haan, S.W.H. de; Boxtel, L.B.J. van; Hatt, V.; Wouters, P.C.; Coronel, P.; Ferreira, J.A.

    2010-01-01

    Nowadays Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) treatment of food needs to be performed prior to packaging, either hygienic or aseptic packaging is necessary. New techniques for PEF treatment after packaging can be considered when plastic conductive (film) electrodes can be integrated within the package, so

  10. Light Trapping in Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells on Plastic Substrates

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    de Jong, M.M.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/325844208

    2013-01-01

    In the search for sustainable energy sources, solar energy can fulfil a large part of the growing demand. The biggest threshold for large-scale solar energy harvesting is the solar panel price. For drastic cost reductions, roll-to-roll fabrication of thin film silicon solar cells using plastic subst

  11. Effect of Plasticizer Type and Concentration on Tensile, Thermal and Barrier Properties of Biodegradable Films Based on Sugar Palm (Arenga pinnata Starch

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    Muhammed L. Sanyang

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The use of starch based films as a potential alternative choice to petroleum derived plastics is imperative for environmental waste management. This study presents a new biopolymer (sugar palm starch for the preparation of biodegradable packaging films using a solution casting technique. The effect of different plasticizer types (glycerol (G, sorbitol (S and glycerol-sorbitol (GS combination with varying concentrations (0, 15, 30 and 45, w/w% on the tensile, thermal and barrier properties of sugar palm starch (SPS films was evaluated. Regardless of plasticizer types, the tensile strength of plasticized SPS films decreased, whereas their elongation at break (E% increased as the plasticizer concentrations were raised. However, the E% for G and GS-plasticized films significantly decreased at a higher plasticizer concentration (45% w/w due to the anti-plasticization effect of plasticizers. Change in plasticizer concentration showed an insignificant effect on the thermal properties of S-plasticized films. The glass transition temperature of SPS films slightly decreased as the plasticizer concentration increased from 15% to 45%. The plasticized films exhibited increased water vapor permeability values from 4.855 × 10−10 to 8.70 × 10−10 g·m−1·s−1·Pa−1, irrespective of plasticizer types. Overall, the current study manifested that plasticized sugar palm starch can be regarded as a promising biopolymer for biodegradable films.

  12. Technique of green mulch spreading

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    Schäfer, Winfried; Väisänen, Jaana; Pihala, Marjo

    2001-01-01

    Finland’s policy of subsidising the conversion to organic production precipitated the rapid growth of organic farming in the 1990’s. As a consequence, many stockless farms encountered the problems of nitrogen deficit, poor grain quality, and weed control. Since the spreading of green mulch on cash crops is very common especially in tropical agriculture, organic fertilisers like green mulch may be an alternative that would compensate for the prohibition on the use of mineral N-fertilisers. How...

  13. Polyamines as new cationic plasticizers for pectin-based edible films.

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    Esposito, Marilena; Di Pierro, Prospero; Regalado-Gonzales, Carlos; Mariniello, Loredana; Giosafatto, C Valeria L; Porta, Raffaele

    2016-11-20

    Zeta potential and particle size were determined on pectin aqueous solutions as a function of pH and the effects of calcium ions, putrescine and spermidine on pectin film forming solutions and derived films were studied. Ca(2+) and polyamines were found to differently influence pectin zeta potential as well as thickness and mechanical and barrier properties of pectin films prepared at pH 7.5 either in the presence or absence of the plasticizer glycerol. In particular, Ca(2+) was found to increase film tensile strength and elongation at break only in the presence of glycerol and did not affect film thickness and permeability to both water vapor and CO2. Conversely, increasing polyamine concentrations progressively reduced film tensile strength and markedly enhanced film thickness, elongation at break and permeability to water vapor and CO2, both in the presence and absence of glycerol. Our findings indicate that polyamines give rise to a structural organization of the heteropolysaccharide different from that determined by calcium ions, previously described as "egg box" model, and suggest their possible application as plasticizers to produce pectin-based "bioplastics" with different features.

  14. Physicochemical and morphological properties of plasticized poly(vinyl alcohol)-agar biodegradable films.

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    Madera-Santana, T J; Freile-Pelegrín, Y; Azamar-Barrios, J A

    2014-08-01

    The effects of the addition of glycerol (GLY) on the physicochemical and morphological properties of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)-agar films were reported. PVA-agar films were prepared by solution cast method, and the addition of GLY in PVA-agar films altered the optical properties, resulting in a decrease in opacity values and in the color difference (ΔE) of the films. Structural characterization using Fourier transformation infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction (XRD) indicated that the presence of GLY altered the intensity of the bands (from 1200 to 800cm(-1)) and crystallinity. The characterization of the thermal properties indicated that an increase in the agar content produces a decrease in the melting temperature and augments the heat of fusion. Similar tendencies were observed in plasticized films, but at different magnification. The formulation that demonstrated the lowest mechanical properties contained 25wt.% agar, whereas the formulation that contained 75wt.% agar demonstrated a significant improvement. The water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) and surface morphology analysis demonstrated that the structure of PVA-agar films is reorganized upon GLY addition. The physicochemical properties of PVA-agar films using GLY as a plasticizer provide information for the application of this formulation as packaging material for specific food applications.

  15. 不同覆盖措施对减少枣林休眠期土壤水分损失的影响%Effects of typical mulching patterns on soil water loss in jujube land during dormancy period

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    靳姗姗; 汪星; 汪有科; 佘檀

    2016-01-01

    To promote development of the forestry and alleviate soil water depletion in forest land, a better understanding of the effects of different mulching patterns on soil moisture region, and further seeking reasonable soil conservation measures in loess hilly-gully are paramount important. As the severe soil water depletion existed in forest land in the semiarid area of the Loess Plateau, the soil water contents under 3 different mulching patterns in jujube orchard were measured using a neutron probe (CNC100 DR, ChaoNeng, China) that had been calibrated using standard methods. From March 2012 to October 2015, volumetric soil water content was measured 3 times per month. Measurements were made at the depth increment of 0.1 and 0.2 m in the 0–1 and 1–5 m soil layer, respectively. Meanwhile, the meteorological data were collected from meteorological station near the experimental plots. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of mulching patterns on soil water loss in jujube orchard during dormancy period. The test plots were located at Yuanzhi Mount in Mizhi County, Shaanxi Province. The test plots were selected in the 11-aged dwarf close planting jujube forest in October 2011. Three level-terraces with similar slope and aspect were established on a hillslope. For each level-terrace, 4 treatments (straw mulching, plastic film mulching, gravel mulching, and bare land) were set to explore the effects of mulching patterns on soil moisture. The plot scale for 4 treatments was 2 m × 3 m and the area for each plot was thus 6 m2. The 20 cm wide and 5 m deep ditch all around each plot was excavated for each plot. To isolate the surrounding soil water and root on the test plot, about 1 mm thick plastic was used. There was no irrigation during the experiment. The thickness of the straw mulching was 10-12 cm, while the particle size of gravel mulching was 0.5-1.0 cm with a thickness about 5 cm. In the plastic film mulching treatment plot, the terrain around

  16. Thin-Film Coated Plastic Wrap for Food Packaging

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    Hsin-Yu Wu

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the antimicrobial property and food package capability of polymethylpentene (PMP substrate with silicon oxdie (SiOx and organic silicon (SiCxHy stacked layers deposited by an inductively coupled plasma chemical vapor deposition system were investigated. The experimental results show that the stacked pair number of SiOx/SiCxHy on PMP is limited to three pairs, beyond which the films will crack and cause package failure. The three-pair SiOx/SiCxHy on PMP shows a low water vapor transmission rate of 0.57 g/m2/day and a high water contact angle of 102°. Three-pair thin-film coated PMP demonstrates no microbe adhesion and exhibits antibacterial properties within 24 h. Food shelf life testing performed at 28 °C and 80% humidity reports that the three-pair thin-film coated PMP can enhance the food shelf-life to 120 h. The results indicate that the silicon-based thin film may be a promising material for antibacterial food packaging applications to extend the shelf-life of food products.

  17. Thin-Film Coated Plastic Wrap for Food Packaging.

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    Wu, Hsin-Yu; Liu, Ting-Xuan; Hsu, Chia-Hsun; Cho, Yun-Shao; Xu, Zhi-Jia; Liao, Shu-Chuan; Zeng, Bo-Han; Jiang, Yeu-Long; Lien, Shui-Yang

    2017-07-18

    In this study, the antimicrobial property and food package capability of polymethylpentene (PMP) substrate with silicon oxdie (SiOx) and organic silicon (SiCxHy) stacked layers deposited by an inductively coupled plasma chemical vapor deposition system were investigated. The experimental results show that the stacked pair number of SiOx/SiCxHy on PMP is limited to three pairs, beyond which the films will crack and cause package failure. The three-pair SiOx/SiCxHy on PMP shows a low water vapor transmission rate of 0.57 g/m²/day and a high water contact angle of 102°. Three-pair thin-film coated PMP demonstrates no microbe adhesion and exhibits antibacterial properties within 24 h. Food shelf life testing performed at 28 °C and 80% humidity reports that the three-pair thin-film coated PMP can enhance the food shelf-life to 120 h. The results indicate that the silicon-based thin film may be a promising material for antibacterial food packaging applications to extend the shelf-life of food products.

  18. 地膜中酞酸酯类化合物及重金属对土壤-大豆体系的污染研究%Pollution by Phthalate Esters and Heavy Metals in Plastic Film in Soil-Soybean System

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    于立红; 王鹏; 焦峰; 王孟雪; 于立河

    2011-01-01

    在盐化草甸土和草甸白浆土上,采用田间试验研究了大豆各生育时期不同地膜残留量土壤和植株中邻苯二甲酸二丁酯(DBP)、邻苯二甲酸二异辛酯(DEHP)及重金属Pb、Cd含量的差异性.试验结果表明,大豆各生育时期,高倍地膜残留量土壤和植株中DBP、DEHP含量高于低倍残留量,各处理间差异达到显著水平,植株中末检测出DEHP.对照(CK)处理中壤中DBP和DEHP含量随着生育周期延长显著降低,1倍和3倍地膜残留量处理则呈增加趋势;对DBP和DEHP含量与生育时期做相关分析,各处理均为显著相关.各生育时期,高倍地膜残留量土壤中Pb、Cd含量均高于低倍残留量,处理间达到显著水平.相同处理各生育时期,土壤中Pb、Cd含量无明显变化.1倍和3倍处理植株和籽粒中Pb、Cd含量差异不显著,各处理籽粒中Pb、Cd含量低于植株.盐化草甸土和草甸白浆土试验结论相同.%The field experiment was conducted to study the different contents of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), Pb, and Cd in both soil and the plants in soybean growth periods with different residual amount of mulching plastic film in salinized meadow soil and meadow albic soil. According to the ex periment, the contents of DBP and DEHP are higher with high residual mulching film compared with that of lower treatment, and the difference is obvious; the DEHP was not discovered in the plants. As for the contents of DEHP and DBP in comparison soil, they decline obviously as the plants grow, while they show growth from 1 time to 3 times residual amount of mulching plastic film. Analysis DBP and DEHP contents was made in different periods which are obvious in the result. The contents of Pb and Cd are higher with high residual mulching film compared with that of lower treatment, and the difference is obvious. No obvious change in the contents of Pb and Cd was detected in different periods under the same treatment; and

  19. Buckling patterns of thin films on compliant substrates: the effect of plasticity

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    Yin Jie; Chen Xi, E-mail: xichen@columbia.edu [Columbia Nanomechanics Research Center, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (United States)

    2011-02-02

    Most previous studies on spontaneous buckling pattern formations in thin films on compliant substrates were limited to elastic deformation, where the herringbone mode is the most often observed under equi-biaxial compression. In practice, plastic deformation is often encountered in ductile metal and polymer films. The effect of plasticity on buckling patterns is explored in this paper using extensive finite element simulations, where the film is assumed to be elastic-perfectly plastic. It is found that upon equi-biaxial compression, depending on the competition among the yield strain, critical buckling strain and applied strain, three new types of patterns may emerge: the plastic diamond-like pattern, the elastoplastic square lattice pattern and the elastoplastic sharp herringbone pattern, and their characteristics are compared with the elastic herringbone mode. Moreover, unique features including the asymmetry in crests and troughs, the sharp saw-like undulation profile and varying wavelengths with applied strain are observed for some types of the new patterns. The study may find its potential applications in the design of stretchable electronics, fabrication of micro/nanofluid channels or channel networks, and morphogenesis of tissues and plants, among others.

  20. Fabrication of superhydrophobic film by microcellular plastic foaming method

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    Zhang, Zhen Xiu; Li, Ya Nan; Xia, Lin; Ma, Zhen Guo; Xin, Zhen Xiang; Kim, Jin Kuk

    2014-08-01

    To solve the complicated manufacturing operation and the usage of toxic solvent problems, a simple and novel method to fabricate superhydrophobic film by surface foaming method was introduced in this paper. The superhydrophobic property of the foamed material was obtained at a contact angle >150° and a rolling angle about 8°. The foamed material can instantly generate its superhydrophobicity via peeling process. The effects of blowing agent content, foaming time and peeling rate on the foam structure and superhydrophobicity were studied.

  1. Utilization of starch films plasticized with urea as fertilizer for improvement of plant growth.

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    Rychter, Piotr; Kot, Marta; Bajer, Krzysztof; Rogacz, Diana; Šišková, Alena; Kapuśniak, Janusz

    2016-02-10

    The utilization of starch films, obtained by extrusion of potato starch with urea as plasticizer, for the fertilization of plants has been undertaken. Release rate of urea from the starch films was conducted in water conditions. The molecular weight distribution, surface erosion and weight loss of the starch samples have been determined. The evaluation of efficiency of urea as a fertilizer in the process of release from the starch films was performed under laboratory conditions based on the plant growth test proposed by OECD 208 Guideline and the PN-ISO International Standard using oat and common radish. Although among extruded starch-based films, those that contain the highest amount of fertilizer hold the most promise for a delayed release system, the time of release of fertilizer from obtained films in undertaken study was not satisfactory. All the same, in the present study effort has been made to utilize extruded samples as a fertilizer for agriculture or horticulture purposes. Urea-plasticized starch was successfully used as a fertilizer. Plant growth assessment, including determination of such parameters as fresh and dry matter of plants and their visual evaluation, has proved the stimulating effect of using extruded films on the growth and development of cultivated plants.

  2. Study on Control Technology of Pollution Mulching Peanut by Aspergillus flavus%地膜覆盖花生黄曲霉污染的防治研究

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    周伟; 徐久飞; 杜献明

    2015-01-01

    采用单因素完全随机试验设计,通过地膜覆盖和裸露种植的方法,对不同试验地块土壤样本菌相、花生生长期土层温度等生长条件进行测定分析。结果表明,不同地块土壤中含黄曲霉菌数量不同,且不同地块菌株数量存在显著差异;不含产毒菌株的地块,覆膜种植对花生污染黄曲霉毒素的影响不显著;含产毒菌株的地块,覆膜种植对花生污染黄曲霉毒素的影响较大,且产毒菌株越多,受黄曲霉毒素污染越重。从果针下扎到收获期间,覆膜种植土层温度高于裸露种植是导致覆膜种植花生黄曲霉毒素污染加重的重要因素。实际生产中可采取综合防治技术以达到降低黄曲霉毒素污染的目的。%A single-factor completely randomized experimental design was used in this study. Through plastic film mulching and bare planting on different experimental plots, growth conditions such as soil sample bacterial phase, soil temperature in peanut growth period were determined and an-alyzed.The results showed that the number of Aspergillus flavus with different plots in soil was dif-ferent, and the number of strains showed significant difference.In the absence of toxigenic strain plots, effects of plastic film mulching cultivation on peanut aflatoxin contamination were not signifi-cant.On the contrary, in containing strains plots, effects of plastic film mulching cultivation on pea-nut aflatoxin contamination were significant.And the more the number of toxigenic strains, the more serious contamination conducted by aflatoxin.This study suggests that, the soil temperature under plastic film mulching cultivation was higher than under bare cultivation during the period from pegging to harvest.This is also the important factor leading to the more serious contamination by aflatoxin un-der plastic film mulching cultivation.In the actual production, we can adopt comprehensive prevention and control technology

  3. Efficient coating of transparent and conductive carbon nanotube thin films on plastic substrates

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    Ng, M H Andrew; Hartadi, Lysia T; Tan Huiwen; Poa, C H Patrick [Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, 3 Research Link, 117602 (Singapore)], E-mail: patrick-poa@imre.a-star.edu.sg

    2008-05-21

    Optically transparent and electrically conductive single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) thin films were fabricated at room temperature using a dip-coating technique. The film transparency and sheet resistance can be easily tailored by controlling the number of coatings. Aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTS) was used as an adhesion promoter and, together with surfactant Triton X-100, greatly improved the SWNTs coating. Only five coats were required to obtain a sheet resistance of 2.05 {omega}{open_square} and film transparency of 84 %T. The dip-coated film after post-deposition treatment with nitric acid has a sheet resistance as low as 130 {omega}{open_square} at 69 %T. This technique is suitable for large-scale SWNT coating at room temperature and can be used on different types of substrates such as glass and plastics. This paper will discuss the role of the adhesion promoter and surfactant in the coating process.

  4. Effectiveness of inorganic and organic mulching for soil salinity and sodicity control in a grapevine orchard drip-irrigated with moderately saline waters

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Soil mulching is a sensible strategy to reduce evaporation, accelerate crop development, reduce erosion and assist in weed control, but its efficiency for soil salinity control is not as well documented. The benefits of inorganic (plastic and organic (grapevine pruning residues mulching for soil salinity and sodicity control were quantified in a grapevine orchard (cultivars ‘Autumn’ Royal and ‘Crimson’ drip-irrigated with moderately saline waters. Soil samples were taken at the beginning and end of the 2008 and 2009 irrigation seasons in six vines of each cultivar and mulching treatment. Soil saturation extract electrical conductivity (ECe, chloride (Cle and sodium adsorption ratio (SARe values increased in all treatments of both grapevines along the irrigation seasons, but the increases were much lower in the mulched than in the bare soils due to reduced evaporation losses and concomitant decreases in salt evapo-concentration. The absolute salinity and sodicity daily increases in ‘Autumn’ and ‘Crimson’ 2008 and in ‘Crimson’ 2009 were on the average 44% lower in the plastic and 76% lower in the organic mulched soils than in the bare soil. The greater efficiency of the organic than the plastic mulch in ‘Crimson’ 2009 was attributed to the leaching of salts by a precipitation of 104 mm that infiltrated the organic mulch but was intercepted by the plastic mulch. Although further work is needed to substantiate these results, the conclusion is that the plastic mulch and, particularly, the organic mulch were more efficient than the bare soil for soil salinity and sodicity control.

  5. Variation trends in decomposition rate of corn straw and in temperature and relative humidity of straw returned layer when returning straw to blank strips above plastic film%带膜还田时玉米秸秆的腐解率和还田层的温湿度变化趋势

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    卢秉林; 包兴国; 车宗贤; 张久东; 杨新强; 王平

    2016-01-01

    To provide a theoretical basis and technical support for returning corn straw to field in local areas ,varia-tion trends in decomposition rate of corn straw ,and temperature and relative humidity of straw returned layer when return-ing straw to blank strips above plastic film were studied by using nylon net bags in Hexi oasis irrigation .The results showed that straw returning could increase topsoil temperature at around 8 am but alleviate the soil temperature decline at around 8 pm .Daily average relative humidity ,maximum relative humidity and minimum relative humidity at the straw re-turned layer under straw-buried to blank strips above the plastic film were higher than those with the straw-mulching treat-ment ,but the diurnal relative humidity was lower .Meanwhile ,daily minimum temperature at the straw returned layer by the straw-buried treatment was higher than that by straw-mulching ,but the average daily temperature ,maximum tempera-ture and diurnal temperature were lower than those by straw-mulching to blank strips above cover plastic film .The tem-perature ,relative humidity and decomposition time of straw returning layer were the main influencing factors for corn straw decomposition .Temperature at the straw returned layer had the greatest effect on the decomposition of corn straw , followed by relative humidity and decomposition time .The temperature and relative humidity at the straw returned layer played major roles in the decomposition of straw and the decomposition time played a secondary role under straw-mulcheing to blank strips above plastic film .The temperature ,relative humidity and decomposition time played major roles in the decomposition rate of corn straw under straw-buried to blank strips above cover plastic film model .Straw-buried treatment entered the peak stage of straw decomposition after 30 days ,while the monthly decomposition rate of corn straw reached to 15% ~16% . Straw-mulched treatment entered the peak stage of straw

  6. Improving effect of mulching methods on moderately saline soil and sunflower yield%不同覆盖方式对中度盐渍土壤的改良增产效应研究

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    梁建财; 史海滨; 李瑞平; 杨树青; 辛静静; 王志超

    2015-01-01

    Soil surface mulching with plastic film or crop straws can prevent secondary soil salinization and improve crop water use efficiency (WUE). An experiment was conducted in a moderately saline field to investigate the effects of different mulching methods on soil characteristics and sunflower yield. Seven treatments were conducted in the study, including 9 000 kg·hm−2 chopped maize straw mulching (F0.9), 6 000 kg·hm−2 chopped maize straw mulching (F0.6), whole maize straw mulching (YZ), whole sunflower straw mulching (KZ), plastic film mulching (DM), second-used plastic film mulching (MG) and no mulching (CK). The study analyzed the effects of different mulching methods on soil water and salt movement, sunflower yield and economic benefits of moderately saline soils. The aim of the study was to improve production effects of surface mulching of saline soils. The results showed that salt contents in the 0−5 cm soil layer under treatments of F0.9, YZ and DM decreased while those under MG, F0.6, KZ and CK treatments increased at harvest compared with thoes at sowing. Also salt contents at the 0−20 cm soil layer under F0.9 and DM treatments decreased while those under F0.6, YZ, MG, KZ and CK treatments increased at harvest compared with those at sowing. Different mulching treatments had significantly different effects on soil salt content in the 0−20 cm soil layer. The effects of different mulching methods on soil salt content were inclined to similar with increasing soil depth. In terms of salt content in the 0−20 cm soil layer, F0.9 treatment was the lowest, which suggested that F0.9 treatment had the best salt inhibitory effect. The inhibitory effects on soil salt of mulching measures of DM and F0.6 were similar. For different straw mulching treatments, the inhibitory effects on soil salt of F0.9 and F0.6 were better than those of YZ and KZ. For different plastic film mulching treatments, the inhibitory effect on soil salt of DM was better than that of MG

  7. Effect of plasticizer type and concentration on physical properties of biodegradable films based on sugar palm (arenga pinnata) starch for food packaging

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    Sanyang, M. L.; Sapuan, S. M.; Jawaid, M.; M. R. Ishak; J. Sahari

    2015-01-01

    In this study, sugar palm starch (SPS) films were developed using glycerol (G), sorbitol (S) or their combination (GS) as plasticizers at the ratio of 15, 30 and 45 (wt)% using casting technique. The addition of plasticizers to SPS film-forming solutions helped to overcome the brittle and fragile nature of unplasticized SPS films. Increased plasticizer concentration resulted to an increase in film thickness, moisture content and solubility. On the contrary, density and water...

  8. Thermoplastic starch plasticized with alginate-glycerol mixtures: Melt-processing evaluation and film properties.

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    López, Olivia V; Ninago, Mario D; Lencina, M M Soledad; García, María A; Andreucetti, Noemí A; Ciolino, Andrés E; Villar, Marcelo A

    2015-08-01

    Corn starch melt-processing in the presence of a commonly used plasticizer mixture (water/glycerol) and a non-conventional alternative (alginate/glycerol) was evaluated. All assayed formulations were successfully processed by melt-mixing and injected in circular probes. It was determined that all samples presented a typical viscoelastic behavior, observing a decrease in storage and loss modulus with water and alginate concentration, which facilitated samples processability. Concerning to thermal stability, it was not affected neither for water nor alginate presence. From injected probes, flexible films were obtained by thermo-compression. Films with the highest assayed water content presented a sticky appearance, whereas those containing alginate were non-tacky. Plasticizing action of water and alginate was evidenced by the occurrence of homogeneous fracture surfaces, without the presence of unmelted starch granules. Besides, the shift of glass transition temperature to lower values also corroborated the plasticizing effect of both additives. In conclusion, obtained results demonstrated the well-plasticizing action of sodium alginate on starch matrix, turning this additive into a promissory alternative to replace water during melt-processing of thermoplastic corn-starch.

  9. Physical and biological treatments of polyethylene-rice starch plastic films

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    El-Naggar, Manal M.A., E-mail: mmelnaggar@yahoo.com [Microbiology Lab., National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Alexandria (Egypt); Farag, Magdy Gh. [Development Plastic Center, Victoria, Alexandria (Egypt)

    2010-04-15

    This study aimed to produce an industrial applicable thermo-stable {alpha}-amylase from marine Bacillus amyloliquefaciens which isolated and selected according to its significant enzyme production. The effect of different pH values and temperatures on the bacterial growth and the enzyme production was estimated using an experimental statistical design; maximum amylase production and bacterial growth was obtained at pH 7.0 and 50 deg. C. Some biodegradable polyethylene rice starch plastic films (PERS-P) were manufactured using 0, 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10% starch concentrations. The biodegradability (reduction in the plastic elongation%) was tested using the exposure to UV radiation at {lambda}{sub 300-400nm} (intensity of about 1000 W/m{sup 2}) and the produced B. amyloliquefaciens thermo-stable {alpha}-amylase. A significant reduction in the elongation% of these biodegradable plastics was observed in both cases especially on testing the 10% PERS-P; they showed a reduction of 26% and 20%, respectively, compared to the untreated plastic films (180 {+-} 5).

  10. Identification of fatty foods with contamination possibilities by plasticizers when stored in PVC film packaging

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    Hilda Duval Barros

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Poly-(vinyl chloride (PVC requires the addition of plasticizers - additives that give flexibility and malleability for its processing into flexible film. The most used ones are: di-(2-ethylhexyl adipate (DEHA and di-(2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP. Toxic effects of DEHP have been observed by several authors. Phthalates are being replaced by alternative substances in PVC flexible products, because of their possible toxicological effects. DEHA is a substitute for phthalates widely used as a plasticizer in PVC materials for involving food. Some authors have shown that the exposure to DEHA also induces toxicity. A cross-sectional study was performed to identify which fatty foods carry the possibility of contamination by DEHP and DEHA. Eighteen different foods with at least 3% (m/m fat and the possibility of being wrapped in plastic film were determined. This study suggested that all foods were subject to contamination by DEHP and DEHA in those conditions - in decreasing consumption order of 96 to 22% in the convenience sample. New guidelines on the limits of DEHA and DEHP established by the Brazilian legislation, as additives in PVC film for packaging fatty food, are still relevant to ensure human health.

  11. A Sustainable Performance Assessment Framework for Plastic Film Supply Chain Management from a Chinese Perspective

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    Full Text Available Academics’ and practitioners’ interest in sustainable supply chain management has received great concern in recent years. The application of biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP plastic film has had a significant influence on the economic, environmental and social performance of supply chain management. However, research on the integration of these three sustainable dimensions is still rare in this field. In this paper, we identify sustainability criteria based on a triple bottom line approach (economic benefit, environmental protection and social responsibility from the supply chain perspective, develop a hybrid multi-criteria decision making framework to evaluate the criteria and select alternatives and apply the proposed approach to a real case study at a focal BOPP plastic film company in China. In the framework, a fuzzy analytical hierarchy process (FAHP is used to determine the performance criteria weights and a fuzzy technique for order performance by similarity to ideal solution (FTOPSIS is applied to rank the alternatives. The case study finds that the economic dimension was the most important aspect with environmental second and social third. The results also verify the effectiveness of the proposed framework. This paper develops an effective and systematic approach for decision makers to conduct evaluations and select optimal alternatives for focal plastic film companies.

  12. Design and simulation of three rigid-one flexible forming hole mechanism of film mulch and punch planter%覆膜穴播机三刚一柔成穴机构的设计及仿真

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    刘小龙; 石林榕; 孙伟; 赵武云; 张瑞; 李亚丽; 赵志伟; 吴建民

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    针对我国覆膜玉米穴播机采用的平行四杆成穴机构作业时垂直入土扰动大、撕膜严重的问题,设计了三刚一柔成穴机构,主要将平行四杆机构从动杆换装为弹簧阻尼杆。基于 Adams 建立三刚一柔成穴机构和平行四杆机构仿真模型,并在相同条件下进行仿真,结果表明:三刚一柔成穴机构的成穴杆在 x 轴水平方向较平行四杆机构位移变化较小且平滑,在 y 轴垂直方向趋势一致;三刚一柔成穴机构的成穴杆对前后土型均有扰动,但扰动力均较小,而平行四杆机构只对前边的土壤有扰动,但扰动力是三刚一柔机构的9.4倍。因此,所设计的三刚一柔成穴机构较平行四杆机构对土壤扰动小,有利于种子发芽,成穴杆不受力时又可恢复至垂直入土的状态,对地膜破坏较小。%Pointed at the problem of large disturbance and seriously tearing film when corn film mulch and punch planter perpendicularly inserted the soil by parallel four-bar mechanism in our country,designed out the three rigid-one flexible forming hole mechanism,the parallel four-bar mechanism was replaced by the spring damping pole.Based on the Adams,established the simulation models as three rigid-one flexible mechanism and parallel four-bar mechanism,and which was simulated at the same conditions.The results showed that:The forming hole pole of the three rigid-one flexible mechanism was less change of displacement and smooth in the level direction in x axis than the parallel four-bar mecha-nism,while in y axis,the vertical direction trend was basically consistent.The pole of the three rigid-one flexible form-ing hole mechanism had slight disturbance to the front and back soil model,but the parallel four-bar mechanism only dis-turbed to the front soil,the disturbing force was 9.4 times higher than the three rigid-one flexible mechanism.Therefore, the design of three rigid-one flexible mechanism had less

  13. High-rate deposition of nano-crystalline silicon thin films on plastics

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    Marins, E.; Guduru, V.; Cerqueira, F.; Alpuim, P. [Centro de Fisica, Universidade do Minho, 4800-058 Guimaraes, 4710-057 Braga (Portugal); Ribeiro, M. [Centro de Nanotecnologia e Materiais Tecnicos, Funcionais e Inteligentes (CeNTI), 4760-034 Vila Nova de Famalicao (Portugal); Bouattour, A. [Institut fuer Physikalische Elektronik (ipe), Universitaet Stuttgart, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)

    2011-03-15

    Nanocrystalline silicon (nc-Si:H) is commonly used in the bottom cell of tandem solar cells. With an indirect bandgap, nc-Si:H requires thicker ({proportional_to}1 {mu}m) films for efficient light harvesting than amorphous Si (a-Si:H) does. Therefore, thin-film high deposition rates are crucial for further cost reduction of highly efficient a-Si:H based photovoltaic technology. Plastic substrates allow for further cost reduction by enabling roll-to-roll inline deposition. In this work, high nc-Si:H deposition rates on plastic were achieved at low substrate temperature (150 C) by standard Radio-frequency (13.56 MHz) Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition. Focus was on the influence of deposition pressure, inter-electrode distance (1.2 cm) and high power coupled to the plasma, on the hydrogen-to-silane dilution ratios (HD) necessary to achieve the amorphous-to-nanocrystalline phase transition and on the resulting film deposition rate. For each pressure and rf-power, there is a value of HD for which the films start to exhibit a certain amount of crystalline fraction. For constant rf-power, this value increases with pressure. Within the parameter range studied the deposition rate was highest (0.38 nm/s) for nc-Si:H films deposited at 6 Torr, 700 mW/cm{sup 2} using HD of 98.5%. Decreasing the pressure to 3 Torr (1.5 Torr) and rf-power to 350 mW/cm{sup 2} using HD - 98.5% deposition rate is 0.12 nm/s (0.076 nm/s). Raman crystalline fraction of these films is 72, 62 and 53% for the 6, 3 and 1.5 Torr films, respectively (copyright 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  14. A novel biobased plasticizer of epoxidized cardanol glycidylether: Synthesis and application in soft poly(vinyl chloride) films

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    A novel plasticizer derived from cardanol, epoxied cardanol glycidyl ether (ECGE), was synthesized and characterized by 1H-NMR and 13C-NMR. Effects of the ECGE combined with dioctyl phthalate (DOP), a commercial plasticizer, in soft poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) films were studied. Dynamic mechanical a...

  15. Morphology and thermal properties of PLA films plasticized with aliphatic oligoesters; Morfologia e propriedades termicas de filmes de PLA plastificados com oligoesteres alifaticos

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    Inacio, Erika M.; Dias, Marcos L., E-mail: erika.minacio@ima.ufrj.br [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Lima, Maria Celiana P. [Instituto Federal do Rio de Janeiro (IFRJ), Duque de Caxias, RJ (Brazil)

    2015-07-01

    The addition of plasticizers to poly(lactic acid) (PLA) is one of the known ways of changing its ductility, making possible the modification of its mechanical and thermal properties. In this work, it was synthesized two biodegradable aliphatic oligoesters: oligo(trimethylene sebacate) (OST) and oligo(trimethylene malonate) (OMT), and these oligomers were used as plasticizer in cast films of commercial film grade PLA at concentrations of 1, 5 and 10 wt% of each plasticizer. X-ray diffraction (XRD) was used to investigate the morphology and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was also used aiming the evaluation of the thermal properties of these films. The PLA films containing no plasticizer showed an amorphous behavior, and the addition of PMT on the PLA films acted, simultaneously, decreasing the Tg, and rising the material's crystallinity. In contrast, the increased addition of OST to the PLA films did not change the Tg, and equally, did not have a significant changes in the material's crystallinity. Therefore, it was possible to observe the effect of the concentration of oligomers on the crystallinity of the films as well as the no plasticizer effect of the OST. (author)

  16. Development of flexible plasmonic plastic sensor using nanograting textured laminating film

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    Kumari, Sudha; Mohapatra, Saswat; Moirangthem, Rakesh S.

    2017-02-01

    The work presented in this paper describes the development of a cost-effective, flexible plasmonic plastic sensor using gold-coated nanograting nanoimprinted on a laminating plastic. The fabrication of plasmonic plastic sensor involved the transfer of nanograting pattern from polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) polymer stamp to laminating plastic via thermal nanoimprint lithography, and subsequent gold film deposition. Gold-coated nanograting sample acted as a plasmonic chip, which exhibited surface plasmon resonance (SPR) mode in reflectance spectra under the white light illumination. The theoretical calculation was performed to study and analyze the excited SPR mode on the plasmonic chip. Further, the bulk refractive index sensitivity was demonstrated with respect to changing surrounding dielectric medium giving a value about 800  ±  27 nm/RIU (refractive index unit). In addition, the surface binding sensitivity upon adsorption of bovine serum albumin protein on the sensor surface was approximately 4.605 nm/(ng/mm2).We believe that our proposed low-cost plastic based plasmonic sensing device could be a potential candidate for the label-free and high-throughput screening of biological molecules.

  17. 覆膜方式对旱地糜子生育后期干物质积累与转运的影响%Effects of Film Mulching Modes on Dry Matter Accumulation and Transportation Characteristics of Broomcorn Millet at Later Growing Stage in Arid Land

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    张盼盼; 冯乃杰; 郑殿峰; 柯希望; 金喜军; 殷丽华; 刘洋; 刘涛; 石英; 张洪鹏; 马爽

    2015-01-01

    The variety of Jinshu 7 was used as material to study the effects of film mulching modes on dry matter accumulation and transportation characteristics of broomcorn millet at later growing stage in arid land. The results showed that it compared with traditional planting,and the above-ground dry matter accumulation of film side dibble and flat film dibble increased by 55.56%, 27.88%,and seed dry matter increased by 9.25%,24.90% in the whole grain filling periods. Film mulching can contributed to the transportation of dry matter of vegetative organs to grains. The contribution to grain yield of stem was bigger than those of leaf and sheath,which was as high as 55.31%-56.08%. Film mulching had the obvious role in promoting grain number per plant and 1000-grain weight. Compared with traditional planting,the yield of film side dibble and flat film dibble increased by 40.52%and 51.2%, respectively,Which indicated that the effect of film side dibble to dry matter accumulation and transportation was better than film dibbling so as to increas grain yield in broomcorn millet.%以晋黍7号为材料,研究旱地不同覆膜方式对糜子生育后期干物质积累与转运的影响。试验结果表明,整个籽粒灌浆期,与露地条播相比,膜侧穴播、平膜穴播地上干物质的积累量分别增加55.56%、27.88%,籽粒干重分别提高9.25%、24.90%。覆膜能够促进花后营养器官干物质向籽粒中转运,茎干物质对籽粒的贡献率高于叶、鞘,其贡献率高达55.31%~56.08%。覆膜处理对糜子单株粒数、千粒重有明显的促进作用;膜侧穴播、平膜穴播分别比露地条播增产40.52%、51.2%,说明膜侧穴播对糜子干物质积累与转运的促进效果优于平膜穴播,有利于糜子产量的提高。

  18. Nonlinear response and two stable electroconducting states in transparent plasticized PVC films

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    Vlasov, D. V.; Apresyan, L. A.; Vlasova, T. V.; Kryshtob, V. I.

    2010-10-01

    The electric conductivity of transparent plasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) films with thicknesses about 30-50 μm has been studied in electric fields with strengths significantly below the breakdown level. It is established that the PVC films exhibit spontaneous reversible transitions between two stable states—with high and relatively low conductivities, in which the bulk resistivity amounts to ˜103 and 106 Ω m, respectively. Relaxation current-voltage characteristics have been measured in a continuous regime, which allowed the Debye relaxation processes to be taken into consideration and effects related to the nonlinearity and transitions between indicated states to be separated. A regime with deterministic switching between the two conducting states has been observed. A simple qualitative model that describes the anomalous character of conductivity in polymer films is proposed.

  19. Effect of Black and Clear Polyethylene Mulch on Yield and Yield Components of Melon in Salinity Stress Condition

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    Full Text Available Introduction: The term of Mulch, is the German word (Molsh means the soft, however, not soft, and made of plant debris or synthetic substances. Many positive effects attributed to the use of plastic mulch such as adjusting the temperature in the root environment, conserve moisture, reduce weeds, increase root growth, reduce soil erosion, and soil condensation and improve germination and early plant establishment. The use of mulch can reduce the harmful effects of salt in plants. Materials and Methods: To evaluate the effects of black and clear polyethylene mulch on yield and yield components of melon in salinity stress condition, a study was conducted in 2011 using split plot randomized based on complete block design with three replications in Varamin region. Three salinity levels of irrigation water of 2, 5 and 8 dS-1 as main factor and three plastic mulch treatments (no mulch, clear mulch and black mulch were considered as sub-plots. At harvest and after determining the yield and number of fruits harvested from each plot, the average number of fruits per plant was measured and fruit pulp thickness was recorded with calipers. Results Discussion The results showed interactive effects of salinity and mulch on fruit yield, number of fruits per plant, average fruit weight, fruit length, days to first harvest and fruit soluble solids percentage were statistically significant. In salinity levels of 2, 5 and 8 dS m-1, fruit yield increased, respectively, 19.6, 59, and 45.4 %in clear mulch compared to control. Similarly these increases for the black mulch were equal to 15.7, 41.9, and 21.4 percent, respectively. With 2, 5 and 8 dS m-1 salinity levels, fruit yield in the first harvest were 7.44, 7.72, and 6.98 t ha -1, respectively, which was significantly higher than without mulch and black mulch. Mulch can reduce evaporation and increase the level of moisture in the soil and thereby dilute the salt and reduce the harmful effects of salinity. Some

  20. Highly Uniform Thin-Film Transistors Printed on Flexible Plastic Films with Morphology-Controlled Carbon Nanotube Network Channels

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    Numata, Hideaki; Ihara, Kazuki; Saito, Takeshi; Endoh, Hiroyuki; Nihey, Fumiyuki

    2012-05-01

    Carbon nanotube (CNT) transistor arrays were fabricated on plastic films by printing. All the device elements were directly patterned by maskless printing without any additional patterning process, and minimum materials were used. During fabrication, the morphology of the CNT random network was controlled by an adsorption mechanism on the surface to be printed, which resulted in excellent and uniform electrical properties. The field-effect mobility was further improved by post-treatment to modify the morphology of the CNT network. These results are promising for realizing printed electronics integrated with CNT transistors.

  1. Much Improved Water Use Efficiency of Rice under Non-Flooded Mulching Cultivation

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    2007-01-01

    Water shortage is increasingly limiting the luxury use of water in rice cultivation. In this study, non-flooded mulching cultivation of rice only consumed a fraction of the water that was needed for traditional flooded cultivation and largely maintained the grain yield. We also investigated the growth and development of rice plants and examined grain yield formation when rice was subjected to non-flooded mulching cultivation. One indica hybrid rice combination was grown in a field experiment and three cultivation methods, traditional flooding (TF), non-flooded straw mulching cultivation (SM) and non-flooded plastic mulching cultivation (PM), were conducted during the whole season. Grain yield showed that there was no significant difference between SM and TF rice, but the grain yield of SM cultivation was significantly higher than that of PM. The tiller numbers were inhibited in the early stage under non-flooded mulching cultivation, but the situation was reversed at the later period. Both SM and PM rice reduced dry matter accumulation of shoot, but increased root dry weight,enhanced the remobilization of assimilates from stems to grains and increased the harvest index. During the middle and later grain filling period, mulched plants showed a faster decrease in chlorophyll concentrations, photosynthetic rates of flag leaves and root activity than TF rice, indicating that non-flooded mulching cultivation enhanced plant senescence. In comparison, SM treatment produced higher grain yield and, more dry matter accumulation and panicle numbers than the PM treatment. The overall results suggest that high yield of non-flooded mulching cultivation of rice can be achieved with much improved irrigational water use efficiency.

  2. Atomic-scale analysis of plastic deformation in thin-film forms of electronic materials

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    Kolluri, Kedarnath

    Nanometer-scale-thick films of metals and semiconductor heterostructures are used increasingly in modern technologies, from microelectronics to various areas of nanofabrication. Processing of such ultrathin-film materials generates structural defects, including voids and cracks, and may induce structural transformations. Furthermore, the mechanical behavior of these small-volume structures is very different from that of bulk materials. Improvement of the reliability, functionality, and performance of nano-scale devices requires a fundamental understanding of the atomistic mechanisms that govern the thin-film response to mechanical loading in order to establish links between the films' structural evolution and their mechanical behavior. Toward this end, a significant part of this study is focused on the analysis of atomic-scale mechanisms of plastic deformation in freestanding, ultrathin films of face-centered cubic (fcc) copper (Cu) that are subjected to biaxial tensile strain. The analysis is based on large-scale molecular-dynamics simulations. Elementary mechanisms of dislocation nucleation are studied and several problems involving the structural evolution of the thin films due to the glide of and interactions between dislocations are addressed. These problems include void nucleation, martensitic transformation, and the role of stacking faults in facilitating dislocation depletion in ultrathin films and other small-volume structures of fcc metals. Void nucleation is analyzed as a mechanism of strain relaxation in Cu thin films. The glide of multiple dislocations causes shearing of atomic planes and leads to formation of surface pits, while vacancies are generated due to the glide motion of jogged dislocations. Coalescence of vacancy clusters with surface pits leads to formation of voids. In addition, the phase transformation of fcc Cu films to hexagonal-close packed (hcp) ones is studied. The resulting martensite phase nucleates at the film's free surface and

  3. Solarização do solo com filmes plásticos com e sem aditivo estabilizador de luz ultravioleta Soil solarization with plastic films with and without UV light stabilizers

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    Benedito C. Barros

    2004-06-01

    menor nos tratamentos com plástico contendo aditivo. A viabilidade de P. aphanidermatum foi reduzida em todos os tratamentos solarizados, independente do plástico utilizado. Houve aumento no pH, na saturação por bases (V% e nos teores de NH4+ (190%, Mn (94,6% e Mg2+ (18%, dos solos solarizados. Também as plantas de alface colhidas nessas parcelas apresentaram maiores teores de Zn (43%, Mg2+ (12% e K+ (4%. Em Mogi das Cruzes foram observados aumentos nos teores de Mn (236% e Cu (18% nos solos solarizados e nas plantas colhidas nesses tratamentos (aumento de 99% para Mn e de 27% para Cu. A incidência da podridão de esclerotínia foi reduzida de 27,7% na testemunha para índices inferiores a 1% nas parcelas solarizadas com os diferentes filmes plásticos. O plástico sem aditivo estabilizador de luz ultravioleta partiu-se durante ambos os experimentos, após 60 e 90 dias de exposição ao ambiente, sendo considerado inadequado para a solarização, mas não houve diferença entre os plásticos para nenhum atributo avaliado.Three plastic films [low-density polyethylene (LDPE plastic films, 100 mm thick, produced by Nortène Plásticos Ltda] were evaluated in their adequacy for soil solarization:. a LDPE with UV light stabilizer additive, based on hindered amine; b LDPE with half load of the same additive, c without additive, and d a control treatment without plastic mulch. Two experiments were set up from January to February 2000, in Mogi das Cruzes and Piracicaba, São Paulo State, Brazil. After solarization, a lettuce crop was grown in both experiments. Chemical analyses were performed in soil samples and in the harvested lettuce heads of all plots. Weed infestation and the fresh weight of the harvested lettuce heads were assessed. In Piracicaba the soils were analyzed for microbiological properties and the viability of Pythium aphanidermatum was evaluated. In Mogi das Cruzes incidence of lettuce drop, caused by Sclerotinia minor, was assessed. The mean soil

  4. Impact of mulches and growing season on indicator bacteria survival during lettuce cultivation.

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    Xu, Aixia; Buchanan, Robert L; Micallef, Shirley A

    2016-05-02

    In fresh produce production, the use of mulches as ground cover to retain moisture and control weeds is a common agricultural practice, but the influence that various mulches have on enteric pathogen survival and dispersal is unknown. The goal of this study was to assess the impact of different mulching methods on the survival of soil and epiphytic fecal indicator bacteria on organically grown lettuce during different growing seasons. Organically managed lettuce, cultivated with various ground covers--polyethylene plastic, corn-based biodegradable plastic, paper and straw mulch--and bare ground as a no-mulch control, was overhead inoculated with manure-contaminated water containing known levels of generic Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. Leaves and soil samples were collected at intervals over a two week period on days 0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 10 and 14, and quantitatively assessed for E. coli, fecal coliforms and Enterococcus spp. Data were analyzed using mixed models with repeated measures and an exponential decline with asymptote survival model. Indicator bacterial concentrations in the lettuce phyllosphere decreased over time under all treatments, with more rapid E. coli declines in the fall than in the spring (pplastic mulches in all trials, and higher enterococci levels under straw in fall 2014 (p<0.05). This study demonstrates that mulches used in lettuce production may impact the fate of enteric bacteria in soil or on lettuce, most likely in relation to soil moisture retention, and other weather-related factors, such as temperature and rainfall. The data suggest that the time between exposure to a source of enteric bacteria and harvesting of the crop is season dependent, which has implications for determining best harvest times.

  5. The effect of glycerol from biodiesel production waste as a plasticizer on physical character edible film of chitosan

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    Rosyid, Fajar Abdul; Triastuti, Rr. Juni; Andriyono, Sapto

    2017-02-01

    Chitosan edible film is a thin layer of clear packaging made from chitosan edible and biodegradable. Edible chitosan films are stiffer and less elastic, so it should be added plasticizer glycerol. One source of glycerol is inexpensive and easily obtained is crude glycerol from biodiesel production. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of various concentrations of crude glycerol plasticizer on the physical characteristics of chitosan edible film and determine the best concentration of crude glycerol plasticizer. This study used a completely randomized design (CRD) with five treatments and four replications. The Edible film using the g chitosan and some plasticizers concentration of crude glycerol (0.2, 0.4, 0.8, and 1 mL) and a control treatment that used 0.4 mL of pure glycerol was made. The results showed that the use of crude glycerol plasticizer had effect to the physical character of chitosan edible film. Increasing concentrations of crude glycerol plasticizer exhibits the lowers value of the thickness and tensile strength, however, can increase the value of percent elongation. The best concentration of this research is the treatment of B (0.2 ml crude glycerol) which resulted in 0.55 mm thickness, the tensile strength of 95.38 kgf/cm2 and a percent elongation of 2.13%.

  6. Produtividade e qualidade de frutos de melão em resposta à cobertura do solo com plástico preto e ao preparo do solo Yield and quality of melon fruits in response to plastic mulch and soil tillage

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    Neyton O. Miranda

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Determinou-se o efeito da intensidade do preparo e da cobertura do solo com plástico preto sobre a produção e qualidade de frutos de melão irrigado por gotejamento. O experimento foi conduzido em Mossoró, no delineamento blocos ao acaso em esquema fatorial com parcela subdividida, com três repetições. Foram avaliados o tipo de preparo do solo (área total ou em faixas e profundidade de preparo (20; 30; 40 e 50 cm, com parcelas divididas em com ou sem cobertura do solo. Os frutos foram classificados em tipo exportação, mercado interno e refugo para determinar peso de frutos de cada tipo, número total de frutos e seu peso médio. Foram determinados a firmeza de polpa, o teor de sólidos solúveis totais (SST, espessura da polpa e formato do fruto. A qualidade dos frutos de melão foi reduzida pela cobertura do solo apenas em termos de firmeza de polpa. O preparo do solo em faixas não influenciou as características estudadas. Maiores profundidades de preparo aumentaram a produção de frutos tipo exportação, entretanto diminuíram a produção para o mercado interno.The effect of black polyethylene mulch and soil tillage intensity was determined on yield and quality of drip irrigated melon. The field trial was carried out in Mossoró, Brazil. The experimental design was randomized complete block in a factorial scheme with three replications. Two soil tillage methods were evaluated (strip tillage or tillage of the entire area and tillage depth (20; 30; 40 and 50 cm, with split plots with or without mulch. Fruits were classified in export type, internal market type and rejected, to determine total yield and the yield of each type, number of fruits and fruit mean weight. Pulp firmness, total soluble solids, pulp thickness and fruit shape were determined. Results showed a decrease in pulp firmness with black plastic mulch. Strip tillage did not influence any studied characteristic. Yield of both export type and internal market melons was

  7. Effect of stalk returning and plastic mulching on growth and yield of maize under ridge and furrow planting in dryland%旱地全膜双垄沟播玉米秸秆还田对玉米生长及产量的影响

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    牛芬菊; 张雷; 李小燕; 熊春蓉; 张成荣

    2014-01-01

    Field experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of rainwater harvesting technique (whole plastic-film mulching on alternating narrow and wide ridges with furrow planting ) in combination with straw returning on soil wa-ter content ,maize growth , decomposition efficiency of maize straw and yield performance in semi-arid rainfed area of Loess Plateau .A significant dual effect was detected on the relationship between soil water content ,crop water require-ment and straw water uptake .In particular ,a remarkable competitive relation between maize water requirement and straw water absorption was found at the first year after straw return applied into the rain harvesting technique ,but at the stage of later maize growth ,straw returns increased soil water retention capacity on the planting model of the combination of rain harvesting technique with straw returns .Maize straw returns together with rainwater harvesting technique was used in autumn could harvest a optimal decomposition efficiency of maize straw due to the longer duration of straw returns promote rate of straw decomposition .The rain harvesting technique with straw returns decreased leaf area and stem diameter to some extent in comparison with rain harvesting technique use only .4 .58% ~4 .65% of gain yield was loss in the combi-nation of rain harvesting technique with straw returns by compared with rain harvesting technique with no straw returns . Maize grain yield was higher by 4 .83% when maize straw returns together with rain harvesting technique was used in au-tumn than in early spring in spite of no significant difference .Our result revealed that high-producing rain harvesting technique integrated with sustainable straw returns can be expected to improve the soil quality and hence dryland agricul-tural ecosystem .%在半干旱旱作区通过试验研究全膜双垄沟玉米秸秆还田对土壤水分、玉米生长性状、秸秆腐烂程度以及产量的影响。结果表明,第一年

  8. Effects of seeding rate and nitrogen fertilization rate on physiological traits of winter wheat after anthesis in a field with plastic mulched rides and unmulched furrows%播种量和施氮量对垄沟覆膜栽培冬小麦花后生理性状的影响

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    师日鹏; 上官宇先; 李娜; 周芳; 韩坤; 王林权

    2012-01-01

    Taking winter wheat cultivar Xiaoyan 22 as test material, a field experiment with central composite rotatable design was conducted to investigate the effects of seeding rate and nitrogen (N) fertilization rate on the physiological traits of the cultivar after anthesis under ridge-furrow cultivation with plastic film mulching, aimed to harmonize the relationships between winter wheat population and its individuals and to fully use the advantages of ridge-furrow cultivation in dry land areas. With increasing N fertilization rate, the leaf area index and the flag leaf chlorophyll content and net photosynthesis rate after anthesis increased; with increasing seeding rate, the leaf area index increased first and was stable then at early and middle milking stages but decreased at later milking stage, the flag leaf chlorophyll content and net photosynthesis rate decreased, and the grain yield per plant increased after an initial decrease. Appropriate seeding rate could optimize the relationships between winter wheat population and its individuals, and optimal N fertilization rate benefited the improvement of winter wheat physiological traits after anthesis and the enhancement of winter wheat yield. Under our experimental condition, seeding rate 112. 5 kg · hm-2 plus N fertilization rate 180-222 kg N · hm-2 is a scheme beneficial to optimize the relationships between winter wheat population and its individuals and to establish a good winter wheat community structure with a reasonable leaf area index after anthesis, higher flag leaf chlorophyll content and net photosynthesis rate, higher grain yield per plant, and high yield per unit area.%为协调冬小麦个体与群体间的关系,充分发挥旱作条件下垄沟栽培优势,以冬小麦品种小偃22为材料,采用二元二次正交旋转组合设计,通过田间试验研究了垄下集中施肥、垄上覆膜、膜际种植模式下播种量和施氮量对冬小麦花后生理性状的影响.结果表明:花后叶

  9. 全膜双垄沟播技术改良荒漠化退化草原的研究(英文)%Effect of Planting in Furrow and Whole Plasticfilm Mulching on Double Ridges on Improvement of Degraded Desert Grassland

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    朱建宁; 彭文栋; 张秀红; 刘华; 高婷

    2012-01-01

    [目的]探讨全膜双垄沟播技术改良荒漠化退化草原的效果,以期为扩大该技术的应用领域提供理论依据和技术贮备。[方法]在宁夏盐池荒漠化退化草原中采用常规方法补播丛生禾本科牧草,并对其进行起垄覆黑膜、起垄覆透明膜、起垄不覆膜和不起垄不覆膜平播的4种保育处理,通过分析各处理的土壤含水率变化规律及其对补播苗生长的影响,寻找最优处理方式。[结果]从7月到11月起垄覆黑膜、起垄覆透明膜、起垄不覆膜和平播4个处理的土壤平均含水率分别为9.88%、9.24%、8.75%和8.13%,各处理间差异显著;补播牧草的成活率分别是96.2%、93.4%、45.6%和28.3%,覆膜相对不覆膜成活率达到极显著水平。其中以覆黑膜具有较大优势,其垄顶土壤含水率有"削峰填谷"的缓冲作用,覆黑膜土壤水分含量比平种提高了21.5%,且对于1m以下土壤的水分补充量也是最大的。覆膜虽然增加了费用,但从总体效益分析,利润高于不覆膜。[结论]该研究为起垄覆黑膜技术在荒漠化退化的草原补播改良中的推广应用奠定了试验基础。%[Objective] This study aimed to provide theoretical basis and technologies for the application of planting in furrow and whole plastic-film mulching on double ridges. [Method] The conventional method was used to re-seed the bunch Gramineous forage in the degraded desert grassland in Yanchi, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Four kinds of conservation treatments, namely, ridging with black film mulching, ridging with transparent film mulching, ridging with no mulching and the flatplanting with no ridging and mulching were conducted to the forage to analyze the effects of each treatment on soil moisture and seedling growth. [Result] From July to November, the moisture contents of ridging with black film mulching, ridging with transparent film mulching, ridging with no mulching and the flatplanting were

  10. 残膜对番茄苗期和开花坐果期生长的影响%Effect of residual plastic film on growth of tomato at seedling and blooming and fruit-setting stages

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    邹小阳; 牛文全; 刘晶晶; 李元; 官雅辉; 梁博惠; 郭丽丽; 张明智

    2016-01-01

    残膜污染已成为危害农田生态系统的重要因子,不仅阻碍土壤水分和养分运移,而且影响作物生长。为探明残膜对不同生育期番茄生长的影响规律,采用小区试验方法,设置0 kg·hm-2、80 kg·hm-2、160 kg·hm-2、320 kg·hm-2、640 kg·hm-2和1280 kg·hm-2共6种不同残膜量水平,研究残膜量对番茄苗期和开花坐果期的根系特征、地上部生长和干物质积累的影响,并采用Logistic生长模型定量分析残膜对番茄养分积累始盛期、高峰期和盛末期的影响。结果表明,残膜阻碍了番茄苗期和开花坐果期根系的生长,根体积、根长密度和根干质量密度均随残膜量增加而降低;随着残膜量增加,苗期和开花坐果期的株高和茎粗均呈减小趋势,且株高和茎粗的增长速率逐渐降低。番茄养分积累的始盛期和高峰期随残膜量增加而提前,番茄追肥的最佳时期也应提前。在番茄苗期和开花坐果期,根系、茎秆、花和幼果的干物质量均随残膜量增加而减少,而叶片的干物质量呈递增趋势。残膜对番茄苗期根系、地上部生长和干物质积累的阻碍作用高于开花坐果期。由此可见,残膜对番茄苗期的危害强于开花坐果期,且干物质积累的始盛期和高峰期均随残膜量增加而提前,加强番茄苗期水肥管理和提前水肥施加时间是减轻残膜危害的有利措施。%Although plastic film mulching is critical for crop production, its widespread use has produced a great deal of residual plastic film and destroyed soil structure, damaged the physical structure of soil and seriously impeded the movement of soil water and solute as well as crop growth. In order to determine the negative effects of residual plastic film on growth of tomato (Lycopersicon esculeutumMiller.) at seedling and blooming and fruit-setting stages, plot experiment was conducted with different amounts of residual

  11. Flexibility of the Indium Tin Oxide Transparent Conductive Film Deposited Onto the Plastic Substrate

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study, we utilize the RF magnetron sputtering system to deposit the indium tin oxide (ITO conductive transparent film with low resistivity and high light transmittance to the polyethylene tetephthalate (PET plastic substrate and measure the film’s bending property and reliability at different tensile/compressive strain bending curvatures as well as the flexibility after cycling bending. The results show that the critical curvatures corresponded to the significant increase in the resistance of the 150 nm-thick ITO film deposited onto the PET substrate under tensile and compressive stress areO 14.1 mm and 5.4 mm, respectively. By observing the film’s surface crack and morphology, we can further discover that the critical curvature of the crack generated when the film is bent is quite consistent with the critical curvature at which the conductivity property degrades, and the film can withstand a higher compressive strain bending. In addition, the resistance and adhesion behavior of the film almost is unchanged after cycling bent for 1000 times with the curvature below the critical curvature.

  12. Observing phthalate leaching from plasticized polymer films at the molecular level.

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    Zhang, Xiaoxian; Chen, Zhan

    2014-05-06

    Phthalates, the most widely used plasticizers in poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC), have been extensively studied. In this paper, a highly sensitive, easy, and effective method was developed to examine short-term phthalate leaching from PVC/phthalate films at the molecular level using sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy (SFG). Combining SFG and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), surface and bulk molecular structures of PVC/phthalate films were also comprehensively evaluated during the phthalate leaching process under various environments. The leaching processes of two phthalates, diethyl phthalate (DEP) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), from the PVC/phthalate films with various weight ratios were studied. Oxygen plasma was applied to treat the PVC/phthalate film surfaces to verify its efficacy on preventing/reducing phthalate leaching from PVC. Our results show that DBP is more stable than DEP in PVC/phthalate films. Even so, DBP molecules were still found to very slowly leach to the environment from PVC at 30 °C, at a rate much slower than DEP. Also, the bulk DBP content substantially influences the DBP leaching. Higher DBP bulk concentration yields less stable DBP molecules in the PVC matrix, allowing molecules to leach from the polymer film more easily. Additionally, DBP leaching is very sensitive to temperature changes; higher temperature can strongly enhance the leaching process. For most cases, the oxygen plasma treatment can effectively prevent phthalate leaching from PVC films (e.g., for samples with low bulk concentrations of DBP-5 and 30 wt %). It is also capable of reducing phthalate leaching from high DBP bulk concentration PVC samples (e.g., 70 wt % DBP in PVC/DBP mixture). This research develops a highly sensitive method to detect chemicals at the molecular level as well as provides surface and bulk molecular structural changes. The method developed here is general and can be applied to detect small amounts of chemical

  13. Broadband terahertz transmission within the symmetrical plastic film coated parallel-plate waveguide.

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    Liu, Jiamin; Liang, Huawei; Zhang, Min; Su, Hong

    2014-09-10

    We report on the broadband terahertz (THz) transmission within a symmetrical plastic film coated parallel-plate waveguide. We theoretically study the antiresonant reflecting mechanism of the waveguide, and we find that the broadband THz wave can transmit in this waveguide with ultralow loss. The loss of the TM mode in this waveguide can be 4 orders of magnitude lower than the uncoated parallel-plate waveguide. The transmission bandwidth of this waveguide is up to 5.12 THz. We further show the mode field distributions which explain the loss mechanism.

  14. Properties of plasticized composite films prepared from nanofibrillated cellulose and birch wood xylan

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    Hansen, Natanya Majbritt Louie; Blomfeldt, Thomas O. J.; Hedenqvist, Mikael S.

    2012-01-01

    Xylans, an important sub-class of hemicelluloses, represent a largely untapped resource for new renewable materials derived from biomass. As with other carbohydrates, nanocellulose reinforcement of xylans is interesting as a route to new bio-materials. With this in mind, birch wood xylan was comb......Xylans, an important sub-class of hemicelluloses, represent a largely untapped resource for new renewable materials derived from biomass. As with other carbohydrates, nanocellulose reinforcement of xylans is interesting as a route to new bio-materials. With this in mind, birch wood xylan...... was combined with nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) and films were cast with and without glycerol, sorbitol or methoxypolyethylene glycol (MPEG) as plasticizers. Microscopy revealed some NFC agglomeration in the composite films as well as a layered nanocellulose structure. Equilibrium moisture content...

  15. Effects of Tillage and Mulch Methods on Soil Moisture in Wheat Fields of Loess Plateau,China

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    GAOZHIQIANG; YINJUN; 等

    1999-01-01

    Effects of different methods of tillage and mulch on soil moisture at fallow stage were studied in rainy and rain-deficient years.Soil moisture content per 20 cm was measured vertically within 0-300 cm soil layers in an experiment with five treatments:deep-loosening tillage(DLT),traditional tillage(TT),plastic mulch(PM),straw mulch(SM) and plastic plus straw mulch(PSM),All mulch treatments were under no tillage conditions.Total storage of precipitation in soil from 0 to 300cm was determined before sowing,Results showed that the new methods of tillage and mulch were the basic ways to improve water condition in dryland wheat fields.In a rainy year,PM with no tillage played a significant role in storing and conserving precipitation.while in a rain-deficient year,the role was not significant,Due to evaporation.DLT did not promote the storage of soil moisture,SM was the best way to store and conserve soil moisture,In SM treatment the wheat yields increased by more than 20%.

  16. ANALISA FAKTOR PENYEBAB KEGAGALAN MESIN GRINDER PADA PROSES PRODUKSI PLASTIC FILM DI PT. MUTIARA HEXAGON

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    Imam Hidayat

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Bila suatu mesin memiliki tingkat kegagalan yang tinggi, maka perlu dilakukan analisis mengenai  penyebab  –  penyebab  kegagalan  tersebut  hingga  ke  akar  permasalahannya sehingga dapat menentukan tindakan yang sesuai untuk meningkatkan kinerja suatu mesin. PT. Mutiara Hexagon merupakan sebuah perusahaan yang bergerak dibidang industri pembuatan plastik  kemasan.  Dalam  line  pembuatan lembaran film  diperlukan mesin  CPP  (Cast  Poly Propylene Machine dan mesin grinder dalam prosesnya. Pada penelitian yang dilakukan di PT. Mutiara Hexagon, terdapat beberapa kegagalan yang terjadi pada mesin grinder pada proses produksi plastic film, sehingga menyebabkan seluruh line pada divisi film mengalami downtime. Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk melakukan analisa mengenai faktor penyebab kegagalan mesin grinder, penulis melakukan observasi secara langsung dan melihat proses produksi plastic film.Penulis menggunakan metode Failure Effect and Mode Analysis (FMEA dan Fault Tree Analysis (FTA. Penerapan analisis Failure Effect and  Mode Analysis (FMEA dapat menentukan sejauh mana tingkat kegagalan terjadi. Dari hasil analisis FMEA kemudian dapat dilanjutkan dengan menggunakan Fault Tree Analysis (FTA guna mengetahui lebih lanjut penyebab-penyebab dasar suatu kegagalan.Dari hasil perhitungan nilai Risk Priority Number (RPN pada tiap-tiap kegagalan yang terjadi  diantaranya yang  paling  tinggi  adalah kegagalan mesin  grinder rusak  dengan nilai kegagalannya mencapai 120. Kemudian dianalisa penyebab kegagalan tersebut dengan menggunakan metode FTA di dapatkan minimal cut sets yaitu: as grinder patah, katup hisap blower terbuka terlalu besar, kegagalan pada motor blower, baut pada dudukan pisau patah, pisau tumpul dan human error. Berdasarkan nilai probabilitas masing-masing cut set didapatkan nilai probabilitas kegagalan grinder periode 1 Juni 2012 -1 Juni 2013 mencapai 60%.

  17. Preparation of plastic and biopolymer multilayer films by plasma source ion implantation.

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    Shin, Gye Hwa; Lee, Yeon Hee; Lee, Jin Sil; Kim, Young Soo; Choi, Won Seok; Park, Hyun Jin

    2002-07-31

    The plasma source ion implantation (PSII) technique was used to improve the adhesion between linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and biopolymer. LLDPE was treated with the PSII using O(2) or CF(4) gas to modify its surface. After modification, chitosan or corn zein was used for coating on LLDPE. Wettability of the LLDPE surface was evaluated with a contact angle meter by the sessile drop method. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) was used to analyze the LLDPE surface. Before and after treatment, in the case of LLDPE treated with O(2) PSII, oxygen-containing functional groups were formed on the implanted surface. In the CF(4) PSII treated LLDPE, it was observed that the fluorine concentration on the surface of LLDPE remarkably increased and hydrophobic groups were formed by chemical reaction. Bilayer films coated with chitosan or corn zein showed 10 times lower oxygen permeability. Tensile strength of multilayer films was decreased a little compared with that of LLDPE. The plastic and biopolymer multilayer films have potential for food packaging application because of their O(2) gas barrier property and easy recyclability of the multilayer film.

  18. Physical, barrier and antioxidant properties of a novel plasticized edible film from quince seed mucilage.

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    Jouki, Mohammad; Yazdi, Farideh Tabatabaei; Mortazavi, Seyed Ali; Koocheki, Arash

    2013-11-01

    In this study, we investigated the potential of quince seed mucilage (QSM) as a new source for preparation of edible films and determined the physical, mechanical, barrier, antioxidant, microstructural and thermal properties. QSM films were prepared by incorporation of three levels of glycerol (25-50%, w/w). As glycerol concentration increased, water vapor permeability (WVP), oxygen permeability (O2P), elongation at break (EB), water solubility and moisture content of QSM films increased while, tensile strength (TS), density and surface hydrophobicity decreased significantly. The measurement of color values showed that by the increasing of the glycerol concentration in polymer matrix, the b and L values increased while ΔE value decreased. Microscopic views indicated smooth and uniform surface morphology without obvious cracks, breaks, or openings on the surfaces after the incorporation of glycerol as a plasticizer. The results of the present study suggest that QSM as a new antioxidant edible film with interesting specifications can potentially be used for packaging of a wide range of food products.

  19. Fully transparent flexible tin-doped zinc oxide thin film transistors fabricated on plastic substrate

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    Han, Dedong; Zhang, Yi; Cong, Yingying; Yu, Wen; Zhang, Xing; Wang, Yi

    2016-12-01

    In this work, we have successfully fabricated bottom gate fully transparent tin-doped zinc oxide thin film transistors (TZO TFTs) fabricated on flexible plastic substrate at low temperature by RF magnetron sputtering. The effect of O2/Ar gas flow ratio during channel deposition on the electrical properties of TZO TFTs was investigated, and we found that the O2/Ar gas flow ratio have a great influence on the electrical properties. TZO TFTs on flexible substrate has very nice electrical characteristics with a low off-state current (Ioff) of 3 pA, a high on/off current ratio of 2 × 107, a high saturation mobility (μsat) of 66.7 cm2/V•s, a steep subthreshold slope (SS) of 333 mV/decade and a threshold voltage (Vth) of 1.2 V. Root-Mean-Square (RMS) roughness of TZO thin film is about 0.52 nm. The transmittance of TZO thin film is about 98%. These results highlight that the excellent device performance can be realized in TZO film and TZO TFT can be a promising candidate for flexible displays.

  20. Effects of different film mulching modes on growth,yield and water use efficiency of winter rapeseed in dryland in Tianshui%不同覆膜栽培方式对天水旱地冬油菜生长、产量和水分利用效率的影响

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    张建学; 雷建明; 王亚宏; 张亚宏; 张岩; 范提平

    2013-01-01

    The experiment was conducted with five treatments ,including whole film mulching and double ridge-fur-row planting (FM1) ,whole film mulching and soil covering (FM2) ,whole film mulching (FM3) ,film mulching and ridge-side planting (FM4) and traditional cultivation (CK) ,to investigate the effects of different film mulching modes on the growth period ,over-wintering rate ,yield ,economic traits and water use efficiency of winter rapeseed .The results showed that the modes of FM1 ,FM2 ,FM3 and FM4 could affect economic traits ,improve water use efficiency and over-wintering rate ,increase yield and shorten growth period of winter rapeseed to some extend .Among all the treatments ,the mode of FM1 showed the best effects ,under which the water use efficiency was increased by 3 .4 kg・mm-1・hm-2 ,the growth period was shorten by 7 d ,the over-wintering rate was increased by 24 .5% ,and the yield was raised by 42 .8% , as compared to those under CK ;under the modes of FM3 ,FM2 and FM4 ,the yield were raised by 33 .9% ,26 .0% and 24 .8% respectively .%  以全膜双垄沟播、全膜覆土、全膜平铺、起垄膜侧和露地栽培5种处理方式,研究了不同覆膜栽培方式对冬油菜生育期、越冬率、产量和经济性状、水分利用效率的影响。结果表明:全膜双垄沟播、全膜覆土、全膜平铺、起垄膜侧栽培冬油菜,均能不同程度影响冬油菜单株经济性状,提高水分利用效率和越冬率,增加产量,缩短生育期;其中全膜双垄沟播栽培效果最好,水分利用效率比露地栽培(对照)提高3.4 kg・mm-1・hm-2,生育期缩短7 d ,越冬率提高24.5%,产量达3194.46 kg・hm-2,增产42.8%;全膜平铺栽培增产33.9%,全膜覆土栽培增产26.0%,起垄膜侧栽培增产24.8%。

  1. Effects of Different Drip Irrigation and Plastic Mulching on Photosynthetic Characteristics and Yield of Maize in Hetao Irrigation District%河套灌区不同膜下滴灌方式对玉米拔节期光合日变化的影响

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    姜良超; 李守中; 宁秋蕊; 周立峰; 杨贤宇; 曲恬甜; 仝川

    2016-01-01

    It is of great significance to study the photosynthetic characteristics of food crops of maize in key growth period. Developing high-efficiency water saving agriculture, applying and promoting water-saving irrigation techniques are significant measures to promote realistic use of agricultural water re-sources, enhance agricultural water resources use efficiency and realize agricultural sustainable devel-opment. Field experiment was conducted to study the effects of drip irrigation under mulch in different cropping patterns on photosynthesis characteristics, chlorophyll fluorescence characters and yield for-mation of maize. The results showed that the yields of high drip irrigation and middle drip irrigation with whole film covering are 14 432. 1 kg/hm2 and 15 472. 0 kg/hm2 , by increasing up to 10. 3% ~27. 5%, significantly above the same amount of drip irrigation with half film covering. Between differ-ent film mulching and same irrigation treatment, the diurnal changes of net photosynthetic rate, tran-spiration rate, intercellular CO2 concentration and stomatal conductance are significant difference ( P0. 05 ) . The net photosynthetic rate of maize could be increased by middle drip ir-rigation at jointing stage. Under the same film mulching condition, the Fv/Fm andФPSII are increas-ing by high drip irrigation and middle drip irrigation. It is in convenient for facilitating the ability of photosynthesis in mesophyll cells.%玉米是河套灌区第二大粮食作物,研究当地节水灌溉耕作方式下玉米光合生理特征,对提高水分限制条件和土壤盐渍化严重的河套灌区发展玉米膜下滴灌高效节水灌溉技术具有现实意义。在河套灌区通过大田试验,设置全膜平作、半膜平作处理,每种处理均进行高、中、低水滴灌量共6种膜下滴灌方式组合,研究了其对拔节期玉米光合特性、叶绿素荧光参数的影响。结果表明:河套灌区高水和中水滴灌量覆盖全膜条

  2. Effect of whole filed plastic mulching with bunch planting on soil thermal-moisture characteristics and winter wheat yield in the lowland plain of Hebei Province%滨海低平原干旱区全膜覆土穴播冬小麦田水热特征和产量效应

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    巨兆强; 董宝娣; 孙宏勇; 刘小京

    2016-01-01

    为研究全膜覆土穴播栽培技术在环渤海低平原区对冬小麦田土壤水分、盐分、温度、热量状况和冬小麦产量的影响,采用田间试验法,于2014—2015年在中国科学院南皮生态农业试验站,设置全膜覆土穴播(PM)和常规旋耕播种(CK)冬小麦试验,定位监测了耕层土壤温度、水分、盐分和热通量数据动态,并分析了冬小麦产量。结果表明: PM在越冬期和返青期可以有效保持土壤水分,平均土壤含水量比CK高16.4%,达显著性差异(P0.05);同时, PM减小了土壤温度日较差0.5℃。PM 有利于土壤吸收和储存热量,白天具有较高的向下地面热通量,日均土壤热通量比 CK 显著增加数倍。温度和热通量变化均表明覆膜增强了土壤抵御外界温度变化的能力。PM 的土壤电导率显著低于 CK 24.2%(P 0.05). Also PM reduced diurnal range of soil temperature by 0.5℃, compared with CK. PM favored the absorption and storage of heat energy, with 14.8 W×m-2 more soil heat flux in PM than in CK during the whole growth period. The mean daily soil heat flux under PM increased by several folds over that under CK during daytime, which showed that PM increased downward flow of heat energy. The changes in temperature and heat flux showed that the total plastic mulching enhanced soil ability to resist ambient temperature changes. Electrical conductivity in the topsoil was significantly (P 0.05). This study provided theoretical and technical support for the application of total plastic mulching in winter wheat fields in coastal plains of Bohai Sea.

  3. Starch/polyester films: simultaneous optimisation of the properties for the production of biodegradable plastic bags

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    J. B. Olivato

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Blends of starch/polyester have been of great interest in the development of biodegradable packaging. A method based on multiple responses optimisation (Desirability was used to evaluate the properties of tensile strength, perforation force, elongation and seal strength of cassava starch/poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate (PBAT blown films produced via a one-step reactive extrusion using tartaric acid (TA as a compatibiliser. Maximum results for all the properties were set as more desirable, with an optimal formulation being obtained which contained (55:45 starch/PBAT (88.2 wt. (%, glycerol (11.0 wt. (% and TA (0.8 wt. (%. Biodegradable plastic bags were produced using the film with this formulation, and analysed according to the standard method of the Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT. The bags exhibited a 45% failure rate in free-falling dart impact tests, a 10% of failure rate in dynamic load tests and no failure in static load tests. These results meet the specifications set by the standard. Thus, the biodegradable plastic bags fabricated with an optimised formulation could be useful as an alternative to those made from non-biodegradable materials if the nominal capacity declared for this material is considered.

  4. Waxes and plastic film in relation to the shelf life of yellow passion fruit

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    Mota Wagner Ferreira da

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The high perishability of the yellow passion fruit (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa reduces its postharvest conservation and availability, mainly for in natura consumption. These losses of quality and commercial value occur due to the high respiration and loss of water. This work aimed to evaluate the influence of a modified atmosphere - wax emulsions and plastic film - on the shelf life of the yellow passion fruit. Plastic film (Cryovac D-955, 15 mum thickness reduced fresh weight loss and fruit wilting, kept higher fruit and rind weight and higher pulp osmotic potential over the storage period. However, it was not efficient in the control of rottenness. Sparcitrus wax (22-23% polyethylene/maleyc resin caused injury to the fruit, high fruit weight losses and wilting and resulted in lower pulp osmotic potential; this wax lead to a higher concentration of acid and a lower relation of soluble solids/acidity. Among the tested waxes, Fruit Wax (18-21% carnauba wax was the best, promoting reduced weight loss, wilting and rottenness.

  5. The Optimum Sowing Time for Plastic-film Corn and the Application of Two Related Theories

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    WU Rui-xiang; WANG Xin-huan; LIU Rong-quan; LU Cui-ling; L(U) Yong-lai; LI Hua; ZHANG Li; LU Xiu-zhi; YU Shu-ping; WU Xiu-yan

    2002-01-01

    There are two main theories, the "temperature-raising" theory and the "precipitation-based regulation" theory, which guide the optimum sowing time of the plastic-film corn. The former was applied in the humid or semi-humid ecotope and on irrigated or half-shaded land in the arid and semi-arid ecotopes,while the latter was suitable for the dry-farming land in the semi-arid ecotope. The results of experiments and investigations for many years showed that the corn output was increased by 69.2% when the former theory was applied to guide the optimum sowing time for plastic-film corn in the semi-humid ecotope, and by 60.0%when the latter theory was applied in the semi-arid ecotope. In the semi-arid ecotope, however, the output was increased only by 15.7% when the former theory was applied, and even dropped by 14.4% when the latter theory was applied.

  6. Soil contamination by phthalate esters in Chinese intensive vegetable production systems with different modes of use of plastic film.

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    Wang, Jun; Luo, Yongming; Teng, Ying; Ma, Wenting; Christie, Peter; Li, Zhengao

    2013-09-01

    The concentrations of six priority phthalic acid esters (PAEs) in intensively managed suburban vegetable soils in Nanjing, east China, were analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The total PAE concentrations in the soils ranged widely from 0.15 to 9.68 mg kg(-1) with a median value of 1.70 mg kg(-1), and di-n-butyl phthalate (DnBP), bis-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP) were the most abundant phthalate esters. Soil PAE concentrations depended on the mode of use of plastic film in which PAEs were incorporated as plasticizing agents and both the plastic film and poultry manure appeared to be important sources of soil PAEs. Vegetables in rotation with flooded rice led to lower concentrations of PAEs in soil. The results indicate that agricultural plastic film can be an important source of soil PAE contamination and further research is required to fully elucidate the mechanisms of PAE contamination of intensive agricultural soils with different use modes of use of plastic film.

  7. Biodegradable mulch performed comparably to polyethylene in high tunnel tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) production.

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    Cowan, Jeremy S; Miles, Carol A; Andrews, Preston K; Inglis, Debra A

    2014-07-01

    High tunnels in the cool climate of north western Washington state improve the growing environment for crops otherwise suited to warmer climates. Biodegradable mulch may improve the sustainability of high tunnel vegetable production if it performs comparably to polyethylene. Four biodegradable mulch treatments (BioAgri, BioTelo, WeedGuardPlus and SB-PLA-10/11/12) were compared to black polyethylene and bare ground in high tunnels and open field settings to assess the impact of production system and mulch treatment on weed control, tomato yield, and fruit quality. Fewer weeds grew in high tunnels than in the open field. High tunnels increased total and marketable fruit yields and increased individual fruit weight. High tunnel production increased juice content and pH of tomato fruit, but decreased total soluble solids, titratable acidity, and total phenolics compared to the open field. All mulch treatments except SB-PLA-10 controlled weeds. BioAgri, BioTelo and polyethylene increased total yields by 20%, though marketability was reduced 14% compared to bare ground and WeedGuardPlus treatments. High tunnels can improve tomato yield and affect fruit quality in north western Washington. Biodegradable plastic mulches performed comparably to polyethylene in weed control, tomato yield, and fruit quality and may, therefore, improve the sustainability of high tunnel vegetable production. © 2013 Society of Chemical Industry.

  8. Univariate and multivariate analysis on processing tomato quality under different mulches

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    Carmen Moreno

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The use of eco-friendly mulch materials as alternatives to the standard polyethylene (PE has become increasingly prevalent worldwide. Consequently, a comparison of mulch materials from different origins is necessary to evaluate their feasibility. Several researchers have compared the effects of mulch materials on each crop variable through univariate analysis (ANOVA. However, it is important to focus on the effect of these materials on fruit quality, because this factor decisively influences the acceptance of the final product by consumers and the industrial sector. This study aimed to analyze the information supplied by a randomized complete block experiment combined over two seasons, a principal component analysis (PCA and a cluster analysis (CA when studying the effects of mulch materials on the quality of processing tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.. The study focused on the variability in the quality measurements and on the determination of mulch materials with a similar response to them. A comparison of the results from both types of analysis yielded complementary information. ANOVA showed the similarity of certain materials. However, considering the totality of the variables analyzed, the final interpretation was slightly complicated. PCA indicated that the juice color, the fruit firmness and the soluble solid content were the most influential factors in the total variability of a set of 12 juice and fruit variables, and CA allowed us to establish four categories of treatment: plastics (polyethylene - PE, oxo- and biodegradable materials, papers, manual weeding and barley (Hordeum vulgare L. straw. Oxobiodegradable and PE were most closely related based on CA.

  9. Soil mulching can mitigate soil water deifciency impacts on rainfed maize production in semiarid environments

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    ZHU Lin; LIU Jian-liang; LUO Sha-sha; BU Ling-duo; CHEN Xin-ping; LI Shi-qing

    2015-01-01

    Temporaly irregular rainfal distribution and inefifcient rainwater management create severe constraints on crop production in rainfed semiarid areas. Gravel and plastic iflm mulching are effective methods for improving agricultural productivity and water utilization. However, the effects of these mulching practices on soil water supply and plant water use associated with crop yield are not wel understood. A 3-yr study was conducted to analyze the occurrence and distribution of dry spels in a semiarid region of Northwest China and to evaluate the effects of non-mulching (CK), gravel mulching (GM) and plastic iflm mulching (FM) on the soil water supply, plant water use and maize (Zea mays L.) grain yield. Rainfal analysis showed that dry spels of ≥5 days occurred frequently in each of 3 yr, accounting for 59.9–69.2% of the maize growing periods. The >15-d dry spels during the jointing stage would expose maize plants to particularly severe water stress. Compared with the CK treatment, both the GM and FM treatments markedly increased soil water storage during the early growing season. In general, the total evapotranspiration (ET) was not signiifcantly different among the three treatments, but the mulched treatments signiifcantly increased the ratio of pre- to post-silking ET, which was closely associated with yield improvement. As a result, the grain yield signiifcantly increased by 17.1, 70.3 and 16.7% for the GM treatment and by 28.3, 87.6 and 38.2% for the FM treatment in 2010, 2011 and 2012, respectively, compared with the CK treatment. It’s concluded that both GM and FM are effective strategies for mitigating the impacts of water deifcit and improving maize production in semiarid areas. However, FM is more effective than GM.

  10. 马铃薯中薯3号地膜覆盖栽培技术%Cultura Practice of Plastic Film Mulching of Potato 'Zhongshu No.3'

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    张荣宗; 郑海辉; 黄新华

    2009-01-01

    总结中薯3号在福建省惠安县的种植表现,提出了地膜覆盖、深耕细作、高畦栽培、适时早播、合理密植、重施基肥等栽培技术措施,为福建省惠安县示范推广提供参考.

  11. Uso de malhas pigmentadas e mulching em túneis para cultivo de rúcula: efeito no ambiente e nas plantas modelo Use of pigmented mesh covers tunnels and mulchings for growing roquette: environmental effects on model plants

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    Rafael Ricardo Cantu

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available O uso de malhas pigmentadas em cultivos de hortaliças folhosas permite a melhor adequação do ambiente às plantas, com destaque para a rúcula. Essa hortaliça vem conquistando maior espaço no mercado consumidor brasileiro desde o final da década de 90. Essa pesquisa teve por objetivo avaliar as condições ambientais proporcionadas pelo uso de telas pigmentadas na cobertura de túneis de cultivo, relacionando com as respostas agronômicas da rúcula, cultivada dentro desses túneis sobre diferentes coberturas de solo. As coberturas de túneis foram: a Chromatinet® azul, Chromatinet® vermelha, tela aluminizada prata, Sombrite® 50% e filme plástico transparente de polietileno de baixa densidade de 100µ. As coberturas de solo, também denominadas mulchings, dentro dos túneis foram: o filme plástico de polietileno de cor preta; de polietileno de dupla-face nas cores preta e branca, com a face branca voltada para cima; casca de arroz e a ausência de mulching. O delineamento utilizado foi o de blocos ao acaso com 24 tratamentos e três repetições. Nas condições do experimento, o emprego de algumas coberturas de túnel e de solo modificou o ambiente e melhorou as respostas agronômicas das plantas de rúcula.The use of pigmented screens for growing vegetable crops provides an opportunity for adjusting environmental conditions, especially for roquette. This vegetable crop is consumed mainly as raw, and has a large proportion in Brazilian vegetable market since 1990s. The present research was aimed to evaluate the effect the altered environmental conditions (by using pigmented screens tunnels on agronomic performance of roquette, grown inside tunnels having different color covers. Coverage screens colors were blue, red, silver, screen of shading 50% and transparent plastic. Beside this the effect of different mulching practices was also evaluated inside the tunnels. The experiment was laid out under randomized complete blocks design

  12. Specific migration of di-(2-ethylhexyl)adipate (DEHA) from plasticized PVC film: results from an enforcement campaign

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    Petersen, Jens Højslev; Breindahl, T.

    1998-01-01

    Units. Initially, all films were screened for the migration into isooctane (exposed 2 h at 40 degrees C) of DEHA and other potentially present low molecular weight plasticizers using full scanning mass spectrometry. Films showing a substantial migration of DEHA were further tested with olive oil...... according to the declared field of application (exposed for 10 days at 40 degrees C). In 47 of the 49 films the migrate contained a substantial amount of DEHA. In 46 films the migration exceeded the specific migration limit of 3 mg/dm(2) after use of the relevant reduction factor given in legislation....... However, because of the general uncertainty of the analytical method and because the variation in the thickness of the films was calculated to be I mg/dm(2), the action limit in this campaign was 4 mg/cm(2). A migration higher than this action limit was found in 42 films (89% of the samples...

  13. The soil-water flow system beneath a cotton field in arid north-west China, serviced by mulched drip irrigation using brackish water

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    Li, Xianwen; Jin, Menggui; Huang, Jinou; Yuan, Jingjing

    2015-02-01

    A field experiment was carried out in southern Xinjiang, China, to reveal soil-water flow pattern beneath a combined plastic-mulch (film) and drip-irrigation system using brackish water. The soil-water flow system (SWFS) was characterized from soil surface to the water table based on observed spatio-temporal distribution of total soil-water potential, water content and electric conductivity. Root suction provided a strong inner sink. The results indicated that SWFS determined the soil salinity and moisture distribution. Drip-irrigation events could leach excess salts from the root zone and provide soil conditions with a tolerable salinity level that supports the growth of cotton. High-salinity strips were formed along the wetting front and at the bare soil surface. Hydrogeology conditions, irrigation regime, climate, plant growth and use of mulch would affect potential sources and sinks, boundary conditions and the size of the SWFS. At depth 0-60 cm, the soil salinity at the end of the irrigation season was 1.9 times that at the beginning. Beneath the mulch cover, the soil-water content in the `wide rows' zone (55 cm between the two rows with no drip line) was higher than that in the `narrow rows' zone (15 cm between the two rows with a drip line) due to the strong root-water uptake. The downward water flow below the divergent curved surface of zero flux before irrigation, and the water-table fluctuation with irrigation events, indicated that excessive irrigation occurred.

  14. Effects of drip irrigation under plastic film with saline water on cotton growth and yields

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    Wang, B.; Jin, M.; He, Y.; Zhou, J.; Brusseau, M. L.

    2012-12-01

    To study the influence of different irrigation system for drip irrigation under plastic film with saline water on cotton growth and yields, field experiments at key irrigation experiment station of water resources management division in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China were set up consist of different irrigation ratio (5250, 4500, 3750, 3000m3/hm2), different irrigation times (24, 12 and 8 times) and different rotation irrigation modes. The results show that: with the larger irrigation ratio, the cotton growth and yields was also better, and the significant influence on cotton growth and yields for irrigation ratio is between 3750-4500 m3/hm2. When the irrigation ratio is smaller (3000m3/hm2), cotton growth and yields for irrigation times of 8 times are higher, When the irrigation ratio is bigger (4500m3/hm2), cotton growth for irrigation times of 12 times are better and its cotton yields are higher correspondingly. According to the growth of cotton, yields and water productivity, the suitable irrigation system of cotton is the irrigation ratio of 4500-3750 m3/ hm2 and the irrigation times of 18 times for drip irrigation under plastic film with saline water. For different rotation drip irrigation experiments with saline water and fresh water, the cotton yields and irrigation water productivity is higher under the disposal of SF (rotation irrigation in first 6 times with saline water irrigation and then 6 times with fresh water irrigation) compared to FS (rotation irrigation in first 6 times with fresh water and then 6 times with saline water) and SSFA (rotation irrigation with twice saline water and once fresh water) compared to SFA (alternative irrigation with saline water and fresh water). Compared to the different alternate irrigation experiments, the cotton yields and water productivity for pure saline water irrigation is higher. In addition, the trend is the larger the irrigation ratio and the higher the yields. It maybe dues to the low

  15. Plastic Membrane Mulching Effect on Varieties of Vicia Faba Linn--Experimenting in Kangding County of Ganzi, Sichuan Province%蚕豆不同品种的地膜覆盖效应*--以四川省甘孜州康定县为试点

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    陈安茹

    2013-01-01

    Four different kinds of Vicia faba Linn were used in two groups of experiments respectively,one group with plastic membrane mulching and the other without. It turned out that Vicia faba in the former group grew rapidly and the yields of fresh green pod and seeds all shared improvement to different extent. Planting modes such as intercropping,interplanting and mixed planting can be utilized to increase economic and ecological benefits.%采用4种不同品种的蚕豆进行覆膜和不覆膜试验,结果证明覆膜栽培的蚕豆生长发育迅速,青鲜荚和籽粒的产量均有不同程度的提高,同时还可利用间作、套种、混作等种植方式来提高经济及生态等各方面效益。

  16. Light Trapping in Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells on Plastic Substrates

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    de Jong, M. M.

    2013-01-01

    In the search for sustainable energy sources, solar energy can fulfil a large part of the growing demand. The biggest threshold for large-scale solar energy harvesting is the solar panel price. For drastic cost reductions, roll-to-roll fabrication of thin film silicon solar cells using plastic substrates can be a solution. In this thesis, we investigate the possibilities of depositing thin film solar cells directly onto cheap plastic substrates. Micro-textured glass and sheets, which have a wide range of applications, such as in green house, lighting etc, are applied in these solar cells for light trapping. Thin silicon films can be produced by decomposing silane gas, using a plasma process. In these types of processes, the temperature of the growing surface has a large influence on the quality of the grown films. Because plastic substrates limit the maximum tolerable substrate temperature, new methods have to be developed to produce device-grade silicon layers. At low temperature, polysilanes can form in the plasma, eventually forming dust particles, which can deteriorate device performance. By studying the spatially resolved optical emission from the plasma between the electrodes, we can identify whether we have a dusty plasma. Furthermore, we found an explanation for the temperature dependence of dust formation; Monitoring the formation of polysilanes as a function of temperature using a mass-spectrometer, we observed that the polymerization rate is indeed influenced by the substrate temperature. For solar cell substrate material, our choice was polycarbonate (PC), because of its low cost, its excellent transparency and its relatively high glass transition temperature of 130-140°C. At 130°C we searched for deposition recipes for device quality silicon, using a very high frequency plasma enhanced chemical deposition process. By diluting the feedstock silane with hydrogen gas, the silicon quality can be improved for amorphous silicon (a-Si), until we reach the

  17. Effect of Different Norms of Under-Mulch-Drip Irrigation on Diurnal Changes of Photosynthesis and Chlorophyll Fluorescence Parameter in High Yield Cotton of Xinjiang

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    ZHANG Wang-feng; REN Li-tong; WANG Zhen-lin; LI Shao-kun; GOU Ling; YU Songlie; CAO Lian-pu

    2003-01-01

    Under-mulch-drip irrigation is an advanced irrigation technique, which combines plastic-film-covered cultivation with drip irrigation. The influence of different norms of under-mulch-drip irrigation on di-urnal changes of photosynthetic rates and chlorophyll fluorescence parameters of cotton was studied, in orderto understand the physiological mechanisms of water-saving and high-yielding farming in Xinjiang. Results in-dicated that limited drip irrigation, which supplies 2/3 of 375 m3 ha-1 , the widely-used irrigation norm in cot-ton cultivation in Xinjiang, caused a water deficit in cotton field. Compared with the proper drip irrigation,the leaf photosynthetic rate under limited drip irrigation decreased during 9:00 to 11:00 a. m., and was sig-nificantly suppressed at midday, and then recovered afterwards. Using the chlorophyll fluorescence method,the absorption, transfer and transformation features of solar radiation by cotton leaf were investigated. Underlimited drip irrigation, the variable fluorescence (Fy) and primary light transfer efficiency of PSII (Fv/Fm)in cotton leaves were reduced because of the high light intensities and high temperatures at noon, and the de-crease in Xinluzao8 was greater than that in Xinluzao6. Therefore, it could be concluded that Xinluzao6 has ahigher drought-tolerance, and the Fv/Fm ratio could be used as a drought-resistance index for cotton.

  18. Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 19115 on ham steak by tea bioactive compounds incorporated into chitosan-coated plastic films

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    Vodnar Dan C

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The consumer demands for better quality and safety of food products have given rise to the development and implementation of edible films. The use of antimicrobial films can be a promising tool for controlling L. monocytogenes on ready to eat products. The aim of this study was to develop effective antimicrobial films incorporating bioactive compounds from green and black teas into chitosan, for controlling L. monocytogenes ATCC 19115 on vacuum-packaged ham steak. The effectiveness of these antimicrobial films was evaluated at room temperature (20°C for 10 days and at refrigerated temperature (4°C for 8 weeks. Results The HPLC results clearly show that relative concentrations of catechins and caffeine in green tea ranked EGCG>EGC>CAF>ECG>EC>C while in black tea extracts ranked CAF>EGCG>ECG>EGC>EC>C. The chitosan-coated plastic films incorporating green tea and black tea extracts shows specific markers identified by FTIR. Incorporating natural extracts into chitosan showed that the growth of L monocytogenes ATCC 19115 was inhibited. The efficacy of antimicrobial effect of tea extracts incorporated into chitosan-coated plastic film was dose dependent. However, chitosan-coated films without addition of tea extracts did not inhibit the growth of L. monocytogenes ATCC 19115. Chitosan-coated plastic films incorporating 4% Green tea extract was the most effective antimicrobial, reducing the initial counts from 3.2 to 2.65 log CFU/cm2 during room temperature storage and from 3.2 to 1–1.5 log CFU/cm2 during refrigerated storage. Conclusions Incorporation of tea extracts into the chitosan-coated films considerably enhanced their effectiveness against L. monocytogenes ATCC 19115. 4% Green tea incorporated into chitosan-coated plastic film had a better antilisterial effect than 2% green tea or 2% and 4% black tea. Data from this study would provide new formulation options for developing antimicrobial packaging films using tea

  19. Flexible aluminum-doped zinc-oxide thin-film transistor fabricated on plastic substrates

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    Han, Dedong; Chen, Zhuofa; Zhao, Nannan; Wang, Wei; Huang, Fuqing; Zhang, Shengdong; Zhang, Xing; Wang, Yi

    2014-03-01

    We have studied processing and characteristics of flexible Aluminum-doped Zinc Oxide thin-film transistors (AZO TFTs) fabricated on plastic substrates using radio frequency (rf) magnetron sputtering. To improve the performance of flexible AZO TFT, we studied effects of device structures on characteristics of the aluminum-doped zinc oxide thin film transistors. The electrical properties of top-gate type and bottom-gate type AZO TFTs were investigated, respectively. The top-gate type AZO TFTs shows a threshold voltage of 1.4 V, a Ion/Ioff current ratio of 1.0×107, a field effect mobility of 28.2 cm2/ V•s, a subthreshold swing of 0.19 V/decade. And the bottom-gate type AZO TFTs shows a threshold voltage of 1.7 V, a Ion/Ioff ratio of 1.0×107, a field effect mobility of 209 cm2/ V•s, a subthreshold swing of 0.16 V/decade, and the off current of less than 10-11A at room temperature. Both TFTs show low threshold voltage, high Ion/Ioff ratio and high field effect mobility. By comparison, the bottom-gate type AZO TFTs shows better characteristics. The flexible AZO-TFT is a very promising low-cost optoelectronic device for the next generation of invisible and flexible electronics due to flexible, transparency, high mobility, and low-temperature processing.

  20. Fabrication of highly crystalline oxide thin films on plastics: Sol–gel transfer technique involving high temperature process

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    Hiromitsu Kozuka

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Si(100 substrates were coated with a polyimide (PI–polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP mixture film, and an alkoxide-derived TiO2 gel film was deposited on it by spin-coating. The gel films were fired under various conditions with final annealing at 600–1000 °C. The PI–PVP layer was completely decomposed at such high temperatures while the TiO2 films survived on Si(100 substrates without any damages. When the final annealing temperature was raised, the crystalline phase changed from anatase to rutile, and the crystallite size and the refractive index of the films tended to increase. The TiO2 films thus fired on Si(100 substrates were transferred to polycarbonate (PC substrates by melting the surface of the plastic substrate either in a near-infrared image furnace or on a hot plate under a load. Cycles of deposition and firing were found to be effective in achieving successful transfer even for the films finally annealed at 1000 °C. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analyses on the film/Si(100 interface suggested that the residual carbon or carbides at the interface could be a possible factor, but not a necessary and decisive factor that allows the film transfer.

  1. Transferability and Adhesion of Sol-Gel-Derived Crystalline TiO2 Thin Films to Different Types of Plastic Substrates.

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    Amano, Natsumi; Takahashi, Mitsuru; Uchiyama, Hiroaki; Kozuka, Hiromitsu

    2017-01-31

    Anatase thin films were prepared on various plastic substrates by our recently developed sol-gel transfer technique. Polycarbonate (PC), poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyether ether ketone (PEEK), and polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) were employed as plastic substrates. A Si(100) substrate was first coated with a polyimide (PI)/polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) mixture layer, and an alkoxide-derived titania gel film was deposited on it by spin-coating. The resulting titania gel film was heated to 600 °C, during which the PI/PVP layer decomposed and the gel film was converted into a 60 nm thick anatase film. The anatase film was then transferred from the Si(100) substrate to the plastic substrate. This was achieved by heating the plastic/anatase/Si(100) stack in a near-infrared image furnace to 120-350 °C, depending on the type of plastic substrate, under unidirectional pressure. The anatase film cracked during transfer to PE, PP, PEEK, and PVDC substrates but did not crack during transfer to PC, PMMA, and PET substrates. The fraction of the total film area that was successfully transferred was assessed with the aid of image analysis. This fraction tended to be large for plastics with C═O and C-O groups and small for those without these groups. The film/substrate adhesion assessed by cross-cut tape tests also tended to be high for plastics with C═O and C-O groups and low for those without these groups. The adhesion to plastics without C═O or C-O groups could be enhanced and their transfer area fraction increased by oxidizing the native plastic surface by ultraviolet-ozone treatment prior to transfer.

  2. Antimicrobial, Rheological, and Thermal Properties of Plasticized Polylactide Films Incorporated with Essential Oils to Inhibit Staphylococcus aureus and Campylobacter jejuni.

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    Ahmed, Jasim; Hiremath, Nikhil; Jacob, Harsha

    2016-02-01

    Polylactide (PLA) is the most mature biobased and biodegradable polymer. Due to its inherent brittleness, the polymer cannot be used as a packaging material without plasticizer. An attempt was made to develop antimicrobial plasticized PLA film by incorporating polyethylene glycol (PEG) and 3 essential oils (EO), namely cinnamon, garlic, and clove by solvent casting method. Physical, thermal, and rheological properties of those films were evaluated for practical applications whereas the antimicrobial properties were tested against Staphylococcus aureus and Campylobacter jejuni-pathogens related to poultry industry. Both PEG and EOs led to the formation of flexible PLA/PEG/EO films with significant drop in the glass transition temperature (Tg ), and mechanical property. Time-temperature superposition (TTS) principle was employed to melt rheology of EO-based films at selected temperature, and rheological moduli superimposed well in an extended frequency range. Among EOs, cinnamon and clove oil-based films (PLA/PEG/CIN and PLA/PEG/CLO) exhibited a complete zone of inhibition against C. jejuni at the maximum concentration (1.6 mL per 2 g PLA/PEG blend) whereas the garlic oil-based film (PLA/PEG/GAR) had the lowest activity. © 2016 Institute of Food Technologists®

  3. Field based plastic contamination sensing

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    The United States has a long-held reputation of being a dependable source of high quality, contaminant-free cotton. Recently, increased incidence of plastic contamination from sources such as shopping bags, vegetable mulch, surface irrigation tubing, and module covers has threatened the reputation o...

  4. PLASTIC MATERIALS IN EUROPEAN AGRICULTURE: ACTUAL USE AND PERSPECTIVES

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    Giacomo Scarascia-Mugnozza

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The world consumption of plastics in agriculture amounts yearly to 6.5 million tons. In addition to conventional polymers used in agriculture for greenhouses and mulches such as PE, PVC, EVA, photo-selective and luminescent polymers have been used, in order to improve the quality of crops. For the same reason plastic nets are used mainly in countries with tropical and Mediterranean climates. For an environmentally friendly agricultural activity, an alternative strategy can be represented by bio-based agricultural raw materials. For low environmental impact applications, biodegradable materials for agricultural films are nowadays produced. An overview of the main methods for the disposal and recycling of plastic materials are presented with the results of mechanical and radiometric tests on recycled plastics. The strategies to reduce the burden of plastics in agriculture are: a correct procedure for the collection, disposal and recycling of post-consumption plastics; the increase of lifetime duration and performance; and the introduction and promotion of bio-based materials.

  5. 西北旱区碎麦秸垫式膜上灌对玉米出苗及产量的影响%Effects of irrigation on film by crushed wheat straw padding to the corn seedling and yield in Northwest Arid Region,China

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    张金霞; 贾生海; 成自勇

    2015-01-01

    针对西北旱区秸秆覆盖的生态适应性和地膜覆盖的残膜难回收问题,设置了覆盖方式和灌水定额两个主导因素,研究了碎麦秸垫式膜上灌对玉米出苗和产量的影响。覆盖方式设有四个水平:无覆盖(N),秸秆覆盖(S),地膜覆盖(F),碎麦秸垫膜覆盖(SF);灌水定额设有高(H,900 m3·hm -2)、中(M,750 m3·hm -2)、低(L,600 m3·hm -2)三个水平;结果表明:SF 明显提高了出苗率和产量,与 S 相比,出苗率提高了49.50%,子粒产量提高了4415.79 kg·hm -2,所以 SF 使解决秸秆覆盖在西北旱区的出苗低和产量低等问题有了可能。从产量方面来看,最佳组合为 FL、SFM,分别可将灌水定额降至 L(600 m3·hm -2)和 M(750 m3·hm -2)水平,这凸显了 SF 和 F 的节水增产效果。SF 中的碎麦秸有利于土膜剥离回收,解决了地膜覆盖中残膜难回收的环境问题。%Pointed at the practical problems about ecological adaptability by straw mulch and residual film difficult recovery by film mulch,set up two dominant factors as mulch mode and irrigation quota,researched the effects of irriga-tion on film by crushed wheat straw padding to corn seedling and yield.The mulch mode designed as four levels:Without mulch (N),straw mulch (S),plastic film mulch (F)and plastic film mulch by crushed wheat straw padding (SF).The irrigation quota designed as three levels:High (H,900 m3·hm -2),Middle (M,750 m3·hm -2),and Lower (L,600 m3·hm -2).The results showed that:The SF significantly increased the seedling emergence rate and yield,compared with S,the seedling emergence rate was increased 49.50% and the grain yield was increased 4 415 .79 kg·hm -2 .So the SF can be possible to solve the problem “Lower emergence rate and low yield”by straw mulch in Northwest Arid Re-gions,China.From the yield point of view,the best combinations were FL and SFM,which the

  6. Occurrence and Dispersal of Indicator Bacteria on Cucumbers Grown Horizontally or Vertically on Various Mulch Types.

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    Micallef, Shirley A; Callahan, Mary Theresa; Pagadala, Sivaranjani

    2016-10-01

    No data exist on the impact of cultivation practices on food safety risks associated with cucumber. Cucumbers are typically grown horizontally over a mulch cover, with fruit touching the ground, but this vining plant grows well in vertical systems. To assess whether production system affects bacterial dispersal onto plants, field trials were conducted over 2 years. Cucumber cultivar 'Marketmore 76' was grown horizontally on plastic, straw, or bare ground or vertically on trellises installed on bare ground in soil previously amended with raw dairy manure. Fruit, flower, leaf, and soil samples were collected to quantify Escherichia coli , thermotolerant coliforms, and enterococci by direct plating. E. coli isolates were characterized by BOX-PCR to evaluate relatedness among strains. Although thermotolerant coliforms and enterococci were significantly less abundant on fruit in year 1 (P straw-mulched beds had higher levels of enterococci compared with fruit grown on bare ground (P plastic mulch beds (P straw-mulched, and trellised beds (subcluster B1). None of the isolates from soil and flowers in this subcluster were related to isolates recovered from fruit, showing that flower colonization does not necessarily lead to fruit colonization. One cluster of isolates contained those from flowers and fruits but not soil, indicating a source other than manure-amended soil. Straw may be a source of E. coli ; a number of closely related E. coli isolates were retrieved from soil and fruits from straw-mulched beds. Our approach revealed E. coli dispersal patterns and could be used to assess bacterial transmission in other production systems.

  7. Effects of winter irrigation and soil surface mulching during freezing-thawing period on soil water-heat-salt for cotton fields in south Xinjiang%冻融期灌水和覆盖对南疆棉田水热盐的影响

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    姚宝林; 李光永; 王峰

    2016-01-01

    Scarce water resources and soil salinity are important limiting factors for agricultural production and environmental melioration in extremely drought area and fragile ecological environment of Tarim Basin in southern Xinjiang. The under-film drip irrigation has gained universal applications as an efficient and economically viable irrigation method for increasing water use efficiency and reducing the adverse effects of cotton growth. But for winter and spring irrigation quotas are relatively high and cause groundwater level to rise, after freezing-thawing in winter, salinization occurs on soil surface and it is harmful to the growth and development of cotton seedlings. Soil surface mulching can effectively reduce soil water loss and soil salt accumulation in winter fallow periods, reduce winter and spring irrigation quota, and achieve the purpose of water saving and salinity controlling. To explore the freezing-thawing characteristics in drip irrigation cotton fields under different soil surface mulching and winter irrigation quotas, field experiments were carried out, which included 3 soil surface mulching methods: bare fields (cotton stubble and plastic film were removed before winter irrigation), high stubble fields (cotton stubble and plastic film remained in fields before winter irrigation), corn straw mulching fields (cotton stubble, plastic film remained in fields and mulched corn residue had the length of about 5-10 cm length and the thickness of 5 cm, 400 kg/hm2), and 2 winter irrigation quotas: winter irrigation 200 mm quota and no winter irrigation.Theexperiment was composed of 6 treatments: winter irrigation with bare land (WIB), winter irrigation with high cotton stubble (WICS), winter irrigation with corn straw mulching (WICM), no winter irrigation with bare land (NWIB), no winter irrigation with high cotton stubble (NWICS), and no winter irrigation with corn straw mulching (NWICM). The soil temperatures in 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 60, 80 and 100 cm

  8. Plasticizing effect of choline chloride/urea eutectic-based ionic liquid on physicochemical properties of agarose films

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    Ahmad Adlie Shamsuri

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Agarose films were formed with the addition of 30 to 70 wt% choline chloride/urea eutectic-based ionic liquid (ChCl/Urea. The ChCl/Urea was prepared through complexation at a 1:2 mole ratio. The films were prepared by dissolving ChCl/Urea in distilled water followed by dispersion of the agarose at 95 °C. The solution was gelled at room temperature, and the formed gel was dried in an oven overnight at 70 °C. Mechanical testing indicated that the agarose film containing 60 wt% ChCl/Urea had higher tensile extension and tensile strain at break compared to the pristine agarose film. The addition of ChCl/Urea also reduced the glass transition temperature (Tg of agarose films. Cross-section SEM images of the agarose films showed that surface roughness disappeared with the incorporation of ChCl/Urea. FTIR spectra confirmed the presence of intermolecular hydrogen bonding between agarose and ChCl/Urea. XRD patterns demonstrated that an amorphous phase was obtained when ChCl/Urea was added. Agarose films containing more ChCl/Urea exhibited higher transparency, as measured by a UV-Vis spectrometer. In summary, the physicochemical properties of agarose films were evidently affected by the incorporation of the ChCl/Urea as a plasticizing agent.

  9. Research on Cucumber Economical Irrigation Schedule and Irrigation Low Limit with Drip Irrigation Under Plastic Mulch in Greenhouse%温室膜下滴灌条件下黄瓜经济灌溉制度及其下限值的研究

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    郑志伟; 王仰仁; 汪绍盛; 赵宝永

    2016-01-01

    Taking the greenhouse cucumber with drip irrigation under plastic mulch as experimental material,three crop growth model parameters of the temperature,water stress index and dry matter transformation factor are determined,and the economic irrigation schedule is determined based on the three model parameters.The results show that:the economic irrigation system can significantly increase yield and income by 2.54 t/hm2 and 23 600 yuan/hm2 than the existing irrigation schedule,and the irrigation water con-sumption is saved by 7.59%.The fluctuation percent of soil moisture content (0~60 cm)before irrigation is much smaller than that of the crop growing period.The average value of soil water content before irrigation is used as the irrigation low limit for crop eco-nomical irrigation,and the value is 0.240.According to the irrigation low limit,the irrigation benefit of the unit area of Cucumber with drip irrigation under plastic mulch in Greenhouse can be the best.%以温室黄瓜为试验材料,采用膜下滴灌,对最适宜作物生长的温度、水分胁迫指数和干物质转化因子3个作物生长模型参数进行了率定,并以此为依据分析确定了膜下滴灌黄瓜的经济灌溉制度。结果表明:采用经济灌溉制度比实际灌水有显著的增产增收效果,产量和效益分别增加2.54 t/hm2和2.36万元/hm2,节约灌溉水量7.59%;在经济灌溉条件下灌水前土壤含水率(0~60 cm)随时间的变化幅度较作物生长期土壤含水率的变化幅度小得多,取各次灌水前土壤含水率的平均值作为作物经济灌溉的灌水下限值,对于本研究中的黄瓜,其值为0.240。按照该灌水下限值灌水,可使温室膜下滴灌黄瓜单位面积的灌溉效益最大。

  10. Specific migration of di-(2-ethylhexyl)adipate (DEHA) from plasticized PVC film: results from an enforcement campaign

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    Petersen, Jens Højslev; Breindahl, T.

    1998-01-01

    , olive oil, followed by clean-up using size exclusion chromatography and final determination of di-(2-ethylhexyl) adipate (DEHA) by combined capillary gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS). In the initial screening, the samples were exposed to the alternative food simulant, isooctane, and DEHA...... Units. Initially, all films were screened for the migration into isooctane (exposed 2 h at 40 degrees C) of DEHA and other potentially present low molecular weight plasticizers using full scanning mass spectrometry. Films showing a substantial migration of DEHA were further tested with olive oil...

  11. Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: Let’s WRAP (Wrap Recycling Action Program): Best Practices to Boost Plastic Film Recycling in Your Community

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    This is a webinar page for the Sustainable Management of Materials (SMM) Web Academy webinar titled Let’s WRAP (Wrap Recycling Action Program): Best Practices to Boost Plastic Film Recycling in Your Community

  12. Effect of organic mulch materials on maize performance and weed ...

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  13. Effects of plastic film and ridge-furrow cropping patterns on growth and yield of potato in semiarid areas%沟垄覆膜栽培对旱作马铃薯生长及产量的影响

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    代海林; 秦舒浩; 张俊莲; 王蒂; 王春林; 陈龙

    2012-01-01

    以当地主栽品种“新大坪”为试验材料,研究了不同沟垄覆膜种植模式对旱作马铃薯生长和产量的影响.结果表明:沟垄覆膜种植能显著提高马铃薯根际的温度、株高、开展度、主根长以及相对生长率(RGR).与传统平畦不覆膜(T1)相比,平畦覆膜(T2)、全膜双垄沟播(T3)、全膜双垄垄播(T4)、半膜膜侧种植(T5)和半膜沟垄垄播(T6)种植分别增产36.29%、59.68%、60.49%、47.58%和45.97%,其中T3和T4的产量最高.沟垄覆膜种植有利于马铃薯产量性状的改善,提高了大薯率和中薯率总和,其中以全膜双垄垄播(T4)最为显著.在该区采用全膜双垄垄播(T4)最有利于马铃薯的生长及产量性状的提高.%"Xin Daping was used as test materials to study the effects of plastic film and ridge-furrow cropping patterns on growth and yield of potato. The results showed that the ground temperature,plant height,the crown width,length of vertical roots and relative growth rate (RGR) of potato increased significantly by ridge-furrow and film cropping patterns. Compared to the traditional flat stretch coating (Tl) ,the yield of the coated flat stretch (T2) ,the whole film double furrow sowing (T3) ,the whole film double ridge broadcast (T4) ,the semimembranosus film side planting (T5) and half-film ridge and furrow ridge sowing (T6) increased by 36.29% ,60.49% ,59.68% ,47.58% ,45.97% ,respectively . The yield increase of T4 and T3 was the highest. All the plastic mulched and ridge-furrow cropping patterns improved yield components of potato. Sum of big and middle tuber rates,tuber number per plant and tuber yield per plant under T4 and T3 were higher than that of the others,whereas green tuber rate,belt tuber rate under T4 and T3 were lower than that of the others. Therefore,the ridge-furrow and film cropping patterns,especially T4,were good cropping patterns for growth and high yield of potato in this area.

  14. Phosphorus isothermal adsorption characteristics of mulch of bioretention

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    Mei Ying; Yang Xiao-Hua; Jiang Rong; Di Chong-Li; Zhang Xue-Jun

    2012-01-01

    This study aims to identify mulch of bioretention which has high phosphorus sorption capacity. The phosphorus adsorption characteristics of five types of mulch of bioretention are studied by three isothermal adsorption experiments. Results show that the Langmuir eqution is suitable for describing absorption characteristics of five types of mulch. The positive values of Gibbs free energy for phosphorus indicate that the phosphorus biosorption by five mulches is a non-spontaneous process,...

  15. Reflective Polyethylene Mulch Reduces Mexican Bean Beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Densities and Damage in Snap Beans.

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    Nottingham, L B; Kuhar, T P

    2016-08-01

    Mexican bean beetle, Epilachna varivestis Mulsant, is a serious pest of snap beans, Phaseolus vulgaris L., in the eastern United States. These beetles are intolerant to direct sunlight, explaining why individuals are typically found on the undersides of leaves and in the lower portion of the plant canopy. We hypothesized that snap beans grown on reflective, agricultural polyethylene (plastic mulch) would have fewer Mexican bean beetles and less injury than those grown on black plastic or bare soil. In 2014 and 2015, beans were seeded into beds of metallized, white, and black plastic, and bare soil, in field plots near Blacksburg, VA. Mexican bean beetle density, feeding injury, predatory arthropods, and snap bean yield were sampled. Reflected light intensity, temperature, and humidity were monitored using data loggers. Pyranometer readings showed that reflected light intensity was highest over metallized plastic and second highest over white plastic; black plastic and bare soil were similarly low. Temperature and humidity were unaffected by treatments. Significant reductions in Mexican bean beetle densities and feeding injury were observed in both metallized and white plastic plots compared to black plastic and bare soil, with metallized plastic having the fewest Mexican bean beetle life stages and injury. Predatory arthropod densities were not reduced by reflective plastic. Metallized plots produced the highest yields, followed by white. The results of this study suggest that growing snap beans on reflective plastic mulch can suppress the incidence and damage of Mexican bean beetle, and increase yield in snap beans. © The Authors 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  16. Complementos nutricionales para el rendimiento y nutrición del cultivo de melón con fertirriego y acolchado Nutritional supplements for fruit yield and nutrition of muskmelon under fertigation and plastic mulch

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    nutrimental condition, crop development, fruit yield and quality of mulched muskmelon under fertigation. In 2006, the following treatments were evaluated: 1 control with a fertilization rate of 180-100-200 (N-P2O5-K2O; 2 same as control 1 plus organic promoters and inorganic foliar nutrients (AO+F; 3 control 1 plus organic bio-fertilizers applied to foliage and soil (OR; 4 control 1 plus foliar inorganic nutrients and hormones (H+F. In 2007 same treatments as 2006 (1, 2, 3, 4 were tested plus two new treatments: 5 control 1 plus soil organic bio-promoters and foliar inorganic nutrients (B+F; and 6 reduction of fertilization rate of control 1 to 50% plus organic bio-fertilizers applied to foliage and soil (RE. Following traits were measured: fruit yield, bruce and national fruit quality, fruit °Bx, N-NO3 and K+ (mg L-1 in petiole cellular extract (ECP, total foliar N, P and K (%, main shoot length (m and root and foliar biomass (g plant-1. In 2006, H+F had a significant effect on bruce fruit quality yield with 16 t ha-1 higher than control 1. Also, in 2007 H+F and OR had 6.6 and 5.3 t ha-1 significantly higher yield than control 1, respectively. Moreover, there was a significant effect of treatments on N and P (% foliar nutrition. There were not differences on either total K (% or ECP N-NO3 (mg L-1. Foliar supplements in fertigated muskmelon have a significant effect on increasing bruce fruit quality yield and foliar nutrition, but crop biomass was not affected.

  17. 适当保水剂施用和覆盖促进旱作马铃薯生长发育和产量提高%Using water-retaining agent and mulch to improve growth and yield of potato under dry farming

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    李倩; 刘景辉; 张磊; 陈勤; 于健; SuryaN.Achary

    2013-01-01

    To explore drought resistant effects of water-retaining agent, straw mulch and plastic film mulch between lines on osmotic substances and plasmas membrane system and yield of potato under dry farming, potato variety ‘Shepody’was used, and totally six treatments such as straw mulch, plastic film mulch between lines, control group, and combined with water-retaining agent were set in the field experiment. The results showed that the value of plasmas membrane permeability was larger at seedling stage, then decreased and increased again from tuber bulking stage. Contents of proline and malonaldehyde presented a gradual increment trend in different growth stages, but content of soluble sugar showed a single-peak curve change. Lower contents of osmotic regulation substances and plasmas membrane permeability were observed in the treatments of plastic mulch between lines combined with water-retaining agent, water-retaining agent, straw mulch, and straw mulch combined with water-retaining agent, all these treatments released drought stress efficiently. Potato growth anaphase, till starch accumulation stage, proline content, soluble sugar content, plasma membrane permeability and malondialdehyde content changes were relatively stable. Compared with control group, the four indexes of plastic mulch between lines combined with water-retaining agent treatment decreased by 15.57%, 6.90%, 42.79%and 17.69%, respectively. The four indexes of water-retaining agent treatment decreased by 2.31%, 5.17%, 10.62% and 8.04%, respectively, which of straw mulch treatment decreased by 28.45%, 3.45%, 51.63% and 25.58%, respectively, and 25.14%, 12.07%, 49.17% and 22.58%, respectively for straw mulch combined with water-retaining agent treatment. At potato mature stage, soil moisture content under straw mulch combined with water-retaining agent treatments changed stably, 0-20 cm soil moisture content under water-retaining agent treatment was higher than that without water-retention agent

  18. Effects of reduced-rate methyl bromide applications under conventional and virtually impermeable plastic film in perennial crop field nurseries.

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    Hanson, Bradley D; Gerik, James S; Schneider, Sally M

    2010-08-01

    Producers of perennial crop nursery stock in California use preplant soil fumigation to meet state phytosanitary requirements. Although methyl bromide (MB) has been phased out in many agricultural industries, it is still the preferred treatment in the perennial nursery industry and is used under Critical Use Exemptions and Quarantine/Preshipment provisions of the Montreal Protocol. The present research was conducted to evaluate reduced-rate MB applications sealed with conventional and low-permeability plastic films compared with the primary alternative material. Reduced rates (100-260 kg ha(-1)) of MB applied in combination with chloropicrin (Pic) and sealed with a low-permeability plastic film provided weed and nematode control similar to the industry standard rate of 392 kg ha(-1) MB:Pic (98:2) sealed with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) film. However, the primary alternative chemical, 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D), tended to provide slightly lower pest control even on sites with relatively low plant parasitic nematode, soil-borne pathogen and weed pest pressure. If California regulations change to allow the use of low-permeability films in broadcast fumigant applications, the results of this research suggest that reduced rates of MB in perennial crop nurseries could serve as a bridge strategy until more technically, economically and environmentally acceptable alternatives are developed. Published 2010 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  19. Effect of plasticizer type and amount on hydroxypropyl methylcellulose-beeswax edible film properties and postharvest quality of coated plums (cv. Angeleno).

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    Navarro-Tarazaga, Maria Ll; Sothornvit, Rungsinee; Pérez-Gago, María B

    2008-10-22

    The effect of the composition of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC)-beeswax (BW) edible coatings on stand-alone film properties and on postharvest quality of coated 'Angeleno' plums was studied. Glycerol (G) and mannitol (M) were tested as plasticizers at two different plasticizer/HPMC ratios (100:1 and 300:1 molar basis). BW content was 20 or 40% (dry basis). An increase in G content increased film flexibility and vapor permeability (WVP), whereas an increase in M content enhanced film brittleness without affecting WVP. An increase in BW content reduced film flexibility and reduced WVP of only G-plasticized films. Coatings reduced plum softening and bleeding, but were not effective in reducing plum weight loss. At low plasticizer content, coatings reduced texture loss effectively. Low BW also lowered plum bleeding. Plasticizer type affected only ethanol and acetaldehyde contents without affecting the remaining quality parameters. Therefore, HPMC-BW coatings have the potential to extend the shelf life of plums. However, this effect depends on coating composition. Differences between coating and film performance indicate that data from stand-alone films may be used as a preliminary screening, but coating performance should be analyzed on coated fruit.

  20. The effect of mulching on water consumption, yield and some parameters in apple orchards grafted onto dwarf rootstock

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    Cenk KÜÇÜKYUMUK

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This study was conducted to determine the effect of different mulch materials on plant water consumption, yield, fruit quality, vegetative growth, and weed control and soil temperature of Braeburn apple variety grafted onto M9 rootstock in Eğirdir Fruit Growing Research Station in 2010-2011. The experimental design was a randomized block design with three replications. Three different treatments were determined as two different mulch materials (white fabric, black plastic covering and control (without any mulching. Irrigation water was applied by using drip irrigation system in 7 days intervals. Amount of irrigation water to be applied in the each irrigation was determined as water amount needed for raising the soil moisture to the field capacity in 0-60 cm soil depth. As a result, substantial water saving has been provided from both of the mulch materials (%< 22-28 in comparison with the control treatment. The yield results showed statistically significant difference (p<0.05 among the treatments only in the second year. The highest red colour density value, which is an important criterion in apple marketing, was obtained from mulching with white fabric for both years. It was determined that mulch applications with these two materials were positive effects on vegetative growth and they were very effective on weed control. Soil temperature measured in the treatment used white fabric was found 1-2°C lower in comparison with control treatment, while it was found 3-4°C lower in comparison with the black plastic covering.

  1. Determination of structural and mechanical properties, diffractometry, and thermal analysis of chitosan and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC films plasticized with sorbitol

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available In this work, the structural, mechanical, diffractometric, and thermal parameters of chitosan-hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC films plasticized with sorbitol were studied. Solutions of HPMC (2% w/v in water and chitosan (2% w/v in 2% acetic acid solution were prepared. The concentration of sorbitol used was 10% (w/w to both polymers. This solutions were mixed at different proportions (100/0; 70/30; 50/50; 30/70, and 0/100 of chitosan and HPMC, respectively, and 20 mL was cast in Petri dishes for further analysis of dried films. The miscibility of polymers was assessed by X-ray diffraction, scanning electronic microscopy (SEM, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC, and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA. The results obtained indicate that the films are not fully miscible at a dry state despite the weak hydrogen bonding between the polymer functional groups.

  2. 玉米根茬与地膜分离技术研究%Research on Maize Stubble and Plastic Film Separation

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    张丽; 张佳喜; 刘旋峰; 蒋永新; 张海春; 喻晨

    2015-01-01

    Corn is one of our important food crops, it contains rich nutrition.After maize harvest, and corn stubble and mulch need to be classified.Technology of corn plastic recycling was studied from the perspective of maize root crop and membrane separation in this article, aimed to improve the efficiency of corn plastic recycling.This article mainly divided into five parts: the first part, introduction, mainly introduced the technology of maize root crop and membrane separation at home and abroad.The second part, analyzed the necessity of maize root crop and membrane separation.The third part, the corn plastic recycling technology was introduced.The fourth part, some related suggestions on corn plastic recycling were put forward from the environmental point, the future development of plastic recycling was put forward.The fifth part, conclusion.%玉米是我国的主要粮食作物之一,内含丰富的营养,玉米丰收之后需要将玉米根茬和地膜进行分离。为此,从玉米根茬与地膜分离的技术角度出发,研究玉米地膜回收技术,旨在有效提高玉米地膜的回收效率。本研究主要介绍了国内外关于玉米根茬与地膜分离的技术,分析了玉米根茬与地膜分离的必要性,介绍了玉米地膜回收技术,并从环保角度提出了玉米地膜回收的相关建议及未来地膜回收的发展趋势。

  3. Study on Water-Preserving Effects of Mulching for Dryland Winter Wheat in Loess Tableland

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    LIAO Yun-cheng; WEN Xiao-xia; HAN Si-ming; JIA Zhi-kuan

    2003-01-01

    Focused on the rainfall characteristics and the reality of agricultural production in the loess ta-bleland, and based on previous results, new patterns for dryland winter wheat production, in which the em-phasis was put on the film mulch with obvious water-preserving advantage, were designed to make effective useof rainfall. The results showed that the technique of the double mulch of film plus straw in summer fallow pe-riod can collect the rainfall in this period to the utmost extent and over 73.2 % of it can be stored in the soil,which is 108.4 mm more than that of conventional tillage. Furthermore, it can not only preserve water storedin soil in summer fallow, but also collect the rainfall in the growth period as much as possible by using thetechnique of making ridges plus film mulching and furrow sowing. So the patterns, which can greatly increaseboth the soil moisture and wheat yield, are the best choice for making full utilization of the rainfall and achie-ving a high and stable yield in the dryland wheat production of the loess tableland.

  4. Effects of whole film mulching with soil covering and bunch plantng on soil water in field of dry-land wheat%旱地小麦全膜覆土穴播技术的土壤水分效应

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    李福; 刘广才; 李诚德; 朱永永; 周德禄; 陈其鲜; 单秀章

    2013-01-01

    A field experiment was carried out to investigate the effects of different film mulching modes on soil water in field of dry-land wheat .The results showed that ,during the early growing season of wheat ,the soil water content in different layers was consistently ordered as :whole film mulching with soil covering and bunch planting (WFM)>furrow planting beside film (FPF)>no-mulching cultivation (CK) .During jointing to booting stage ,the soil water content in 0~20 cm layer under WFM and FPF was increased by 4 .6% ~5 .2% and 2 .2% ~2 .3% respectively ,compared with that under CK ;the soil water storage in 1 m layer under WFM and FPF was increased by 29 .0~48 .0 mm and 12 .9~20 .4 mm respectively ,compared with that under CK .The technology of WFM also increased rainfall use rate and water use efficiency remarkably .The highest and average rainfall use rate under WFM was 74 .1% and 71 .0% respectively , and the highest and average water use efficiency under WFM was 19 .58 kg・mm-1・hm-2 and 18 .33 kg・mm-1・hm-2 re-spectively .Therefore ,it made a key breakthrough for highly efficient rainwater utilization in the field of dry-land wheat .%  采用田间小区试验研究了旱地小麦全膜覆土穴播技术的土壤水分效应。结果表明,小麦生长前期,不同层次土壤含水量均表现为全膜覆土穴播>膜侧沟播>露地条播;拔节—孕穗期0~20 cm土壤含水量全膜覆土穴播较露地条播提高4.6~5.2个百分点,而膜侧沟播较露地条播提高2.2~2.3个百分点;1 m土壤贮水量,全膜覆土穴播较露地条播增加29.0~48.0 mm ,而膜侧沟播较露地条播增加12.9~20.4 mm。全膜覆土穴播技术大幅度提高了小麦农田降水利用率和水分利用效率,使降水利用率最高达到74.1%,平均降水利用率达到71.0%;使小麦水分利用效率最高达到19.58 kg・mm-1・hm-2,平均达到18.33 kg・mm-1・hm-2,在旱作小麦农田

  5. Effects of Stalk Returned to the Field and Film Mulching on the Soil Physical and Chemical Characteristics and the Maize Growth%秸秆还田与覆膜对土壤理化特性及玉米生长发育的影响

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    徐文强; 杨祁峰; 牛芬菊; 牛俊义; 熊春蓉; 张永祥

    2013-01-01

    The influence of stalk returned to the field on the maize growth and the soil physical and chemical characteristics was studied, by the whole plant maize stalk returning, the stalk smash to return field and no-tillage with maize stubble. The results showed that the soil nutrient contents change the performance for the whole plant maize stalk returning>the stalk smash to return field>no-tillage with maize stubble, the change of soil nutrient was not significant with different covering time;the soil bulk density was decreased significantly after the straw returned to the field, but no-tillage with maize stubble and one film be two years used to plant maize with soil bulk density was increased. When the straw returned to the field on the soil moisture and the temperature were significantly lower com-pared with control in the former stage of maize growth, and affected for the plant height, stem diameter and leaf area were less than control, in the late period of maize growth the straw decomposition on the soil moisture played a com-pensation effect. The change of maize production the performance for the autumn mulched and whole plant straw re-turned>the early spring mulched and whole plant straw returned>the autumn mulched and stalk smash to return field>the early spring and stalk smash to return field>no-tillage with maize stubble and one film be two years used, the maize yield is the trend of increase than control, but to the contrary under no-tillage with maize stubble and one film be two years used of maize yield and the difference between treatment no significant compared with control.%  试验研究秸秆还田对不同覆膜时期的全膜双垄沟播玉米生长发育与土壤理化特性的影响。结果表明,经秸秆还田后全膜双垄沟播耕层土壤养分含量变化依次表现为整株还田>秸秆粉碎>免耕留茬,不同覆膜时间对土壤养分变化影响不明显;秸秆还田土壤容重明显降低但免耕留茬一膜两年用

  6. Evaluation of retail fresh meat packagings covered with stretch films of plasticized PVC and non-PVC alternatives

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    Petersen, Jens Højslev; Togeskov, P.; Hallas, J.

    2004-01-01

    The characteristics and performance of several non-PVC stretch films were compared to those of plasticized PVC. Initially the main polymer components Of the film were identified by infrared spectrometry and differential scanning calorimetry. The differences between films in mechanical properties,...... (thiobarbituric acid reactive substances) through a prolonged shelf-life test. No differences in meat quality during normal shelf-life were seen as a function of the film used....... to legislation. The potential for specific migration was investigated by solvent extraction followed by gas chromatography. Twenty-four components were identified, of which 11 could be compared to relevant migration limits based on evaluations of the EU Scientific Committee for Food. The release of solvents...... was estimated by direct thermal desorption at 100degreesC. Four films of different composition were used in a storage experiment with fresh beef. The meat quality was followed by measurements of colour, microbiological quality (total colony forming units and lactic acid bacteria) and lipid oxidation...

  7. The development of thermal nanoprobe methods as a means of characterizing and mapping plasticizer incorporation into ethylcellulose films.

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    Meng, Jin; Levina, Marina; Rajabi-Siahboomi, Ali R; Round, Andrew N; Reading, Mike; Craig, Duncan Q M

    2012-08-01

    The phase composition and distribution of ethylcellulose (EC) films containing varying amounts of the plasticizer fractionated coconut oil (FCO) were studied using a novel combination of thermal and mapping approaches. The thermal and thermomechanical properties of films containing up to 30% FCO were characterized using modulated temperature differential scanning calorimetry (MTDSC) and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA). Film surfaces were mapped using atomic force microscopy (AFM; topographic and pulsed force modes) and the composition of specific regions identified using nanothermal probes. Clear evidence of distinct conjugate phases was obtained for the 20-30% FCO/EC film systems. We suggest a model whereby the composition of the distinct phases may be estimated via consideration of the glass transition temperatures observed using DSC and DMA. By combining pulsed force AFM and nano-thermal analysis we demonstrate that it is possible to map the two separated phases. In particular, the use of thermal probes allowed identification of the distinct regions via localized thermomechanical analysis, whereby nanoscale probe penetration is measured as a function of temperature. The study has indicated that by using thermal and imaging techniques in conjunction it is possible to both identify and map distinct regions in binary films.

  8. To mulch or not to mulch? Effects of gravel mulch toppings on plant establishment and development in ornamental prairie plantings

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    Kühn, Norbert

    2017-01-01

    In recent years, North American prairie vegetation has served as a design model for highly attractive, low-cost and low-maintenance plantings in German urban green spaces. Where mixed-planting techniques, gravel mulch toppings and non-selective maintenance techniques such as mowing are used, prairie plantings are considered to be cost-effective alternative design concepts for public green space management. In this study, we investigated the establishment success of different mixtures of prairie species plantings on two sites with different soil conditions: topsoil and topsoil with graywacke gravel topping. We documented significantly higher average mortality rates on gravel mulch sites in the first year after establishment. Further development of mortality was not significantly different between sites. Weed species were always more numerous on topsoil sites and had an obvious effect on the visual impact of the plantings. The mulch created an effective barrier for wind-dispersed germinators. Soil temperatures down to 30 cm were significantly higher on gravel mulch sites throughout the year, stimulating more vital plant growth and a prolonged growing season. Our results emphasize the importance of considering these kinds of practical issues during the planning process as they are critical to the success or failure of the design. PMID:28166269

  9. Effect of cellulose nanocrystals and gelatin in corn starch plasticized films.

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    Alves, J S; dos Reis, K C; Menezes, E G T; Pereira, F V; Pereira, J

    2015-01-22

    Cellulose at the nanoparticle scale has been studied as a reinforcement for biodegradable matrices to improve film properties. The goal has been to investigate the properties of starch/gelatin/cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) films. Eleven treatments were considered using RCCD (rotatable central composite design), in addition to four control treatments. For each assay, the following dependent variables were measured: water vapor permeability (WVP), thickness, opacity and mechanical properties. The microstructure and thermal properties of the films were also assessed. Increases in gelatin and CNC concentrations lead to increases in film thickness, strength and elongation at break. The films containing only gelatin in their matrix displayed better results than the starch films, and the addition of CNC had a positive effect on the assessed response variables. The films exhibited homogeneous and cohesive structures, indicating strong interactions between the filler and matrix. Films with low levels of gelatin and CNC presented the maximum degradation temperature.

  10. GREENHOUSE PLASTIC FILMS CAPABLE OF MODIFYING THE SPECTRAL DISTRIBUTION OF SOLAR RADIATION

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper was to investigate the radiometric properties of innovative covering films for protected cultivation capable of modifying the spectral distribution of the transmitted radiation and thus the vegetative activity. Two photoselective films, three photoluminescent films and one low-density polyethylene film were used as greenhouse coverings for cherry trees and peach trees, grown in pots. The photoselective films were characterised by a reduction of the R/FR ratio in comparison to the natural solar radiation. Tree growth parameters, such as the apical shoot of cherry trees and the shoot of peach trees, were monitored. Different responses to vegetative activities were observed under the films, depending on the species, with a higher shoots growth rate in the peach with respect to the cherry. The photoselective film characterised by the lowest R/FR ratio significantly enhanced the growth of cherry and peach trees in comparison to the trees cultivated under the other greenhouse films

  11. Reel Plastic Magic; A History of Films and Filmmaking in America.

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    Kardish, Laurence

    This topical history of American films begins with an explanation of how movies work and describes the earlier American films from the nickelodeons through D.W. Griffith. The development of the studios and the major American films of the 1920's through the 1950's is treated largely in terms of important stars, like Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin,…

  12. A coupled model of soil water-heat-solute movement under the mulched drip irrigation condition

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    Hu, H.; Tian, F.; Gao, L.; Hu, H.

    2010-12-01

    : The mulched drip irrigation (MDI), first developed in northwestern part of China (Xinjiang Province) in the cotton field in 1996, can obtain higher yield while at the lower cost of water consumption and thus becomes popular rapidly. However, it has the potential risk of salinizing the arable soil. Also, plastic film can alter the energy balance at the ground surface and invoke the regime shifting of soil heat transfer. It is, therefore, necessary to simulate the inter-related movement of water, heat, and dissolvable solute in the soil under the MDI condition for the purpose of sustainable agricultural production as well as of climate change issue. With the different boundary condition and irrigation rate, the transportation and distribution features of water-heat-salt under the MDI condition are significantly different from those under the other irrigation methods. The existing tools such as HYDRUS and VS2DH(T) could not set up the special boundary condition relevant to MDI, e.g., the moving ponded area. A new two-dimensional numerical model of Richard’s equation and Convection-Dispersion equations was developed which coupled soil water, solute, and heat together. For the homogenous and isotropic porous media, the soil water-heat-solute movement under the MDI condition is considered as 2D problem. The Richards and solute convection-diffusive equations are transformed into ordinary differential equations (ODEs) through spatial semi-discretization, and so do the corresponding boundary conditions. The resultant ODEs are solved using a state-of-the-art solver, CVODE developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The model is validated against the numerical examples as well as the field data. The results show the high numerical efficiency, the high simulation accuracy, and the flexibility of the model to mimic changing boundary conditions. Key words: numerical model, Richard’s equation, Convection-Diffusive equation, CVODE

  13. Biodegradable plastic-degrading enzyme from Pseudozyma antarctica: cloning, sequencing, and characterization.

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    Shinozaki, Yukiko; Morita, Tomotake; Cao, Xiao-hong; Yoshida, Shigenobu; Koitabashi, Motoo; Watanabe, Takashi; Suzuki, Ken; Sameshima-Yamashita, Yuka; Nakajima-Kambe, Toshiaki; Fujii, Takeshi; Kitamoto, Hiroko K

    2013-04-01

    Pseudozyma antarctica JCM 10317 exhibits a strong degradation activity for biodegradable plastics (BPs) such as agricultural mulch films composed of poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) and poly(butylene succinate-co-adipate) (PBSA). An enzyme named PaE was isolated and the gene encoding PaE was cloned from the strain by functional complementation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The deduced amino acid sequence of PaE contains 198 amino acids with a predicted molecular weight of 20,362.41. High identity was observed between this sequence and that of cutinase-like enzymes (CLEs) (61-68%); therefore, the gene encoding PaE was named PaCLE1. The specific activity of PaE against emulsified PBSA was 54.8±6.3 U/mg. In addition to emulsified BPs, PaE degraded solid films of PBS, PBSA, poly(ε-caprolactone), and poly(lactic acid).

  14. Design and Test of a Collecting Machine for the Plastic Film Residue%一种残膜检拾机的设计和试验

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    闫志鹏

    2015-01-01

    针对残膜对土地的带来的污染,人工检拾农田残留地膜劳动强度大、费时费力,检拾后的耕地需多次翻耕、松土等问题,设计了一种一次能完成捡膜、集膜、清膜及松土整地等作业工序的残膜检拾机械,并对该检拾机械进行了检拾作业研究,实验,对推广小型简易残膜检拾机械有着重要意义。%Aiming at the pollution of plastic film residue, the working intensity of collecting plastic films by hand is great and time-consuming, and the land is then need to be plowed and loosed repeatedly, a collecting machine for the plastic film resi-due which can collect plastic film residue and loosen the soil once for all is designed in this paper. The collecting work of this machine is researched and tested;the results show that it has great significance to generalize the small and simple machine for collecting plastic film residue.

  15. STORMWATER FILTRATION USING MULCH AND JUTE

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    This study evaluated the feasibility of using readily available, low-cost natural filter naterials for stormwater (SW) treatment. Generic (hardwood) mulch and processed jute fiber were evaluated for the removal of metallic and organic pollutants from urban SW runoff samples colle...

  16. Effect of oil lamination between plasticized starch layers on film properties.

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    Basiak, Ewelina; Debeaufort, Frédéric; Lenart, Andrzej

    2016-03-15

    To reduce the hygroscopic character of biodegradable starch-based films, rapeseed oil was incorporated by lamination (starch-oil-starch 3-layers technique). The lipid lamination followed by starch solution casting step induced an emulsion type structure of dried films. Composite films are more opalescent and glossier than fatty free starch films. For all the films, structure is heterogeneous in the cross-section only. Adding fat induced a twice decrease of the tensile strength. Thermal gravimetry analysis did not show differences between films with and without oil. Lipid reduced the moisture absorption particularly at higher RH as well as the surface swelling index, when water droplet contact occurred. Addition of lipids always decreases the contact angle for all liquid tested, except for water. Surface affinity of films for liquids less polar that water increased with rapeseed oil addition. The addition of rapeseed oil significantly reduces water vapour and oxygen permeability.

  17. Flexible nickel-doped zinc oxide thin-film transistors fabricated on plastic substrates at low temperature

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    Huang, Lingling; Han, Dedong; Chen, Zhuofa; Cong, Yingying; Wu, Jing; Zhao, Nannan; Dong, Junchen; Zhao, Feilong; Liu, Lifeng; Zhang, Shengdong; Zhang, Xing; Wang, Yi

    2015-04-01

    High-performance nickel (Ni)-doped zinc oxide thin-film transistors (NZO TFTs) have been successfully fabricated on transparent flexible plastic substrates at a low temperature. The effect of different oxygen partial pressures during channel deposition on the electrical properties of NZO TFTs was studied to improve the device performance. We found that the oxygen partial pressure during channel deposition has a significant influence on the performance of NZO TFTs. Finally, it was demonstrated that a NZO film with 100% Ar sputtering gas during channel deposition exhibited the best electrical properties, with a drain current on/off ratio of 108, a positive threshold voltage of 2.59 V, a subthreshold swing of 233 mV/decade, and a saturation mobility of 118.9 cm2·V-1·s-1. The results show that Ni-doped ZnO is a promising candidate for flexible fully transparent displays.

  18. Migration from plasticized films into foods. 1. Migration of di-(2-ethylhexyl)adipate from PVC films during home-use and microwave cooking.

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    Startin, J R; Sharman, M; Rose, M D; Parker, I; Mercer, A J; Castle, L; Gilbert, J

    1987-01-01

    Migration of di-(2-ethylhexyl)adipate (DEHA) into a diverse range of foods arising from the domestic use of plasticized PVC films has been determined using a stable isotope dilution GC/MS procedure. Aspects of home use reported in this study include the wrapping and covering of foods such as cheese, cooked meats, sandwiches, cakes, fresh fruit and vegetables; the use of films during food preparation such as marinading; covering during microwave reheating of previously prepared foods, and covering during microwave cooking. Contact between film and foods was for differing temperatures and times, representative of the range of conditions likely to be experienced in practice in the home. Migration increased with both the length of contact time and temperature of exposure, with the highest levels observed where there was a direct contact between the film and food, and where the latter had a high fat content on the contact surface. Highest levels of migration were observed for cheese, cooked meats, cakes and for microwave-cooked foods, whilst lower levels were observed for wrapping of unfilled sandwiches, fruit and vegetables (except avocado), and for food preparation including microwave reheating where there was covering of the food in a container but little or no direct contact.

  19. 冬季覆盖地膜的拉伸试验及有限元仿真分析%Study on the Tensile Test and Analysis of Winter Mulching

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    杨业龙; 叶云霞; 谢建华; 曹晓冉; 孙超伟

    2016-01-01

    Through the testing of the mechanical properties of the longitudinal , transverse and orthogonal tear tensile load and tensile elongation for the polyethylene mulching film covered in winter which thickness is 0.006mm, the mechanical constitutive properties of the mulching film were obtained .The finite element software ANSYS was used to emulating and discussing the deformation and stress strain for the mulching film when was picked up by the mulching film pole tooth , the results show that: for the mulching film in winter , the tensile strength of longitudinal is greater to the transverse and the rectangular tear;the maximum variant of the mulching film was that it was picked up on the top of the mulching film pole tooth , the maximum of the deformation and stress strain was that it was picked up at the junction of the film and the central of pole tooth .%通过对冬季覆盖厚度为0 .006 mm 的聚乙烯残地膜纵向、横向和直角撕裂拉伸负荷,以及断裂伸长率等力学性能的测试,获得了残地膜力学本构特性. 利用有限元软件 ANSYS对拾膜杆齿捡膜时地膜的变形和应力应变情况进行仿真和分析. 结果表明:冬季覆盖地膜纵向的拉伸强度大于横向的拉伸强度和直角撕裂的拉伸强度;拾膜时,杆齿端部的地膜变形最大,应力应变最大值都发生在与杆齿中部接触的地膜处.

  20. 膜下分区交替滴灌和施氮对棉花干物质累积与氮肥利用的影响%Coupling effects of partitioning alternative drip irrigation with plastic mulch and nitrogen fertilization on cotton dry matter accumulation and nitrogen use

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    李培岭; 张富仓

    2013-01-01

    A field experiment with complete combination design was conducted to study the effects of partitioning alternative drip irrigation with plastic mulch and nitrogen fertilization on the dry matter accumulation and nitrogen use efficiency of cotton plant. Three levels of irrigation (260, 200, and 140 mm) and of nitrogen fertilizer (270, 180, and 90 kg·hm-2) were installed. The cotton dry mass was the highest in treatments medium nitrogen/high water and high nitrogen/high water. As compared with that in high nitrogen/high water treatment, the nitrogen use efficiency for dry matter accumulation in medium nitrogen/high water treatment was increased by 34. 0% -44. 6% , with an average of 34.7% , while the water use efficiency was decreased by 6.4% -10.7% , aver-agely 10. 2%. As for the nitrogen accumulation in cotton plant, the nitrogen use efficiency was the highest in medium nitrogen/high water treatment, and the water use efficiency was the highest in high nitrogen/medium water treatment. Compared with high nitrogen/high water treatment, medium nitrogen/high water treatment increased the nitrogen use efficiency for cotton nitrogen accumulation by 29.0% -41. 7% , but decreased the water use efficiency for cotton nitrogen accumulation by 5. 5% -14. 0%. Among the treatments of coupling water and nitrogen of higher cotton yield, treatment medium nitrogen/high water had the higher cotton nitrogen recovery rate, nitrogen agronomic efficiency, and apparent use efficiency than the treatments high nitrogen/medium water and high nitrogen/high water, but no significant differences were observed in the nitrogen absorption ratio and nitrogen physiological efficiency. Treatment medium nitrogen/high water was most beneficial to the coupling effects of water and nitrogen under partitioning alternate drip irrigation with plastic mulch and nitrogen fertilization.%设置高水(260 mm)、中水(200 mm)、低水(140 mm)3水平的灌水量和高氮(270 kg·hm-2)、中氮(180 kg·hm-2)

  1. Chitosan/poly (vinyl alcohol) films containing ZnO nanoparticles and plasticizers

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    Vicentini, Denice S. [Mechanical Engineering Department, Federal University of Santa Catarina, University Campus, 88040-900 Florianopolis, Santa Catarina (Brazil); Smania, Arthur [Microbiology and Parasitology Department, Federal University of Santa Catarina, University Campus, 88040-900 Florianopolis, Santa Catarina (Brazil); Laranjeira, Mauro C.M., E-mail: mauro@qmc.ufsc.br [Mechanical Engineering Department, Federal University of Santa Catarina, University Campus, 88040-900 Florianopolis, Santa Catarina (Brazil); Chemistry Department, QUITECH, Federal University of Santa Catarina, University Campus, 88040-900 Florianopolis, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

    2010-05-10

    In this study ZnO nanoparticles were prepared by the Pechini method from a polyester by reacting citric acid with ethylene glycol in which the metal ions are dissolved, and incorporated into blend films of chitosan (CS) and poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) with different concentrations of polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate, Tween 80 (T80). These films were characterized by infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), swelling degree, degradation of films in Hank's solution and the mechanical properties. Besides these characterizations, the antibacterial activity of the films was tested, and the films containing ZnO nanoparticles showed antibacterial activity toward the bacterial species Staphylococcus aureus. The observed antibacterial activity in the composite films prepared in this work suggests that they may be used as hydrophilic wound and burn dressings.

  2. Plasticity and Interfacial Dislocation Mechanisms in Epitaxial and Polycrystalline Al Films Constrained by Substrates

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    2002-01-01

    Stresses in epitaxial and textured Al films were determined by substrate-curvature measurements. It was found that in both cases the flow stresses increase with decreasing film thickness. The flow stresses in the epitaxial Al films are in agreement with a dislocation-based model, while the same model strongly underestimates the flow stresses of textured Al films. In-situ transmission electron microscopy studies indicate that dislocations channeling through epitaxial Al films on single-crystalline (0001) α-AI2O3 substrates frequently deposit dislocation segments adjacent to the interface. Furthermore, the AI/α-AI2O3 interface acted as a dislocation source. In this case, the interface is between two crystalline lattices. In contrast, the interface of textured Al films on oxidized silicon substrates is between the crystalline Al and the amorphous SiOx interlayer. It is speculated that the different nature of the interfaces changes dislocation mechanisms and thus influences the flow stresses.

  3. THE EFFECT OF PLASTICIZER CONTENT AND DISACCHARIDE TYPE ON THE MECHANICAL, BARRIER AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF BOVINE GELATIN-BASED FILMS

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    Full Text Available Gelatins are regarded as alternative raw materials to prepare films for food packaging. However, the improvement of their mechanical and water barrier properties is necessary in order to obtain useful materials in service conditions. To improve these functional properties, two strategies have been carried out in this work. First, glycerol was added as plasticizer to increase the flexibility of the films. Second, lactose or sucrose was added to react with gelatin and increase water resistance of gelatin-based films. Commercial gelatin, glycerol and lactose or sucrose were employed in this work and processing of the films was carried out by solution casting. All gelatin films obtained were transparent and flexible. Moreover, the hydrophobic character of the films was increased and the film solubility was decreased by the addition of glycerol and disaccharides. As was observed via FTIR, the changes were due to the interactions between gelatin and glycerol and Maillard reaction between gelatin and disaccharides.

  4. Discussion on the Harm of Plastic Film and Its Recycling Measures%地膜危害及其回收利用措施探讨

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    马永波

    2015-01-01

    介绍台安县的地膜使用及回收现状,探讨残留地膜对土壤理化性质、作物生长发育及环境的不利影响,根据台安县的生产实际,论述促进残膜回收的主要措施,为确保农业高产稳产提供有益借鉴。%The article introduces the application of plastic film and its recycling status in Tai'an county, discusses the harmful influence of residual plastic film to soil properties, crops growth and environment, and expounds main measures of promoting the recycling of residual plastic film based on the practice in Tai’an county, provides a beneficial reference for assuring stable and high yield for agri-culture.

  5. PENGARUH PENAMBAHAN PLASTICIZER TERHADAP SIFAT FISIK DAN MEKANIK EDIBLE FILM PATI JAGUNG

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    Adiansyah; Bastian, Februadi

    2008-01-01

    ABSTRAK AGROKOMPLEKS 2008 Edible film adalah lapisan tipis dan kontinyu yang dibuat dari bahan yang dapat dimakan, diletakkan diantara komponen makanan (film) yang berfungsi sebagai penghambat terhadap transfer massa (uap air, oksigen dan zat terlarut) dan sebagai carrier bahan makanan atau aditif. Penelitian ini dilaksanakan dalam dua tahap yaitu ekstraksi pati jagung. Pada tahap ini akan diperoleh pati jagung sebagai bahan dasar edible film. Parameter yang diukur pada pati jagung yaitu...

  6. EVALUASI KARAKTERISTIK FISIK EDIBLE FILM DARI GELATIN KULIT KAMBING BLIGON YANG MENGGUNAKAN GLISEROL SEBAGAI PLASTICIZER

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    Said, Muhammad Irfan; Triatmojo, Suharjono; Erwanto, Yuny; Fudholi, Achmad

    2013-01-01

    Bahan baku dalam pembuatan edible film dari golongan pati telah banyak digunakan, sedangkan golongan protein yang berasal dari ternak masih jarang digunakan. Gelatin merupakan salah satu jenis bahan yang digunakan dalam pembuatan edible film dari golongan protein asal ternak. Bahan ini diketahui memiliki sifat-sifat yang baik dan berpotensi untuk digunakan sebagai bahan baku dalam pembuatan edible film (Klahorst, 1999). Gelatin pada dasarnya adalah sebuah produk hidrokoloid yang merupa...

  7. Highly-efficient, flexible piezoelectric PZT thin film nanogenerator on plastic substrates.

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    Park, Kwi-Il; Son, Jung Hwan; Hwang, Geon-Tae; Jeong, Chang Kyu; Ryu, Jungho; Koo, Min; Choi, Insung; Lee, Seung Hyun; Byun, Myunghwan; Wang, Zhong Lin; Lee, Keon Jae

    2014-04-23

    A highly-efficient, flexible piezoelectric PZT thin film nanogenerator is demonstrated using a laser lift-off (LLO) process. The PZT thin film nanogenerator harvests the highest output performance of ∼200 V and ∼150 μA·cm(-2) from regular bending motions. Furthermore, power sources generated from a PZT thin film nanogenerator, driven by slight human finger bending motions, successfully operate over 100 LEDs. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. Occurrence and risk assessment of phthalate esters (PAEs) in vegetables and soils of suburban plastic film greenhouses.

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    Wang, Jun; Chen, Gangcai; Christie, Peter; Zhang, Manyun; Luo, Yongming; Teng, Ying

    2015-08-01

    Phthalate esters (PAEs) are suspected of having adverse effects on human health and have been frequently detected in soils and vegetables. The present study investigated their occurrence and composition in plastic film greenhouse soil-vegetable systems and assessed their potential health risks to farmers exposed to these widespread pollutants. Six priority control phthalates, namely dimethyl phthalate (DMP), diethyl phthalate (DEP), di-n-butyl phthalate (DnBP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP), were determined in 44 plastic film greenhouse vegetables and corresponding soils. Total PAEs ranged from 0.51 to 7.16mgkg(-1) in vegetables and 0.40 to 6.20mgkg(-1) in soils with average concentrations of 2.56 and 2.23mgkg(-1), respectively. DnBP, DEHP and DnOP contributed more than 90% of the total PAEs in both vegetables and soils but the proportions of DnBP and DnOP in vegetables were significantly (p3.00mgkg(-1) but were greenhouses. Health risks were mainly by exposure through vegetable consumption and soil ingestion.

  9. Effect of N disposable application rates on the growth and yield of rice with plastic film covering%一次性施N对地膜水稻生长发育及产量的影响

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    刘祥臣; 乔利; 唐元才; 刘春增; 卢兆成; 李本银; 丰大清; 赵海英

    2012-01-01

    【Objective】 Exploration was done on the effect on rice growth and yield of the different N disposable application rates under the condition of film mulching cultivation.【Method】 High quality rice "Liang-you 6326" was used as plant material.Five different designs:0(CK),75,150,225,300 kg/hm2 of the Nitrogen Fertilizer were applied before film mulching.The tiller number was counted once every week after transplanting.Then the effect photo out,chlorophyll content and yield were measured one week before initial heading stage,full heading time and harvest time of the rice.The best N application rate was analyzed by economic benefit of curve fitting.【Result】 In the experiment,with the increase of the N application rate,the physiological indexs of photo out,chlorophyll content and the tillers all increased.But the yield showed a decreasing tendency when the yield increased to a certain degree.N application had no significant effect on photosynthetic parameters,such as:cond out,ci out,trmmol out and leaf except the photo out.When the Maximum N application rate was 300 kg/hm2,the chlorophyll content was 48.38 mg/g,the highest at initial heading stage,and the tillers per hill reached 44.42 ind.But there was no obvious difference with the nitrogen application 225 kg/hm2,the effective panicle number reached 225.60×104 plants/hm2,and yield reached 10 062.57 kg/hm2.【Conclusion】 Through the nonlinear curve fit,the results showed that:285.37 kg/hm2 was the best N disposable application rate under the condition of film mulching,and 10 062.57 kg/hm2 was the highest theoretical yield.

  10. Characterizations of plasticized polymeric film coatings for preparing multiple-unit floating drug delivery systems (muFDDSs with controlled-release characteristics.

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    Sheng-Feng Hung

    Full Text Available Effervescent multiple-unit floating drug delivery systems (muFDDSs consisting of drug (lorsartan- and effervescent (sodium bicarbonate-containing pellets were characterized in this study. The mechanical properties (stress and strain at rupture, Young's modulus, and toughness of these plasticized polymeric films of acrylic (Eudragit RS, RL, and NE and cellulosic materials (ethyl cellulose (EC, and Surelease were examined by a dynamic mechanical analyzer. Results demonstrated that polymeric films prepared from Surelease and EC were brittle with less elongation compared to acrylic films. Eudragit NE films were very flexible in both the dry and wet states. Because plasticizer leached from polymeric films during exposure to the aqueous medium, plasticization of wet Eudragit RS and RL films with 15% triethyl citrate (TEC or diethyl phthalate (DEP resulted in less elongation. DEP might be the plasticizer of choice among the plasticizers examined in this study for Eudragit RL to provide muFDDSs with a short time for all pellets to float (TPF and a longer period of floating. Eudragit RL and RS at a 1∶1 ratio plasticized with 15% DEP were optimally selected as the coating membrane for the floating system. Although the release of losartan from the pellets was still too fast as a result of losartan being freely soluble in water, muFDDSs coated with Eudragit RL and RS at a 1∶1 ratio might have potential use for the sustained release of water-insoluble or the un-ionized form of drugs from gastroretentive drug delivery systems.

  11. Phosphorus isothermal adsorption characteristics of mulch of bioretention

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    Mei Ying

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to identify mulch of bioretention which has high phosphorus sorption capacity. The phosphorus adsorption characteristics of five types of mulch of bioretention are studied by three isothermal adsorption experiments. Results show that the Langmuir eqution is suitable for describing absorption characteristics of five types of mulch. The positive values of Gibbs free energy for phosphorus indicate that the phosphorus biosorption by five mulches is a non-spontaneous process, and the values of mean sorption free energy of mulch are less than 8 kJ/mol, which proves that the adsorption process can be dominated by physical forces. The vermiculite is the better mulch of bioretention based on high phosphorus removal capacity.

  12. Xylose induces the phyllosphere yeast Pseudozyma antarctica to produce a cutinase-like enzyme which efficiently degrades biodegradable plastics.

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    Watanabe, Takashi; Shinozaki, Yukiko; Yoshida, Shigenobu; Koitabashi, Motoo; Sameshima-Yamashita, Yuka; Fujii, Takeshi; Fukuoka, Tokuma; Kitamoto, Hiroko Kuze

    2014-03-01

    There is a need to speed up the degradation of used agricultural mulch films that are made of biodegradable plastics (BPs) in the field. Treating them with BP-degrading enzymes could be a solution to this problem. A cutinase-like enzyme of yeast Pseudozyma antarctica (PaE) has wide specificity of BPs degradation, but needs to be produced efficiently. Here we report that the production of PaE by P. antarctica can be increased by using xylose as carbon source. BP-degradation activity was analyzed using a polybutylene succinate-co-adipate (PBSA) emulsion as the substrate. Strain P. antarctica GB-4(1)W was found to be the best PaE producer among the tested strains. Using a 5-L jar fermentor with xylose fed-batch cultivation, high PaE productivity could be maintained and about 21 U/ml of PaE was obtained in 120 h. This amount was 100 times higher than the amount that we obtained previously (0.21 U/ml by flask cultivation using glycerol as carbon source). Under repeated xylose fed-batch cultivation with 24 h intervals, the maximum PaE production rate (0.34 U/ml/h) was maintained and the highest PaE productivity (28,000 U/2 L/d) was repeatedly obtained for 7 intervals. The activity of filtered jar-culture (crude PaE) was stable over 12 weeks at 4°C. Commercially available BP mulch films (20 μm thickness, cut into 1-cm-squares) were completely degraded by submerging them in crude PaE (2 U/ml) at 30°C in 24 h. These results indicated that concentrated PaE can rapidly degrade the strength of BP mulch films in the field so that they do not interfere with plowing.

  13. Optimization of technical parameters for making mulch from waste cotton and rice straw fiber%废旧棉与水稻秸秆纤维混合地膜制造工艺参数优化

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    陈海涛; 明向兰; 刘爽; 张颖; 张鸿超

    2015-01-01

    The technology of plastic mulching was widely used, but its use depended on petroleum resources, which caused white pollution; straw was a rich resource in quantity, but large amount of waste straw was burned in the field, which caused the waste of resource and the environmental pollution at the same time. To solve the pollution of plastic film, plant fiber mulching has been developed, which was biodegradable mulching. There was lots of methyl cellulose in the biogas residue produced by anaerobic fermentation using ruminant feces. Crop residues, most often treated as waste material, could be used as raw material to produce biodegradable plastic membrane, and one technique may solve the white pollution brought by plastic mulching and the plant residue pollution. Waste cotton fiber came from human production and life with low price, so there was an urgent need to its re-utilization. Abandoned textiles were mostly disposed as garbage, and the recycle was very little, which resulted in serious waste of resource and environmental pollution. In abandoned textiles, cotton textiles were mostly confined, for cotton fiber was cut or broken, and through the re-processing, some low additional value products were produced, which hindered the establishment of the industrial chain of the waste textile recycling. In order to improve the utilization rate of waste cotton fabrics and crop straw, and provide technical support for making the biodegradable biogas residue fiber mulch, the processing and property of hybrid film produced by waste cotton and rice straw fiber were studied.The “skeleton” was waste cotton fiber, and filling material was rice straw fiber, with adding the additive that was environmental friendly. The method of four-factor and five-level quadratic regression orthogonal rotation center combination was applied. Beating degree, adding ratio, basis weight and wet strength agent were taken as influencing factors; dry tension strength and elongation, wet tension

  14. Effect of gamma irradiation on thermophysical properties of plasticized starch and starch surfactant films

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    Cieśla, Krystyna; Watzeels, Nick; Rahier, Hubert

    2014-06-01

    In this work the influence of gamma irradiation on the thermomechanical properties of the films formed in potato starch-glycerol and potato starch-glycerol-surfactant systems were examined by Dynamic Mechanical Analysis, DMA, and Differential Scanning Calorimetry, DSC, and the results were correlated to the amount of the volatile fraction in the films.

  15. Two hardening mechanisms in single crystal thin films studied by discrete dislocation plasticity

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    Nicola, L; Van der Giessen, E; Needleman, A

    2005-01-01

    thermal stress in single crystal thin films on a rigid substrate are used to study size effects. The relation between the residual stress and the dislocation structure in the films after cooling is analyzed using dislocation dynamics. A boundary layer characterized by a high stress gradient and a hi

  16. Vegetative growth and yield of strawberry under irrigation and soil mulches for different cultivation environments

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    Pires Regina Célia de Matos

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The vegetative growth and yield of strawberry in relation to irrigation levels and soil mulches are still not well known, mainly for different environmental conditions. Two experiments were carried out in Atibaia, SP, Brazil, during 1995, one in a protected environment and the other in an open field, to evaluate the cultivar Campinas IAC-2712, under different irrigation levels and soil mulches (black and clear polyethylene. Three water potential levels in the soil were used in order to define irrigation time, corresponding to -0.010 (N1, -0.035 (N2, and -0.070 (N3 MPa, measured through tensiometers installed at the 10 cm depth. A 2 x 3 factorial arrangement was adopted, as randomized complete block, with 5 replicates. In the protected cultivation, the irrigation levels of -0.010 and -0.035 MPa and the clear plastic mulch favored the vegetative growth, evaluated through plant height, maximum horizontal dimension of the plant, leaf area index, as well as by total marketable fruit yield and its components (mean number and weight of fruits per plant. In the open field cultivation, no effect of treatments due to rainfall were observed.

  17. Quality changes of 'Sanguinello' oranges wrapped with different plastic films under simulated marketing conditions.

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    D'Aquino, S; Malinconico, M; Avella, M; Di Lorenzo, M L; Mura; Palma, A

    2013-01-01

    Chemical and eating quality of citrus fruit changes slowly after harvest, and quality alteration is mainly due to shrinkage, loss of firmness, excessive weight loss and decay rather than a reduction of nutritional value and taste features. Film wrapping may be a suitable means to reduce transpiration and preserve market quality provided film permeability to gases does not lead to: 1) a reduction of in-package O2 partial pressure at a point that would induce anaerobic respiration; 2) an increase of CO2 concentration to toxic levels. This experiment was carried out to study quality changes of 'Sanguinello' oranges treated or not treated with 500 mg/L imazalil (IMZ) and wrapped with continuous, macro- or micro-perforated polyolefinic films. Wrapped and no-wrapped fruit were stored at 20 degrees C and 60% RH for 20 or 30 days. In-package gas composition of the macro-perforated film showed no significant difference compared to air composition, while in-package partial pressure of CO2 and O2 ranged between 4 (continuous film) and 9.8 kPa (micro-perforated films), and 14.8 (continuous film) and 5 kPa (micro-perforated films), respectively. After 30 days of storage weight loss in fruit wrapped with the macro-perforated film was (4.3%) slightly lowerthan un-packed fruit (5%), while in all other packages weight loss never exceeded 0.7%.Quality changes were quite stable over storage in all treatments, although slight but significantly lower levels of total soluble solids and ascorbic acid were detected in micro-perforated films with the lowest degree of perforation. However, the sensory analysis denoted a remarkable decrease of firmness in un-wrapped or wrapped fruit with macro-perforated film, while a moderate build-up of off-flavour, which reduced the eating quality, developed in micro-perforated films. Decay ranged between 6 and 12% in not treated fruit, with the lowest incidence detected in un-wrapped fruit, whereas differences among the different films were not

  18. Enhancing the release of the antioxidant tocopherol from polypropylene films by incorporating the natural plasticizers lecithin, olive oil, or sunflower oil.

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    López de Dicastillo, Carol; Ares Pernas, Ana; Castro López, María del Mar; López Vilariño, José Manuel; González Rodríguez, María Victoria

    2013-12-01

    In this work, natural plasticizers-modified polypropylenes intended for food active packaging were developed. Sunflower oil, olive oil, and soy lecithin, without any known harmful effects or toxicity, were employed as natural plasticizers, also implementing the attractiveness of using synthetic plastics on active packaging developments. Their incorporation during the extrusion of polypropylene was tried as a means to obtain polymers with improved diffusion paths, allowing differences in antioxidant release rates for active packaging materials. Thermal and rheological characterization of the films showed that blending natural plasticizers do not significantly modify their thermal properties; however, small variations of viscoelastic properties were observed. Furthermore, the resulting release of tocopherol was highly dependent on the polymer formulation. Furthermore, it was clearly time-controlled by using those natural plasticizers, especially olive oil. Antioxidant activity results also showed that packaged foods are protected against oxidative degradation over time, resulting from the improved release of the antioxidants.

  19. Tracer aroma compound transfer from a solid and complex-flavored food matrix packed in treated papers or plastic packaging film.

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    Dury-Brun, Cécile; Lequin, Sonia; Chalier, Pascale; Desobry, Stéphane; Voilley, Andrée

    2007-02-21

    The objective of this work was to study the transfer of four aroma compounds (ethyl butyrate, ethyl hexanoate, cis-3-hexenol, and benzaldehyde) from a solid and complex-flavored food matrix (sponge cake) toward and through packaging films placed in indirect contact during storage in accelerated aging conditions (38 degrees C and 86% relative humidity gradient). The efficiency of treated papers relative to that of standard paper and plastic as barrier was tested. Before storage, aroma compound volatility in the sponge cake was measured, and similar values were found between aroma compounds, due to the fat content of the sponge cake. Whatever the aroma compound, permeability values during storage were similar for the same packaging film. The plastic film was the highest barrier, whereas calendering and coating treatments applied to treated papers decreased effectively their permeability. An opposite trend was observed for aroma compound sorption into packaging films during storage.

  20. The effect of covering and mulching on the soil temperature, growth and yield of tomato

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    Kosterna Edyta

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available By improving the thermal and moisture conditions in the immediate vicinity of plants, plastic covers influenced the growth and development and increased the yield of vegetables. Soil mulching with organic material is one method of soil water protection and also helps maintain a constant soil temperature within the root system of crops. This study investigated the effect of plant covering and the type of straw applied to soil mulching (rye, corn, rape or buckwheat on the soil temperature, development of the plant and the yield of ‘Polfast’ F1 tomato. The effect of the straw was compared to a control plot without mulch. Soil temperature at a depth of 10 cm was higher in covered plots than in the plot without covers. The increase in soil temperature as a result of covering amounted to 1.3°C at 8:00 a.m. and 1.7°C at 2:00 p.m. Both in the morning and in the afternoon, the soil temperature in the plots without straw and without covers and under polypropylene fibre was higher than in the plots with straw. The application of covers resulted in higher aboveground parts of plants and higher leaf area compared to cultivation without covers. Irrespective of whether a covering was used, all of the types of straw investigated in the experiment caused the acceleration of growth and development of tomato plants. Simultaneous plant covering and soil mulching increased the total yield of fruits but did not have an influence on the share of marketable yield of the total yield.

  1. The Effect of Irrigation Regimes and Mulch Application on Vegetative Indices and Essential Oil Content of Peppermint (Mentha piperita L.

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    M. Azizi

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Peppermint (Mentha piperita L. from Lamiaceae family is one of the most important medicinal plants, used in food, sanitary and cosmetic industries. A field experiment was carried out in Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in 2010-2011 to evaluate the effects of three irrigation levels (100, 80 and 60 percent of water requirements calculated by evaporation pan class A and two mulch types (black plastic and wood chips in comparison to control (without mulch on physiological parameter and essential oils content in a factorial experiments on the basis of Randimised Complete Block Desing with four replications. The data obtained from each harvest analyzed as a factorial experiment on the basis of randomized complete block design with four replications and the results of two harvests analyzed as split plot on time. The results of two harvest indicated that peppermint plants grow better in the first harvest than the second harvest. Plants collected in the first harvest showed higher dry matter and essential oil yield. The highest dry herb yield (44.12 g/plant, the highest percentage of essential oil (2.835 %v/w and the highest essential oil yield (116.7 l/ha detected in plots treated with third level of irrigation and use of wood chips mulch. In conclusion the results also confirmed that the highest dry herb and the highest oil yield per area unit were observed in plots treated with third level of irrigation with use of wood chips mulch.

  2. 1,3-dichloropropene and chloropicrin emissions following simulated drip irrigation to raised beds under plastic films.

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    Ashworth, D J; Luo, L; Xuan, R; Yates, S R

    2010-08-01

    Using laboratory soil chambers a nonscaled representation of an agricultural raised bed was constructed. For a sandy loam soil, 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D) and chloropicrin (CP) were applied at 5 cm depth with an excess of water (simulated drip irrigation). Application was made under both high density polyethylene (HDPE) and virtually impermeable film (VIF) covering the soil bed (the furrow was left uncovered). Soil gas distribution of the fumigants, together with emissions into the headspace above the bed, sidewall and furrow were determined over time. Total emissions from the HDPE treatment were cis 1,3-D 28%, trans 1,3-D 24%, and CP 8%. Due to its lower permeability, the values for VIF were 13%, 7%, and 1.5%, respectively. With HDPE, the majority (86-93%) of the emissions occurred from the bed, while for VIF the majority (92-99%) of the emissions was from the furrow. Compared to a range of literature values for shank injection, the use of drip application appears to offer a benefit in reducing 1,3-D and CP emissions. However, the most meaningful comparison is with our previous data for simulated shank injection where the same soil was covered (completely) with the same plastic films (1). In this comparison, only 1,3-D emissions under HDPE were lower with drip application; 1,3-D emissions under VIF and CP emissions under both films were greater with the drip application.

  3. Effect of cellulose reinforcement on the properties of organic acid modified starch microparticles/plasticized starch bio-composite films.

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    Teacă, Carmen-Alice; Bodîrlău, Ruxanda; Spiridon, Iuliana

    2013-03-01

    The present paper describes the preparation and characterization of polysaccharides-based bio-composite films obtained by the incorporation of 10, 20 and 30 wt% birch cellulose (BC) within a glycerol plasticized matrix constituted by the corn starch (S) and chemical modified starch microparticles (MS). The obtained materials (coded as MS/S, respectively MS/S/BC) were further characterized. FTIR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction were used to evidence structural and crystallinity changes in starch based films. Morphological, thermal, mechanical, and water resistance properties were also investigated. Addition of cellulose alongside modified starch microparticles determined a slightly improvement of the starch-based films water resistance. Some reduction of water uptake for any given time was observed mainly for samples containing 30% BC. Some compatibility occurred between MS and BC fillers, as evidenced by mechanical properties. Tensile strength increased from 5.9 to 15.1 MPa when BC content varied from 0 to 30%, while elongation at break decreased significantly.

  4. Colored light-quality selective plastic films affect anthocyanin content, enzyme activities, and the expression of flavonoid genes in strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) fruit.

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    Miao, Lixiang; Zhang, Yuchao; Yang, Xiaofang; Xiao, Jinping; Zhang, Huiqin; Zhang, Zuofa; Wang, Yuezhi; Jiang, Guihua

    2016-09-15

    The influence of colored light-quality selective plastic films (red, yellow, green, blue, and white) on the content of anthocyanin, the activities of the related enzymes and the transcripts of the flavonoid gene was studied in developing strawberry fruit. The results indicated that colored films had highly significant effects on the total anthocyanin content (TAC) and proportions of individual anthocyanins. Compared with the white control film, the red and yellow films led to the significant increase of TAC, while the green and blue films caused a decrease of TAC. Colored film treatments also significantly affected the related enzyme activity and the expression of structural genes and transcription factor genes, which suggested that the enhancement of TAC by the red and yellow films might have resulted from the activation of related enzymes and transcription factor genes in the flavonoid pathway. Treatment with red and yellow light-quality selective plastic films might be useful as a supplemental cultivation practice for enhancing the anthocyanin content in developing strawberry fruit.

  5. Preparation of Polyvinyl Alcohol/Xylan Blending Films with 1,2,3,4-Butane Tetracarboxylic Acid as a New Plasticizer

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    Cun-dian Gao

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Miscible, biodegradable polyvinyl alcohol (PVA/xylan blending films were firstly prepared in the range of the PVA/xylan weight ratio from 1 : 2 to 3 : 1 by casting method using 1,2,3,4-butane tetracarboxylic acid (BTCA as a new plasticizer. The properties of blending films as functions of PVA/xylan weight ratio and BTCA amount were discussed. XRD and FT-IR were applied to characterize the blending films. Experimental results indicated that tensile strength (TS and elongation at break (EAB of blending films decreased along with the decrease of the PVA/xylan weight ratio. Both of TS and EAB firstly increased and then decreased as the amount of BTCA was increased. More importantly, blending films were biodegraded almost by 41% with an addition of 10% BTCA in blending films within 30 days in soil. For all hydroxyl functionalized polymers (xylan and PVA, their molecular interactions and miscibility with BTCA endowed blending films with the biocompatibility and biodegradability. Therefore, these blending films are environmentally friendly materials which could be applied as biodegradable plastics for food packaging and agricultural applications.

  6. Water Vapor Permeation of Metal Oxide/Polymer Coated Plastic Films

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    Numata, Yukihiro; Oya, Toshiyuki; Kuwahara, Mitsuru; Ito, Katsuya

    Barrier performance to water vapor permeation of ceramic coated layers deposited on flexible polymer films is of great interest to food packaging, medical device packaging and flat panel display industries. In this study, a new type film in which a ceramic layer is deposited on a polymer coated film was proposed for lower water vapor permeation. It is important how to control interfacial properties between each layer and film for good barrier performance. Several kinds of polymer coated materials were prepared for changing surface free energy of the films before and after depositing the ceramic layer. The ceramic layer, which is composed of mixed material of SiO2 and Al2O3, was adopted under the same conditions. The following results were obtained; 1) Water vapor permeation is not related to the surface energy of polymer coated films, 2) After depositing the ceramic layer, however, a strong correlation is observed between the water vapor permeation and surface free energy. 3) The phenomenon is considered that the polarity of the polymer layers plays a key role in changing the structure of ceramic coated layers.

  7. Paper-Thin Plastic Film Soaks Up Sun to Create Solar Energy

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    2006-01-01

    A non-crystallized silicon known as amorphous silicon is the semiconductor material most frequently chosen for deposition, because it is a strong absorber of light. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, amorphous silicon absorbs solar radiation 40 times more efficiently than single-crystal silicon, and a thin film only about 1-micrometer (one one-millionth of a meter) thick containing amorphous silicon can absorb 90 percent of the usable light energy shining on it. Peak efficiency and significant reduction in the use of semiconductor and thin film materials translate directly into time and money savings for manufacturers. Thanks in part to NASA, thin film solar cells derived from amorphous silicon are gaining more and more attention in a market that has otherwise been dominated by mono- and poly-crystalline silicon cells for years. At Glenn Research Center, the Photovoltaic & Space Environments Branch conducts research focused on developing this type of thin film solar cell for space applications. Placing solar cells on thin film materials provides NASA with an attractively priced solution to fabricating other types of solar cells, given that thin film solar cells require significantly less semiconductor material to generate power. Using the super-lightweight solar materials also affords NASA the opportunity to cut down on payload weight during vehicle launches, as well as the weight of spacecraft being sent into orbit.

  8. Filme plástico perfurado em túneis baixos cultivados com alface Perforated plastic film for low tunnels cultivated with lettuce

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    José E. B. A. Monteiro

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as condições micrometeorológicas no interior de túneis baixos cultivados com alface, através da perfuração do filme plástico, técnica utilizada para melhorar a ventilação no interior dos túneis, porém ainda pouco conhecida. Assim, foram testados túneis sem e com cultura de alface, com 0, 5, 10, 15 e 20% de área de filme perfurada e, também, um canteiro sem túnel, durante a primavera. As variáveis meteorológicas utilizadas para a avaliação dos tratamentos foram temperatura e umidade relativa do ar, verificando-se que, quanto maior o percentual de perfuração, menor a elevação da temperatura no interior do ambiente protegido e maior a perda de umidade para o ambiente exterior. A produção obtida nos ambientes protegidos foi maior e de melhor qualidade.The present work was carried out with the objective to evaluate the micrometeorological conditions inside low tunnels cultivated with lettuce. A technique used to improve the ventilation inside the tunnels is the perforation of the plastic film, though still not very well known. Therefore, tunnels were tested without and with lettuce crop, with 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20% of perforated film area and in soil without tunnel, during spring. The meteorological variables used for the evaluation of the treatments were temperature and relative humidity of air. It was verified that the elevation of the temperature inside the protected atmosphere was inversely related to percentage of perforation contrary to the humidity loss for the external atmosphere. The production obtained under protected conditions was higher and of better quality.

  9. Effects of Whole Field Soil-Plastic Mulching on Spring Wheat Water Consumption, Yield, and Soil Water Balance in Semiarid Region%旱地全膜覆土穴播对春小麦耗水、产量和土壤水分平衡的影响

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    侯慧芝; 吕军峰; 郭天文; 张国平; 董博; 张绪成

    2014-01-01

    [Objective]The main limiting factors which affect spring wheat productivity on Northwest Loess Plateau are drought, rainfall dynamics could not meet spring wheat water needs, and low temperature in spring. How to conserve the rainwater in soil efficiently, and use it at the spring wheat growth stage, is the most important method to increase spring wheat yield in this area. The aim of the study is to reveal the effect of whole field soil plastic mulching (i.e. the whole soil surface firstly mulched by plastic, and then spread around 1cm thick soil on plastic surface) on spring wheat seasonal water consumption, yield, water use efficiency and the soil water recharge in fallow period, further to assess its effect on inter annual soil water balance in semiarid region on Northwest Loess Plateau. [Method]The spring wheat (Triticum aestivum Lunchun 27) selected as test material, a field experiment was conducted from 2011 to 2013 on the Dingxi Experimental Station of Gansu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (104°36′E, 35°35′N) , which located on northwest Loess plateau. The designed three treatments are whole field soil plastic mulching and bunch seeded (FMS), whole field mulching and bunch seeded (FM), and uncovered and bunch seeded (CK). The seasonal soil water content, spring wheat biomass, yield and spring wheat yield components were recorded, as well as the rainwater fallow efficiency, evapotranspiration, water use efficiency, harvest index, and reproduction allocation index were calculated.[Result]The evapotranspiration among the three treatments were not differed significantly in 2011 and 2012, but the evapotranspiration of FMS was significantly higher than CK in 2013. From seeding to jointing stage, the FMS and FM significantly increased spring wheat evapotranspiration by 27.2%and 9.6%in dry year, 52.2%and 44.6%in wet year, respectively, as compared with CK. The evapotranspiration of FMS and FM was not significantly different at each spring wheat growth stage

  10. Biodegradation of plastics in soil and effects on nitrification activity. A laboratory approach.

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    Bettas Ardisson, Giulia; Tosin, Maurizio; Barbale, Marco; Degli-Innocenti, Francesco

    2014-01-01

    The progressive application of new biodegradable plastics in agriculture calls for improved testing approaches to assure their environmental safety. Full biodegradation (≥90%) prevents accumulation in soil, which is the first tier of testing. The application of specific ecotoxicity tests is the second tier of testing needed to show safety for the soil ecosystem. Soil microbial nitrification is widely used as a bioindicator for evaluating the impact of chemicals on soil but it is not applied for evaluating the impact of biodegradable plastics. In this work the International Standard test for biodegradation of plastics in soil (ISO 17556, 2012) was applied both to measure biodegradation and to prepare soil samples needed for a subsequent nitrification test based on another International Standard (ISO 14238, 2012). The plastic mulch film tested in this work showed full biodegradability and no inhibition of the nitrification potential of the soil in comparison with the controls. The laboratory approach suggested in this Technology Report enables (i) to follow the course of biodegradation, (ii) a strict control of variables and environmental conditions, (iii) the application of very high concentrations of test material (to maximize the possible effects). This testing approach could be taken into consideration in improved testing schemes aimed at defining the biodegradability of plastics in soil.

  11. Biodegradation of plastics in soil and effects on nitrification activity. A laboratory approach.

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    Giulia eBettas Ardisson

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The progressive application of new biodegradable plastics in agriculture calls for improved testing approaches to assure their environmental safety. Full biodegradation (≥ 90% prevents accumulation in soil, which is the first tier of testing. The application of specific ecotoxicity tests is the second tier of testing needed to show safety for the soil ecosystem. Soil microbial nitrification is widely used as a bioindicator for evaluating the impact of chemicals on soil but it is not applied for evaluating the impact of biodegradable plastics. In this work the International Standard test for biodegradation of plastics in soil (ISO 17556, 2012 was applied both to measure biodegradation and to prepare soil samples needed for a subsequent nitrification test based on another International Standard (ISO 14238, 2012. The plastic mulch film tested in this work showed full biodegradability and no inhibition of the nitrification potential of the soil in comparison with the controls. The laboratory approach suggested in this Technology Report enables (i to follow the course of biodegradation, (ii a strict control of variables and environmental conditions, (iii the application of very high concentrations of test material (to maximize the possible effects. This testing approach could be taken into consideration in improved testing schemes aimed at defining the biodegradability of plastics in soil.

  12. Biodegradation of plastics in soil and effects on nitrification activity. A laboratory approach

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    Bettas Ardisson, Giulia; Tosin, Maurizio; Barbale, Marco; Degli-Innocenti, Francesco

    2014-01-01

    The progressive application of new biodegradable plastics in agriculture calls for improved testing approaches to assure their environmental safety. Full biodegradation (≥90%) prevents accumulation in soil, which is the first tier of testing. The application of specific ecotoxicity tests is the second tier of testing needed to show safety for the soil ecosystem. Soil microbial nitrification is widely used as a bioindicator for evaluating the impact of chemicals on soil but it is not applied for evaluating the impact of biodegradable plastics. In this work the International Standard test for biodegradation of plastics in soil (ISO 17556, 2012) was applied both to measure biodegradation and to prepare soil samples needed for a subsequent nitrification test based on another International Standard (ISO 14238, 2012). The plastic mulch film tested in this work showed full biodegradability and no inhibition of the nitrification potential of the soil in comparison with the controls. The laboratory approach suggested in this Technology Report enables (i) to follow the course of biodegradation, (ii) a strict control of variables and environmental conditions, (iii) the application of very high concentrations of test material (to maximize the possible effects). This testing approach could be taken into consideration in improved testing schemes aimed at defining the biodegradability of plastics in soil. PMID:25566223

  13. Nano-Floating Gate Memory Devices Composed of ZnO Thin-Film Transistors on Flexible Plastics

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    Park Byoungjun

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Nano-floating gate memory devices were fabricated on a flexible plastic substrate by a low-temperature fabrication process. The memory characteristics of ZnO-based thin-film transistors with Al nanoparticles embedded in the gate oxides were investigated in this study. Their electron mobility was found to be 0.18 cm2/V·s and their on/off ratio was in the range of 104–105. The threshold voltages of the programmed and erased states were negligibly changed up to 103 cycles. The flexibility, memory properties, and low-temperature fabrication of the nano-floating gate memory devices described herein suggest that they have potential applications for future flexible integrated electronics.

  14. Flexible photodiodes constructed with CdTe nanoparticle thin films and single ZnO nanowires on plastics.

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    Kwak, Kiyeol; Cho, Kyoungah; Kim, Sangsig

    2011-10-14

    We construct a flexible pn heterostructured photodiode using a CdTe nanoparticle thin film and a single ZnO nanowire (NW) on a plastic substrate. The photocurrent characteristics of the flexible photodiode are examined under illumination with 325 nm wavelength light and the photocurrent efficiencies at bias voltages of ± 2.5 V are estimated to be 8.0 and 2.1 µA W(-1) under forward and reverse bias conditions, respectively. The photocurrent generation of the pn heterostructured photodiode is dominantly associated with the transport of the photogenerated charge carriers in the single ZnO NW. Furthermore, the operations of our flexible photodiode are investigated in the upwardly and downwardly bent states, as well as in the flat state.

  15. 旱地果园起垄覆膜集雨措施对树体水分利用的影响%Effect of Ridging the Land and Covering Plastic Film for Rainfall Collection on Water Use of Apple Trees in Dry Land Orchard

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    张坤; 王发林; 刘小勇; 尹晓宁

    2011-01-01

    Aiming at seasonal dried problem in orchard in Longdong, Gansu Province, soil water content, stem sap flow velocity, and leaf photosynthesis were measured using 15-year-old No. 2 Changfu apple trees under ridging the land and covering plastic film condition. The results showed that stem sap flow velocity were improved significantly for treatment in sunny days before budding; in growing season, soil evaporation between plants was decreased, water use efficiency and leaf photosynthesis were improved, soil moisture content was conserved long time and tree vigor was balanced under mulching film; at the end of July, the vaporization loss of soil moisture in dry season could be recovered for rainfall.%针对甘肃陇东黄土高原旱地苹果园季节性干旱问题,以15年生长富2号苹果树为试材,研究果园起垄覆膜、小沟集雨技术措施对土壤水分、主干液流速率、叶片光合速率等的影响。结果表明,在萌芽前晴天,覆黑地膜能显著提高主干液流速率;在果树生长季节,覆黑地膜能降低株间蒸发量,较长时间保持土壤水分,提高水分利用效率和叶片光合能力,同时可以平衡树势;到7月底,降雨可补充前期土壤水分的散失。

  16. Development of Biodegradable Plastic as Mango Fruit Bag

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    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Plastics have achieved a dominant position in agriculture because of their transparency, lightness in weight, impermeability to water and their resistance to microbial attack. It is use as food and fruits packaging, fruit bag, food container, seedling bag, mulching film, protective for greenhouse, dryer shed and among others. However, this generates higher quantity of wastes that are difficult to dispose by farmers. The plastic residues remain on the soil for some years as large pieces and they are impediment to plant growth and also a potential hazard to animals if the land is subsequently put down to grass. To address these problems, the project aim to develop and evaluate the biodegradable film for mango fruit bag during development. Cassava starch and polybutylene succinate (PBS was used in the development biodegradable film. The PBS and starch was melt-blended in a twin-screw extruder and then blown into film extrusion machine. The physic-chemical-mechanical properties of biodegradable fruit bag were done following standard methods of test. Field testing of fruit bag was also conducted to evaluate its durability and efficiency field condition.  The PHilMech-FiC fruit bag is made of biodegradable material measuring 6 x 8 inches with a thickness of 150 microns. The tensile strength is within the range of LDPE while the elongation is within the range of HDPE. However, it has higher density, thickness swelling and absorbed more water. It is projected that after thirty six (36 weeks, the film will be totally degraded. Results of field testing shows that the quality of harvested fruits using PHilMech-FiC biodegradable fruit bag in terms of percent marketable, non-marketable and export, peel color at ripe stage, flesh color, TSS, oBrix, percent edible portion is comparable with the existing bagging materials such as Chinese brown paper bag  and old newspaper.  

  17. Post-annealing-free, room temperature processed nanocrystalline indium tin oxide thin films for plastic electronics

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    Nyoung Jang, Jin; Jong Lee, You; Jang, YunSung; Yun, JangWon; Yi, Seungjun; Hong, MunPyo

    2016-06-01

    In this study, we confirm that bombardment by high energy negative oxygen ions (NOIs) is the key origin of electro-optical property degradations in indium tin oxide (ITO) thin films formed by conventional plasma sputtering processes. To minimize the bombardment effect of NOIs, which are generated on the surface of the ITO targets and accelerated by the cathode sheath potential on the magnetron sputter gun (MSG), we introduce a magnetic field shielded sputtering (MFSS) system composed of a permanent magnetic array between the MSG and the substrate holder to block the arrival of energetic NOIs. The MFSS processed ITO thin films reveal a novel nanocrystal imbedded polymorphous structure, and present not only superior electro-optical characteristics but also higher gas diffusion barrier properties. To the best of our knowledge, no gas diffusion barrier composed of a single inorganic thin film formed by conventional plasma sputtering processes achieves such a low moisture permeability.

  18. Effects of Mulch and Cultivar on Strawberry Productivity under ...

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    A study was conducted to determine effects of four mulches (cut grass, clear polyjilm, black polyjilm, and none) on ... 29 berries, and 30 g to 35 g berry fresh weight at 9 MAP. Most of the time, ... mulch, and the fruits were larger and had higher.

  19. Water vapor permeability, mechanical, optical and sensorial properties of plasticized guar gumedible films

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    Edible films were prepared by casting method using guar gum and glycerol in different ratios. The concentration of guar gum was 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0% whereas glycerol concentration was 20, 30 and 40% (w/v). The water vapor permeability (WVP), mechanical properties (tensile strength and elongation), thic...

  20. Diamondlike carbon deposition on plastic films by plasma source ion implantation

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    Tanaka, T; Shinohara, M; Takagi, T

    2002-01-01

    Application of pulsed high negative voltage (approx 10 mu s pulse width, 300-900 pulses per second) to a substrate is found to induce discharge, thereby increasing ion current with an inductively coupled plasma source. This plasma source ion beam implantation (PSII) technique is investigated for the pretreatment and deposition of diamond-like carbon (DLC) thin layer on polyethylene terepthalate (PET) film. Pretreatment of PET with N sub 2 and Ar plasma is expected to provide added barrier effects when coupled with DLC deposition, with possible application to fabrication of PET beverage bottles. PSII treatment using N sub 2 and Ar in separate stages is found to change the color of the PET film, effectively increasing near-ultraviolet absorption. The effects of this pretreatment on the chemical bonding of C, H, and O are examined by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). DLC thin film was successfully deposited on the PET film. The surface of the DLC thin layer is observed to be smooth by scanning electron mic...

  1. Effects of different mulching on the establishment of Cleistogenes songorica%不同覆盖物对无芒隐子草建植的影响

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    邰建辉; 王彦荣; 李晓霞; 魏学; 陈谷

    2011-01-01

    覆盖物处理对无芒隐子草建植的影响因土壤干旱条件不同而异,在非干旱条件下(隔5 d灌溉),各处理对建植率的影响差异不显著.但在干旱条件下(隔15 d灌溉),沙覆盖的建植率(40.7%)显著高于其他处理;地膜覆盖(23.6%)与对照(22.2%)无显著差异,但显著高于稻草覆盖(15.9%).2种灌溉条件下,沙覆盖处理的株