SUPPRESS WEEDS AND CONSERVE WATER

Plastic mulch polythene paper with UV treatment by Grekkon Limited is used widely in Kenya by farmers growing crops in the open field or in the greenhouse. Our plastic mulch is an effective way of water conservation, weed suppression, and raising soil temperature. Our silver on black plastic mulch paper is available as; 23, 30, 60, and 80 microns with varying widths and lengths. The choice of thickness is a factor of crop location, a grower’s budget, and the number of seasons it is intended for use. Plastic mulching in vegetables is a common practice for high-value crops. We do not use clear plastic mulch because of the high temperatures in the tropics. Plastic mulch without drip irrigation is used too.

MULCH SPECIFICATIONS

Our widths are; 1M, 1.2M and 1.6M according to the mulch paper thickness. The black part remains underneath to preserve soil warmth, and the silver part goes on the outside to reflect excessive heat. Light reflected by the silver side is a repellent to many insect pests too

Mulch paper’s advantage over organic mulch is that it does not provide a hiding place for insect pests, and is re-usable over subsequent seasons. This is important in tropical regions where agriculture pest infestation is huge due to high temperatures through out the year.

ADVANTAGES OF PLASTIC MULCH

 

Plastic Mulch Paper by Grekkon Limited

A 60 micron plastic mulch paper by Grekkon Limited in Ziwa area, Uasin Gishu county for chilli growing

Does Water Go Through Plastic Mulch?

Overhead water sources such as rain or sprinkler irrigation won’t penetrate the plastic to get to the soil

 

Can You Use Plastic Mulch Without Drip Irrigation?

Yes. Irrigation is done by pouring water in the holes where the plants are. This is a tedious and time consuming process

 

 

Advantages of Plastic Mulch

i. Early start for crops. Plants take off with vigor because they have sufficient moisture retained within their root zones. Again the warmth retained in the soil hastens crop growth.

ii. Reduces water wastage. Water loss resulting from evaporation is largely reduced which saves on daily irrigation operational costs.

iii. Less upkeep. Mulch paper stifles weeds which saves weeding operational costs, removes competition for nutrients and light against the crop by weeds.

iv. Better crop quality. Mulched crops have better yield quality as a result of less disease and pest attack, and a more vigorous growth.

 

Disadvantages

  • It is not biodegradable
  • It is more expensive to use than organic waste mulch
  • Irrigation is limited to drip irrigation

 

Mulch Paper Installation

  • Spread the paper along the length of the bed
  • Tuck the extra paper in the bottom edges of the planting bed
  • Perforate planting holes on the paper surface according to the crop spacing

 

OUR PLASTIC MULCH PRICES

  1. 30 micron Kes 18 per M square
  2. 60 micron Kes 30 per M square
  3. 70 micron Kes 40 per M square

Polythene mulch paper is available in our Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru and Nyahururu stores in Kenya. Our technical and agronomy team provide professional advise to growers on the appropriate thickness to us, and how to use it well.

Comments (20)

  • Kindly let me know if I can get a high gauge polythene paper of my specifications for water reservation.I will provide the measurements.

    Alex Mwangi
    Reply
    • Good evening Alex,

      We have the 80 micron silage paper for sale in Kenya which is the highest gauge. Please share your contact details for us to reach you or call us on 0777 157 132

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Can the plastic mulch be used without drip, or must be used together with drip?

    Martin N
    Reply
    • Good morning Martin,

      The reason this plastic mulch paper for sale in Kenya is used with drips is because if you do overhead irrigation, very little water will get to the crop.

      If you have to use another irrigation method, then use a hose pipe where you water every plant individually through the hole it pop up from

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hi, what is the length of Roll of your plastic mulching polythene and does the micron special for a region like 30, 70, 80?, and also are they crop specific

    Norman Ogado
    Reply
    • Good morning Norman,

      Plastic mulch paper for sale in Kenya by Grekkon Limited are 100M long per roll. Your choice of thickness depends on how long you intend to use it. Our mulch paper is not specific to any crop type

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Thank you very much, I would like to buy from Nairobi. What should I do?

    ck
    Reply
    • Good evening again CK,

      You’ll pay to our bank Ac number which will be shared with you (send us your phone number).

      Once your payment is received,you can choose to come pick your plastic mulch paper up, or have us deliver it to you- deliveries free within Nairobi area

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hi, I need plastic mulch to grow watermelon on 1 hectar (ha). How much do I require? Do you sell them in rolls? Thanks

    CK
    Reply
    • Good evening CK,

      For 1Ha of watermelon, the plastic mulch paper installation size is 10,000M. This is Kes 400,000.

      Yes we sell them in rolls.

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hello , I need 30 micron plastic mulch. 1100m. I can collect in Nairobi or you can send it via G4s to londiani, kericho county. Kindly contact me for order placement. Many thanks.

    Bernard
    Reply
    • Good morning Bernard,

      Our mulch plastic paper for sale in Kenya is available from 70 micron. We ceased 30 micron because of low demand as a result of its lightness which many farmers didn’t like
      It wasn’t bling lasting. Please share your contact number or reach us in Kisumu on 0759 000 911

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hello, I reside in Eldama Ravine and I wanted to plant cabbages on a 1/4 acre. how much plastic mulch do i need and what miron size since I am planting in an open field.

    Collins Kiplagat
    Reply
    • Good afternoon Collins,

      For a 1/4 acre, you need 700 to 750 meters square of 70 or 80 micron mulch paper.

      This is available in our Eldoret store. Share your contact number or reach us in Eldoret on 0711 895 635

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hi, I farm in a semi-arid area (Machakos County) and would like to use plastic mulching for my indigenous be veggies.
    Can I get info on the plastic mulching to use?

    Reply
    • Good afternoon Wanjiru,

      We recommend the 70 or 80 micron mulch paper for that location. The cost is Kes 40/M square. What area are you looking to cover?

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • please contact me so that you can supply mulching plastic.

    Joseph Mugo
    Reply
    • Good morning Joseph,

      Please share your contact number.

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Am interested inn plastic mulching and drip cleaning solution. Please contact me.
    Am farming near kajiado town and my supplies can be done by courier, Fargo or g4s.

    Joseph Mugo
    Reply
    • Good afternoon Joseph,

      Please share your contact number.

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply

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