Bioplastic Container Cropping Systems:
Green Technology for the Green Industry
Emerging technologies in the area of bioplastics show strong potential for the use of these biorenewable, biodegradable materials in container specialty cropping systems. Bioplastic container cropping systems could improve sustainability and profitability over the long term by reducing our dependence on foreign crude oil, by eliminating the costs associated with disposal of non-biodegradable containers, and by providing a modest input of nitrogen fertilizer as a byproduct of container degradation.
If you are interested in learning more about the development and implementation of bioplastics technology in the specialty crops horticulture industry, plan to attend the 2012 Bioplastic Container Cropping Systems Conference, planned for August, 14 2012 at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. More information about the conference will be added as the conference date approaches.