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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 2 (2020)

Plasticulture: An emerging picture in Indian farming


Basabadatta Sahu and Barsha Tripathy

Farming contributes to the largest livelihood provider in India. Agriculture makes most of the Indian economy. It has to be reformed with modern agricultural practices. Use of plastic is one of the recent approaches followed in several agriculture activities. It is used in the form of films with the constituent of polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, polycarbonate, poly esters. The plastics/polymers used in soil preparation as soil solarisation or soil fumigation, raising of seedlings in seedling bags or pro-trays, in propagation-layering, budding, grafting, as mulch, in greenhouse and shade net, in irrigation, as crop protection measure, at the time of harvesting and packaging. The physical, chemical, mechanical and thermal properties of plastic have enhanced its use in farming. The increase in the production as well as productivity has been seen in these few years with the adoption of polymers as part of farming.

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How to cite this article:
Basabadatta Sahu and Barsha Tripathy. Plasticulture: An emerging picture in Indian farming. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2S):448-451.

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