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Facilities Available for Use - Agricultural Mulch

With support from our commercial partners, the Process Development Center has developed a groundbreaking new biodegradable agricultural mulch.

Unlike the costly and environmentally unsafe agricultural films that make up the majority of the products on the market, our mulch is 100% biodegradable. In fact, our mulch is the first product of its kind specifically engineered with biodegradation in mind.

We hope to provide farmers and agricultural organizations with the most effective and environmentally friendly product on the market. While traditional agricultural films need to be removed and discarded at the end of a growing season, our product can be tilled back into the soil. Eliminating the need for this removal process will not only prove to be a time-saving convenience for farmers, it will also reduce the amount of non-biodegradable agricultural film currently filling landfills across the country. Our product outperforms all other commercially available products in environmental sustainability.

This patented product has been developed by the Process Development Center with funding provided by the USDA Agricultural Research Center and the United Soybean Board.

To find out more about this innovative new product, feel free to contact us.

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The Process Development Center
5737 Jenness Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.2281 | Fax: 207.581.4174
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System