The utilization of successful plasticulture engineering technology can ideally optimize crop yields and provide both economic and environmental benefits, such as reducing the need for water and fertilizer. This book discusses the myriad important aspects of crop production that utilize plastic, such as micro-irrigation, water management, plastic mulch films, protected cultivation and low tunnels, crop covers, canal linings, silage bags, and more. It also examines the latest methods for vertical farming and technological aspects, such as smart agriculture using the internet of things (IoT).The current state of the art, as well as potential future uses,ofplastics isdiscussed in addition to the benefits and limitations of plastics applications in agriculture generally.


  • Illustrates application of plastic in protected cultivation, water management, aquaculture, and hi-tech horticulture using innovative technologies to enhance water use efficiency and crop productivity
  • Presents precision farming for climate-resilient technologies
  • Includes real-world examples to present practical insights of plastic engineering for climate change mitigation strategies.

Plasticulture Engineering and Technology will serve as a useful resource for students, professionals, and researchers in agriculture and agricultural engineering, hydrology, hydraulics, water resources engineering, irrigation engineering, and environmental science.

chapter 1|18 pages


chapter 2|20 pages

Plastic Film Properties

chapter 3|20 pages


chapter 4|52 pages

Design and Components of Micro-Irrigation

chapter 5|24 pages

Application of Plastic in Water Management

chapter 8|14 pages

Plastics for Crop Protection

chapter 9|14 pages

Plastics in Drying and Storage

chapter 10|14 pages

Plastics in Aquaculture

chapter 11|18 pages

Plastics in Animal Husbandry

chapter 12|18 pages

Plastics as Cladding Material

chapter 13|22 pages

Plastics in Postharvest Management

chapter 14|14 pages

Plastics in Horticulture

chapter 15|12 pages

Plastic Mulching

chapter 16|18 pages

Hydroponics and Vertical Farming

chapter 17|30 pages

Design of Protected Structures

chapter 18|22 pages

Application of Plastic in Farm Machinery

chapter 19|22 pages

Smart Farming Using Internet of Things

chapter |2 pages

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