Trials in Cales

The new trials with the 2018 mulching films in Belgium will be done by Groencreatie in August and September. Especially lettuce will be tested.

Here pictured is the film used in summer 2018 at Calès with lettuce crops. The biodegradable film is in lanes in between other type of films to test the different performances.

Not only will the total output be monitored, but also growing speed, quality and cleanness of the crop will be measured.  Also, soil sampling is foreseen in order to check possible differences of N-residue between the covered and non-covered soils.

The new round of trials will again be undertaken at Proefcentrum voor de Groententeelt te Kruishoutem.